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Kayak Open Nov 11-12 SE Texas

The FieldMeeting Photos – Day 1 Photos – Day 1 Results – Day 2 PhotosFinal Results



Josh takes home the check and the hardware…

Josh MacNaughton takes home first place and $5000.00 with just 22 Kayakers competing. MacNaughton weighed in a 2 day total of 26.15 pounds on his 4 fish limit….

Josh edged out 2nd place finisher Jay Martin by just over a pound and topped Brent Louviere, who finished in 3rd with 24.53 pounds by about the same margin.

The top 5 finished out with Jason Carter in 4th with 24.34 and 5th place going to Jason Smith with 22.78 pounds.

All in all 53 fish were weighed in by the 22 anglers over the 2 days of fishing with all 53 released alive.

Thank you to TWFD for their help in getting these beautiful creatures back in the water safely for future generations to catch.  

Brent Louviere (below) had the Huk Heavy Bag of the weekend and put another $700.00 in his pocket for a total take for his 24.53 pounds of fish of $1,750.00.


Brent and family celebrate his winning the Huk Heavy Bag of the weekend…

All in all what a fabulous weekend to be in SE Texas. The Elite Series’ newest sponsor wasted no time in stepping up and stepping out to show the anglers of both the Elite Series (boaters and kayakers) they plan on playing a big part in the outdoors and more specifically The Elite Redfish Tournament Series in years to come.

“When you think of the outdoors we want you to think of Ram trucks and when you think of Ram trucks we want you to this of Mid County Ram”, stated promotions manager, Alex Parker. The entire staff of Mid County Ram are a reflection of their fabulous leadership, it’s obvious Mr. Allen Tate, managing partner sets the standards high for himself, the staff and entire dealership all the way from sales to service and by the look of things this weekend, they don’t disappoint.

This event puts a bow on the 2016 tournament season for us and what a great way to end it, stated Pat Malone, president and ceo of Headturners3, LLC and the Elite Series. 

The Captain’s dinner and meeting was a fabulous success thanks to the fine folks from Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant, Mid County Ram and a host of great professional anglers that are set to compete. This event will be the first in a series of events for the Elite Kayak Series tour coming in 2017 and what a great group of pros to kick it off with.

Stay tuned as these pros meet back at Mid County Ram for morning check it, brief recap meeting and the official releasing of the fleet taking place at 6:00 AM local time. Donuts, coffee and Kolaches will await them thanks again to Mid County Ram and Davis Donuts of Port Arthur. What a great time to be in SE Texas chasing fall redfish under perfect blue bird skies, who could ask for anything more… 


Tournament Field and Format.

  • 50 angler max full field limit of anglers compete for 2 days.

  • One angler per Kayak, no teams.

  • Fishing period to be from first cast at 7:00 AM CDT to Kayaks out of water by 3:00 PM CDT.

  • Anglers must proceed immediately to weigh in location after out of water time.

  • Angler(s) failing to make 4:00 check in at weigh in location, for any reason, will be d.q.’d.

  • Paddle or pedal kayaks allowed, no motors of any type can be used.
  • Redfish must be caught alive in a conventional and sporting manner by the angler competing in the Elite Kayak event.

  • Trolling as a method of fishing is prohibited.

  • Anglers must cast, flip or pitch a lure to the fish they catch. No snagging off fish, netting or scooping of distressed surface fish is allowed.

  • Only artificial lures may be used. Live or cut bait is prohibited.

  • Only one rod and reel may be used at a time.

  • No multi lure rigs allowed. I.E. Alabama rigs.

  • A cast must be fully retrieved before another cast can be made.

  • Anglers must compete from their Kayak to catch and land all fish. Wading prohibited.

  • No towing or hauling of Kayak to fishing area by another vessel allowed. Mother shipping prohibited.

  • Anglers may weigh in 2 red drum (redfish) per day.

  • Anglers may posses only red drum (redfish) during the tournament hours.

  • Anglers must launch their Kayak from known/named highways, marinas or parks open to the public and located within the state that the event is taking place in.

  • Anglers cannot travel on or through private land or roads to reach fishing grounds even if those fishing grounds are open to the public.

  • Anglers will be released from a single meeting spot each morning of the event.

  • Angler(s) failing to make the official release of the fleet will be disqualified from the event and will not be allowed to weigh in their catch.

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