The CCA Louisiana STAR (Statewide Tournament and Anglers Rodeo) is in its 25th year of competition. Each year the tournament begins on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and last until Labor Day. STAR is CCA Louisiana’s largest membership drive and boasts over 13,000 participants each year. During the competition, anglers compete for over $500,000 in prizes.
Since the tournament is meant to be a membership drive, it has a little something for all Louisiana Saltwater Anglers. Its signature division is the Tagged Redfish Division. CCA releases 100 tagged redfish each year, if you are in the tournament and catch one, you win! STAR also has many inshore and offshore divisions with great prizes up for grabs. In addition to all of the adult divisions, STAR has a great youth division as well. New Tide Members (CCA members 17 or younger) are able to enter the tournament free of charge. Once they are registered, they can enter a trout and a flounder in four divisions across the Louisiana coast. At the end of the tournament there is random drawing that determines the four winners of new boat, motor and trailer packages.