Organizers of the Yellowfin Redfish Elite Tournament line up after announcing there will be a fishing tournament on the afternoon of September 22 at the GOACC office. The tournament will be from April 7-10, 2016 at the city of Orange Boat Ramp and sponsored by Stark Cultural Venures.  From left are: Rep. Dade Phelan, David Jones, John Gothia, Ida Schossow, Walter Riedell III, Dean Granger and Clyde McKee III.

RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

David Ball – For The Record

The successful BASSmaster Elite Tournament in Orange will now be followed by the Yellowfin Redfish Elite Tournament.

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a press conference at their office on the afternoon of September 22 to announce the event. The tournament will be from April 7-10, 2016 at The city of Orange Boat Ramp and sponsored by Stark Cultural Venues. The angers will fish on April 8, 9, and 10.

There will be a festival, carnival and music.

Organizer John Gothia said hopefully the weather will cooperate but event if it doesn’t, the show must go on. The organizers of the tournament are shooting for a 12-inch limit rather than the state required 14-inch limit to increase competition.