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Kayak Fishing Tournament in Lake Charles

The sixth annual Cajun Castaway Kayak Fishing Tournament took place in Lake Charles Saturday at Calcasieu Point Pavilion.

The tournament is held by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Calcasieu Point Landing was the fourth stop on the six part tournament.

The event, sponsored by Pack and Paddle, Fish the Bayou, Duce Rods, K2 coolers, Abita Beer, and H&H Lures, features a SLAM category for redfish, trout, and flounder and an optional Pancake Flounder Calcutta.

After all series to the tournament, one fisherman will be named Angler of the Year. Angler of the Year wins a Hobie Outback, donated by Pack and Paddle and Hobie.

Winners are determined by the cumulative weight of the largest redfish, trout, and flounder.

Winners this weekend in Lake Charles are as follows:

1st: Tyler Vondenstien, 7.95 lbs

2nd: Trevor Braun, 7.78 lbs

3rd: Jeff Robinson, 5.17 lbs

4th: William McConnaughay, 4.64 lbs

5th: Scott Reed, 4.38 lbs

The Lafayette Fishing Club started by a group a friends aiming to bring together other who enjoy kayak fishing. For more information on the Lafayette Fishing Club click HERE.

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