Louisiana Saltwater Series Announces 2014 Schedule

Release Date: 02/26/2014

(February 26, 2014) - The Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Series will commence its 2014 season at Boudreaux’s Marina in Cocodrie on March 8th, and will visit eight different marinas across Louisiana’s coast to create a true test of the best and the most exciting season yet.  The coming year marks the fifth anniversary of the LASS redfish trail.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, tournament host, will be commemorating the milestone with new prizes and partnerships and will again participate in a live weigh-in hosted by Marsh and Bayou Magazine at the Northshore Boat-N-Fishing Show for the May 3rd event.

“This year kicks off our fifth annual Louisiana Saltwater Series, and each year, the tournament continues to grow,” said LDWF Secretary Robert Barham.  “These events are not only intended to highlight and promote the state’s many fishing opportunities but to enlist Louisiana anglers as citizen scientists to help collect scientifically valuable data by tagging all fish caught.”

Last year, 880 redfish were tagged and released, bringing the tournament’s grand total of redfish tagged to 2,858 since its establishment in 2010.

The 2014 LASS Redfish Series dates are as follows:

  • March 8 - Cocodrie, Boudreaux’s Marina;
  • April 5 - Lake Charles, Calcasieu Point Landing;
  • May 3 - Slidell, The Dock/Dockside Bait & Tackle;
  • June 28 - Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina;
  • July 19 - Port Fourchon, Port Fourchon Marina;
  • August 23 - Empire, The Delta Marina; and
  • September 13, - Seaway Marina, Lafitte

Championship - October 17 and 18 Venice, Venice Marina

All information related to the events, including the on-line registration is available at www.lasaltwaterseries.com.   For a detailed map of tagged redfish by location click here.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

The Louisiana Saltwater Series is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation.  The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.

For press inquires, contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.gov or (504) 286-8733.