STAR winner collects $10,000 Louisiana Sportsman subscriber bonus

Kinler caught tagged red in early June north of Grand Isle

It was a big night last Thursday for the 2018 CCA Louisiana STAR Tournament winners, who collected their boats and prizes at a banquet in Baton Rouge at Live Oak Arabians.

But Gary Kinler left with more than a brand new 21-foot NauticStar.

The Luling angler was the first Louisiana Sportsman magazine subscriber also registered for the STAR to reel in a tagged redfish — and he collected a cool $10,000 for his efforts.

His wife Stacey actually caught a tagged red on Grand Isle four years ago and was in line to win a new Chevy truck that year — but wasn’t registered for the STAR.

Watch the video to see what they plan on naming their new boat.

Congratulations to the Kinler’s and all the STAR winners from everyone at Louisiana Sportsman.

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