Seaway Marina in Lafitte Hosts the Louisiana Saltwater Series This Weekend

Release Date: 05/15/2012

(May 15, 2012) –There’s still more excitement to come as the Louisiana Saltwater Series Fishing Tournament moves on to its next destination at Seaway Marina in Lafitte on May 19, 2012.  The series is dedicated to catch-and-release saltwater angling through a series of agency-sponsored fishing tournaments. 

Nearly $20,000 in cash and prizes has already been awarded, and there are lots of new promotions and prizes up for grabs this year. 

Teams may consist of one, two, three or four members.  For teams consisting of three or more members, only two of the members may be 16 or older.  There is a $200 entry fee per team for each event.  There is a 90 percent payout for the first six events with 10 percent retained for the championship. Payout is determined separately for each event based upon the total number of boats entered. 

A youth division is also available for no additional cost to introduce our young anglers to the sport of fishing and to teach the catch-and-release approach to conservation.  Youth division participants compete against one another for trophy catch.  All anglers in this division will be recognized. 

The remaining 2012 redfish tournament schedule is as follows:

June 23 Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina;

July 14 Slidell, Rigolets Marina;

August 25 Cocodrie, Boudreaux’s Marina

Championship October 5 and 6 Venice, Venice Marina.

For complete information, including rules, regulations and registration go to www.lasaltwaterseries.comor visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/#!/louisiana.series.   Online registration for the Lafitte tournament will close on Thursday at noon, but those interested in participating can register at SeaWay Marina from 4 to 5:30 a.m., the morning of the event.    A $20 fee for all onsite tournament registrants will be incurred per team.   Only cash and checks will be accepted for onsite registrants. 

Tournament sponsors include the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Category 5 Outdoors, Daybrook, Omega Protein, Plaquemines Parish, Dockside Marine, Skinny Water Products, Slayer, Blackfin Skeg, Faux Pas Prints, Frabill, Marsh and Bayou Magazine, Power-Pole, Pro-Drive Shallow Water Outboards, Sea tow, Stick It Anchor Pins, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Swamp Swatter, Whole Foods Market, Shakespeare/Berkley, Bollinger Shipyards, Chik-fil-A, Jus Grab it Glove, To Fish Charters, Tony Spell Insurance Agency, Southern Eagle and Standard Mapping. 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.govon Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffbor follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For more information, contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.gov(225) 765-2396.

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