Arlen “Benny” Cenac, Jr., Houma businessman and owner of Cenac Marine Services, was proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the recent 6th annual Morgan City Oilman’s Fishing Tournament. The Tournament/Rodeo (M.C.O.F.R.) is an annual fishing rodeo for the tri-parish region, and holds the weigh-ins at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The M.C.O.F.R is a non-profit corporation founded in 2013 for purposes of promoting community spirit in the local oil and gas industries while benefiting notable organizations for future growth within the community. Their website says, “We look to provide an environment for this event that is fun and family oriented where the community can gather and enjoy the camaraderie and sport of fishing to make the event the best that it can be in representing the Morgan City area”.
Unlike many fishing tournaments, MCOFR places no limit on the number of individuals in a boat. Rodeo entrants filled their boats to capacity with family and friends for a day under the sun. The one-day fishing adventure began early morning on May 19, 2018, when nearly a hundred boats and hundreds of participants gathered with their rod and reels at the crack of 6:00 AM for a day of fun on the Atchafalaya Basin.
The Atchafalaya Basin is the most productive river basin in North America and the nation’s largest river swamp, and includes nearly one million acres of bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and backwater lakes. The basin begins in Simmesport, LA – 155 miles away from Houma – and extends to the Gulf of Mexico. There are more than 100 different species of fish and aquatic life in the Atchafalaya Basin—such as the redfish, bass, catfish, drum caught and judged at the tournament!
Arlen Benny Cenac, Jr. and how he balances business, philanthropy, and family fun on the water
Mr. Arlen “Benny” Cenac, Jr., Houma local and owner of Cenac Marine Services and Golden Ranch Farms, is always looking for ways to involve himself and promote the local community of Southeastern Louisiana. His undying pride for his hometown and commitment to Louisiana’s thriving maritime activities prompted his generous involvement in the Morgan City Fishing Rodeo. Morgan City, a short 45 minutes outside of Houma, Louisiana is the ideal setting for a day of fishing fun and family.
“Not only does this tournament support a great cause, but it allows my employees to enjoy a fun day on the water as well,” said Arlen “Benny” Cenac, Jr., Houma businessman and maritime advocate, about the annual event.
Working along Louisiana’s great shores and waterways, he became aware of the importance of protecting the environment. As a student at Nicholls State University, Benny Cenac grasped that, just like his father and grandfather, he wanted a career that would allow him to spend his days outside on the rich, fertile lands that is Louisiana.
Now owner of Cenac Marine Services and Louisiana maritime advocate, Arlen “Benny” Cenac, Jr. is fortunate to still spend his days outside on the beautiful canals of Louisiana—now this time, with his own sons. Arlen “Benny” Cenac Jr. is proud to support the Morgan City Oilman’s Fishing Rodeo and his fellow mariners. To learn more or become involved with the tournament, please visit Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo.