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Sam Caldwell, Official Texas State Artist in 2004, fishes in Aransas Bay with a hefty stringer of redfish, caught on cut crab. The current limit is now three reds per day between 20 and 28-inches in length. (Photo by John Jefferson)



I had decided to write about the closing weeks of the Coastal Conservation Association’s 2020 STAR tournament when I got an email enticingly entitled, “Psst-they’re still out there!” from my friend, Dylan Sassman, assistant tournament director.

And they are. Dylan was referring to the winning fish in the largest prize-awarding fishing tournament in history. CCA and its sponsors partner to give away a million dollars’ worth of merchandise and scholarships every summer. If you haven’t already entered, as we have, there’s still time. 

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