Chick-fil-A of Lake Charles to host Big Trout Bonanza

By Special to the American Press

Chick-fil-A of Lake Charles will host

the Big Trout Bonanza fishing tournament directed by Ron Castille

Saturday, June 21

at Calcasieu Point Landing, 3955 Henry Pugh Road. Proceeds from

this tournament will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Owner-operator David Griffin was searching for a positive event that would mirror the respect and admiration he holds for

America’s service members.

“The chance to offer our region’s

Wounded Warriors a day on the water and the opportunity to raise funds

to continue the critical

work the Wounded Warrior Project conducts throughout our country

were too good to pass up. It is my desire to make this an

annual event that highlights the service and sacrifice of our

brave military men and women and assists in their ongoing rehabilitation

and support.”

The bonanza is an open fishing

tournament and each person in a boat must be a paid contestant. Each

contestant is responsible

for his own catch, and the fish must be caught in public waterways

in the Calcasieu River System between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 21. Legal permitted fishing areas are from the

Saltwater Barrier south to the Cameron Jetties. Contestants

may fish up to but not beyond 100 yards on the outside of the

Cameron Jetties. Contestants may navigate through the Intercostal

waterway to travel north and south but may not travel to the east

or west in the Intercostal Waterway.

Cash prizes will be awarded, with payouts ranging from $100 to $1,000. Hourly weigh-ins begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

at Calcasieu Point Landing.

Registration is $150 and will be

available until June 19 at Cajun Tackle, 2640 Country Club Road. Late

registration is $165

and will be at Calcasieu Point Landing on the day before and the

day of the event. Contestants must have a valid Louisiana

fishing license. Participants 16 years or younger must be

accompanied by a parent or guardian and pay a registration fee of


For those businesses or individuals who would like to sponsor a boat and/or fish with a Wounded Warrior, please contact the

Chick-fil-A Marketing Director Irene Vandever, at 244-0637 as soon as possible.

For more information, email