Jordan cashes in, wins boat

Published 11:36 pm Monday, April 11, 2016

ORANGE — Texas angler Clark Jordan weighed in a three-day total of 70 pounds to win the Elite Redfish Series Classic Kickoff out of the City of Orange Boat Ramp.

This was his second victory in as many classics, and he won handily. Second place Dwayne Eschete had a 65.40 bag. Third place was Kevin Broussard with 61.38 while Kevin Akin took fourth with 59.92 and Mark Sepe with 59.63 at fifth.

Jordan won a $75,000 Yellowfin boat and $5,000 cash for his efforts and set himself up as being the top angler on the Elite Redfish Series trail.

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A three-day total of 70 pounds is impressive when you consider that is with a three-fish limit here in Texas. Overall the average redfish weighed at the event was 7.01 pounds and the average weight per participant was 28.06 pounds.

Look for more details to come in the Thursday Outdoors Update.

— Chester Moore Jr.