Louisiana Fishing Tournaments & More Events

Tournament News


Message from Mike Echols:  Cash Splash Championship is only 10 days away and it is shaping up to be a great event.  The tournament will be held out of the American Legion on Sept. 26th and will be a "Day " tournament with a 3-fish limit.  Also, the lake will be off limits Monday, Sept. 21st thru Friday, Sept 25th.  You will not be allowed on Cross Lake those days for any reason.  All teams that qualified must leave from the end of the pier at The Legion starting at safe light.  You may launch anywhere but you must come to the Legion to be released.  You will be released in the order that you finished for the year with the Angler of the Year Team being boat #1. 

There were a few mistakes in the final standings that had to be changed so check it again prior to the tournament to get your correct Boat Number.  The REVISED final standings are posted on the CASH SPLASH PAGE under “Final Standings”.  YOU WILL NOT USE YOUR TEAM # THAT YOU USED FOR THE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS. Please go by Bayou Outdoor Supercenter’s Boat Store and enter as soon as possible so we will know how many are fishing.  Entry is $100 per team.  Stop fishing time will be 3 p.m. and you must be in the weigh-in line by 3:40 pm. Good luck and remember you are fishing for a new Triton boat and Mercury motor.  Please call me if you have questions – 318-465-6453.

HOT WATER FISH CARE:  You should have a minimum of 20 to 30 lbs. of ice in a separate ice chest in your boat.  Also, some large frozen water, coke or gator aide bottles.  Forget the superstition about filling the live well before you catch the first fish.  Fill them early and add 10 to 15 lbs. of ice.  Water temp below 65 degrees will shock the fish so not too cold.  Then add the required amount of G Juice, rejuvenate or whatever you have confidence in.  Turn the recirculators on and let run all day.  Check periodically during the day adding a couple of handfuls of ice as needed.  Also, laying your 2 life jackets on the live well lids while you’re not running will help insulate the inside.  Try to keep the water temp between 70 and 85 degrees.  When you reach weigh-in site DO NOT RUSH UP AND THEN STAND OUTSIDE THE HOLDING TANKS.  If there is a line then wait a few minutes at your boat.  Also, you cannot neglect your fish during the day, then put them in ice in a weigh in bag and expect them to survive.  Help us protect our fish, there are not enough in some of our lakes to be careless with. 

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