Fishermen flock to Toledo Bend for Open Shoot Out

Fishing

By Samantha Maiette

Toledo Bend will be seeing a lot of fisherman on its waters as the annual Toledo Bend Open Shoot Out takes place. The event takes place anywhere between once a month to three times a month.

The cost of the competition is $80 per boat. However, it is possible to compete as a team. Payouts will be based on the number of boats competing.

All proceeds will benefit local high school fishing teams such as East Beauregard, Evans and DeRidder.

Five fish are needed for weigh in and ¼ of a pound will be taken off for any dead fish.Fishers are required to follow all safety laws.

Upcoming competitions:

Saturday June 2 – 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Saturday June 16 – 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Saturday June 30 – 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Saturday July 14 – 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Saturday August 11 – 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Saturday September 8 – 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.

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