Venice Set to Host 2012 LASS Redfish Championship this Weekend

Release Date: 10/03/2012

(Oct. 3, 2012)– Going into the final tournament of the season, 46 teams are still alive in the 2012 Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Series championship race.  The championship is a two-day tournament, with a two-fish total weight per day to determine the 2012 champion. 

The event will be based at Venice Marina on Friday, October 5 through Saturday, October 6. 

The 100 percent payout tournament has dished out nearly $60,000 in its third year.  Since the tournament’s inception in 2010, 1,915 fish have been tagged as part of the department’s Louisiana Cooperative Marine Sport Fish Tagging Program, and 102 have been recaptured.

“With the best payouts and even better anglers, the competition intensifies and top anglers are rewarded for their talent, hard work, and bit of luck,” said LDWF Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina.

While anglers are fishing the area’s bountiful waters, friends, family and fishing fans are urged to come out and enjoy music and delicious food provided by Drago’s Seafood Restaurant and Venice Marina while cheering on the competitors to see who takes home bragging rights for next year.  The scales open each day at 1 p.m.

For more information and a schedule of weekend events, visit www.lasaltwaterseries.com.

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

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