Cut Off’s Ivy Robichaux, 14, Catches Pending Junior Female World Record Tarpon

Posted Aug. 9, 2016

Photo courtesy Louisiana Sportsman

By Richard Fischer
LCBA Communications Manager

A south Lafourche teen made memories that will last a lifetime and potentially a record that will last even longer when she reeled in a 188.4-pound tarpon Saturday.

Pending approval by the International Game Fish Association, the new record will beat the previous one by a whopping 60 pounds!

Ivy Robichaux, 14, of Cut Off reeled in the silver king while fishing with her family and Capt. Lance “Coon” Schouest.

“I’m so proud of that little girl. She never cried. She never quit pumping,” Schouest told Louisiana Sportsman. “She deserved that tarpon. She fought like a grown up.”

The group embarked from Sand Dollar Marina at 7:30 a.m. and hooked the potential-record tarpon less than an hour after leaving dock, according to Schouest.

“We weren’t the early birds, but we found the worm anyhow,” Schouest told Louisiana Sportsman. “We caught him nine miles out of Grand Isle, right out of Barataria Pass. You could still see the island!”

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