Registration is open on the 4th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic to be held on Saturday, August 5, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Anglers can register online at the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic website or download the form and send it in.
Sponsored by the Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, the event consists of as full day of festivities for the family, including kayaking and fishing; vendors; local local seafood prepared by Catalina Bayou Restaurant and live music played by The Disciples of the Crow.
This fishing tournament will be held along the coastline of Bayou La Batre and the Gulf of Mexico. The event begins with a shotgun start at 6 a.m. and anglerscan compete for more than 30 different awards, including Master and Junior Angler divisional titles. Junior anglers will be allowed to fish from pier and land, as well as from kayaks. Every registered participant will get a free event Koozie. And those who enter one legal fish into the competition are automatically in the drawing for this year's Grand Prize.
SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED THIS YEAR.
This is the First Year the BLB Kayak Classic will include Cash Prizes in each of the adult prize packages: In the adult category all 1st place packages will include $125, 2nd place packages will include $75 and 3rd place packages will include $50 in all categories Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and White Trout.
The Triple Threat 1st place prize package will be $300 cash and a $300 valued Yeti Cooler, 2nd place ...will include $200 cash and 3rd place will include $100 cash.
The Master Angler and the Junior Master Angler will each get a fishing excursion with Cold Blooded Fishing.
Of course, just by entering a legal fish participants are in the drawing for Yellowhammer’s Feel Free Rigged Out Kayak (Adult Division) and Vibe Skipjack (Junior Division).
For information, see https://www.facebook.com/BayouLaBatreClassic/ or call 251-402-5081.