With the exception of Louisiana and Mississippi, which are combined under the CCA of Louisiana, each state has different sponsors and different prizes available. CCA of Texas Members will be competing for a chance at $1,000,000 in prizes and scholarships. CCA of Louisiana members will be competing for $500,000 in prizes as will CCA of Florida Members. Some of the prizes up for grabs could be as big as a new truck or a new boat.
The overall purpose is a membership drive which is used to raise awareness of coastal conservation and raise monies towards the cause. Fish are tagged for this event and those anglers who catch those tagged fish are the ones that win those prizes. The biggest and most popular of theses is the Redfish Division with the angler that catches the first Tagged Redfish of the tournament in that state winning the largest of prizes. For example with the CCA Louisiana STAR Tournament the first entrant to catch a tagged Redfish in 2015 will win a new Chevy Silverado while the 9 tagged Redfish win a 2110 Sport NauticStar with 150hp Mercury Four-Stroke. Again each state has their own prizes and that information can be found on each states S.T.A.R website.(available by clicking on individual logo's)
about CCA, their news, or how to help or donate, or how to become a member should visit their website at www.joincca.org.