18 Jun 2012

King Mackerel to Substitute for Triggerfish in Fishing Rodeo


As reported by Joe Macaluso in his article in The Sunday Advocate Outdoors section this past Sunday, the National Marine Fisheries Service removed gray triggerfish from the recreational fishing list earlier this month and closed the season on triggerfish through the end of this year.

The fishing rodeo committee has decided to substitute king mackerel in place of triggerfish to complete the twelve species categories, which are as follows: speckled trout, redfish (16 inches to less than 27 inches long), flounder, red snapper, cobia, mangrove snapper, yellowfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo, white trout and blackfin tuna.

The 5th Annual Alumni Fishing Rodeo will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 22nd and 23rd at Chris Moraní´s Marina in Port Fourchon. Online registration for the tournament will end at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. You may register in person Thursday, June 21 from 6 í 9 p.m. at Chris Moraní´s Marina in Fourchon.

Fishing will begin at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22. The scales will open on Friday at 5 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. with dinner provided by Moraní´s Marina. On Saturday, June 23, scales will open at 2 p.m. and close promptly at 6 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony and dinner provided by Moraní´s. 

New this year is the addition of the Youth Division, for participants between five and 16 years of age!  So dads, bring your children for a great weekend on the water! Youth will compete for first place prizes in all twelve species categories.

A raffle will be held at Moraní´s Marina on Saturday evening for a kayak valued at $1,000 donated by The Backpacker and other great prizes from the rodeo sponsors.

Doní´t miss the Registration and Captains Party tonight from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Union. Food and beverages are free and will be provided by Zippyí´s Tacos and More.

For a printable registration form, sponsorship information, rules and on-line registration, please visit our Web site at https://catholichigh.org/. For additional information, call the CHS Alumni Office at 225-383-0459 or e-mail bcamp@catholichigh.org.