Redfish tournament series inks deal gaining access to waters deemed private

The Elite Redfish Series announced last week it had reached agreement with a landowner in Southwest Louisiana to provide access to tidal water the landowner says is private. The series said in a Facebook post competitors in this weekend’s Elite Redfish Classic Kick-Off would be granted limited access to the tract, but anglers fighting for access rights throughout the Louisiana coast say the move sets a dangerous precedent.

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Louisiana Sportsmens Coalition

Louisiana Sportsmen's Coalition is a grassroots organization based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Coalition was formed in 2016 to preserve Louisiana's legacy as the "Sportsman's Paradise" and safeguard the future of fishing across Louisiana's waterways.