LOWA announces 2013 Fish of the Year winners

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Two well-deserving Louisiana anglers will be presented with the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association’s (LOWA) prestigious Fish of the Year Awards for the year 2013 at the LOWA annual convention in Houma on Aug. 8-9.

Annually, 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 and Reel and Fly Fishing

Divisions. The winners will receive their awards Saturday night, Aug. 9.

The Awards Banquet is held at the Quality Inn in Houma.

Winners for the 2013 LOWA Fish of Year are: Able Ceja of Fordoche will receive the 2013 Fish of the Year award in the Rod and Reel Division for his catch and new first-place record for a 74.43 lb Gag Grouper.. He caught his new record on the Vidsca Knoll in July of 2013 fishing out of Venice.

Victor E. Tedesco III; MD of Houma will be presented the award in the Fly Fishing

Division for his feat of landing a new first-place, 6.24 lb Gafftopsail Catfish at the Bouy 13 rocks in Grand Isle in May of 2013.

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