Fishing Tournaments

Ride the Bull 8 champion Steven Pracht, center, poses with his first place check along with The Backpacker's Tyler Hicks (left) and  Dwayne Walley, regional pro staff manager for Wilderness Systems.

Shreveport kayak newcomer wins Ride the Bull 8

36.78-pound red makes Pracht the 2017 champion
August 28, 2017 at 9:02am
James Bryan, left, poses with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Saturday morning in the Central Rig Facility in Breton Sound. Bryan is a Louisiana Sportsman subscriber, and will claim a $10,000 bonus prize in addition to the new boat, motor and trailer.

Sportsman subscriber lands STAR-tagged redfish in Breton Sound

Metairie angler in line for 21-foot NauticStar — plus $10,000 magazine bonus
August 21, 2017 at 6:38pm
Pete Cooper’s Perch Float Popper took this nice slot red and several others during the recent Mission Six fly tournament.


August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Drew Carlin, of Lafayette, poses with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Wednesday afternoon on Marsh Island — just hours after registering for the tournament. Pending a polygraph, Carlin will win a 21-foot NauticStar complete with motor and trailer.

Lafayette angler reels in STAR-tagged redfish on Marsh Island, wins NauticStar

Fish caught less than four hours after angler registered for tournament
August 10, 2017 at 10:36am
Kevin Tippet and Jerry Bourgeois of Team Marshaholics look for reds during the Mission 6 fly tournament in June.

Fly fishing tournament raises money for heroes

'MIssion' accomplished!
August 09, 2017 at 6:15pm
Mandeville's Shane Pescay waves to the crowd after winning a brand new $65,000 Skeeter and winning Angler of the Year honors for the Elite Redfish Series' Eastern Division — despite taking a nasty fall from his casting platform.

Video: Mandeville Elite Redfish angler falls from tower, still reels in $65,000 fish

Shane Pescay takes Angler of the Year honors despite nasty tumble
August 01, 2017 at 5:15pm
Hundreds of kayak anglers will once again descend on Caminada Pass off Grand Isle for the eighth installment of Ride the Bull on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. Online registration is open now through Aug. 22.

Ride the Bull 8 slated for Aug. 26 at Grand Isle

World's largest kayak-fishing tourney is one month away, so register now
July 26, 2017 at 3:24pm

2017 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo set for this weekend

'Tarpon Gras' parade to roll Saturday morning, rodeo tickets available daily at pavillion
July 26, 2017 at 8:53am

19th Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo set for July 27-29 in Venice

Registration closes tonight, July 25
July 25, 2017 at 9:44am
Charles Snider and his wife Suzanne pose with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Saturday east of Lonesome Bayou out of Venice. Pending a polygraph, he'll claim the first of up to eight 21-foot NauticStar boats remaining for the 2017 STAR Tournament.

STAR-tagged red caught near Pass a Loutre Saturday; angler wins NauticStar

St. Rose’s Snider was on guided trip when he hooked up near Lonesome Bayou
July 04, 2017 at 9:58pm
Brent Castille, of Lafayette, shows off the CCA-tagged redfish he caught Wednesday on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Pending a polygraph, Castille will win a 2017 Chevy Colorado pickup for catching the second tagged redfish in this year's STAR tournament.

Second CCA-tagged red caught at Rockefeller Refuge; angler in line for Chevy truck

Castille’s first fish of the day Wednesday morning was 20-inch tagged red
June 28, 2017 at 2:52pm
Although flounder were elusive with only six caught during the tournament, Ryan McNeal landed this nice 3.45-pound flat fish.


Louisiana’s oldest kayak fishing tournament
June 16, 2017 at 7:15am