Steve Lessard is no stranger to the podium when it comes to kayak fishing tournaments. His determined, skilled fishing style consistently puts him at the top of a variety of local and national competitions.
With only five fishing days left in this year’s Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament, registered anglers still have a shot at reeling in up to 47 tagged redfish that could still be roaming coastal waters, as well as simply catching a big fish that could move up the leaderboard before time expires at 5 p.m. on Labor Day.
Billed as the world’s largest kayak fishing tournament, Ride the Bull V is scheduled for Aug. 16 on Grand Isle and if last year’s turnout in rainy weather is indication, the 2014 version could shatter its own record.
With the shortest federal recreational season in history already wrapped up, it didn’t take long to name a winner for this year’s STAR red snapper division, according to the Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana.