Simply put, Venice and all of south Louisiana took it hard in 2005. But, as the old rock and rollers say: THE SHOW MUST GO ON. Yes, The Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic? 2006 is happening!
Presented by Gulf Coast Hatteras and Hatteras Yachts, The Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic? returns to historic Venice, Louisiana for another year of fishing for BIG FISH and BIG MONEY. During our inaugural 2005 tournament, we had 52 yachts participate, ranging in length from 32′-92′, and paid back more than $550,000.00, with more than 35 billfish released. If you attended our 2005 tournament, you should have had loads of fun; if you did not have fun, it was probably your own fault. Ask anybody that was there: A good time was had by all.
In 2006, we will be headquartered at Venice Marina, a short boat trip to those world-famous, fish producing waters off the coast of Louisiana: still a Sportsman’s Paradise. Our dates are the same, the first weekend of June; Dock Party, Tuesday, May 30; our Captain’s Meeting/Kick-Off Party will be Wednesday evening, May 31, with boats departing at 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 1; fishing starts at 12:01 AM, Friday morning, June 2, and continues until 4:00 PM, Saturday, June 3. For 2006, an after-weigh-in Awards Party will surely represent a festive Cajun Saturday evening.
As our website, www.comefishLa.com was underwater for almost a month, we are constantly updating. 2006 Entry Forms are available, along with revised rules and a revised Schedule Page. Some significant rule changes are:
Boats may depart any Gulf of Mexico port-must declare port of departure on Entry Form.
Captain’s Meeting is not mandatory; Base Entry Fee must be paid prior to 7pm, Wednesday, May 31. Optional entries must be paid prior to 12 Noon, Thursday, June 1. If there are any rule questions, please call or email and ask. We will be happy to help.
More $$ for Tag or Release Categories
Yes, we still have our Early Bird Entry for a FREE Paid Entry Fee. Entries must be received prior to May 1 to be eligible for our Early Bird drawing. Get your entry in now, you just might win $5,000.00.
Our Charity Auction will take place at 9:00 PM, Wednesday, May 31 to benefit hurricane victims from Plaquemines Parish; they need and deserve all the help we can give them.
The Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic? is determined to both send and deliver a positive statement from a recovering South Louisiana. Come join in the festivities, camaraderie, great fishing, even better fish stories, and a good ole Cajun good time!
For additional information, please visit our website at www.comefishLa.com, or telephone 985-732-7280. THE PARTY IS IN VENICE, don’t be left out and let your fishing friends tell you what you missed.