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WINNING MONEY, PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS IS THE WHOLE POINT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE 2022 CCA STAR FISHING TOURNAMENTS! Plus, you get a FREE ($25) yearly CCA membership.
Fishery Conservation is a non-issue in this intra-state fishing tournament circuit for CCA tournament directors and never has been
ALL CCA STAR FISHING TOURNAMENTS ARE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY AND WELL KNOWN FOR “KILL” FISHING TOURNAMENTS.” CATCH AND LIVE RELEASE is a non-issue in CCA fishing tournaments.
The CCA Summer fishing tournaments begin at sunrise Thursday, May 26, 2022 and end Monday, September 5, 2022
THIS 2021 CCA TOURNAMENT DATA WILL BE UPDATED WITH 2022 DATA WHEN PUBLISHED BY CCA
RED TAG DIVISION – FISHING FOR MONEY AND PRIZES
REDFISH The FIRST FIVE (5) eligible anglers who turn in a RED TAG will win a 2021 Ford F-150 Texas Edition XTL Super cab, Haynie 23’ Bigfoot, Coastline trailer and 150 hp Mercury motor package.
THE NEXT FIVE (5) eligible anglers who turn in a RED TAG will receive a Haynie 23 Bigfoot, Coastline trailer and 150 hp Mercury motor package
(Ages 15 and under will receive a $25,000.00 scholarship with boat in lieu of truck; see rule 15)
FACT: Live tournament fish always weigh more alive than a dead fish iced down in an ice chest for hours.
CCA Star Fishing Tournament 2021 IS sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association is a “kill fish tournament.” It is not a “catch and live release fishing tournament” which may appear to some as a fishery conservation paradox.
Conservation minded contestants may choose to keep their catch alive and healthy, transporting their tournament fish all day to the official scales or kill and ice down the fish in an ice chest. Keeping a CCA Tournament fish alive to the scales or killing the fish is always a personal choice testing and demonstrating the conservation ethic of every man, woman, and CCA Star Tournament Directors and officials.
FACT: Also know that… Tournament fish weighed-in alive DO NOT LOSE BODY WEIGHT NOR DO THEY SHRINK IN LEGNTH.
The difference between being a WINNER or LOOSER a CCA Star Tournament is college scholarship, new truck, boat, boat trailer or motor. Winners often win the money by a hundredth of ounce or a small fraction of an inch.
Total tournament mortality is expected and always acceptable in all CCA Star Fishing Tournaments. Tournament rules ensure 100% kill. Turning in a live fish in the CCA tournament circuit is not a violation of 2022 CCA tournament rules.
What does keeping tournament fish alive with the Oxygen Edge™ have to do with the CCA Star Fishing “kill” Tournament?
FOR THE CONTESTANT POINT OF VIEW, FISHERY CONSERVATION IS TOTALLY MEANINGLESS ISSUE, THE POINT OF THIS KILL FISHING TOURNAMENT IS 100% ABOUT WINNING – MONEY, PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The CCA fishery conservation paradox is dramatic: The public relations impact of Catch and Live Release fishing tournament conservation ranks high. CCA catch and kill fishing tournaments rank and the bottom of the fishery conservation scale.
FACT: FISHERY CONSERVATION IS A MEANINGLESS NON-ISSUE FOR ALL CCA INTRA-STATE FISHING TOURNAMENTS
*FACT: Live fish always weigh more than dead fish on ice.
*FACT: Live fish do not shrink in length like dead fish on ice.
*FACT: Fish weight and fish length wins this tournament.
*FACT: Keeping your Star Tournament fish alive and healthy in your livewell or ice chest for hours or days (72 hours) to weigh-in = NO WEIGHT LOSS… and weight determines who wins and who loses.
Please read on because money, lot’s of money is on the line.
ATTENTION – UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS OF DEATH AND DIEING FISH
*Dead tournament fish, iced down, always decompose, always weigh less than live weight and shrink in length than live healthy tournament fish transported to the weigh-master – fish weight at the weigh-in scales is important and determiners the winner in CCA Star Tournaments?
Dead tournament fish, iced down, always decompose, shrink in fractions of inches and are shorter than live, healthy tournament fish transported to the weigh-master – fish length measured by the weighmaster is important and determines the winner in CCA Star Tournaments?
Michigan State University Extension
“Options for preventing weight loss with record fish and tournament winners”
July 8, 2013 by Dan O’Keefe, Michigan State University Extension
“It is best to weigh fish alive…”
This article was published by Michigan State University Extension. For more information, visit http://www.msue.msu.edu.
The Coastal Conservation Association Texas (CCA Texas) is a non-profit marine conservation organization consisting of tens of thousands of recreational anglers and coastal outdoor enthusiasts. CCA was founded in 1977, it started in the great state of Texas and has quickly expanded into a national organization consisting of many state divisions.
Tagged Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Gafftop, King Mackerel, Dolphin (Dorado) and Ling (Cobia) qualify. Redfish tags will read: (2015 CCA TX/STAR (Tag Nos. TA551 – TA650)
Many states and tens of thousands of offshore, near-shore, coastal bay and estuary sport fishermen compete in the CCA Star Tournament every summer for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. CCA membership is included in the Star Tournament entry fee.
Tournament winners walk away with new trucks, new boats and motors, new boat trailers and many scholarships (up to $50,000 at an accredited college or university). These prizes are duplicated and awarded to winners in many state divisions.
CCA Tournament Rules: All fish entered into competition must have been caught by the participant and must be weighed, or in the case of tagged redfish, presented, at a designated official STAR weigh station, as soon as practical after landing and in no event more than twenty-four (24)* hours after landing. *Only dorado, cobia, red snapper, and mangrove snapper will be allowed seventy-two (72) hours to weigh-in, after landing.
FACT: Keep Star Tournament fish alive and healthy in livewells and ice chests for 24 – 72 hours until weigh-in. These fish will not lose a single gram/ounce/pound of weight during transport and captivity while transporting to a weigh in station. Dead fish lose weight because of cellular decomposition that begins at the moment of death.
Star Tournament fish that are killed immediately after capture, iced down in ice chest constantly lose weight minute by minute, hour by hour as the cells and tissue decomposes after death, the normal decomposition process of death… In 24 hours, a winner can become a looser caused by postmortem weigh loss. A loss of only a few grams of weight from the time of capture Friday to the weigh-in Saturday can be hours or even the next day or two.
Grams, ounces and even pounds of weight may be lost postmortem. Tournament prizes, money and college scholarships worth tens of thousands of dollars are all lost because one dead tournament fish on ice lost a gram or ounce.
All CCA Star Tournament contestants may choose to kill and ice down their catch, but your fish will lose weight and shrink.
If you are serious about winning the prize, the winning edge determined by you knowledge and ability to keep that fish alive to the weigh-in. Keep your catch alive and healthy to the weigh-in, your fish will not lose any postmortem water weight.
The lagniappe: People see your efforts to keep your catch alive and healthy during transport in your possession to the weighmaster. Your actions demonstrate your real personal fishery conservation ethic, providing the best fish transport cars possible 2022.
The Oxygen Edge is about having a CCA TOURNAMENT WINNING EDGE, winning money, prizes, college money for your kids and your personal fishery conservation ethic.
IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO BE A WINNER THAN BE A LOSER IN CCA FISHING TOURNAMENTS
FRACTIONS OF OUNCES SEPARATE THE WINNERS FROM THE LOSERS IN ALL CCA FISHING TOURNAMENTS
DEAD FISH BEGIN LOSING WATER WEIGHT IMMEDIATELY POST MORTUM, CHILLED WITH ICE
LIVE FISH DO NOT LOSE WATER WEIGHT OR LEGNTH TRANSPORTED IS LIVEWELLS HAVING EXCELLENT WATER QUALITY TO THE WEIGH-IN