Fishing Tournaments

Jonathan Craft shows off the tagged redfish he caught Saturday morning on the rocks on the north side of Grand Isle. Upon verification, he'll receive a $40,000 Silverado pickup truck for catching the first tagged redfish in the 2015 STAR Tournament.

Kayak angler shares story of catching first official 2015 CCA STAR-tagged redfish

Craft calls seeing the red STAR tag, winning Chevy pickup a 'surreal moment'
June 01, 2015 at 7:33pm
Jonathan Craft, right, poses with Chris Moran of Moran's Marina in Fourchon with the tagged redfish he caught in his Hobie Outback Saturday morning on the rocks north of Grand Isle. Pending verification, he'll win a 2015 Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

Grand Isle kayak angler wins CCA-Louisiana STAR pickup truck

Craft catches redfish with live shrimp under a cork Saturday, Trascher said
May 30, 2015 at 7:20pm
The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event will be held this Sunday, May 31, out of Lafitte, with anglers returning to Team Lafitte Harbor for weigh-in.

IFA Redfish Tours hit Lafitte this weekend

Both events will be held out of Team Lafitte Harbor beginning Saturday
May 28, 2015 at 10:02am
Gil Leger, of Lake Charles, shows off the 11.48-pound largemouth bass that won the 2015 Sealy Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend. Leger caught the lunker on a 10-inch plastic worm in 20-feet of water in the Housen area.

Lake Charles angler catches 11.48-pounder, wins Sealy Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend

Leger receives Triton 20 TRX, 2015 Ram truck and $7,000
May 26, 2015 at 6:11pm
Michelle Jewel, of New Roads, landed this tagged redfish Sunday on the north side of Grand Isle, but wasn't yet registered for the 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR.

Unregistered angler lands first tagged redfish in 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR

Jewel releases fish back along rocks on north side of Grand Isle, Trascher said
May 26, 2015 at 5:03pm
CCA Louisiana STAR director Rad Trascher displays a tagged speckled trout about to be released for this year's tournament. The STAR tournament begins this Saturday and runs through 5 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

CCA Louisiana STAR tournament starts Saturday

Sign up now for shot at Chevy Silverado pickup, NauticStar boats and more
May 19, 2015 at 3:39pm
Registered anglers who catch special blue-tagged bass will win $1,000 as part of the BassCashBash tournament from May 1 through Sept. 7 at Toledo Bend. The very first blue-tagged bass submitted will win $5,000, according to tournament director P.D. Vinson

130-day BassCashBash tournament kicks off Friday at Toledo Bend

Registered anglers can win $1,000 for catching one of 100 specially-tagged bass, Vinson says
April 28, 2015 at 8:50am
In addition to the four regular speckled trout divisions still in place, the 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR Tournament also will feature a tagged speck division, where up to four registered anglers will each win a $2,500 prize pack for catching a tagged trout.

2015 CCA STAR Tournament to feature new tagged speckled trout division

Registration already underway; tournament scheduled for May 23 - Sept. 7
February 26, 2015 at 6:34pm
Former champion Takahiro Omori took over the lead of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic after two days of competition.

Omori takes Day 2 Bassmaster Classic lead

Less than 4 pounds separates top 10 anglers
February 21, 2015 at 8:12pm
Gonzales pro Greg Hackney gambled on deep fish today but came up 5 ounces short of the Top 25 cut when that plan didn't pan out in the second day of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

Hackney just misses Top 25 Classic cut

Crochet continues to struggle in Day 2 of Lake Hartwell tournament
February 21, 2015 at 7:05pm
Gonzales pro Greg Hackney accepted his 2014 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year Award last night during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, and used the opportunity to honor his competitors.

'I'm living the American dream,' Hackney says during Angler of the Year speech

Hackney accepts B.A.S.S. AOY honors during 2015 Bassmaster Classic
February 19, 2015 at 1:31pm
Florida anglers Geoff Page (left) and Rick Murphy pose with their plaques at the IFA Redfish Tour Championship in Houma on Oct. 25.

Florida team wins IFA Redfish Tour Championship in Houma

Page, Murphy fished Venice each day to take title
October 27, 2014 at 6:03pm
Benton Parrott, of Spanish Fort, Ala., won the 2014 IFA Kayak Tour Championship last weekend in Houma by about one inch, defeating Matthew Vann of Pensacola, Fla.

Alabama angler wins IFA Kayak Tour Championship

Parrott fished Grand Isle to win Houma event
October 22, 2014 at 1:52pm
Steve Lessard traveled to the Netherlands earlier this month and returned as world champion after running away with victory in the 4th Annual Hobie Fishing Worlds tournament in Vinkeveen Plassen.

Louisiana angler is kayak world champion

Lessard wins Hobie Fishing Worlds in the Netherlands
October 16, 2014 at 11:55am