2017 STAR Leaderboard
Final Results

*All winners are subject to further investigation and polygraph examination.
All prizes were awarded at the STAR Awards Banquet on October 19, 2017, in Baton Rouge.

Speackled Trout EAST

The winner of the heaviest overall speckled trout wins a 2140 Sport Nautic Star with 150hp Mercury Four-Stroke. Next three heaviest fish, one per division, win: 1810 RG NauticStar with 90hp Mercury four-stroke. Each division second place wins: $2,500, each division third place wins $1,000.
Sponsored by: Nautic Star.

1.Daniel Compagno
6.70 lbs
Hopedale Marina
2.Charles Lambert
6.56 lbs
Port Eads
3.Ed Sexton
6.54 lbs
Port Eads

Speckled Trout SOUTHEAST

The winner of the heaviest overall speckled trout wins a 2140 Sport Nautic Star with 150hp Mercury Four-Stroke. Next three heaviest fish, one per division, win: 1810 RG NauticStar with 90hp Mercury four-stroke. Each division second place wins: $2,500, each division third place wins $1,000.
Sponsored by: Nautic Star.

1.Tommy Vidrine
7.22 lbs
Bridge Side Marina
2.Barney Gautreau
6.50 lbs
Bridge Side Marina
3.Marc Lundin
6.04 lbs
Bridge Side Marina

Speckled Trout SOUTHWEST

The winner of the heaviest overall speckled trout wins an 2140 Sport Nautic Star with 150hp Mercury Four-Stroke. Next three heaviest fish, one per division, win: 1810 RG NauticStar with 90hp Mercury four-stroke. Each division second place wins: $2,500, each division third place wins $1,000.
Sponsored by: Nautic Star.

1.Byrne Edwards
4.92 lbs
Dago’s
2.Mike Prevost
4.70 lbs
Gulfway Sporting Goods
3.Lorrie Ardoin
4.59 lbs
Dago’s

Speckled Trout WEST

The winner of the heaviest overall speckled trout wins a 2140 Sport Nautic Star with 150hp Mercury Four-Stroke. Next three heaviest fish, one per division, win: 1810 RG NauticStar with 90hp Mercury four-stroke. Each division second place wins: $2,500, each division third place wins $1,000.
Sponsored by: Nautic Star.

1.Michael Fesco
8.48 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
2.Gary Fesco Jr.
7.95 lbs
Calcasieu Point Landing
3.Dustin Semar
7.54 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart


Flounder
Winner receives a 16’ Weldbilt with a 40hp Mercury Four-Stroke. Sponsored by: Bomber.

1.G. Vincent Bailey
4.99 lbs
West Marine Lake Charles
2.Ray Petticrew
4.25 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
3.Joey Carnahan
4.20 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart

Mangrove Snapper
Winner receives a $5,000 Offshore Tackle Package. Sponsored by Otto Candies L.L.C.

1.Vu Van Nguyen
11.73 lbs
Port Fourchon Marina
2.Charlie Lieux*
11.70 lbs
Bridge Side Marina
3.Grady Galiano*
11.70 lbs
Bridge Side Marina

*Official STAR rules state “If a tie occurs, the fish that was weighed in first shall be declared the winner.”. Charles Lieux weighed 7/1/17 Grady Galiano weighed 7/4/17.

Cobia
Winner receives a $5,000 Offshore Tackle Package. Sponsored by K2 Coolers

1.Keith Silvio
63.80 lbs
Sand Dollar Marina
2.Donald Roberts
63.38 lbs.
Bridge Side Marina
3.Keith Silvio
62.0 lbs
Sand Dollar Marina

Dorado
Winner receives a $5,000 Offshore Tackle Package. Sponsored by: Whitney Bank.

1.Chad Vining
41.20 lbs
High Adventures Port Eads
2.Stephen B. Thomas
28.30 lbs
Cypress Cove Marina
3.Jackson Miley
28.00 lbs
Cypress Cove Marina

Red Snapper
Winner receives a $5,000 Offshore Tackle Package. Sponsored by: Whitney Bank.

1.Corey Jean
24.20 lbs
Rigolets Bait and Seafood
2.Teddy Twigg
24.12 lbs
Bridge Side Marina
3.Byrne Edwards
22.38 lbs
Dago’s


Fly EAST
Winner receives a $1,500 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gift Card. Sponsored by Costa.

1.Graydon Hall
3.90 lbs
Hopedale Marina
2.Graydon Hall
3.05 lbs
Hopedale Marina
3.Xinran Maria Xiang
2.90 lbs
Hopedale Marina


Fly WEST
Winner receives a $1,500 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gift Card. Sponsored by Costa.

 Alan Logan*
2.14 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
1.Tyler Drude
1.96 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
2.Ruston Logan
1.76 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
3.Ruston Logan
1.63 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart

*Official STAR rules state No angler may win the same division in consecutive years.”

Ladies’ Only Speckled Trout – EAST
Winner receives a $2,500 Travel Voucher. Sponsored by Atchafalaya Crawfish Processing

1.Phyllis Pedersen
5.44 lbs
Sandollar Marina
2.Chrissie Jackson
5.42 lbs
Port Eads
3.Charlotte Balfour
4.94 lbs
Bridge Side Marina

Ladies’ Only Speckled Trout – WEST
Winner receives a $2,500 Travel Voucher. Sponsored by Atchafalaya Crawfish Processing

1.Melissa Jessop
5.80 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
2.Leslie Fesco
5.31 lbs
Calcasieu Point Landing
3.Tina Ellender
4.95 lbs
Calcasieu Point Landing

Kayak EAST
The winner of the heaviest overall speckled trout wins a Hobie Pro Angler. Next three heaviest fish, one per division, win: Hobie Quest. Sponsored by Hobie Fishing.

1.Josh Reppel
5.90 lbs
Hopedale Marina
2.David C. Laborde Jr.
4.70 lbs
Hopedale Marina
3.Josh Reppel
3.20 lbs
Hopedale Marina

Kayak SOUTHEAST
The winner of the heaviest overall speckled trout wins a Hobie Pro Angler. Next three heaviest fish, one per division, win: Hobie Quest. Sponsored by Hobie Fishing.

1.Ryan Alleman
4.71 lbs
Port Fourchon Marina
2.William Duvernay
4.48 lbs
Bridge Side Marina
3.Davie Breaux
3.82 lbs
Port Fourchon Marina

Kayak SOUTHWEST
The winner of the heaviest overall speckled trout wins a Hobie Pro Angler. Next three heaviest fish, one per division, win: Hobie Quest. Sponsored by Hobie Fishing.

1.Jeff Robinson
1.97 lbs
Pecan Island Food Store
2.Gairi Williamson
1.90 lbs
Don’s Boat Landing
3.Lorenz Zaunbrecher
1.80 lbs
Gulfway Sporting Goods


Kayak WEST
The winner of the heaviest overall speckled trout wins a Hobie Pro Angler. Next three heaviest fish, one per division, win: Hobie Quest. Sponsored by Hobie Fishing.

1.Butch Ridgedell
5.49 lbs
Calcasieu Point Landing
2.David R. Reed II
4.43 lbs
Calcasieu Point Landing
3.Andrew Halbert
3.86 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart

Sheephead East
Winner receives a $1,500 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card.

1.Sam McCarroll
8.72 lbs
Rigolet’s Bait and Seafood
2.Kendall Anderson
7.87 lbs
Shuberts Marine
3.Anthony Stoner
7.60 lbs
Hopedale Marina


Sheepshead WEST
Winner receives a $1,500 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card.

1.Renee Rusk
6.13 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
2.Jessie Drinkard
5.17 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
3.Janette Darder
4.87 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart

Youth Division TROUT/FLOUNDER
Winners will receive a 14’ Weldbilt with a 15hp Mercury motors and McClain trailers. Sponsored by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Drawing was held on Monday, September 14, 2016

Youth Division East – Dylan Drouet

Youth Division Southeast – Tyler Bailey

Youth Division Southwest – Amelia Lynn Broussard

Youth Division West – Mac Pardue

LOUISIANA DIVISION – TAGGED REDFISH
The first registered entrant to catch a tagged redfish wins a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. The next registered entrants to catch a tagged redfish wins a 2017 Chevy Colorado. The next eight registered entrants to catch a tagged redfish win 2140 Sport NauticStar with 150hp Mercury four-stroke. Sponsored by: Super Chevy Dealers of Baton Rouge, Acadiana and New Orleans and Nautic Star.

1.Jason Toombs
1.75 lbs
Joe’s Landing
2017 Chevy Silverado
2.Brent J. Castille
Gulfway Sporting Goods
2017 Chevy Colorado
3.Charles Snider
2.00 lbs
Venice Marina
2140 Sport NauticStar
4.Drew Carlin
2.00 lbs
Don’s Boat Landing
2140 Sport NauticStar
5.Jay Bryan
7.40 lbs
Venice Marina
2140 Sport NauticStar

LOUISIANA DIVISION – TAGGED SPECKLED TROUT
The first four tagged speckled trout caught wins: $2,500 tackle package. Sponsored by: Super Chevy Dealers of Baton Rouge, Acadiana and New Orleans.

Since no tagged speckled trout were caught by registed anglers, prizes were awarded by random drawing on Thursday, September 20, 2017. The winners are:

John Benoit of Lake Charles
Garett Thibodeaux of Erath
Randy Hebert of White Castle
Keith Orth of Kenner


Calcasieu Calcutta
The winner of this division wins a $500 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gift Card.

1.Jean Ouellet
6.57 lbs
Calcasieu Point Landing
2.Brian Quebedeaux
6.04 lbs
Calcasieu Point Landing
3. 


Bank Fishing
Heaviest Overall Speckled Trout wins: 16’ Weldbilt with 40hp Mercury four-stroke.
Sponsored by: Flambeau

1.Dusty Brown
6.51 lbs
Cajun Fast Mart
2.Beau Lindsey
5.30 lbs
Bridge Side Marina
3.Marty Bradberry
4.58 lbs.
Bridge Side Marina