Outdoor

The Atchafalaya Redfish Club Series held a tournament May 5. First-place winners were Bradley Matte and Dylan Vaughn with a catch of 21.15 pounds. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Ryan Percle)

Second-place winners in the Atchafalaya Redfish Club Series May event were Jerome Plaisance and Bud Brunson with a haul of 20.13 pounds. They won second place via a tiebreaker. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Ryan Percle)

Byron Carline and Shanie Gaudet won third place in the Atchafayala Redfish Series May event with a 20.13 pound catch. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Ryan Percle)

Dale Crochet and Howard Gaudet were the Big Fish winners at the Atchafalaya Redfish Series May event. Their fish measured 20.75 inches and weighed 9.8 pounds. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Ryan Percle)

Atchafalaya Redfish Club Series winners

The Atchafalaya Redfish Club Series held a tournament May 5. Below are the winners.

Samantha Collins a biologist who works with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, bands a reddish egret chick. The egrets are listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Wildlife Action Plan. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Biologist seeks to learn more about reddish egrets

Biologist Samantha Collins, for several seconds, intently studied the weight on her Pesola spring scale.

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