2nd Annual Cowboy’s & Cajun’s Redfish Rodeo

The 2nd Annual Cowboy's & Cajun's Redfish Rodeo (C&CRR) was once again held in Cocodrie, LA on October 4th-6th 2012.  One hundred anglers enjoyed the incredible weather and great fishing. To help recover with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill, COUSA’s member D.J. Domangue (Houma, LA) approached COUSA with the idea of creating a fishing tournament to promote the recreational fishing opportunities and Cajun lifestyle of Southern Louisiana. The 1st Annual Cowboy's & Cajun's Redfish Tournament was held in October of 2011. COUSA Members that were able to attend were hometown host, D.J. Domangue, Wes Silcox, Jesse Bail, Steve Woolsey, Clint Craig, Ardie Maier, Corey Maier, Seth Glause, Tyler Willis and Jacob O'Mara. This year's sponsors were Mattress Firm, Rockport Rattler Jigheads, Coors Light, Crown Royal, Cinch, Resistol, Hy O Silver, YETI Coolers, Buckshot Energy Drink, CABLZ Eye-Wear Retention,  and Kelley Wiggler Plastic Baits. Prizes were given out for the 1st & 2nd Place Teams with the largest two day total of three Redfish per day. True to the Rodeo spirit, the winning team received custom Belt Buckles, COUSA autographed Resistol hats, customized American Rodsmith Rods, COUSA Duffel Luggage and Crown Royal. 2012 Winners 1st Place Team: John Watkins, Bill Freeman and John Freeman of Mission,Texas along with their Guides Chad Billiot & Clark Trosclair - 2 Day Total 40.05lbs 2nd Place Team: Marlon Haynes, LeRoy Charles, Ricky Veaton & Chad Quick of Baton Rouge, LA - 2 Day Total 39.99lbs Day 1 Big Redfish: Dan McGuire of Houston, TX - 8.27lbs Day 2 Big Redfish: Charles Sablatura of Helotes, TX - 8.03lbs Most Spots on a Single Redfish: COUSA Member Tyler Willis of Wheatland, WY - 11 spots Largest Speckled Trout: Marlon Haynes of Baton Rouge, LA - 2.37lbs Largest Flounder: Ryan Rodenbeck of Houston, TX - 3.31lbs Largest Black Drum: Ryan Rodenbeck of Houston, TX - 58lbs