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Cajun Castaway

From 10/07/17 6:00 am until 10/07/17 3:00 pm
Categories: LKFC Tournament
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  3. Fill out the required information (as normal). The only difference on the registration page now is that you need to enter '1' for the ticket you wish to purchase.
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Join us Saturday, Sept 24th for the 8th Annual Cajun Castaway Kayak Fishing Tournament sponsored by Pack & Paddle, Duce Rods, Academy, Buggs Fishing, H&H lures, Iberia Rod & Gun Club, Fish the Bayou, and K2 coolers. Tournament entry fee is $25 or $30 (+ 1.25 via PayPal) and participation is open to the public. Anglers may launch from any publicly accessible grounds in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes. Weigh-in will be at Calcasieu Point Landing. The event includes a SLAM category (Redfish, Trout, and Flounder) plus we will have an optional Pancake Flounder Calcutta.


  • SLAM (included in entry): Heaviest SLAM shall consist of 1 maximum of each: Slot Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Cash Payouts from tournament pot to be paid to SLAM winners. Series points apply to the SLAM category only.
  • LEOPARD REDFISH (included in entry): The angler who catches the slot redfish (16" min and under 27") with the most spots counting both sides wins the Kayak donated by pack and paddle! You CANNOT use this fish in your Slam stringer.
  • OPTIONAL PANCAKE CALCUTTA (Additional $5): Heaviest Flounder wins the pot. This is a separate "Optional" category, so you CANNOT use this fish in your Slam stringer. 
  • NOTE: You CANNOT enter the same fish into multiple categories.


The Cajun Castaway is the 4th of 6 events as part of the Cajun Kayak Angler Series. Earn and accrue points for weighing fish & win big prizes or cash. The Angler of the Year wins a Hobie Outback, compliments of Pack & Paddle and Hobie. Learn More...
It is every angler’s responsibility to understand and abide by all rules listed here.  Additionally, all "Series Rules" apply and must be read here.
1. ENTRY: $25 (+ $1.25 via PayPal) - Entry fee breakdown: $19 goes to Tournament Pot, and $6 to Series Pot &club fund.
2. OPTIONAL CALCUTTA: $5 entry into side pot for Heaviest Flounder. Winner takes the entire side pot. If you wish to participate in the Optional Calcutta, you must sign-up for the Calcutta at the same time you sign-up for your single tournament entry. This is a separate "Optional" category, so you CANNOT use this fish in your Slam Stringer.
3. REGISTRATION: Open to public until Friday, Sept 23rd @ NOON. 
    WAIVER: By registering for this event you agree to the LKFC waiver/release of liability waiver...READ ME
5. LAUNCH BOUNDARIES: Anywhere in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes from public property or property that all participants may launch from.  Here is a helpful link to a forum post about public / private waters (http://lafayettekayakfishing.com/index.php/forum/tournament-talk/13759-louisiana-interactive-map-private-a-public-waters)
6. SAFETY: It is every anglers responsibility to navigate their vessel in a safe manner and abide by all LDWF rules and regulations.  A Coast Guard approved PFD shall be worn at all times while navigating your vessel.  YOU are responsible for displaying lights for your safety...BE SEEN!
7. ACCEPTABLE CRAFT: Human powered kayaks and canoes only. No trolling motors or mother-shipping allowed
8. ACCEPTABLE TACKLE: Artificial Tackle Only (Scents, Sprays, and gulp ARE allowed)
9. LEGAL FISHING TIME: 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  You may launch before, but no lines in the water until 6:00 a.m.
10. SIGN-IN: Anglers must sign-in between 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Calcasieu Point Landing.
11. WEIGH-IN: Calcasieu Point Landing in Lake Charles, LA, starting at 3:00 p.m. No culling at the weigh table. Have your fish ready to weigh when called upon. You MUST keep your fish completely inside of an ice chest with ice while waiting for your fish to be weighed in order to preserve the quality of the fish. Failure to keep fish in ice chest, manipulation of fish, or "air drying" tails will result in angler being disqualified from the event.
      *Weighing illegal fish (in accordance with Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Laws) will result in DQ. 
12. LEGAL STRINGER: Calculated by the total weight of up to 3 species. The 3 fish allowed are: Slot Redfish (16" min and  UNDER 27") / Speckled Trout (12" min) / Flounder (12" min). One (1) max of each species allowed. Anglers who weigh-in all 3 will trump any angler weighing less than 3 fish. If you weigh less than the 3 required fish they will be counted towards the standings and series points (LKFC Members only). You must weigh fish to receive points. In the example below, Angler #1 will be placed above angler #2:
Angler #1 Ex:
1) REDFISH: 3#
Total Weight: 3+4+1= 8#
Angler #2 Ex:
1) REDFISH: 7#
1) SPECKLED TROUT (or Flounder): 5#
#Total Weight=12#
13. PAYOUTS: Cash breakdown for Slam category only
Top 3 w/ < 40 anglers (the following percentages: 50 / 30 / 20)
Top 5 w/ 40+ anglers (the following percentages: 40 / 27.5 / 17.5 / 10 / 5)
Top 10 w/ >125 anglers (the following percentages: 30 / 23 / 16 / 10 / 6 / 4 / 3.5 / 3 / 2.5 / 2)
14. LEOPARD REDFISH: Total spots on an entered Slot Redfish. Redfish must be 16” min and Under 27". Anglers may enter 1 redfish which may not be used in the SLAM Stringer category. Weigh-master will count spots on both sides. The angler with the most spots wins the Kayak.
15. DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS: Anglers must be present at the weigh-in to win a Door Prize. If an angler places in the money for the tournament, then he/she is not eligible for door prizes. Prizes include: Buggs Fishing Lure packages, Academy Gift Cards, H&H Bait bags, and 2 Duce Rods!



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