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December 12, 2012

Louisiana Saltwater Series Finalizes 2013 Schedule

State managers will utilize the Saltwater Series for a fourth consecutive year to tag-and-release reds for fisheries research.

 

The Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Series (LASS) will start its 2013 season at Dockside Bait and Tackle in Slidell.

In total, the series visits seven different marinas across Louisiana’s coast in 2013, testing angler aptitude in a variety of fisheries. The coming year marks the fourth anniversary of the LASS redfish trail. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, series tournament host, says anglers should expect new prizes and partnerships, including a weigh-in at the Northshore Boat-N-Fishing Show.

“Every angler who participates is not only signing up for a day of competition and entertainment, but they’re making their mark in fisheries research,” explained LDWF Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina.  “Our tournament is one of the only in existence that offers this unique opportunity to give back to the resource.”

Last year, 1,002 redfish were tagged and released, eclipsing the 2010 and 2011 combined total of 978 redfish tagged and released.

2013 LASS Redfish Series Dates:

> March 2, Slidell, Dockside Bait and Tackle

      > April 20, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Point Landing

      > May 4, Lafitte, SeaWay Marina

      > June 8, Port Fourchon, Port Fourchon Marina

      > June 29, Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina

      > August 10, Empire, Delta Marina

      > Championship, October 4 and 5, Venice, Venice Marina.

For more information, visit www.lasaltwaterseries.com or contact Ashley Wethey at 225-765-2396.