With Senator Carl Parker sitting in the parking lot of the building that carries his name, it was his law firm's fishing team that took home a pocket full of money in the first-ever Sabine Showdown Fishing Tournament at Lamar State College Port Arthur on Saturday afternoon.
Michael Fesco of Sour Lake and Brian Quebedeaux of Port Arthur, fishing for the Parker Law Firm, won first place in the redfish and trout categories to claim $3,000 in prize money. In the redfish category, their two-fish stringer came in at 16.27 pounds, while their two-fish trout stringer was 6.57 pounds. They also first place in the side pot categories of Heaviest Single Trout (3.42 pounds), Most Redfish Spots (11), and Heaviest Stringer, six-fish maximum (26.02 pounds). Fesco and Quebedeaux also grabbed a second-place finish in the Heaviest Single Redfish side pot (8.25 pounds).
Overall, the tournament offered more than $15,000 in prize money.
The team of Robert Gobert and Rickey Adam, both of Bridge City, won the flounder category, taking home a check for $1,500 after weighing in two fish for a 4.10-pound total. They also won the Heaviest Single Flouder side pot with a weight of 2.57 pounds.
Team Jordan, made up of Jake and Jeremiah Jordan, won the Heaviest Single Redfish side pot with a 8.92-pound red.
The event, which drew more than 60 teams from across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, was a fundraiser for Lamar State College Port Arthur with proceeds providing scholarships, as well as purchasing and maintaining training equipment, along with other campus needs. Motiva and Flint Hills Refinery served as the title sponsors for the event.
Sabine Showdown Fishing Tournament
Lamar State College Port Arthur
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Heaviest Redfish Stringer (maximum two fish)
1, Parker Law Firm (Brian Quebedeaux, Michael Fesco), 16.27 pounds, $1,500
2, Team Jordan (Jake Jordan, Jeremiah Jordan), 15.52 pounds, $1,250
3, Cajun Connection (Ron LaSalle, Gary Fontenot), 14.41 pounds, $1,000
4, Chevron Phillips 1 (Chad Lydon, Tim Roberts), 14.38 pounds, $500
5, Lower Toledo Madre (Eddie Roberts, Reid Reynolds), 13.83 pounds, $250
Heaviest Trout Stringer (maximum two fish)
1, Parker Law Firm (Quebedeaux, Fesco), 6.57, $1,500
2, Flint Hills 1 (Shane Romero, Jerome Weber), 6.34, $1,250
3, Moran Shipping (Tad Collier, Gary Shepherd), 4.80, $1,000
4, Bechtel 2 (Knox, Bouler), 4.33, $500
5, Team Gobert (Robert Gobert, Rickey Adams), 3.86, $250
Heaviest Flounder Stringer (maximum two fish)
1, Team Gobert (Gobert, Adams), 4.10, $1,500
2, Team Evans (Sam Evans, Courtney Amato), 3.92, $1,250
3, Apache (James Hensley, Justin Young), 3.70, $1,000
4, Team Jordan (Jake Jordan, Jeremiah Jordan), 3.25, $500
5, Parker Law Firm (Quebedeaux, Fesco), 3.18, $250
Heaviest Single Redfish Side Pot
1, Team Jordan, 8.92
2, Parker Law Firm, 8.25
3, Lower Toledo Madre, 7.90
Heaviest Single Trout Side Pot
1, Parker Law Firm, 3.42
2, Cajun Connection, 3.27
3, Flint Hills 1, 3.17
Heaviest Single Flounder Side Pot
1, Team Gobert, 2.57
2, Apache, 1.99
3, Parker Law Firm, 1.68
Most Redfish Spots Side Pot
1, Parker Law Firm, 11
2, Blast & Cast (Robert Gross, James Baker), 10
3, Crazy Cajuns (Matt Bertrand, Roger Bertrand), 8
Heaviest Stringer (six fix maximum) Side Pot
1, Parker Law Firm, 26.02
2, Team Jordan, 21.36
3, Team Gobert, 17.60