Two records fall at the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

New grouper, redfish stringer records set this weekend

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Grant Lynch of Talladega, Ala. takes a picture with his third-place tarpon that weighed in at 138-4 during the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.
Grant Lynch of Talladega, Ala. takes a picture with his third-place tarpon that weighed in at 138-4 during the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.
Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Two new rodeo records were established at the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

Daniel Thibodaux of Prarieville caught a 124-pound, 8-ounce grouper to set the record and take first place in that category, and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter set a record for a 5-redfish stringer with a hefty total weight of 39-4.

Final results for the rodeo are as follows:

Tarpon

1. Patrick Rodriguez, Galveston, Texas  175-4

2. Jeff Deblieux, Houma  168-0

3. Grant Lynch, Talladega, Ala.  138-4

4. Jerry McEwen, Memphis, Tenn.  119-12

5. Kurt Cheramie, Houma  99-6

Tarpon (Tag and Release)

1. Luke Kinnard

2. Michael Heir

3. Jeff Deblieux

4. Jerry McEwen

TOP FISHING AWARDS

Best All Around Angler - Big Game: Bo Crochet, Houma

Best All Around Angler - Shoreline: Scott Settoon Jr., Pierre Part

Best All Around Angler - Inshore: Louis McKinney Jr., Hammond

BIG GAME DIVISION

Blackfin Tuna

1. Bo Crochet, Houma   27-6

2. Bo Crochet, Houma  26-4

3. Colby Broussard, Luling  25-14

Dolphin

1. Brian Rabalais, Brusly  48-12

2. Hunter Harmon Jr., Luling  39-10

3. Ross Armstrong, Raceland  35-0

Wahoo

1. Mike Blouin, Houma  48-2

2. Emily Marcel, Houma  41-12

3. JD Hebert, Plaquemines  31-8

Yellowfin Tuna

1. Steve Kent Jr., Jarreau  87-14

2. Pete Harmon Jr., Luling  84-2

3. Dalton Bergeron, Boutte  81-12

SHORELINE DIVISION

Barracuda

1. James Holt, Morgan City  29-0

2. Dustin Dufrene, Des Allemands  28-2

3. Ryan LeBlanc, Plaquemines  24-2

Bluefish

1. Keith Adams, Houma  4-2

2. Ivy St. Romain, Morgan City  3-14

3. Luke Anderson, Baton Rouge  3-14

Bonito

1. Clarence Foret Jr., St. Charles  26-4

2. Jake Phillippe, Maurepas  25-14

3. John Bosco, Luling  24-2

Cobia

1. Chris Brouillette, Lafayette  56-8

2. Randal Loup, Brusly  52-10

3. Bradley Rispone, Central  51-14

Grouper

1. Daniel Thibodaux, Prairieville  124-8

2. Brent Bowman, Metairie  95-14

3. Trey Breaux, New Iberia  75-0

Jack Crevalle

1. Luke St. Pierre, Lafayette  31-4

2. James Nevers, Bogalusa  28-8

3. Velvet Guidry, Galliano  27-10

King Mackerel

1. Jeff Sturm, Seguin, Texas  35-10

2. James Nevers, Bogalusa  34-14

3. Scott Settoon Jr., Pierre Part  34-0

Spanish Mackerel

1. Scott Settoon Jr., Pierre Part  3-4

2. Keith Adams, Houma  2-12

3. Kris Elliot, Des Allemands  2-10

Mangrove Snapper

1. Hunter Harmon Jr., Luling  11-10

2. Bootsie Toups, Marrrero  10-12

3. Terry Masser, Houston, Texas  10-6

Red Snapper

1. Ryan LeBlanc, Plaquemines  18-0

2. Arthur Cook Jr., Lake Charles  15-6

3. Jennifer Settoon, Pierre Part  14-6

Spadefish

1. Caden Comardelle, Paradis  4-4

2. Scott Settoon Jr., Pierre Part  3-8

3. Chip Coulter, Baton Rouge  3-4

Tripletail

1. Richard Conrad, Baton Rouge  10-0

2. James LeBlanc Jr., Baton Rouge  7-0

3. Randy Landry, Thibodaux  4-10

INSIDE DIVISION

Croaker

1. Louis McKinney Jr., Hammond  4-2

2. Louis McKinney Jr., Hammond  2-2

3. Louis McKinney Jr., Hammond  2-2

Gafftopsail Catfish

1. Mary Jackson, Grand Isle  7-0

2. Roy Autin, Cut Off  7-0

3. Jerin Savoie, Galliano  6-14

Black Drum

1. Lee Bollinger, Lockport  42-4

2. Ross Eschete, Thibodaux  41-10

3. Rory Eschete, Thibodaux  37-4

Flounder

1. Robert Socha, Marrerro  2-10

2. Mike LeBlanc, Prairieville  2-0

3. Scott Latham, Metairie  1-12

Redfish

1. Wilton Comardelle III, Paradis  40-14

2. Michael Keegan, Destrehan  37-12

3. Jimmy Ledet, Cut Off  35-8

Redfish Stringer (Five fish under 27 inches)

1. Jerry Larpenter, Houma  39-4

2. Gus Wilson, Metairie  32-4

3. Scott Duet, Thibodaux  28-10

Speckled Trout

1. Randy Sexton, Gross Tete  5-12

2. Joe Wrubleski, Metairie  5-12

3. Wayne St. Pierre, Lafayette  4-10

White Trout

1. Vernon Smith, St. Gabriel  1-12

2. Louis McKinney Jr., Hammond  1-6

3. Jeff Sturm, Seguin, Texas  1-4

Sheepshead

1. Kirby Plaisance, Ama  7-8

2. Bob Breck, New Orleans  5-4

3. Joe Wrubleski, Metairie  5-4






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