FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2019
For more information call Dylan Sassman, Assistant Tournament Director (713) 626-4222
**Tagged Redfish Alert**
A Tale of Two Fish
It has been a week of ups and downs in the world of CCA Texas STAR tagged redfish. One Port Mansfield angler got to experience something many anglers never get to experience, catching STAR tagged redfish. As soon as the angler saw the little red tag in the redfish on the end of his, utter heart break set in immediately. For the first time in his many years of fishing, he had forgotten to enter STAR tournament.
On the other hand, Fernando Gutiérrez of Chula Vista, California, was relaxing in a South Padre Island condo after spending a day enjoying vacation when he came across an article about our last tagged redfish winner Luis DeLeon. After reading about Mr. DeLeon and his prize winning catch, he knew that he had to get entered. Even though Fernando was only in Texas for a short while, he was determined to not become another statistic and miss out on a truck and boat combo over such a small entry fee of $60. So that night, he made sure to get entered online before going to bed. As luck would have it, the next morning Fernando was using cut ballyhoo and caught his chance to join Mr. DeLeon on the list of 2019 STAR winners. Imagine if he had read that article and just brushed it off, or thought that he would never catch one? Fernando jumped on a plane this week and flew directly to Houston and passed his polygraph with flying colors, making him the third official winner.
Now ask yourself, which side of this story would you rather be on? Remember, it is never too late to enter and win.
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