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Old 03-12-2020, 12:54 PM   #1
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2020 Louisiana Freedive Championship's

Its official the 11th annual Louisiana Freedive Championship will be held July 16, 17, and 18th at Hurricane Hole Marina in Grand Isle, La.

Anybody looking to volunteer or just want to share some ideas on how to make this year bigger and better please feel free to reach out to us at 225-936-9685.

Big Thanks and Dont forget to mark your dates in the calendar!!!
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Old 06-09-2020, 01:59 PM   #2
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Re: 2020 Louisiana Freedive Championship's

Everything is a go for this event. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or help planning your trip!!
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Re: 2020 Louisiana Freedive Championship's

2020 Louisiana State Freedive Championship Rules
1. Registration is open until Midnight, July 15, 2020. Registration fee is $65. Pre-registration by phone or mail (email) is allowed. All participants must be known prior to the start of the rodeo. Phone ins- Joe 225-936-9685, email: Jwegmann1@cox.net. or paypal
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…
2. Valid fishing license is required of all participants.
3. Diving is open to all waters.
4. Competition starts Thursday July, 16, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at 6:00pm
5. All fish subject to autopsy.
6. Scales open Saturday for the Awards Ceremony , July 18, 2020 430p – 6p at Hurricane Hole Marina and Resort in grand Isle
7. All decisions by Rodeo Officials will be final.
8. Headquarters for the Rodeo will be Hurricane Hole Marina and Resort 1851 LA-1 Grand Isle, La 70358 1-985-787-3014
9. No power heads allowed.
10. Fish must be speared and apprehended by Diver without assistance.
11. Fish speared from boats are not eligible.
12. Scuba diving and the use of compressed air are not allowed.
13. The use of detachable floats or “buoys,” is only allowed for Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. Diver with float may let go of the line and follow the line with the boat, but must retrieve the fish while in the water. Diver must bring the fish and or the line to the boat without assistant. The boat may go to the diver. The diver may not hold on to a down line or to the anchor line when shooting the fish. Any length of line is allowed. Reels and Bungee cords are allowed. Fish must be shot without the aid of compressed air rather active or passive. Bait and Burlee chumming is allowed.
14. Diver must be present for Raffle prizes, Saturday, July 18. All Sponsor Prizes/Products are to be given away during the Raffle.
15. offshore landing permit Both non-charter recreational anglers and charter captains are required to obtain this permit (free of charge) to possess tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers and snappers (except for grey snapper). Anglers wishing to obtain a permit must register at www.wlf.la.gov/rolp. More details on this program are also available on this site.
16. The 3-2-1 point system will be used with ties broken by cumulative weights of fish on these boards.
17. In case of any ties due to weight the earliest fish (es) entered win(s).
18. Eligible fish species/ categories are as follows: Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper / Rock Hind, Cobia, Black Drum, Jack Fish (Any legal Jack), Sheepshead, Wild Card Fish( African Pompano, King Mackerel, Tripple Tail, Any legal snapper besides Mangrove), and Blue Water (Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (5lb min)).
Competition begins Thursday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 6:00p.m.
Awards Ceremony will follow at 6:25 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 --- Weigh-in Day Scales Open Only from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
19. A separate board will be kept for the purpose of tabulating points for the Boat and Women's Division. The 3-2-1 point system will be used with ties broken by cumulative weights of fish on these boards. If any fish shot for the Women's division makes the master board they will count on that board as well.
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Re: 2020 Louisiana Freedive Championship's

The Coveted Best Boat award!!
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Re: 2020 Louisiana Freedive Championship's

We cant thank everyone enough for coming together this year for the 2020 Louisiana State Freedive Championships!!!! Despite alot of obstacles, We had an incredible 3 days of diving and hanging out at Hurricane Hole Marina!! Saturday night we had some impressive fish come in, Russ Cheramie Played an awesome set, The Bauer Family boiled some delicious Crabs/shrimp for dinner and the energy in the crowd was electric!!

Huge Congratulations to Chris Bishop taking king Skin Diver with some damn impressive fish!!

17.5 lb Red Snapper
65 lb Cobia
47 lb Cobia
37.5 lb Cubera

Tracey Palmisano also shot 3 incredible Triple Tail that beat the current world record with the largest going 32.4 lbs

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Congratulations to this years winners, they had some tough competition and dive conditions but overall some incredible fish were shot!!

King Skin Diver - Chris Bishop 14pts

2nd place- Joaquin A. 5pts

3rd place- Roberto R. 4pts

Best Boat - Lady E Captained by Lee Bishop
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