The CCA Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo (STAR) begins its 19th year of competition on Saturday, May 25. One of the largest, and richest saltwater fishing tournaments in the country, offering over $500,000 in prizes, STAR spans the entire Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast and is open to anglers of every age. It lasts for 101 days as the tournament runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013.
In the signature Tagged Redfish Division, the first 10 tagged redfish turned in by registered STAR anglers will win some incredible prizes, the first of which is a brand new Chevy Silverado worth approximately $30,000.Any additional tagged redfish caught by STAR anglers will win a 2110 Nautic Star boat, 150hp four-stroke Mercury and Mike Gerald trailer package.
“We gave away a truck last year to one lucky angler for catching a tagged redfish,” said Rad Trascher, STAR Director. “All it takes is one lucky cast and you could be a winner.”
This year the STAR-registered angler who catches a Louisiana-state record speckled trout will be awarded a brand new 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, courtesy of the Super Chevy Dealers of Baton Rouge. Not only will the winner walk away with the Speckled Trout Division winning 2110 Sport Nautic Star boat package, but will also be able to tow it home with a brand new truck!
“The Super Chevy Dealers have been partners of CCA for a very long time and now the Baton Rouge dealers wanted to give our members another chance to win a truck,” Trascher said. “Special thanks to them for sponsoring our two largest divisions.”
The Nautic Star Speckled Trout Division still offers STAR anglers four chances to win in four zones: east, southeast, southwest and west. The heaviest trout in each of these divisions will win a Nautic Star, Mercury and trailer package. The Mississippi Division returns for its second year, awarding a boat, motor and trailer package to the heaviest speckled trout caught.
Boat packages will also be awarded in heaviest fish divisions for flounder and kayak divisions. The heaviest flounder weighed will win a 16’ Weldbilt with a 40-horse Mercury and the heaviest trout caught in each of the four Kayak divisions (east, southeast, southwest and west) will win a brand new Hobie Outback.