The Casting For Kids charity fishing tournament was held on Saturday August 27th at Bobby Lynns Marina in Leeville, LA. We headed to Grand Isle Friday to do some scouting before the tournament. We fished the last couple hours of the day and managed to land a few big reds.
The next morning the conditions were not so good. The wind was already blowing at 5am, which is never a good sign. We stopped at a bank that usually produces some good trout in the morning, but it was slow with only a few small trout being caught.
We accepted the fact that it was going to be a tough day. High tide, dirty water, and 15-20mph winds. But we paddled through the wind, fished hard, and it paid off. We managed a couple of limits of reds, a few trout, and a nice flounder.
DD took 2nd place in the flounder division, Jay and I got 1st and 2nd in the leopard red division with our 12 and 11 spotted reds. Chef KD was there frying up all the fish caught, and the hooters girls provided assistance with the weight in.
This was the first year of the tournament and there was a great turnout with 154 participants. Around $7500 was raised for the Palliative Care Foundation of Baton Rouge. Thanks to Michelle Poucher and the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club for organizing a great tournament.