Get ready for the inaugural CCA Florida STAR Tournament
The CCA Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo (STAR) has been a summertime staple for anglers in Texas and Louisiana for many years, and on May 23, anglers in Florida will finally have an opportunity to get in on the action with CCA Florida’s inaugural STAR Tournament.
Thanks to the successful STAR blueprint developed by CCA Texas and CCA Louisiana, Florida has a proven formula, but as Florida’s STAR Tournament Director Leiza Fitzgerald states, Florida is putting its own spin on the tournament.
Like the other STAR tournaments, the CCA Florida STAR will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day, allowing for 108 days of competition. By catching one of 80 tagged redfish, anglers could win a pick-up truck, Contender 22 Sport, Pathfinder 2200TRS, Hell’s Bay Waterman and many other great prizes. Other division prizes in the CCA Florida STAR will include college scholarships, Power Pole shallow water anchors, Shimano fishing tackle, Raymarine electronics, Costa Sunglasses, gift cards – nearly $500,000 worth of prizes in all. And perhaps most exciting of all, youth anglers are eligible to win a share of $100,000 in scholarships. The Youth Division includes kids ages 6 to 17 and will award at least 12 college scholarships. Youth Division species include cobia, speckled trout, snook, sheepshead, jack crevalle and ladyfish, giving even the youngest anglers the opportunity to compete for scholarships.