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Speck and Redfish Cup

From 09/02/17 5:30 am until 09/02/17 5:00 pm
Categories: LKFC Tournament
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Join us Saturday Sept 2 for the Speck and Redfish Cup, a “Go-Anywhere” Statewide Kayak Fishing Tournament sponsored by Pack & Paddle. Entry is $26.25 + $5 calcutta and participation is open to the public. Anglers may launch from publicly accessible grounds in Louisiana and weigh-in heaviest combination stringer of Redfish and Speckled Trout. Anglers are allowed to weigh up to 2 of each- Slot Redfish and Speckled Trout. We will take overall weight of up to 4 fish. It is ok if you don't bring in all 4. Weigh-in at Pack and Paddle in Lafayette. 


  • Speck and Redfish Stringer - Heaviest stringer shall consist of a maximum of 2 Speckled Trout (12” min) & 2 Slot Redfish (min 16” and must be UNDER 27”).

  • Optional Calcutta ($5): Heaviest Flounder wins the pot.

  • Leopard Redfish (included in entry fee) - Slot Redfish with the most spots (counting both sides) wins a Pack & Paddle Gift Card (value based on entries).  See Rules below.


LKFC Speck & Redfish Cup 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:$1000 towards the Jackson kayak of your choice
$500 prize package from Yak Attack
Free roof rack or load carrying system from Yakima - up to $450
Two Duce rods of your choice
This package is given by Pack & Paddle in partnership with Jackson Kayak, Yak Attack, Yakima and Duce Rods.


It is every angler’s responsibility to understan all rules listed here.

  1. ENTRY: $26.25- Entry fee breakdown: $17 to Tournament Pot, $2 to Leopard Redfish, and $6 to AOY 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.
  3. REGISTRATION: Open until 12:00 PM, Fri Sept 1. 
  4. WAIVER: By registering for this event you agree to the LKFC waiver/release of liability waiver...READ ME
  5. LEGAL LAUNCH/FISHING TIME: 5:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You may launch and/or fish beginning at 5:30 am.    
  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.
  7. LAUNCH BOUNDARIES: LA Gulf Coast, Public Access Only.
  8. ACCEPTED TACKLE: Artificial Lures Only (Gulp/scents/sprays/dyes are all acceptable).
  9. ACCEPTED CRAFT AND FISHING METHOD: Anglers must fish only from a human-powered paddle/peddle craft kayak.  Anglers may get out of their craft to wade fish or portage/pull-over between bodies of water.  Angler must be tethered to the kayak and both angler and kayak must fish from the water.  No mothershipping.  
  10. SIGN-IN: Anglers must sign-in by 5 p.m.at Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook Rd Lafayette, LA 70501. Arriving after 5 p.m. = DQ. No exceptions.
  11. WEIGH-IN: Begins at 5 PM @ Pack and Paddle. Signed-In anglers will be called to the scale. No culling at the weigh table. Have your fish ready to weigh when called upon.
  12. LEGAL STRINGER: Heaviest Stringer is calculated by the total weight of up to 4 fish and may include: a Maximum of 2 Slot Redfish (min. 16” and must be UNDER 27”) and 2 Speckled Trout (12" min).  Weighing illegal fish (in accordance with Louisiana Wild Life & Fisheries Laws) will result in automatic DQ.  You may not cull any fish at the weigh table, fish must be kept on ICE, and no manipulation of the tail of any fish for the tournament.  If there is a redfish with a manipulated tail and is within 1/4 of an inch to 27" the fish will be deemed over 27" and DQ'd from the tournament.
  13. RULE CHANGE!!!!
    After ALL full stringers are counted we will go by weight.  Any 4 fish stringer will trump any stringer with less fish.

Angler 1 has 3 fish weighing 14 pounds
Angler 2 has 4 fish weighing 12 pounds
Angler 3 has 2 fish with 15 pounds

1st = Angler 2
2nd= Angler 3
3rd= Angler 1

POINTS: Series Points System applies to Heavy Stringer


Top 3 w/ < 35 anglers (the following percentages: 50 / 30 / 20)
Top 5 w/ 35+ anglers (the following percentages: 40 / 27.5 / 17.5 / 10 / 5)
Top 10 w/ >100 anglers (the following percentages: 33 / 25 / 17 / 8.5 / 4 / 3.5 / 3 / 2.5 / 2 / 1.5)


LEOPARD REDFISH: The Slot Redfish with the most spots (counting both sides) wins.  Must be a Slot Redfish and you CAN use this redfish in your Heavy Stringer (but you are not required to).


The number of prizes given will be dependent on the number of entrants: 50 entrants or less - 1st place only, 51-100 - Top 2 (70/30), and over 100 - Top 3 (50/30/20).


If any angler places in both the Heavy Stringer Category and the Leopard Redfish Category, the angler has the choice of either taking the cash prize for the Heavy Stringer Category or the Pack & Paddle gift card for the Leopard Redfish Category (angler cannot win in both categories).  However, if the angler opts for the Pack & Paddle gift card for the Leopard Redfish prize, the angler will still receive their Series Points for their place in the Heavy String Category (if they are an "Active" LKFC Member).  The options will be presented to the angler after the final results are tallied and before awards presented.  Based on the decision, the cash payouts or gift cards will be adjusted accordingly to the next angler who placed in the category.  Therefore, make sure to register your leopard redfish with the weigh-master even if a redfish with more spots has already been "weighed-in".


DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS: Door prized are TBD.  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. 


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