Catch the First Tigress-Tagged Dolphin in the West Marine CCA Florida STAR Competition and Win $10,000!

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 May 24th, 2022 by Keith Worrall 

Modified May 24th, 2022 at 9:43 AM

Lake Worth, Fl. (May 23, 2022) – The West Marine Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Florida STAR Competition presented by Yamaha offers a unique combination of conservation, data collection and education, with more than enough prizes and scholarships to make it the can’t-miss fishing competition of the year. And the fortunate angler that catches the first Tigress-tagged dolphin in this year’s competition will win $10,000 cash!

Kick off for STAR begins May 28, and runs through to September 6, for over 100 days of exciting fun filled fishing action. No other fishing tournament in Florida can engage anglers of all ages and experience levels and even includes non-anglers who can participate and win simply by collecting trash and debris. This year’s family-friendly fishing experience offers nearly $500,000 in prizes with 17 divisions, including tagged, non-tagged, inshore and offshore species.

Tigress Outriggers & Gear is proud to be a sponsor of STAR, the largest fishing competition in Florida. The catch, photograph, and release format of the competition encourage anglers to protect and conserve fishery resources for future viability and availability for all recreational anglers. STAR’s smartphone app eliminates the requirement for anglers to harvest or capture and transport fish and promotes the proper handling of all species in the competition.

Entry fees for the 2022 West Marine CCA Florida STAR competition are only $75 for adults and include a one-year membership in CCA, youth anglers can enter for free after becoming a CCA member for just $10. Most divisions have six winning places and are determined by a random drawing of all photo entries of fish on the Official STAR measuring device. Because it is not the biggest fish that wins, the unique format encourages participants of all ages to protect and conserve Florida’s fisheries for future generations. Whatever their age or skill level, competing anglers have their shot at prizes, including new boat, motor and trailer packages, cash, marine electronics, Yamaha motors, tackle, scholarships and much more.

STAR’s offshore signature division is the Tigress Outrigger & Gear Tagged Dolphin Division. The first angler to catch a 2022 confirmed tagged dolphin will win a $10,000 cash prize. Anglers must have a CCA membership AND be registered in STAR before hooking and landing a tagged dolphin to be eligible. The time and date of the catch must be submitted. A photo of tagged fish on an Official STAR measuring device, verification of tagged dolphin and results of a polygraph will determine the prize winner in the Tagged Dolphin Division. Only the first Tigress STAR Tagged dolphin recaptured by a registered STAR angler who is a CCA member during 2022 competition dates and certified by the STAR Committee will be eligible for the prize.

The Coastal Conservation Association was founded in 1977 after drastic commercial overfishing along the Texas coast decimated redfish and speckled trout populations. One of 19 state chapters, CCA Florida, became the fifth state chapter in 1985. A 501(c)3 non-profit, the purpose of CCA is to advise and educate the public on the conservation of marine resources. Through habitat restoration projects, water quality initiatives and fisheries advocacy, CCA Florida works with over 19,000 members, including recreational anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, to conserve and enhance marine resources and coastal environments. Join the conversation on their Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/ccaflstar/) or learn more at ccaflorida.org.

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