2014 Fish of the Year Awards
The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association’s (LOWA) prestigious Fish of the Year Awards for the year 2014 were presented at the LOWA 70th Annual Conference banquet in Morgan City on August 8, 2015. Annually LOWA honors the anglers voted by the LOWA Fish Records Committee who have had the most significant catch in the previous year in both Rod & Reel and Fly Fishing Divisions. Winners for the 2014 LOWA Fish of Year are: Lawson Boyte of Oak Grove, Louisiana. 2014 Fish of the Year award in the Rod & Reel Division for his catch and new 1st place record for a 114.0 lb Blue Catfish (Ictalurvs Furcatvs). He caught his new record on the Mississippi River in March of 2014 fishing out of East Carroll Parish. Two anglers were recognized in the Fly Fishing Division. Ben Roussel of Baton Rouge, Louisiana received the award in the Fly Fishing Division for his feat of landing a new 1st place, 4.07 lb Bowfin (Amia Calva) at Keller’s Lake in Pointe Coupee Parish in April of 2014. Charles M. Johnson Jr. was honored for his catch of a new 1st place Sheepshead (Archosargus Probatocephalus) Lake Eloi in Breton Sound.