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Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival

Since 1946

On April 2, 2016, New Orleans City Park will host its 69th annual Big Bass Rodeo, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. 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. This year we are adding a new competition: Battle for the Bass, a high school competition presented by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, our partners in the Big Bass Rodeo. Be sure and visit the “free” Fishtival with lots of exhibitors, vendors, raffles, fishing tackle for sale and more!

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

    High School Competition

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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:

  • Celebration in the Oaks will close early tonight, at 8:40pm, due to weather. pic.twitter.com/ffhJa1JCas
  • Celebration in the oaks is closed tonight due to rain.
  • Celebration in the Oaks will open tonight at 6 PM.

CITY PARK FACTS:

Four concrete lions, some of the most recognizable residents of City Park, stand guard on the Peristyle where the stairs lead to the edge of Bayou Metairie.