The 2022 Fish of the Year winners

Ella Douglas of Thibodaux won the Fish of the Year award for landing a 25.80 Dog Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ella Douglas of Thibodaux won the Fish of the Year award for landing a 25.80 Dog Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.

Two well-deserving Louisiana anglers were presented with the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association’s (LOWA) prestigious Fish of the Year Awards 2022 at the LOWA annual conference awards banquet in Thibodaux, La., on Aug. 6, 2022.

Annually LOWA honors the anglers voted by the LOWA Fish Records Committee to have had the most significant catch in the previous year in both Rod & Reel and Fly Fishing Divisions.

Nicholas Vlahos of Youngsville won his Fish of the Year award for the new state record 3.01 Florida Pompano he caught out of Breton Sound.
Nicholas Vlahos of Youngsville won his Fish of the Year award for the new state record 3.01 Florida Pompano he caught out of Breton Sound.

Winners for the 2022 LOWA Fish of Year are:

Rod & Reel Division: Ella Douglas of Thibodaux, La., was presented this coveted award for her feat of landing with a 25.80 Dog Snapper caught in the Gulf of Mexico, a new state record.

Fly Fishing Division: Nicholas Vlahos of Youngsville, La., was presented this coveted award for his feat of landing a 3.01 Florida Pompano fishing out of Breton Sound, a new state record.

Anyone desiring further information about the winners can contact LOWA Fish Records Chairman, Lyle Johnson at fishrecords@yahoo.com.

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association has been the curator of the Louisiana State Fish Records since 1940.

For further information about LOWA and the Fish Records, you can visit www.laoutdoorwriters.com.

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