Louisiana Saltwater Series Fishing Tourneys Kick off at Seaway Marina on April 2

Louisiana Saltwater Series Fishing Tournament, hosted by the
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will open April 2,
2011, in Lafitte, La., at the Seaway Marina. The series is
dedicated to catch-and-release saltwater angling through a series
of agency-sponsored fishing tournament.

The series was developed by LDWF in conjunction with the
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation to promote conservation
of Louisiana’s saltwater sport fish resources targets, one of
Louisiana’s most valuable sport fish, redfish.

The grassroots-based tournament provides anglers with the
opportunity to give back to the resource. Contestants vie for cash
prizes and test their skill while enjoying the thrill of the
competitive sport.

Each series includes two-man teams with a $200 entry fee for
each event. For teams consisting of three members, only two of the
members may be 16 or older. The tournament is a 100 percent payout
series.

This year, a youth division was established to introduce young
anglers to the sport of fishing, and to teach the catch-and-release
approach to conservation. Participants under 16 years of age will
compete against one another in a separate category for trophy
catch; all youth anglers will be recognized.

The 2011 series is comprised of six fishing events and a
championship. Tournament locations are scheduled across the coast.
The 2011 tournament schedule is as follows:

April 2 Lafitte, Seaway Marina;

April 30 Lake Calcasieu, Calcasieu Point Landing;

May 14 Venice, Venice Marina;

June 18 Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina;

July 23 Slidell, Dockside Bait and Tackle/The Dock;

August 20 Port Fourchon, Moran’s Marina; and

Championship October 7 and 8 Empire, The Delta Marina.

For complete information, including rules, regulations and entry
forms go to www.lasaltwaterseries.com.

 

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