Three Florida anglers win new boat packages from leading manufacturers for catching STAR tagged redfish.
Over $200,000 in prizes has been awarded so far this summer to local anglers from CCA Florida, the state’s leading organization dedicated to marine fisheries conservation, education and advocacy. The nonprofit today shared that three anglers in its signature event – CCA Florida STAR, presented by Yamaha – have won new boats from Sea Hunt, Pathfinder and Contender, all powered with Yamaha Outboards.
Anglers from Jacksonville, Monticello and Bartow are the current winners in CCA Florida STAR, which is the state’s largest family-friendly saltwater fishing competition, running 101 days from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. The event’s most recent winner, Jeff Miller, a long-time CCA Florida member and STAR registered angler from Bartow, caught his winning 23” STAR tagged redfish (tag FL 923) in Citrus County on July 2.
The local tourism bureau in Citrus County, Discover Crystal River Florida, is the West Coast Destination sponsor for the STAR tournament, and as a result, the waters surrounding the area received eight tagged redfish instead of the four most other counties received. “We’re…