Well, hopefully the storms of this past weekend throughout the South are over and that everyone is safe, sound and back on dry ground. It's time to talk fishing and tournament season is just around the corner. The tuna bite has been going off south of Venice with many 160-190 lb fish hitting the docks. Captain Kevin Beach of the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company tagged their first 2 Blue Marlin this past week, so the stick fish are starting to bite.
This marks our 12th annual Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic, again presented by H & E Equipment Services with festivities starting on Tuesday, May 31 with our Dock Party, hosted by Cypress Cove Marina & Lodge, continuing with our Registration, mandatory Captains' Meeting ,and Kick-Off Party hosted by LeBeouf Towing, on Wednesday, June 1, with fishing starting at 4:00 pm Thursday, June 2 and continuing until 7:00 pm, Saturday, June 4. Our Saturday dinner will again be hosted by Florida Marine Transporters. We have added an Awards Breakfast for Sunday morning, June 5, hosted by our Presenting Sponsor, H & E Equipment Services.
We would like to welcome aboard new sponsors First NBC Bank, Galati Yacht Sales, Gulf Coast Yacht Group, and Level Homes. Mustad Hooks is back as our Official Captains' Bag Sponsor with another great waterproof bag for our Captains. Professional Sports Shop is again sponsoring our Winning Captains Bags that will be awarded to all our winning captains for their hard work to hit the winners circle. Our sponsors are the best of the best, please support them.
Come fish the 2nd leg of the Gulf Coast Triple Crown as we are also a qualifying event for both the Offshore World Championship Series and the InTheBite Captain of the Year Cup . The crew of Relentless Pursuit took Top Boat and 1st Place Blue Marlin in our 2015 tournament and also won the Gulf Coast Triple Crown, while Captain Robbie Doggett was named InTheBite Captain of the Year for the Gulf of Mexico--congratulations guys! Relentless Pursuit's Gulf Coast Triple Crown win in 2015 marks the 3rd year out of 5 years that a Louisiana boat has taken home the coveted Frank Ledbetter Blue Marlin trophy!
Our 2016 Entry Forms and Schedule are posted on our totally new web site, www.comefishLa.com, so be sure to get your early entry postmarked prior to April 1, 2016 to take advantage of our discounted entry fee of $1500.00 ($1750.00 after April 1, 2016).
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Tight lines and hope to see your in Venice,