Lone Star Outdoor News
Three anglers so far have caught winning fish in the CCA Texas STAR tournament and walked away with new truck and boat packages. Two packages remain for the next lucky anglers.
STAR confirmed the latest tagged redfish winner as Jose (Joey) Mendoza. Mendoza is a teacher and coach at Carroll High School in Corpus Christi where he caught the fish. He was fishing out of his kayak for drum with a friend on a slow day when he landed the fish. He will now have a brand new 23-foot Haynie Bigfoot boat package to load his kayak into that will be pulled by a new Ford F-150.
This past Saturday, Ryan Pyburn of Beaumont landed the infamous “fumble fish” that was released into a local Sabine Lake harbor after being accidentally dropped on live TV. Pyburn was able to be polygraphed and confirmed this past Monday. He was fishing with his young son who was catching trout when he decided to get in on the action. Upon hooking the fish, Pyburn actually put his rod in the holder to help his son, unaware what exactly was on the other end.
There are still two Ford truck and Haynie boat combos and another five Haynie boats waiting to be claimed by anglers who catch one of 57 remaining tagged redfish. Along with these, there are still 33 empty spots on the leaderboard just waiting to be claimed. So get registered, get out, and win yourself a new boat or your child a scholarship!
Visit www.startournament.org or any Academy store to get signed up today. CCA Texas is the leader in marine conservation.