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The fall means cooler temperatures, football, leaves changing colors and the Annual Casting for Kids Bass Tournament on Black River Lake.  This is one that Bassin’ in the Boot has added as a must fish each year.  What originally started as a bass tournament to help a friend’s family during a childhood illness has grown to help many families with children facing medical obstacles.  Brennan Russel and his team of bass tournament supporters hosts a must attend event every year on Black River Lake. 

Launching from Taunton’s Marina at 3878 Hwy 129 in Monterey, La the field of anglers will begin arriving around 4 am to guarantee a blastoff spot as near the top as possible.  Pre-registration is available but you may also register the morning of the tournament.  With an entry fee of only $130 that includes your boat launch and $20 big bass pot you have the possibility of walking away with a 1st place prize of $2500.

2020 Casting for Kids

A Good Cause, and Even Better Time on The Water

October 2020, Volume 118

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This is a must attend event in the bass fishing community of Louisiana.  Anglers from all over the state and southeastern region will come together to form a field of nearly 100 boats On October 3, 2020.  The Black River Lake complex offers a variety of fishing from the bayous to Horseshoe Lake to Black River Lake by way of Workinger Bayou. 

The annual fundraiser serves the children and families with medical challenges in the Miss-Lou area.  A great cause and a worthwhile event every year. 

Last year’s top ten were as follows:

1st Beau Barfoot and Colby Barfoot 12.54

2nd Randy Miller and Brennen Soileau 11.21

3rd Ben Hendricks 10.51

4th Chris Coco and Cody Devine 9.72

5th Joseph Hart and John Gray 9.58

6th Matthew Armand 9.30

7th Sawyer and Chynna Wallace 9.29

8th Lee and Lance Harveston 9.25

9th Matt Doyle and Tyler White 9.15

10th Michael Smith and Lance Byrd 9.00


Big Bass Chris Coco and Cody Devine 3.19


For more information you can pick up entry forms at Taunton’s Marina, Davis Insurance in Ferriday, or for an emailed copy of the entry form text Brennen Russell at 318-421-1111 or Shane Smith at 1 (318) 452-5424. Join us for a great cause as we #GeauxBassin at the 5th Annual Casting for Kids on Black River Lake.

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