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For a lot of kayak anglers in South Louisiana, tournament fishing is a big deal. We’re a competitive bunch. Maybe some not quite as much as others, but we like putting ourselves to the test. When I was first getting started with kayak fishing, tournaments were something I wanted to do, but I was a little intimidated and didn’t want to fail miserably. Now I know. It is competitive to a degree,… Read More

Well, my first club tournament of the year came and went. It was Redbone’s Cinq Petite Rouges tournament in Cocodrie. It’s a reversed weight format. Lightest weight of five reds would win. Nobody had a problem catching reds, the problems were the size of the reds being caught. Long story short, I couldn’t catch a tournament-legal fish. All of mine were either too big or too small. Randy Robicheaux won the event… Read More

There was some discussion between a few of us at the shop during the days leading up to Fat Tuesday. A few of us knew we wanted to be on the water come Mardi Gras, but there were some concerns; one being the inevitable boat traffic, and the other being the weather (always a factor). It was looking to be windy, real windy. My original plan to fish PAC or Cocodrie was… Read More

Every year, Pack & Paddle hosts a very popular seminar. Steve Lessard (current Hobie World’s Champion, among other credentials) and Brendan Bayard (Former IFA Champion, BCKFC Angler of the Year, among other credentials) come in to share tips, tricks, strategies, and stories that help with their very successful tournament record. It’s always a very popular event. This year, Doug Menefee (another decorated tournament angler) offered to live stream the seminar for the… Read More

Posted this on Facebook a while back, but figured I’d share it here for anyone interested!