Fishing Tournaments

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
Daniel Compagno, 35, of Mandeville, attempted to release the 6.7-pound trout he caught Tuesday afternoon near the MRGO dam in Hopedale, but the big speck wasn't able to fully recover. So he wound up keeping the fish, which measured more than 26 inches.

Fat 6.7-pound Hopedale trout leads CCA-Louisiana STAR’s East Division

Big speck hammered live croaker at the MRGO dam, angler says
June 14, 2017 at 1:43pm
Jason Toombs, 31, of Lafitte, shows off the CCA STAR-tagged redfish he reeled in Friday evening at the south entrance of The Pen. If certified, Toombs will win a 2017 Chevy Silverado pickup truck for being the first registered angler to land a tagged red.

Lafitte angler reels in 2017 Chevy pickup with first CCA STAR tagged redfish

Toombs catches red Friday evening near south entrance of The Pen
June 03, 2017 at 1:17pm
No one caught a tagged redfish or speckled trout over the Memorial Day Weekend, so 100 tagged reds and 50 tagged specks are still swimming along Louisiana's coast for the 2017 CCA STAR Tournament.

No STAR winners over Memorial Day Weekend

100 tagged redfish, 50 tagged trout still swimming, tournament director says
May 30, 2017 at 1:26pm
CCA state president Kirk Seiber shows off one of the redfish that was tagged and released Wednesday near Cypremort Point for the 2017 STAR Tournament.

CCA’s STAR — featuring 100 tagged reds — kicks off in one month

Louisiana Sportsman puts up $10,000 bonus prize for first subscriber who catches tagged red
April 27, 2017 at 11:22am
Indiana's Jacob Wheeler leads after Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Toledo Bend.

Wheeler leads Elites after Day 1 on Toledo Bend

Hackney in 19th with 17-04 five-fish bag
April 06, 2017 at 9:37pm
Louisiana's three 2017 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers are (left to right) Cliff

Louisiana's Classic anglers ready for bass-fishing's Big Show to start

Lake Conroe championship is up for grabs, with bass in all three stages of spawn
March 23, 2017 at 4:53pm
The 70th Big Bass Rodeo will be held this Saturday, March 25, in New Orleans City Park.

70th Big Bass Rodeo set for Saturday in New Orleans City Park

‘Battle for the Bass’ high school competition returns for 2017
March 21, 2017 at 9:56am
Hunter Courvelle (right) and Alex Erickson of Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles won the 2017 Bassmaster High School Central Open with 23 pounds, 3 ounces.

Lake Charles team wins Bassmaster High School Central Open

Five La. teams finish in Top 10 and move on to Bassmaster High School Classic
March 13, 2017 at 1:00pm
CCA is doubling the number of tagged redfish in the 2017 STAR Tournament from 50 to 100. First prize will again be a Chevy Silverado pickup, but new for 2017 will be a second prize of a Chevy Colorado truck.

2017 CCA STAR to feature 100 tagged redfish

Louisiana Sportsman puts up $10,000 bonus prize for first subscriber who catches tagged red
March 08, 2017 at 11:15am
Pierre Part's Cliff

'Cajun Baby' leads 2017s first Elite Series event

Cliff Crochet takes slim lead in Cherokee Lake Bassmaster tournament
February 10, 2017 at 6:19am
Steve Lessard, of Baton Rouge, bested more than 40 other competitors from 17 countries to claim his second world championship title at the Hobie Worlds 6 this weekend out of Leeville.

Louisiana angler two-time kayak world champion

Lessard wins Hobie Worlds 6 in tough winter conditions out of Leeville
December 12, 2016 at 10:15am