It's Time to Talk Tournament Fishing
Loads of yellowfin tuna are still hitting the docks in Venice and Blue Marlin release flags have been flying. Our 12th annual Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic, presented by H & E Equipment Services, is May 31-June 5, 2016, hosted at Cypress Cove Marina & Lodge and Venice Marina.
We would like to welcome back Founding Sponsor Maui Jim Sunglasses and new sponsor Taiga Coolers. Maui Jim will be providing gift certificates for all our Winning Captains to pick out brand new sunglasses, while Taiga Coolers will be providing our winning captains with one of their Made in the USA, Lifetime Warranty Coolers.
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. This is your opportunity to fish the Sport fishing Capital of Gulf of Mexico-Venice, Louisiana, where the road dead ends and the gateway to the Sportsman's Paradise begins. The battle wagons are coming, with Chasin Tail, Done Deal, Relentless Pursuit, Shockwave, Rehab, Born2Run, Breathe Easy, Team Supreme, Share-E, Pour Intentions, Miss Mary, You Never Know!, Miss Colette, Double Oak, Contrapption, Geaux Deep, Ono Ocean, Cut n Run, Reel Fire, Havana Run, Reel Addiction; but you don't have to have a battle wagon to compete. Our 2nd Place Dolphin category was won by Captain Kevin Beach last year, fishing on his 37' Freeman with Yamaha Outboards, along with 3rd Place Tuna won by Chase Nelson, fishing another Freeman with Yamaha Outboards. Dr. J.J. Tabor won the Blue Marlin Grand Championship last year with the smallest boat in the fleet of 60-a 37' Freeman, again powered by Yamaha Outboards, weighing in a 716 lb Blue Marlin-so yes, smaller boats CAN compete against battle wagons!
Team Double J with their 716 lb Blue Marlin at Blue Marlin Grand Championship 2015
Team Relentless Pursuit, the Top Boat in our 2015 tournament will be competing in the Offshore World Championship next week, April 18-21, 2016, in Quepos, Costa Rica. Best wishes to Dennis, Dale, Robbie, Chip and the crew of Relentless Pursuit - make us proud! Stay tuned for daily updates from Costa Rica.
Tight lines and hope to see your in Venice,
Our 2016 Entry Forms and Schedule are posted on our totally new web site, comefishLa.com, so be sure to get your entry forms in soon to compete in both our tournament and the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship. Please like us and share our Facebook page.