Salty Catch Trout Shootout with Laine Hardy

The Run Down:

WHO: The Salty Catch Trout Shootout & Festival Presented by Hook & Barrel Magazine

WHAT: Fishing tournament, Festival, and Concert headlined by Laine Hardy.

WHEN: June 5th beginning at 10am

WHERE: Lake Charles Civic Center - Amphitheatre Grounds

WHY: To benefit the the victims of recent hurricanes as well as to bring the community together the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Full Story:

LAKE CHARLES, LA - Hook & Barrel Magazine is proud to present the Salty Catch Trout Shoutout & Festival held at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The event will be held on June 5th and expected to host over 3,000 people. Adding excitement and community camaraderie to the tournament, a festival style day of entertainment will bring the community together for a great cause. Beginning at 10:00am, the community is invited to watch anglers try their luck at winning first place of $1,000 for the biggest speckled trout as part of the overall cash and prizes exceeding $10,000 for other placing fish. Throughout the day, anglers will be bringing their fish in to be weighed. Along with this, local vendors will be set-up along the Civic Center grounds where visitors can browse local offerings. 

The crowning jewel of the event will be a community concert at 3pm. Rising country music star and American Idol winner, Laine Hardy, will headline the main stage and delight fans as well as raise money for his charity helping hurricane victims of SWLA.

For information about this event, please visit:

Angler ticket locations are: Lake Charles Tackle, Cormie’s Grocery, Henderson Implement, & Fish On Tackle.

Emceeing the event will be Salty Catch owner, Crystal LaFosse. LaFosse has owned and operated fishing tournaments in the Lake Charles area for the last 5 years. Growing the Salty Catch brand from its infancy, The Salty Catch has become a community staple and an annually anticipated community event. Over the years, LaFosse has awarded nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes as well as donated over $10,000 to charity.

This year, LaFosse has partnered with John and Natalie Radzwilla, founders and publishers of America’s fastest growing outdoor lifestyle magazine, Hook & Barrel to take the tournament to the next level. Hook & Barrel has built a reputation of being the go-to publication for all things outdoor lifestyle with a heavy celebrity presence. Gracing the covers of the magazine have been personalities ranging from Discovery Channel star Mike Rowe to rock-and-roll legend Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top. Other notable covers include Emeril Lagasse, Martin Truex Jr., Chris Janson, Jeff Foxworthy, and Luke Bryan.

Also, The Southwest Louisiana Cornhole Association will be hosting a cornhole tournament beginning at 10am.

Concert tickets can be purchased at:

Festival is FREE to attend. Community is invited!

“After a pandemic and two hurricanes, we are very excited to bring something fun to Lake Charles. We invite everyone to come out to this fun-filled day for the entire family!”

For all information about this event, please visit:

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