The July 2018 East Ascension Sportsman is now online

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The June 2018 East Ascension Sportsman is now online

Check out the June 2018 edition of The East Ascension Sportsman newspaper, including meeting dates and more.

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The May 2018 East Ascension Sportsman is now online

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The April 2018 East Ascension Sportsman is now online

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The March 2018 East Ascension Sportsman is now online

Check out the March 2018 edition of The East Ascension Sportsman newspaper, including meeting dates and more.

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Report on Kids Fishing Rodeo Held in September 2017

Details and photos posted soon. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters who helped us provide this event free to the kids in our parish.

Sponsors for 2017 Kids Fishing Rodeo:

Shell Pipeline Company, LP
Tower Place LLC
MIC-LIN Enterprises, LLC (Geico Local Office)
Loyson Porta Accountant
Knights of Columbus/St. John the Evangelist
Melissa & Scott Kogler
Mobile Electric Supply, LLC
St. Elizabeth Hospital
David H. Wilcox Insurance Agency, Inc.
Academy Sports & Outdoors
Jumonville’s Bakery

Thanks to EASL members who donated throughout the year in support of the event:
Mark Gautreau
Barney Callahan
Jim Hebert
Barney Gautreau
Goosie Guice
Tommy Martinez
Dane Bourgeois

EASL Squirrel Rodeo Postponed to October 21-22, 2017

NOTE: Due to the weather expected with Tropical Storm Nate, EASL’s annual squirrel rodeo has been postponed to October 21-22. (It’s usually held the first weekend of Squirrel hunting season.) Per Byron Gautreau, chairman of the committee.

INFO: EASL hosts a very unique event on the opening day of squirrel season. It puts on a squirrel rodeo where entrants weigh in squirrels similar to a fishing tournament. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place “total weight”, and for “biggest squirrel”. All squirrels are donated, cleaned, and cooked up the next day at a Merle Gautreaux’s house. Every EASL member is invited to enjoy the squirrel stew — and the camaraderie of other members. There is card playing, tall tales told, hors d’oeuvres served, and sometimes a Saints game to enjoy. Todd Braud cooks up the stew, and other members bring the side dishes. The squirrel rodeo is definitely a very unique event, and one that everyone looks forward to in October.

Contact squirrel rodeo chairman Byron Gautreau for details at 225 936 9291 and see the latest EASL “Sportsman” newspaper for rules.

Photos from the Terry Melancon Saltwater Challenge

Here are some photos from the Terry Melancon Saltwater Challenge. Click the images for a slideshow.

Photos from the Pan Fish Rodeo & Fish Fry

Here are some photos from the Pan Fish Rodeo & Fish Fry.

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EASL Terry Melancon Saltwater Challenge June 16-17 2017

The East Ascension Salt Water Challenge will take place Friday June 16 for registration and social, and conclude Saturday June 17th with weigh in, awards and fish fry.  All activities including registration, eating, socializing, weigh-in, awards, etc. will take place at the camps behind the Cajun Holiday Motel.  This is located on the left just past the Grand Isle Bridge.

Door prizes and ditty bags for participants has been a nice addition to this event.  If you can secure items please bring them to the rodeo or to one of the EASL meetings leading up to the event.  Touch base with Torrey if you can get something.

Two important Schedule notes:

·         All anglers must be registered by 8:00 pm Friday.  If you want to fish in the rodeo and cannot get to Grand Isle Friday night give your registration fees to someone that can pay for you Friday evening.

·         All teams must be at the weigh in by 3:00 Saturday to have fish weighed for the competition

We will rent 3 camps.  The camps will be reserved for the first 30 people who pay $140 each for the entire weekend starting Thursday night.  This is non-refundable, if you pay and cannot attend it will be up to the individual to find someone to take their place.   Spots will be reserved only when payment is made to either Jodie or Torrey

So with all that said.  If you want a bed in one of the three camps get your money in soon.

Rules and Categories: EASL Saltwater Challenge

Categories

o   5 largest speckled trout – combined weight  (1st & 2nd place)

o   Largest trout (1st place only)

o   2 redfish under 27” – combined weight (1st & 2nd place)

o   Biggest red (any length) (1st place only)

o   Biggest flounder (1st place only)

o   “Other”; (1st place only; $20) Definition: any legal fish except redfish, trout, or flounder

o   Cajun Slam; (optional $10/team; winning team takes all) Combined weight of each team’s biggest; Red (under 27”), Trout, & Flounder. Any fish weighed-in for the Slam, can also be entered in the other categories.  All three species must be caught to win.  If no team catches all 3 species 2 species will be weighed then 1.

Rules

o   Entry Fee: $15/participant; $10 goes to payouts for winners; $5 goes to meals.  Meal money will be kept in a separate bucket.  We are asking that each person eating pay $5 to help pay for the 2 meals.  Drinks will not be served.  Eaters must bring their own drinks.

o   All participants must be signed-up prior to Friday night start time

o   All participants older than 15 must be current EASL member. Participants 15 and younger must be accompanied by a current EASL member. Memberships will be available for purchase at Friday evening sign-up

o   Teams can have from 1, to no more than 5 people

o   Team members should remain within sight of each other while fishing

o   Fishing starts at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Friday night

o   Participants must be present at the weigh-in site no later than 3 p.m. Saturday – No exceptions

o   Method of catch: Hook & line only; no flounder gigging, netting, etc.

o   Both artificial & live bait are permissible

o   Fishing boundaries: Any water within boating distance from Grand Isle/Fourchon/Leeville

Mrs B fish 2016 Saltwater Challenge