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Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival

Since 1946

Check out the 2015 winners by clicking here.

 

On March 28th, New Orleans City Park will host its 68th annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. Last year over 600 anglers sought largemouth bass and other species hoping to earn bragging rights and a trophy. Unlike high caliber bass fishing tournaments, this nonprofessional rodeo provides fishing categories and activities for all ages and is a great time to enjoy springtime in the Park. Last year 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. We had 89 registrants and expect lots more this year!

Click for the 2015 Rodeo Booklet

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    Big Bass Fishing Rodeo

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    Boats on the Bayou

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    The Fishtival

    Fun for the whole family!

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    Registration

    For any part of the event

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    Committee and Contacts

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    Sponsors

    Want to help out?

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    History

    We've got fish tales to tell!

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    Wildlife and Fisheries

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    Past Winners

    From 1946-Present

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

  • Due to the rain boat and bike rentals, Carousel Gardens, Storyland, and City Putt will open late (at 1pm) today 4/18/15.
  • Due to the rain Carousel Gardens, Storyland, and City Putt will open late (at 1pm) today 4/18/15.
  • @RoamingGnome @FleurtyGirl Our suggestion is to Park at City Park and take the shuttle to @jazzfest! :)

CITY PARK FACTS:

The park has 10 varieties of oak tree within its 1300 acres: Live Oak, Cherrybark, Cow, Nutall, Overcup, Post, Shumard, Water, White, and Willow.