Star Prizes

Tournament participants may win only one prize in addition to winning in the Trash and Lionfish Divisions.
Time and date of catch will determine the prize winners in the West Marine Tagged Redfish Division.


It only takes one cast to win a part of the $300,000 in prizes up for grabs in this division. The first eligible angler wins a Chevy Silverado. The 2nd wins a Keystone Passport from Bents RV. 3rd wins the Michelob Ultra wrapped Nautic Star and Mercury Boat package. 4th and 5th win 195XTS Nautic Stars and Mercury Outboards packages. And 6th thru 10th win Gatortail boat motor and trailer packages.

Is this going to be your year? Sponsored by Super Chevy Dealers of Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Bents RV, Michelob Ultra, and Gatortail.


Do you fish for speckled trout during the summer?

If so we are giving away over $150,000 in boats and motors, over $30,000 in tackle packages. The coast is split into four divisions so you don’t have to catch the heaviest fish statewide, just be one of the largest in your area. Sponsored by Mercury and Nautic Star.


Do you have what it takes to get the heaviest Mangrove Snapper out of the structure?

If so the heaviest fish statewide is worth a $5,000 tackle package from various sponsors, including K2, Shimano, Simms, Bubba, and others. Sponsored by Otto Candies.

  • Heaviest mangrove snapper wins  $5,000 Offshore Tackle Package

Yellowfin Tuna

New this year!! The heaviest Yellowfin Tuna caught during STAR wins a Tracker Ox 400. We added this division this year because so many of you have asked for it. Anglers will only be allowed to weight their catch for this division at 4 of the 30 weigh stations across the coast (Cypress Cove Marina, Grand Isle Marina, Coco Marina, and Don’s Boat Landing). That way we can make sure we have a big enough certified hanging scale to register your catch. Sponsored by Hancock Whitney.


This might be one of the most competitive divisions of the tournament. The heaviest Red Snapper caught statewide during STAR wins an incredible tackle package from various sponsors of the tournament. Donated by Hancock Whitney.


If you catch Speckled Trout on a fly we have a special division for you. We will give two $1,500 gift cards to Academy Sports + Outdoors. The heaviest trout caught in the East Region and the heaviest trout caught in the West division will be declared the winner.


Maybe the fastest-growing division of the tournament. If you fish from a kayak and catch speckled trout, we give away a Hobie Mirage Compass to the heaviest fish in each of the 4 divisions across the state. And don’t forget, you are eligible for all the other divisions too. So if you catch a monster trout, you have to decide on which division to enter it in. Sponsored by Hobie.


  • Heaviest Speckled Trout in West division wins  Hobie Mirage Compass

  • Heaviest Speckled Trout in South West division wins  Hobie Mirage Compass

  • Heaviest Speckled Trout in East division wins  Hobie Mirage Compass

  • Heaviest Speckled Trout in South East division wins  Hobie Mirage Compass


Do you need more gear?

If so the heaviest Cobia (also called ling and lemonfish) could net you a $5,000 tackle package. Sponsored by K2 Coolers.

  • Heaviest cobia wins  $5,000 Offshore Tackle Package


Ladies this division is especially for you. The female with the largest speckled trout on the east and the west wins a $2,500 travel voucher to go on a vacation wherever you want. And this division is just a bonus, ladies you are eligible for all other divisions as well. Sponsored by Atchafalaya Crawfish Processing.

  • Heaviest speckled trout in Eastern Region wins  $2,500 Travel Voucher

  • Heaviest speckled trout in Western Region wins  $2,500 Travel Voucher


Calcutta is a type of “side bet.” This division is designed for the Big Lake angler that has a big speckled trout but probably won’t last on the leaderboard. So you can bring it to one of the two participating weigh stations, have the fish weighed and released alive to be entered into the Calcutta. Both of the participating weigh stations are on the water for easy release. Sponsored by Redmond Marine


Some people target Sheepshead but most saltwater anglers accidentally catch them and if you do, and its big enough you could take home one of two Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards. Sponsored by Booyah.


If you want to increase your chances of winning, enter your kids and grandkids. It is free for them to enter with their CCA membership and all they have to do is catch a trout or a Sheepshead over 14 inches. Once they catch a fish you can bring it to a weigh station or just send a picture of the fish on a ruler with the participant and email it to the CCA office. Once the child and their fish have submitted their catch, their name will be put into a hopper and 4 lucky anglers will win a brand new boat, motor, and trailer packages. And the best part, they are eligible for all the adult divisions too!! Sponsored by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

  • Entries to be included in a random drawing to win

    One of four (4) 14’ aluminum boats with a 15 hp Mercury and McClain Trailers


So do you love to fish for speckled trout, but not have a boat? Would you like to win one?

Well, the heaviest speckled trout statewide caught from the bank wins a 16 ft Weldbilt with a 40 HP Mercury. Sponsored by Flambeau Outdoors.

  • Heaviest speckled trout wins 16’ Weldbilt with 40 hp Mercury four-stroke