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Thomas Supply Annual Fishing Rodeo

On Saturday, October 6th Thomas Supply held their 40th Anniversary Party and 4th Annual Fishing Rodeo at Hebert’s Marina in Big Lake, Louisiana. The weekend kicked off on Friday night at the Thomas Camp with Captain’s Night; hosting everyone staying in Big Lake for the weekend. Chef KD was in charge of the food and rocked the night, starting with charbroiled oysters, the main course of alligator sauce piquante, and finishing the night with his famous flaming bananas foster.

Thomas Supply of Alexandria team – Rawlen, Carol, and Ross Scully; Duane and Jessica Lemoine
Thomas Supply of Alexandria team – Rawlen, Carol, and
Ross Scully; Duane and Jessica Lemoine

Saturday kicked off bright and early with over 25 boats setting out to become the 2018 Bill Thomas Most Outstanding Angler. To celebrate their 40th year of business, the Thomas’ selected one of their first and most loyal ICP dealers, as well as a long-time family friend, Dwayne Roussell, to be the 2018 official weigh master. The fishing category results were extremely close with Darlene Natali sweeping the Most Outstanding Angler and the Most Outstanding Female Angler awards. Darlene is the wife of Terry Natali who is part of the third generation of General Refrigeration.

After the fishing was ended, the party was kicked off with entertainment from the Cajun Soul French band. In addition, Chef KD fried catfish for the 200 friends and family of Thomas Supply. Following the awards presentation, the Rosedown Rocker band capped of the weekend with three great hours of Rock N Roll music.

Bobby Thomas explained “We had the fishing rodeo to celebrate another great year of business in south Louisiana and east Texas. This year marks our 40th anniversary and we wanted to celebrate with friends and family of Thomas Supply. We would like to thank all of our customers, friends, and family who participated in the weekend and who have supported us throughout the year. We are also thankful for our sales reps and vendor partners who helped make the weekend a success.”

Bill Thomas Most Outstanding Angler
1st Place – Darlene Natali – 7.88lbs
2nd Place – Terry Natali – 7.56lbs
3rd Place – Hayden Hoffpauir – 7.31lbs
4th Place – Neil Mire – 7.16lbs

Most Outstanding Junior Angler
1st Place – Kade Brown – 6.25lbs
2nd Place – Landon Vidrine – 2.88lbs

Most Outstanding Female Angler
1st Place – Darlene Natali – 7.88lbs
2nd Place – Carol Scully – 6.19lbs

Redfish Division
1st Place – Hayden Hoffpauir – 7.31lbs
2nd Place – Noel Rusk – 6.81lbs

Speckled Trout Division
1st Place – Darlene Natali – 1.25lbs
2nd Place – Rawlen Scully- .96lbs

Flounder Division
1st Place – Kade Brown – 3.5lbs
2nd Place – Darlene Natali – 2.75lbs

Additional photos of this event are available here.