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CCA members, recreational anglers encouraged to attend

The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council has scheduled a public hearing in Kenner, Louisiana, tonight, to solicit comments on Gulf red snapper allocation. The meeting will be held at LaQuinta Inn and Suites at 2610 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA at 6 p.m.

The Gulf Council is currently considering Reef Fish Amendment 28, which examines allocating red snapper resources between the commercial and recreational sectors.

The current allocation of Gulf of Mexico red snapper, which is 51% commercial and 49% recreational, was established in 1990 through Reef Fish Amendment 1. This allocation was based on the historical average of red snapper landings by sector from 1979 through 1987. The red snapper stock in the Gulf of Mexico has been under a rebuilding plan since 1997, and in 2012,

NOAA Fisheries declared that overfishing of the stock had ended.

The Gulf Council recently held listening sessions throughout the Gulf coast regarding recreational fisheries management. Louisiana anglers showed up in greater numbers than all other Gulf States combined and overwhelmingly supported the Gulf Council revisiting outdated red snapper reallocations.

The Gulf Council is considering seven allocation alternatives. Their preferred alternative (#5) states that if the red snapper quota is less than or equal to 9.12 million pounds, the commercial and recreational red snapper allocations of 51% and 49% respectively, will be maintained. If the red snapper quota is greater than 9.12 million pounds, then 75% of the amount in excess of 9.12 million pounds will be allocated to the recreational sector and 25% to the commercial sector.

Comments on Reef Fish Amendment 28 will also be accepted online at http://bit.ly/MS14U0.

March 13, 2014 at 9:03am

The Baton Rouge and Acadiana Chapters of the Coastal Conservation Association, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico Gulf Fishery Management Council, will host fishing seminars this week in their respective areas. The Baton Rouge seminar will be at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 15, at Mockler Beverage Budweiser and the Acadiana seminar will be at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 16, at Service Chevrolet in Lafayette.

Guest speakers for the Baton Rouge event will be CCA Executive Director David Cresson, LDWF Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina, Capt. Dudley Vandenborre, Capt. Chris Moran, Capt. Tommy Pellegrin and Gulf Council’s Emily Muehlstein.

Guest speakers for the Acadiana event will be CCA Executive Director David Cresson, LDWF Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina, LDWF Commissioner Billy Broussard, Capt. Steve Smith of Stillwater Outfitters and Gulf Council’s Emily Muehlstein.

The event is free. Food and beverages will be provided.

January 13, 2014 at 2:55pm

Reef Fish Amendment 28, the red snapper reallocation amendment, was initiated in January 2013 and contains six options for reallocating Gulf red snapper. However, Amendment 28 is not on the agenda for the October Gulf Council meeting because the analysis on the six alternatives is still not complete, which in itself is a remarkable testament to how federal fisheries management functions.

The topic of red snapper reallocation is getting a lot of attention lately, primarily because of the Environmental Defense Fund’s “Share the Gulf” campaign, which is a PR push that brings together chefs, seafood restaurants and commercial fishing businesses to make the case that reallocation of red snapper threatens the nation’s food supply...really. If the tactic sounds familiar, it should. Chefs, restaurants and gillnetters in Louisiana came together in 1996 to protest Louisiana’s ban on gillnetting red drum after the fish were driven almost to extinction by the blackened redfish craze. That coalition, like the one today, predicted dire consequences…none of which came to pass.

Volumes have been written on how to allocate public resources in this country, but throughout its history NOAA Fisheries has relied on simple past catch history to set allocations between the commercial and recreational sectors. The process involves selecting a snapshot in history, usually a span of three years or so, and basing allocations on how much the commercial sector caught over that time frame versus how much the recreational sector caught. How those snapshots are selected is a highly charged political game to identify and promote the years that best serve your purpose. The snapshot used for red snapper is from the mid-1980s and produced an allocation of 51% commercial to 49% recreational that still stands today.

Allocation of our federal fisheries is a chaotic process, and one that most Council members would rather avoid. Incredible for an agency that is charged with managing the nation’s marine resources, NOAA Fisheries has no set process or requirement for reviewing allocations. The Councils are left to fend for themselves and the results are things like red snapper allocations that are 30 years old, out-of-date and cemented in place. Reallocation of federal fisheries is now so disjointed and unfamiliar that it leads to statements like this from a commercial fisherman alarmed over the prospect:

“The plans in front of the council will hurt fishing businesses and consumers and set a dangerous precedent,” William “Bubba” Cochrane, a commercial fisherman from Galveston and president of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance said in a recent Galveston County Daily News article.

The process of examing the allocation of a public marine resource sets a 'dangerous precedent?'

In red snapper, the commercial shareholder’s program contributes tremendously to the inertia on reallocation. By literally giving red snapper to specific, individual businesses to use and profit from as their own, NOAA created another layer of cement. There are now roughly 400 businesses that believe they “own” 51 percent of all the red snapper in the Gulf. They see reallocation of public resources not as a necessary and beneficial process, but as a “dangerous precedent” that threatens their business.

CCA has argued for years that allocations should be reviewed on a regular basis using modern criteria including social, conservation and economic factors. We don’t know exactly what the results will be from such a process, but every economic study you can find on the subject says the greatest benefits to the nation from this particular resource are realized by allocating more of it to the recreational sector. Whatever the outcome of that process, it will surely reflect reality more accurately than an allocation that was set using past catch history from a time when The A Team was one of the top-rated programs on network television.

As it stands now, Amendment 28 has six alternatives in it:
• Alternative 1: No Action

• Alternative 2: Increase the recreational sector’s allocation by 3 percent; allocate 48% of the red snapper quota to the commercial sector and 52% of the quota to the recreational sector.

• Alternative 3: Increase the recreational sector’s allocation by 5 percent; allocate 46% of the red snapper quota to the commercial sector and 54% of the quota to the recreational sector.

• Alternative 4: Increase the recreational sector’s allocation by 10 percent; allocate 41% of the red snapper quota to the commercial sector and 59% of the quota to the recreational sector.

• Alternative 5: If the red snapper quota is less than or equal to 9.12 million pounds (mp), maintain the commercial and recreational red snapper allocations at 51% and 49% of the red snapper quota, respectively. If the red snapper quota is greater than 9.12 mp, allocate 75% of quota increases to the recreational sector and 25% to the commercial sector. Based on a red snapper quota of 11 mp, resulting allocations to the commercial and recreational sectors are 5.121 mp and 5.879 mp, respectively.

• Alternative 6: If the red snapper quota is less than or equal to 9.12 million pounds (mp), maintain the commercial and recreational red snapper allocations at 51% and 49% of the red snapper quota, respectively. If the red snapper quota is greater than 9.12 mp, allocate 100% of quota increases to the recreational sector. Based on a red snapper quota of 11 mp, resulting allocations to the commercial and recreational sectors are 4.651 mp and 6.349 mp, respectively.

There will be a lot of misinformation swirling around the next Gulf Council meeting, but the entire debate boils down to these six alternatives. Of these, Alternatives 5 and 6 seem like the most promising. The figure of 9.12 million pounds is cited in these two alternatives because that total harvest amount marks the highest commercial harvest of Gulf red snapper ever. By allocating increases above that level to the recreational sector, no one loses.

But not losing anything isn’t enough for Share the Gulf proponents. There are fewer commercial boats than ever in the red snapper fishery and they are harvesting as much as the sector has ever harvested. Since they were literally given 51 percent of the fish through the catch share program, business has never been better – after all, there aren’t many businesses in America that have been given this kind of advantage. But that isn’t good enough.

An honest look at red snapper allocations would reveal a much different reality than the one Share the Gulf is promoting. The question is whether there will ever be an honest look at reallocation of red snapper, or will we be forced to live with re-runs of The A Team forever?

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The next Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting is in New Orleans Oct. 28- Nov. 1.

October 22, 2013 at 3:29pm

Protein for America?

Early in October, news came that more than 130 chefs, restaurant owners, fishermen and seafood industry leaders had partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund to launch a new propaganda campaign called \\\'Share the Gulf.” The goal of this benignly labeled effort is to maintain 51 percent of the red snapper harvest for commercial fishermen and 49 percent to recreational fishermen – an allocation that was set using harvest data from the mid-1980s.

Coalition members maintain that any change to allocation could be a blow to commercial fishermen that could take red snapper off restaurant menus and out of grocery stores. Keep in mind, this is an allocation literally set about 30 years ago in a very different time with a very different stock.

\\\'We need to draw a line in the sand,\\\' said John Schmidt, a Florida-based commercial fisherman and co-chairman of the coalition, in a recent article. \\\'Recreation groups need to stop taking away America\\\'s fish and start managing their fish better.\\\'

Just chew on that thought for a moment: Recreational angling groups are taking away America’s fish. Then consider that the commercial red snapper sector is currently comprised of less than 400 “shareholders” who personally own 51 percent of all the red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.

A bit infuriating, isn’t it?

Those 400 shareholders didn’t pay a dime when they were gifted that public resource through the federal catch share program in 2007, a gift recently valued by one Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council member at more than $79 million. Those shareholders to this day don’t pay enough in administrative fees to cover the cost of monitoring their own program. Many of them don’t even fish anymore and instead lease their shares to others to fish for them.

Yet those 400 shareholders are demanding America’s recreational anglers – me, you, my kids, your friends and family – to stop taking away “America’s fish.” Who exactly would we be taking those fish away from? Why, the people making money from the capture and sale of a public marine resource, of course – those few shareholders, some chefs, and a few seafood dealers.

The commercial sector does offer a different view of the situation. The snapper barons who own 51 percent of the red snapper resource are quick to tell anyone who listens that they are feeding America with those snapper. It is not uncommon at a Gulf Council meeting to hear several of them state the importance of their work providing protein for America. Providing fresh red snapper for the millions of people who don’t live near the coast and don’t go fishing.

That’s a noble sentiment until you start to do the math on exactly how many Americans are turning to red snapper filets that often run as high as $18 to $20 per pound for their daily protein. How many families of six on a budget pass by the hamburger and choose a $100 snapper dinner instead? How many Americans depend on that weekly visit to a five-star New Orleans restaurant with white tablecloths to feed their family vital protein?

Let’s be real here. These folks are not providing protein for America. They’re providing protein for a very few Americans. And they’ve gotten very wealthy doing it.

Given that, it is easy to understand the very real influence of greed on the part of the snapper barons in this coalition, but less clear is the motivation of the chefs and restaurant owners. I would assume that they don’t have the full picture here. As business owners and professionals removed from the front lines of fisheries management, I would be willing to bet they aren’t completely tuned in to the politics of the Gulf red snapper fishery.

Those chefs and restaurant owners who depend on the good will of the public may not realize that there are far fewer commercial red snapper fishermen today than there have ever been, and yet they are currently harvesting more red snapper than the commercial sector ever has. No one is close to getting run out of business – far from it. Through consolidation and the gift of a public resource, the remaining snapper barons have a degree of job security that most in this country would envy.

And like good business owners, the shareholders are looking to diversify. One of the primary motivations behind their efforts in this coalition to prevent reallocation is not to provide more protein for America (at $20 per pound), but to have the ability to lease some of their red snapper shares to recreational charter/for-hire boats and headboats.

Ironically, the shareholders who are chastising recreational anglers to stop taking away America’s fish are banking on schemes under discussion at the Gulf Council to allow them to lease their red snapper shares to … recreational anglers. If the Gulf Council reallocates, it may dampen the market for leasing their red snapper shares to the recreational sector.

Perhaps the chefs and restaurant owners weren’t made fully aware of that little detail.

Lastly, there is the Environmental Defense Fund which is often found lurking somewhere in the background of any plan that may result in fewer people on the water catching red snapper. EDF has poured millions into threatening the sportsmen’s ethic of wildlife management in the marine environment in pursuit of its distorted view of conservation.

The latest result is a coalition of 400 wealthy shareholders who are in it for the money, a few chefs and restaurant owners who are risking the wrath of the sporting public because they may not be aware of the real game here, and an environmental group that made the bizarre decision to champion the industrial gear of the commercial fishing sector against America’s sportsmen.

No wonder Gulf red snapper is such a mess.

The next Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting is in New Orleans Oct. 28- Nov. 1. Many local supporters of the “Share the Gulf” campaign are expected to be on hand to make sure “America’s recreational anglers stop taking away America’s fish.” If you are an American angler, perhaps you should be there, too...so that the Council hears a slightly different point of view.

October 10, 2013 at 11:29am

It is all about to begin. STAR Starts Saturday!

We have had over 20 tagged redfish caught in the last 4 years and most by unregistered anglers. You don't want to give up a brand new Chevy Silverado or one of the nine 2110 Nautic Star and Mercury packages up for grabs. Also remember there are over 20 divisions with great prizes based on heaviest fish for inshore and offshore species.

Couple of changes:
1) The Speckled Trout Division just got bigger! Catch a Louisiana-state record speckled trout and not only win the Speckled Trout Division Nautic Star boat package but also a BRAND NEW 2013 Chevy Silverado from the Super Chevy Dealers of Baton Rouge.
2) The Offshore Division prizes have doubled in size. They are now $5,000 tackle packages per species and the eastern boundary for the offshore division is now the MS/AL line.
3) Red Snapper Division will need to follow the federal guidelines set forth by the Gulf Council and how it pertains to Louisiana anglers. This way everyone has the same opportunity.
4) Addition of a Captains Division. It is a Catch Photo and Release division based on longest speckled trout and it is free to enter. Guides if you are interested, give me a call at the office 225-952-9200 or email me at rad@ccalouisiana.com.

And as always, if you want to increase your chances of winning, enter your children and grandchildren. It is free for them to enter STAR courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Check our http://www.ccastar.com for complete list of divisions, prizes, weigh stations and rules as well an updated leaderboard during the tournament. Also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/CCA-Louisiana/188134894543226, as soon as we get a new leader, you will know about it!

May 22, 2013 at 11:46am

Tuesday, November 13th
6:00 p.m.

The Store
814 Gravier Street • New Orleans, LA

Guest Speakers
Capt. Dudley Vandenborre - Deadly Dudley Lures
Capt. CT Williams - UltimateFishFinder.com
Capt. Theophile Bourgeois - Bourgeois Fishing Charters
Capt. Sam Barbera III - SoLA TV
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FREE Admission

Food and beverages provided

Free parking in garage across the street
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For more information, Julie Grunewald at the CCA Office (225) 952-9200

November 12, 2012 at 11:13am

Unregistered angler lands another STAR Tagged Redfish!

Newton Allmand of Baton Rouge caught a 2012 STAR tagged redfish this morning at West Timbalier. Newton discovered what the tag was all about when he returned to Tradewinds Marina in Cocodrie. Unfortunately he was not registered for the tournament. That fish would have won him a brand new 21 ft Nautic Star boat with a 150 hp Four-Stroke Mercury and a McClain Trailer.

That makes the 6th tagged redfish caught this summer and only one winner, Bruce Honore, who will be driving a brand new Chevy Silverado very soon thanks to the Super Chevy Dealers.

There are 47 still swimming. So it's not to late to get registered. Go to CCASTAR.com for more information on how.

Good Luck!

August 16, 2012 at 11:59am

First STAR Tagged Redfish Division Winner of 2012!

Bruce Honore III caught a tagged redfish Saturday near Prien Lake in Lake Charles and will win a brand new Chevy Silverado thanks to the Super Chevy Dealers.

There is 48 tagged redfish still swimming and only 3 weeks to go in the tournament. So get registered and get fishing!

For more information about Bruce and the STAR tournament visit ccastar.com

Good Luck.

August 13, 2012 at 3:25pm

Lake Charles CCA Trout Shoot Out
Saturday, June 2nd
Calcasieu Point Landing

sponsored by
Whitney Bank, CITGO, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Lake Charles Pilots, Stine Lumber and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Weigh In - 7am - 1pm

Prizes awarded for largest fish weighed every hour sponsored by Stine Lumber Company
All participants must be current members of CCA

CITGO Adult Division
20 Places
1st Place: $5,000 Cash
(based on 300 paid entrants)

Whitney Bank Youth division
20 Places
1st Place: $2,000 Education IRA; rod and reel

Registration is $30 per adult participant

KIDS FISH FREE with paid adult!

Register at http://www.CCALouisiana.com

May 22, 2012 at 10:25am

Despite very windy conditions during the 2012 CCA Louisiana Redfish Challenge, some impressive redfish were hauled in during the event.

Darren Angelo and Jody Morris pulled in the winning redfish with a combined catch of 15.12 lbs., netting them a $5,424 first place prize.

For complete results, visit http://www.ccalouisiana.com.

April 15, 2012 at 12:10pm

Redfish Challenge
Saturday, April 14th
Rigolet's Bait and Seafood
52250 Hwy. 90, Slidell, LA 70461

$12,000 Grand Prize
based on 135 boats

Tournament Schedule
Friday, April 13, 2012
Pre tournament check in: 4:00pm -7:00pm
Captain’s meeting: 7:00pm

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boat Check: 4:30am-6:00am
Departure (by flight/number):Safelight
Check in: To be announced at meeting

Registration
Early bird registrants who enter from now until midnight April 8th will be entered into a drawing for a 5 day/4 night stay in Costa Rica for two people (airfare and fishing excursions not included)

Participation
One, Two or Three Person Teams
All participants must be members of CCA
Two live redfish at weigh in - between 16' and 27'

For more information, call the CCA Office at (225) 952-9200. To register, log onto http://www.CCALouisiana.com

April 03, 2012 at 9:14am

Redfish Challenge
Saturday, April 14th
Rigolet's Bait and Seafood
52250 Hwy. 90, Slidell, LA 70461

$12,000 Grand Prize
based on 135 boats

Tournament Schedule
Friday, April 13, 2012
Pre tournament check in: 4:00pm -7:00pm
Captain’s meeting: 7:00pm

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boat Check: 4:30am-6:00am
Departure (by flight/number):Safelight
Check in: To be announced at meeting

Registration
Early bird registrants will be entered into a drawing for a 5 day/4 night stay in Costa Rica for two people (airfare and fishing excursions not included)

Participation
One, Two or Three Person Teams
All participants must be members of CCA
Two live redfish at weigh in - between 16' and 27'

For more information, call the CCA Office at (225) 952-9200. To register, log onto CCALouisiana.com

March 28, 2012 at 12:36pm

Saturday, April 14th
Rigolet's Bait and Seafood
52250 Hwy. 90, Slidell, LA 70461

$12,000 Grand Prize
(based on 135 boats)

Tournament Schedule
Friday, April 13, 2012
Pre tournament check in: 4:00pm -7:00pm
Captain’s meeting: 7:00pm

Saturday, April 14 2012
Boat check: 4:30am-6:00am
Departure (by flight/number): Safelight
Check in: To be announced at meeting

Registration is now open!

Early bird registrants will be entered into a drawing for a 5 day/4 night stay in Costa Rica for two people (airfare and fishing excursions not included)

Participation
One, Two or Three Person Teams
All participants must be members of CCA
Two live redfish at weigh in - between 16' and 27'

For more information, call the CCA Office at (225) 952-9200. To register, log onto ccalouisiana.com

February 20, 2012 at 2:45pm

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) conducted a visit earlier today to the construction site of a new artificial reef in the northern portion of Lake Pontchartrain. A large contingent of volunteers and media members were in attendance.

To view photos from today's reef site visit, go to http://www.ccalouisiana.com

The reef – named the “Dudley and Kim Vandenborre Reef” and located in St. Tammany Parish – honors the man who approached CCA Louisiana with the idea to use the material from the damaged Twin Spans to build artificial reefs in Lake Pontchartrain. The I-10 Twin Span bridges were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The 4-acre reef, located in Lake Pontchartrain at permitted sites between the Interstate 10 and La. 11 bridges, will create an ideal habitat for all sorts of marine species, including speckled trout, redfish, drum and flounder.

“We expect this reef will begin supporting marine life shortly after its deployment,” said CCA Louisiana Habitat Chairman John Walther. “Other CCA reefs across the coast have produced catches in a matter of months. It’s probable that Lake Pontchartrain anglers will begin catching big trout and redfish from this reef this spring.”

“Being able to repurpose the material from the deconstructed Twin Spans to make this artificial reef is a win for recreational fishermen and Louisiana citizens alike,” said LDWF Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina. “Without our state partners, especially CCA Louisiana, this project would not have been possible. Louisiana truly is the Sportsman’s Paradise and we have created yet another opportunity to showcase our abundant natural resources.”

“Dudley’s Reef” is phase two of the three-phase CCA reef plan for Lake Pontchartrain. Phase one – the “South Shore Reef” – was completed earlier this year. Phase three will be a reef system built around the soon-to-be completed St. Tammany Fishing Pier.

“The plan by CCA and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to build recycled concrete reefs in Lake Pontchartrain is the first of its kind in Louisiana,” said Gov. Bobby Jindal. “This is a win-win situation for the residents of Louisiana. We are creating an ideal marine habitat and we are also saving money by using material which would otherwise be discarded.”

“Dudley’s Reef” is being built by NASDI LLC. All of the Lake Pontchartrain projects are made possible through a partnership between Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, LDWF Artificial Reef Program, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Old-Twin-Spans-getting-new-life-as-artificial-reef-in-Lake-Pontchartrain-136026768.html

December 21, 2011 at 6:36pm

Academy Sports + Outdoors and Capital One present
Bayou Lafourche CCA Chapter Banquet
Wednesday, November 30 • 5:30PM

Cotillion Ballroom
Nicholls State University
(Thibodaux)

$60 per person
$30 Spouse/$25 Youth
(includes one-year CCA membership, admission, dinner and open bar)

For table and ticket information, please contact Ryan Guerin or Nolan Reynerson at the CCA Office at (225) 952-9200.

November 16, 2011 at 11:46am

CCA Louisiana presents
Plaquemines Parish Redfish Challenge and Youth Rodeo
Hosted by the Venice Fishing Club

This Saturday at Cypress Cove Marina

Captain's Meeting • Venice Marina • October 28th
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•Redfish Challenge adult division entry fee is $350.

•Boats can have one to three anglers

•Each participants must be a current member of CCA

•Two live redfish between 16” and 27” per team

Tournament payout for first place in the adult division will be $15,000 (based on 100 boats)
PLUS a guaranteed $10,000 bonus for first place! THAT'S $25,000 first place prize!

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Youth Rodeo is free to kids and have thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs!
Hourly prizes. Everyone has a chance to win!

Log onto ccalouisiana.com to register

October 25, 2011 at 1:23pm

Delta CCA Fall Fishing Seminar
October 26 • 5 p.m.
Bruno's Tavern
(7538 Maple Street • New Orleans)

Get a chance to talk one-on-one with these fishing guides while they mingle with the crowd!

• Capt. CT Williams of BIGFISH Charters will talk fishing in Hopedale
• Capt. Dudley Vandenborre will give the latest on Lake Pontchartrain fishing
• Capt. Theophile Bourgeois will discuss the catches coming in from Lafitte
• Capt. Shane Mayfield will give an update on Venice fishing

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Free Admission!
Beer and appetizers provided.

For more information, contact Julie Grunewald in the CCA Office, (225) 952-9200.

October 24, 2011 at 2:37pm

You Don’t Want to Miss the Action!
There’s $25,000 Up For Grabs!

CCA Louisiana presents the Plaquemines Parish Redfish Challenge and Youth Rodeo
Hosted by the Venice Fishing Club

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Cypress Cove Marina
Captain’s Meeting • Venice Marina • October 28th

Redfish Challenge adult division entry fee is $350 per boat.
Boats can have one to three anglers • each participants must be a current member with CCA • two live redfish between 16” and 27” per team

90% tournament payout!
Based on 100 boats, first place in the adult division will win $15,000 PLUS A GUARANTEED $10,000 bonus for the top spot – totaling $25,000!

Youth Rodeo is free to kids and has thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs!

Hot Fishing Action, Live Music and a Great Party!

For an official entry form and complete rules, log onto ccalouisiana.com

October 20, 2011 at 9:40am

You Don’t Want to Miss the Action!
There’s $25,000 Up For Grabs!

CCA Louisiana presents the Plaquemines Parish Redfish Challenge and Youth Rodeo
Hosted by the Venice Fishing Club

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Cypress Cove Marina
Captain’s Meeting • Venice Marina • October 28th

Redfish Challenge adult division entry fee is $350 per boat.
Boats can have one to three anglers • each participants must be a current member with CCA • two live redfish between 16” and 27” per team

90% tournament payout!
Based on 100 boats, first place in the adult division will win $15,000 PLUS A GUARANTEED $10,000 bonus for the top spot – totaling $25,000!

Youth Rodeo is free to kids and has thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs!

Hot Fishing Action, Live Music and a Great Party!

For an official entry form and complete rules, log onto www.ccalouisiana.com

October 10, 2011 at 11:48am

Metro New Orleans area CCA Chapters Fall Fishing Seminar
Sponsored by Southern Eagle Budweiser
Tuesday, October 11th • 5:30 p.m. Bent Marine
8001 Airline Drive, Metairie

$5 admission
Admission for women and children is free
Cold Beverages, Hot Jambalaya, Raffles and Door Prizes

Guest Speakers include: Mark Sosin, Capt. CT Williams, Capt. Dudley Vandenborre, Capt. Theophile Bourgeois, Capt. Shane Mayfield, Capt. Greg Schlumbrecht and Capt. Peace Marvel.

For more information, contact Nolan Reynerson at the CCA Office, (225) 952-9200.

Plaquemines CCA Chapter Banquet
Thursday, October 13th • 5:30 p.m.
Belle Chasse Auditorium
8398 Highway 23 • Belle Chasse

Tickets are $60/person; $30/Spouse; $25/Youth
Includes appropriate CCA membership, great dinner and open bar

Contact Rad Trascher or Nolan Reynerson for more information, (225) 952-9200.

You Don’t Want to Miss the Action!
There’s $25,000 Up For Grabs!

CCA Louisiana presents the Plaquemines Parish Redfish Challenge and Youth Rodeo
Hosted by the Venice Fishing Club

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Cypress Cove Marina
Captain’s Meeting • Venice Marina • October 28th

Redfish Challenge adult division entry fee is $350 per boat.
Boats can have one to three anglers • each participants must be a current member with CCA • two live redfish between 16” and 27” per team

90% tournament payout!
Based on 100 boats, first place in the adult division will win $15,000 PLUS A GUARANTEED $10,000 bonus for the top spot – totaling $25,000!

Youth Rodeo is free to kids and has thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs!

Hot Fishing Action, Live Music and a Great Party!

For an official entry form and complete rules, log onto ccalouisiana.com

October 07, 2011 at 11:20am
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