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Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival

Since 1946

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, New Orleans City Park hosts its 71st annual Big Bass Rodeo, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. Be sure and visit the free Fishtival with exhibitors, vendors, raffles, fishing tackle for sale, and more!

The traditional Big Bass Rodeo is a bank-fishing only event but in 2014, we added a new division called “Boats on the Bayou” for kayakers and other non-motorized vessels to fish for various species in Bayou St. John. In 2016,  Battle for the Bass was presented by Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries as a school competition for 7th through 12th grade students. 

Rodeo Booklet

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    Big Bass Rodeo

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    Boats on the Bayou

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    Battle for the Bass

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    The Fishtival

    Fun for the whole family!

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    Register

    For any part of the event

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    History and Winners

    We've got fish tales to tell!

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    Wildlife & Fisheries

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    Committee and Contacts

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    Become a Sponsor

    Want to help out?

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

Please don't park under City Park trees! The roots of a tree can stretch underground as far as the tree's branches, and parking on the root system will damage it.