4th Annual Cowboys & Cajuns Redfish Rodeo

CCRR WinnersGreat fishing, great food, and great friends! Cowboy Outfitters USA (COUSA) hosted another successful Cowboys and Cajuns Redfish Rodeo. Thursday night kicked off with a special music guest, Garret Bradford (and our own D.J. Domangue). Early Friday morning saw 21 Teams head into the Bayou on a Fishin Mission. The event concluded Saturday evening where the top prizes were handed out, including the prestigious Cowboys and Cajuns Redfish Rodeo Gold Buckle. In all, 97 Anglers caught over 1200 Redfish in a 2 day period, not including scores of Speckled Trout, Drum and Flounder - Now That’s Fishin! 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 Rodeo was held October of 2011, and it’s been a Hi-Lite of Texas Anglers and COUSA Members ever since. COUSA Members that were able to attend were D.J. Domangue, Steve Woolsey, Clint Craig, and Tilden Hooper. Special guests included Jason Beck, Clay Heger, Tim Josey, Garret Bradford, Cole Echols, and Kilby Parah. Thank you for joining us. Also a big thank you to Jamie Triche our Weigh-Master, Michael Shipley, Travis Velasco for jumping in (literally) to help clean all those fish, all of our fishing guides, as well as our Sponsors which include Mattress Firm, Miller Coors, Rockport Rattlers, Boudreaux’s Marina, TopWater Charters, Alliance Sports Group, Castaway Rods and Fisch-It Measuring Stiks.

Results

1st Place Team Shaun Kulcak (El Campo, TX), Jason Dees (Katy, TX) & Greg Tompkins (Boling, TX) 6 Redfish 42.18lbs Guides - Olden Rodrigue & Lonnie Barr “Tournament Host Cowboy” D.J. Domangue 2nd Place Team Mark Goldenetz (San Antonio, TX), John Robertson (Helotes, TX) & Claude Sims (Boerne, TX) 6 Redfish 41.99lbs 3rd Place Team Jim Caruth (San Antonio, TX), Rob Bentley (San Antonio, TX) & Will Caruth (Austin, TX) 6 redfish 40.70lbs Big Trout: Travis Velasco (San Antonio, TX) 1.50lbs Big Flounder: Steve Woolsey (Payson, UT) 1.46lbs Big Drum: Will Caruth (Austin, TX) 21.51lbs Big Red – Day 1: Steve Woolsey (Payson, UT) 8.25lbs Big Red – Day 2: Greg Tompkins (Boling, TX) 8.51lbs Most Spots: Jerry Pavelka (Robstown, TX) 22 Mini-Rod Tournament – Day 1: D.J. Domangue (Houma, LA) ¾lb Hardhead Mini-Rod Tournament – Day 2: Clay Heger (Odessa, TX) ½lb Hardhead