Experience Fishing at Its Best at One of Louisiana’s Many Tournaments

Release Date: 06/27/2012

(June 28, 2012) -Fishing is a popular pastime, no matter the time of year, but summer brings one fantastic fishing tournament after another in Louisiana. 

We encourage all fishermen, both novice and expert, to take the plunge and enter a local contest.  The reward is meeting new fishing buddies, wining a range of prizes, and the possibility of having a new trophy on the wall. 

The Louisiana coast has long been a popular fishing destination, and some of the biggest fishing tournaments in the state are held here during the summer months. 

Tournament details and registration information are as follows:

Faux Pas Lodge Invitational

In its 14th year, the Faux Pas Lodge Invitational is fast becoming one of southeast Louisiana’s most popular rodeos to fish, with the 2011 field including over 800 anglers.  The rodeo will be held in Venice on Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, July 28.  The tournament is comprised of four different divisions: inshore, rig, offshore and live redfish.

Registration begins July 1.  To download an application click here: http://fauxpaslodge.com/index.asp?pg=registration.

The tournament will again be joined by the Recreational Fisheries Research Institute, a non-profit conservation, research and outreach group.

For more information contact Kleo Blue at kleo@fauxpasprints.comor (504) 834-8342.

Empire South Pass Tarpon Rodeo

The Empire South Pass Tarpon Rodeo is back again this year on Thursday, July 5 through Saturday, July 7 at the Delta Marina in Empire.  The entry fee is $40.00 per angler with cash prizes issued on Saturday.

For more information contact The Delta Marina at deltamarina12@yahoo.comor (504) 657-5116.

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo was originally established in 1928 and is the oldest fishing tournament in the Unites States. The tournament will be held at the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion located at the end of Highway 1 in Grand Isle. The tournament dates are Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, July 28.

For more details and registration information visit: http://www.tarponrodeo.org/GITR/Home.html.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant resources.  For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.govon Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffbor follow us on Twitter @LDWF. 

For press inquiries, contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.govor (225) 765-2396.