Five parish anglers finish on Tarpon leader boards
Ben Benard, right, with the 712-pound blue marlin he caught at the rodeo.
Families from across St. Charles Parish travel to the event every year for three days of family fun and fishing in a festival-type atmosphere. Some have success in the water, landing on top of the rodeo leader boards.
Local winners at this year’s rodeo included Giuseppe Crovetto, Joshua Savoie, Dustin Mule’ and Danial Dugas.
Crovetto caught the biggest redfish of the rodeo, which weighed 39 pounds and five ounces. Savoie won first in the spadefish category with his catch of 6 pounds and one ounce, while Mule’ caught a grouper weighing 86 pounds and seven ounces. Dugas finished in second place with a Mangrove snapper weighing 9 pounds and 12 ounces.
A new record was set this year when Kevin Hatcher reeled in a Warsaw grouper that weighed 115 pounds. However, the big talk of the tournament was the arrival of a blue marlin that was caught by Lafayette’s Ben Benard and weighed 712 pounds and five ounces.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
When Derwin and Valerie Wilright’s young son became obsessed with the movie, “The...
Nineteen years ago, Richard Whitney Jr. and his wife took a look at an, at the...
St. Charles Parish Public Schools made the grade with this year’s ACT composite...
Roger Scott knew it was a longshot that his letter to President Barack Obama would...
Imagine belonging to an online chat room on Skype with friends haunted by a...
Destrehan hasn’t lost many games over the past two seasons. In fact, the Wildcats...
Bent's RV is a Full Service RV Dealership in Louisiana.
Local bodybuilder earns Mr. Louisiana crown - 4508 views
Clint Chiasson has an insatiable drive to be the best. Sometimes, it’s all that keeps him going.