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Old 02-05-2022, 03:41 PM   #1
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2022 Louisiana Freedive Championships

Excited to announce The 2022 Louisiana Freedive Championship will be held at Hurricane Hole Marina in Grand Isle July 14-15-16 with the weigh in and party that Saturday evening July 15th. Stand bye for more information and dont forget to put your dates in the calendar!!
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Old 07-05-2022, 10:57 AM   #2
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Re: 2022 Louisiana Freedive Championships

Little more than a week out til the 2022 Louisiana Freedive Championship!! July 14, 15 , 16 with the weigh in and Party at Hurricane Hole Grand isle that Saturday July 16th. Once again we have some awesome sponosrs and prizes this year!! Good Luck to all the divers and dont forget to text Joe 225-936-9685 to commit your crew!!
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Old 07-05-2022, 01:58 PM   #3
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2022 Louisiana Freedive Championships Rules

2022 Louisiana State Freedive Championship Rules
1. Registration is open until Midnight, July 13, 2022. Registration fee is $75. Pre-registration by phone or email is allowed. All participants must be known prior to the start of the rodeo. Phone ins- Joe 225-936-9685, email: Jwegmann1@cox.net. or paypal
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2. Valid fishing license is required of all participants.
3. Diving is open to all waters.
4. Competition starts Thursday July, 14, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday, July 16th, 2021 at 600 pm
5. All fish subject to autopsy.
6. Scales open Saturday for the Awards Ceremony , July 16, 2022 430 pm – 600 pm at Hurricane Hole Marina and Resort in Grand Isle
7. All decisions by Rodeo Officials will be final.
8. Headquarters for the Rodeo will be Hurricane Hole Marina and Resort 1851 LA-1 Grand Isle, La 70358 1-985-787-3014
9. No power heads allowed.
10. Fish must be speared and apprehended by Diver without assistance.
11. Fish speared from boats are not eligible.
12. Scuba diving and the use of compressed air are not allowed.
13. The use of detachable floats or “buoys,” is only allowed for Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. Diver with float may let go of the line and follow the line with the boat, but must retrieve the fish while in the water. Diver must bring the fish and or the line to the boat without assistant. The boat may go to the diver. The diver may not hold on to a down line or to the anchor line when shooting the fish. Any length of line is allowed. Reels and Bungee cords are allowed. Fish must be shot without the aid of compressed air rather active or passive. Bait and Burlee chumming is allowed.
14. Diver must be present for Raffle prizes, Saturday, July 16th. All Sponsor Prizes/Products are to be given away during the Raffle.
15. Offshore landing permit Both non-charter recreational anglers and charter captains are required to obtain this permit (free of charge) to possess tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers and snappers (except for grey snapper). Anglers wishing to obtain a permit must register at www.wlf.la.gov/rolp. More details on this program are also available on this site.
16. The 3-2-1 point system will be used with ties broken by cumulative weights of fish on these boards.
17. In case of any ties due to weight the earliest fish (es) entered win(s).
18. Eligible fish species/ categories are as follows: Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper / Rock Hind, Cobia, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Wild Card Fish ( African Pompano, King Mackerel, Tripple Tail, Any legal snapper besides ARS and Mangrove), and Blue Water (Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (5lb min).
Competition begins Thursday, July 14 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 600 pm
Awards Ceremony will follow at 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 16 --- Weigh-in Day Scales Open Only from 430 pm – 6:00 pm
19. A separate board will be kept for the purpose of tabulating points for the Best Boat Division. The 3-2-1 point system will be used with ties broken by cumulative weights of fish on these boards.
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:19 PM   #4
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Re: 2022 Louisiana Freedive Championships

We would like to thank all of our Sponsors and Divers for coming together this year to make the 2022 Louisiana State Freedive Championships a great success!!!! Despite some awful forecasts we ended up having an awesome 3 days of diving some great weather and hanging out at Hurricane Hole Marina for the weigh in and festivities!! Saturday night we had some impressive fish come in, the band was jamming, and the energy in the crowd was electric!!
Huge Congratulations to Louisiana bad ass Tracy Palmisano for taking king Skin Diver with an impressive pending IUSA world record 40.6lb trippletail, 18.3 lb Red Snapper, 25.7 lb African Pompano and 23.4 lb Black Drum. We had a 2 way tie for 2nd place with Brandon Creamer taking the lead with a 42.6lb Cobia, and Chris Nance taking 3rd with a 32.7lbs black Drum
Lucy Cardet took Queen and second place Mangrove snapper 10.1lbs
The coveted Best Boat went to Tracy Palmisanos boat "4 Sale" !!
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Congratulations to this years winners, they had some tough competition and dive conditions but overall some incredible fish were shot!!
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