Third STAR redfish caught, wins angler a new boat

Tagged redfish landed off Grand Isle’s Caminada Pass rocks, CCA Louisiana says

A third redfish tagged as part of the STAR Tournament has been caught, Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana announced today.Baton Rouge’s Thomas Carl Vidrine was fishing the Catholic High Rodeo when he caught the fish off the Caminada Pass jetties, the CCA said.

Vidrine wins a 2110 Sport Nautic Star rigged out with a Mercury 150-horsepower four-stroke outboard.

The first tagged redfish of this year’s tournament was caught during the opening weekend of the STAR in Fourchon by Baton Rouge’s Kenneth Guidry, who donated the truck back to CCA. Hieu Doan of New Orleans caught the second fish to win the Chevy Silverado in Chef Pass near Lake Ponchartrain.

Vidrine was free-lining shrimp when the tagged redfish bit, he said.

“Earlier in the day I lost a rod overboard and actually found it while I continued to fish; then I caught the redfish,” he said. “It was just my lucky day.”

Forty-seven tagged redfish remain to be caught, and eight 2110 Sport Nautic Star boat packages are still up for grabs.

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In addition to all of the prizes for tagged redfish and the over 20 heaviest fish categories, registered anglers can still win another Chevy Silverado by catching a state-record speckled trout during the tournament.

CCA noted that the red snapper division will close with the federal season this Friday (June 28).  The winner will be announced early next week.

STAR ends on Labor Day (Sept.) 2.