This morning, just after 10am, another tagged STAR tagged redfish was caught in Citrus county.
The 23.5 inch bronze fish, sporting tag 923, was caught just north of the mouth of the Homosassa River in the St. Martin Keys. The angler, Jeff Miller, is longtime CCA member and registered STAR angler. He was taking his brother and sister-in-law to a spot where he had caught great fish the day before. He made the first cast with a live pinfish, wham! He had the first fish on and upon landing the fish, he noticed what appeared to be a parasite near the dorsal fin. Within a split second, he came to the realization it was not a parasite at all, but a STAR tag covered in slime. When he removed the slime it was a lime green tag with a STAR phone number. Being registered for STAR the last three years, he knew exactly what to do. He called us and took a picture on the 2017 official measuring device which he had on the boat.
“I attended the very first FCA/CCA meeting in Lakeland 25 years ago and have been a member off and on since then and I try to attend every Polk county banquet. I would receive emails regarding STAR and the ability to win by catching a tagged redfish and would think that will never happen to me but…. I should register because CCA is such a terrific organization who fights for our rights to fish and protects our marine resources. I can’t describe how happy I am that I took the time to register and know the rules.”
Congratulations Jeff! Enjoy your new Sea Hunt package!