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RESCHEDULED for June 30: Inaugural Saltwater Youth Fishing Tournament at Elmer's Island
LWF’s Sportsmen for the Coast campaign will be co-sponsoring the upcoming inaugural Louisiana Saltwater Series Elmer’s Island Youth Tournament that has been RESCHEDULED for June 30th from 8 am - 1pm. The tournament is for children age 16 and under and an adult. The event is Free and will feature casting contests, cast net throwing lessons and tackle giveaways. LWF will provide hotdogs and drinks and pass out information about the organization and the Vanishing Paradise campaign. Cabela’s will be giving away rods and reels to the first 50 kids to enter the event. Prizes will be awarded for big fish in several categories.
This is a program of the Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The tournament has adopted an all-release format, which is founded on conservation-based principles. One of the primary goals of the youth tournament is to pass this mentality along to the next generation.
For more information about the Elmer’s Island Youth tournament and other Louisiana Saltwater Series tournaments, go to www.lasaltwaterseries.com. You can read about the Myrtle Grove event held on May 26th at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/35514.
LWF was instrumental in helping the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries re-open Elmer’s Island to the public in 2009 and thousands of anglers, beach combers and bird watchers have benefitted from that hard work since. Elmer’s is open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset each day. The beach can be accessed via a gravel road leading from LA Hwy 1 just north of Grand Isle.