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2017 FISH OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Two well-deserving Louisiana anglers were presented with the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association’s (LOWA) prestigious Fish of the Year Awards for the year 2017 at the LOWA annual conference in Gonzales, Louisiana, on August 10-11, 2018.

Every year LOWA honors the anglers voted by the LOWA Fish Records Committee to have had the most significant catch in the previous year in both Rod & Reel and Fly Fishing Divisions.

Winners for the 2017 LOWA Fish of Year are:

The winner of the Rod & Reel Divisionis Chris Legrand of Slidell, Louisiana.  Legrand’s 140.00 pound Greater Amberjack was caught on the Horseshoe Lump out of Venice Louisiana, and is the new 1st Place record.

The winner of the Fly Fishing Division was Michael Clark of Hanahan, South Carolina.  Clark won the Fly division for his feat of landing a 9.66 Sheepshead caught at the MRGO. Clark’s fish is also a new 1st place record.

Ti   Chris Legrand with his 140.00 Amberjack

  Michael Clark with his 9.66 Sheepshead

  Fish Records committee member Don Dubuc with Chris Legrand and Fish Records Chairman, Lyle Johnson

Anyone desiring further information about the winners can contact LOWA Fish Records Chairman, Lyle Johnson at fishrecords@yahoo.com.

THE LOUISIANA OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN THE CURATOR OF THE LOUISIANA STATE FISH RECORDS SINCE 1940.

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association is a non-profit organization comprised of active outdoor communicators including newspaper and magazine writers, columnists, editors, photographers, cartoonists, radio and television broadcast journalists, book authors, lecturers and public relations specialists.