Teen Catches Third Tagged Redfish

Louisiana: 17-Year-Old Catches Third Tagged Redfish in CCA Louisiana STAR- From the Bank

Ty Trosclair of Grand Chenier, along with his dad and friend were fishing the banks of Rockefeller Refuge last Sunday when he landed the redfish of a lifetime.  Their target of the day was trout but shortly into the outing, Ty brought the red tagged redfish to shore.

“They were fishing there for about 45 minutes when I went to check on them,” Ty’s dad Scooter Trosclair commented. “Just when I put my line in the water nearby, Ty had set the hook on a redfish.”

It was then that Ty realized the redfish he was bringing in had a red tag in it. 

“That’s when I threw my pole down and went over to make sure Ty didn’t lose this one,” Scooter said.

Ty landing this tagged redfish was a déjà vu moment for him as he caught a tagged redfish last year but was not registered for STAR. This year he made sure he was registered.

“I wasn’t going to make that mistake again,” Ty said.

The 22” red tagged redfish weighed in at Pecan Island Food Store was a little over 4 pounds but nets Ty a new 2140 Nautic Star and Mercury Outboard boat package.

“It is the year of redemption,” said STAR Tournamnet Director Rad Trascher. “Ty is the second angler this year to win who has caught a tagged redfish in the past but wasn’t registered for the tournament.” “Congrats to Ty and his family, I know that young man will have a blast in his new Nautic Star and Mercury boat.”

The fourth and fifth registered anglers to catch a tagged redfish will win 2140 Nautic Star with 150hp 4-stroke Mercury Outboards as well and the 6th thru 10th anglers win a brand new Gatortail boat, motor and trailer package. The Chevy Silverado and two Nautic Star and Mercury boat packages are already claimed along with the bonus prize from Louisiana Sportsman Magazine.

STAR is one of the largest and richest saltwater fishing tournaments in the state, offering over $500,000 in prizes. The tournament spans the entire Louisiana coast and is open to anglers of every age. With over 25 divisions, STAR has a division for everyone. The tournament until Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018.

Registration for the tournament is only $35 and you have to be a CCA member to participate. To register as well as see a complete list of divisions, weigh stations, sponsors and rules, visit CCASTAR.com

For more information about STAR, contact Rad Trascher at (225) 952-9200.