HT Redfish Partners with St. Tammany Parish
HT3 OUTDOORS, LLC PARTNERS WITH ST. TAMMANY AND SLIDELL, LA.The HT Redfish Series will partner to create the biggest show in Red fishingORLANDO ?The championship round of the 2012 Academy Sports and Outdoors HT Professional Redfish took place this past weekend in Slidell, La. in St. Tammany Parish. It was obvious from the first section of red carpet that was laid out for the tour, it's anglers and families that this was not going to be an ordinary tournament weekend.??After watching the angler's families being whisked away to special outings like wive's lunches, wine tastings, shopping, etc. it was apparent that this community appreciated not just the anglers that came to do battle on the redfish rich waters of Slidell, but their families as well.As the weekend progressed it became obvious to everyone that there was a special connection between the St. Tammany Tourist Commission, local government and folks at the host facility, The Dock.?Discussions were made about a return of the tour for the 2013 season, those early discussions lead to longer discussions which lead to today's announcement.The long term goal is to build the most lucrative redfish tournament championship in history and we feel Pat Malone and HT3 Outdoors is well on their way to that already. This is a win-win partnership on all counts and we are committed to helping achieve that goal while highlighting the incredible sport fishing St. Tammany has to offer," stated Donna O'Daniels, President and CEO of the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission.??
At the conclusion of the 2013 season, the top 50% of the field from the HT Professional Redfish Series season will again converge on Slidell in early November to battle it out for over $100,000.00 in cash and prizes and do so with no entry fee, another first for the tour and it's anglers.? The Wednesday evening captain's meeting will take place at the beautiful Northshore Harbor Center.The first 2 days of competition will weigh in once again at The Dock and finally on day 3, another first, it's back to the Northshore Harbor Center with a lineup activities including sponsor booths, live entertainment, taste of Louisiana cooking exhibits, children's activities, giveaways and more.The festivities, which are open to the public, will culminate with a Championship final drive through weigh in under the hot spotlights of an indoor concert hall followed by awarding of one of the largest cash purses in the sport. ??It's going to be tremendous to partner with such a fine group of fishing enthusiasts and to do so for the next 5 years shows the anglers and the industry that HT3 Outdoors, the HT Professional Redfish Series, it's anglers and fans are here and here to stay.
The civic center beautifully decorated and ready for captain's meeting/dinner.The HT Redfish Series will expand to 40 of the nation?s top teams; teams will include fishermen from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina vying in a series of tournaments for the right to fish in the finale.???For more information on the HT Redfish tournament, visit www.HTREDFISHSERIES.comFor more on Slidell and St. Tammany Parish, visit www.LouisianaNorthshore.com