Saturday October 2nd the Cabela's Speckled Trout USA Tournament Trail held another successful event at the Trade Winds Marina and Lodge where anglers from around the area competed for the $7,500.00 payback.
Taking first place was the Houma, Louisiana team of Jonathan Martin and Justin Breaux with a weight of 11.69 pound and earning $3,000.00. Jonathan and Justin were fishing the west side of Whiskey Pass using white tsunami and gulf shrimp as bait, catching nearly 100 fish for the day. The team also had big Speckled Trout for the day at a weight of 2.59 pounds and receiving a $500.00 Cabela's gift certificate.
In second place was the Gonzales, Louisiana team of Marty Bourque and Glenn Robertson with a total weight of 6.2 pounds and earning $1,500.00. Marty and Glenn were fishing on Lake Berry using blue moon chartreuses and white D.O.A. lures. The team only caught 5 fish for the day, but they were 5 fish large enough to take second place. No matter how many fish a team catches during the day of competition they can only weigh in their largest 5 fish.
Third place went to Dwayne Chapman of Minden, Louisiana and Richard Raley of Bossier City, Louisiana with a weight of 5.99 pounds and earning $1,000.00. Dwayne and Richard were fishing Sister Lake and Duck Pass using 3 inch Gulf Shrimp and white mullet lures to catch around 20 fish for the day.
Fifth place went to Brad Lambert of Gonzales, Louisiana and Chad Bergeron of Prairieville, Louisiana with a weight of 3.32 pounds and earning a new Humminbird locator for fifth place in the event. Brad and Chad were fishing the Sea Breeze Bayou using blue moon chartreuse and white gulp for bait. The team caught a total of 8 fish for the day.
"We want to thank the Houma Area CVB for their support in this event. Also a special thanks to Trade Winds Marina and Lodge for all their help with the event. You can contact Trade Winds Marina and Lodge by calling: 1-985-594-5525.
The weather didn't want to cooperate Saturday with 20-25 MPH northerly winds along with the lingering effects of the massive oil spill and let's not forget it was another winning game for LSU football at home Saturday. The Houma area has much to offer the outdoors enthusiast from fishing, hunting along with many other activities throughout the area. For more information on the area call: 800-688-2732 or visit their website at: www.houmatourism.com.