Big Bass History

A brief rodeo history

BIG BASS HISTORY
By Kaye Florane

Paul Kalman, a local who spent many hours of his childhood fishing the tree-framed waters of City Park, founded the Big Bass Rodeo in 1946. For Kalman and many others, it was an angler’s urban heaven. The only requirements were a hook, line, length of cane and a lazy summer afternoon.

After being injured in service in World War II, Kalman conceived the idea of an annual fishing competition, planting the seeds of what would become City Park’s Big Bass Rodeo. A reporter for the New Orleans Item at the time, Kalman persuaded his bosses to sponsor the inaugural event. Armed with a meat scale borrowed from John Schwegmann’s original grocery store, the first rodeo was launched in 1946. Under his guidance, the rodeo grew to draw as many as 1,000 participants. Although Kalman passed away in 1986, shortly after the rodeo’s 40th anniversary, his legacy lives on today with the Paul Kalman award. His son Paul Jr. and grandson present this award to the angler 12 years or under that lands the largest bass.

In the 1980’s Joe Courcelle introduced catch-and-release to the rodeo. He built a 400-gallon tank and asked fishermen to turn in their live catch, which he returned to the lagoons. Joe served as Weigh Master for more than 30 years until 2010 when he stepped down for health reasons. Joe passed away shortly after that and the Joe Courcelle award was created to honor his years of service to the Big Bass Rodeo. This award is given for the largest bass landed by anyone 13 years or older.

When the city’s levees failed during Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29, 2005, parts of the Park flooded up to eight feet of water. The fishing environment was devastated and the Big Bass Rodeo could not be held in 2006 and 2007. Thanks to efforts from many organizations including LSU AgCenter/Sea Grand, University of New Orleans, La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries and others, the lagoons and fish habitat were restored.
In 2008, the rodeo returned and reclaimed its rightful spot as the country’s oldest freshwater fishing tournament with more than 600 registrants vying to win a trophy and bragging rights in five fishing categories.

In recent years, the “Fishtival” was added to the rodeo, bringing music, fishing gear and charter boat raffles and educational exhibits for wildlife, ecology, conservation, boating, and a casting contest for children.

The  Boats on the Bayou division for kayaks, canoes and other non-motorized vessels on Bayou St. John was added in 2014. Fishing categories include largemouth bass, trout, redfish and other species for trophies and a chance to win a Hobie fishing kayak.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries whose goal is to protect and manage the abundant natural resources in the state has done a wonderful job of maintaining the fish stock in the Park’s lagoons and in Bayou St. John.  They also play a big role at the Big Bass Rodeo by providing the scales to weigh the lunker bass, the aerated tubs to hold the stock, and the employees to safely re-release the fish after the tournament. Their various educational exhibits attract anglers of all ages and are a big draw to the Fishtival. In recent years, LDWF has become a partner in presenting the Big Bass Rodeo.

The largest fish ever caught in City Park was a 52-pound buffalo fish hauled in on July 21, 1976 by 12-year-old Tommy Descant of Chalmette. In February 2005, Ross Reboul, a junior at Jesuit High School, landed a giant 44-pound Blue Catfish. This giant catfish measured 42-inches long and 26-inches in circumference. Biologists believe this giant catfish was approximately 21 years old! In 1968, City Park boatman Cecil Doiron caught a bass weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. which held the Park record until February 12, 2013 (Mardi Gras day) when Kevin Schilling landed a 9-lb. 0 oz. lunker bass to break Cecil’s record. On August 14, 2013, Tim Zissis set the new record catching a 9-lb. 0.05 oz. bass. 2013 was the year for big bass in City Park!

The Park lagoons continue to yield big bass. On August 24th, 2015, Mile Laviolette, an avid and experienced Park fisherman, caught a 9 pound 3 ¾ ounce bass that would have set a new record had it been weighed on official scales. Good news is that Mike released it for someone else to catch! A near 10-pounder was caught on Christmas day 2015 by Kurt Wulff which was also released. Either of these fish if caught at the 2016 Big Bass Rodeo will definitely set a new record at City Park.

Recently 300+ pounds of mature bass (many between 6-7 pounds) were stocked into the bayous and lagoons by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. This could be the rodeo to see many large bass brought to the weigh station with a possible new record breaker!

Good luck and good fishing to all!

Kaye Florane
Rodeo Chairman

Pass Winners:

1946
Nick Gianopulos

1947
Joe Frey
Denis Rupin
Ed Frazier
Joe Mohr
Joe Marino

1948
L.W. Farrington
Albert Kurucar
R.W. Dabbs
P.D. Banville
A.J. Smith
Bill Wiem

1949
Mr. Frazier
Maurice Laborde
Sgt. J.C. Hendrick
James Lester
Sal Nuccio
V.A. Quarterman

1950
W.J. Songy Jr.
Anthony Radosta
Sam J. Trambino
Toby Moore
Fred. M. Keese

1951
P. Joseph Rohr
Vincent Radosta
Victor Bares
Henry Miranda
Anthony Blasini
Leonard Walle

1952
Sal Lofaso

1953
Bill Sullivan
George F. Hallner
Ted Lala

1954
Pvt. Shelby L. Wilson
Lloyd F. Dolese
W.H. Sherman
A.B. Strattman
C.J. Lane
Rene Chapotel

1955
Jerry Vadenbarre
Albert J. Jewell
Louis A. Miranda
E.A. Sonier
William A. Meyers
Thomas A. Jewell
Charles P. Crosby
Joe Frey
Fred M. Keese

1956
Warren Bourgeois
R.J. Bishop
Sidney Clement Jr.
Ed Coshow
Joseph Gerosa
Herbert Sale
Willis Boudreaux
A.J. Smith

1957
Doug McIntosh
John Picolo
Clyde Coombs
Morris Fields
Elwood Schmitt
William Rankin
G. W. Persevaux
J.E. Bush
Robert James

1958
Records Missing

1959
Bill Roberts
Allen Smith
V.J. Cangiamilla
C.J. Ruckert
Louis Fornier
W. A. Myers
Denis Schaft
Anthony Bacino
Doug McIntosh

1960
Gary Deroche
Cliff Kuncar
Patrick Fontenot
Louis Paretti
Joey Buck
Stanley Planchard
John Seeley
Jack Avery
Allen Smith

1961 & 1962
Records missing

1963
Albert Carey
Dickey Miguez
Nash Roberts
Michael Sperandeo
Roy T. Bostick
Alvin Royes
Dr. S.M. Emerson
E.L. Tregre
Barry Weinstein

1964
James McGovern Jr.
Bob Clarke
Eddie Blanchard
O.E. Gwunn
M. Stasser
Darryl Delerno
Robert Hess
V.J. Cangiamilla
Michael Spreandeo
E. L. Tregre

1965
Emile Whitaker
Luther Chavers Jr.
Emille Perilloux
Wayne Hess
Donald Rodrigue
Eddie Wolch
George Sclafani Jr.
Casey Kilian
Ed Stacy Jr.

1966
Lloyd Gervais Jr.
Barry Druffner
Lester LeBlanc
William Martinel
Luther Chavers Jr.
Casey Kilian
Ed Stacy Jr.

1967
Stanley Plauche
Jeff Kuncar
Allen Smith
Gary Deroche
Cliff Kuncar
Patrick Fontenot

Louis Paretti
Joey Buck
John Seeley
Jack Avery

1968
Records missing

1969
Will Harper
Frank Maggio
Norman Brooks
Sid Reggio Jr.
Monroe Meyers-Raymond Duby
Robert Bahl
Gary Deroche
Joey Buck

1970
Joey Robert
Marion Hess
F. Killian Jr.
Milton Berry
S. Blackledge
Gene Rodrigue
John Seeley
Monroe Meyers

1971
Marcel Courtlade
Keith Seeley
Joseph Grant
Bob Archer
Roy Duplantis
Allen Smith
Monroe Meyers
Marion Hess

1972
Ronald Gaudin
Michael Lizarraga
Eugene Zitzman
Herbert Champagne
Ronald Smith
Charles Rutlaff
Ruben Manger
Joel Stokes
Roy Duplantis

1973
Dennis Broughy
Mrs. John Seeley
Norm Gregware
Ronnie Beechler
Theodore Buck
Ciro Palermo
George Ricks
John Seeley
Marion Hess

1974
Jimmie Gele
Roslind Francis
Chvus Cancienne
Charles Martino
Ruben Francis
Dwight Davis
Joel Stokes

1975
Mike Stiegler
Richard Greenland
Raymond Rea
Marcel Garsaud
John Seeley
Monroe Meyers
Marion Hess
Ronald Beechler

1976
Ted Pavlovich
Bill Moody
Robert Thibodeaux
Joey Robert
Marion Hess
Joel Stokes
Ronald Beechler

1977
Timmy Hill
Emile Godfrey
Martin Burestein
Greg Hartman
David Stokes
Joe Lovoi
Butch Zimmer
John Seeley
Monroe Meyers

1978
Butch Lusco
Randy White
Frank Hibs
Craig Navarre-James Coquet
Danny Lusco
Monroe Meyers
Joey Robert
Marion Hess
David Stokes
Butch Zimmer

1979
Dennis Wickboldt
John Domingues
Monroe Meyers
Joey Robert
Marion Hess
Ronald Beechler
Robert Thibodeaux

1980
Wayne Gutelius
Dennis Sweeney
Joey Robert
Ruben Francis
James Coquet
Monroe Meyers

1981
Gordan Watts
Lois Gutelios
Jennifer Beechler
Bill Nelson
David Fields
Wayne Hess
Joes Stokes
Ronald Beechler
James Coquet

1982
Gary Crowson
Mr. Lusco
Monroe Meyers Jr.
Joel Stokes
Ron Thibodeaux
David Fields

1983
J. L. Smith
Robert Cantin
David Carter
Steward Beatty
Milton Junker
Walter Cannon
Wayne Hess
Joey Robert
Dennis Wickboldt

1984
Henry Shepard
Rich Sauvage
Michael Miranda
Eddie Fuller
A.J. Monroe
Monroe Meyers-Joel Stokes
Robert Thibodeaux
David Fields

1985
Joseph Amedo
Tom Knower
Earl Cassidy
Phillip Sweeney
Wayne Hess
Monroe Meyers
Joey Robert
Ruben Francis
Dennis Wickboldt

1986
Emmani Duchmann
Terry Cotoya
Robert Galloway
Anthony Conzonere
A.J. Meyer
Wayne Hess

1987
David Biri
Gerald Navarre
James Mullooy
Sid Smith
Frank Wickbolt
Lloyd Hebert
Fred J. Pepperman
James Coquet

1988
Thomas Larriviere
Lance Templet
Charles Gerard
Ed Lafoucade
Gerald Crain
Kenneth McArthur
Allen Chautin
Joe Matis Jr.
Eddie D'Aunoy Sr.
Robert Norris
Joel Stokes

1989
Harvey Breaux
Gerald Johnson
Earl Bonie
James Caramiat
Robin Giarusso
Jerry Thomas
Helen Bowzigard
Mark Meunier
Chris Fontana
Logan Jackson
Andres Mullet
Emile Godfrey

1990
Wayne Fontana
Donald Hoffman
Paul Couget
Corey Wagner
Robert Bayhi
Patrick Sweeney
Myles Martin
Dennis Couvillion
Daryl Tice
Bruce Ohlmeyer
Jim Hyatt

1991
Mr. Fontana
Robert Butler
Mr. Arlsen
Mr. Meyers
Steve Delk
Robert Clavin
Ray Kahoutek
Mike Carviglia
Harold Helbeck
Rory Rorison
Alvin Royes
Rickey Kibert

1992
Brian Hoffman
Leonard Ray
Jeremy Buisson
Monroe Meyers III
Regan Leopold
Andrew Stakelum
Chris Faust
Jason Bilnoski
Michael Welch
Robert Labat
Jeffrey Cheramie
Kelley Williams
Rory Rorison

1993
Kenny Gagliano
Scott Righey
Steve Rigert
Gilbert Scales
Steve Bourguard
Bill Mura
James Theriot
Sean Bradford
Brett Hess
Gary Nunemacher
Craig Navarre
Mack Hasenkampf
Jered Norton
Michael Cassio
Monroe Meyers III

1994
Spinning
1st-Larry Madere
2nd-Jason Menesses
3rd-Raymond Brim
Fly
1st-Keith Brock
2nd-Lisa Johnson
3rd-Robin Giarruso
Casting
1st-Scott Fitzpatrick
2nd-Gil Cambre
3rd-Patrick Johnson
Paul Kalman Award
Evan Smith
Bream Busters
1st-Max Zimmer, IV
2nd-Clyde Maddox
3rd-Mike Hasenkampf

1995
Mr. Martin
Mr. Riley
Allen McKevitt
Mr. Lavarine
Adam Guilmino
Sparky Long
Gil Cambre
Keith Osborne
Gordon Watts
Brett Hess
Bruce Norcise
Kevin Cox
Steve Ersek
Stevie Lynn
Glen Tamborella


1996
Mr. Hasenkamps
Mr. Rauch
David Bin
Allen McKevitt
Roger Poirier
Claude Guinot
Mr. Callen
Scott Brown
Ron Abadie
Corey Assavedso
Rodney Baehr
Ed Braud
Stevie L. Bavarre

1997
Adam Guilmino
T. J. (Anthony) Mallette
Henry Poirier
Lee McLean
Stefan Schmidt
Evan Schmidt
J. Ray
Mad Mexicans
Joey DiCarlo
Corey Davis
Lou Barousse
Aaron Toups
Big Yellow

1998
G. Mike Johnson
Peter Hopkins Jr.
Adam Gulmino
Oliver Pichon
Anthony Robino
Jesse Davis
Mark Falgoust
Paul Monistere
Mike Dvorak
Joseph Hunter
Michael Trombino
Chris Felder
Rodney Baehr

1999
David Biri
Big Yellow
Patrick Johnson
Steve Sanderson
Henry Poirier Jr.
Robert Cantin
Al Kuchler III
Robin Giarrusso
Joseph Boe
Walter Daigle
Charles Pfister V
Cub Scout Pak
Robert Clavin

2000
Mr. Rauch
Lou Barousse
Keith Lusher
David Monistere
Johnny Heintz
Harold J. Hellbach
Patrick Nunez
John Weber
Mark Misuraca
Zachary Phillips
Thomas A Rouzan Jr.
Matt Pipin

2001
Johnny Cefalu Sr.
Tony Tonguis
John Seely
Bryan Wood
Scott Rauch
Rene' Dandry
Stephen Salassi
Wade Bernard
John Reyes
Clarence Johnson Jr.
Daniel Nevarez
Eddie Ordemann
Robert Clavin

2002
Anthony Mike
Wally Burkhardt
Randy Chatelain
Lou Barousse
Jacob Wolfe
Dustin Fife
Riess Tucker
Michael & Melani Bordelon
Karl Netzhammer
Joshau Gilmore
John, Ryan, Aus Reyes
Aislin & Sean St. Salassi
Scott Rauch
Kevin & Shane Jones

2003
Spinning
Michael Simon Jr.
Derek Smith
Thomas Bronk
Casting
Clara Goodwin
Dustin Neff
Rickie Viada
Fly
Keith Brock
Leo Moore III
Keith Lusher
Paul Kalman Award
Joseph Trosclair

2004
Spinning
Charles Dufrene
Brandon, Kephart
Maximo Vasquez Jr.

Casting
Walter Daigle
George Girard
Darryl F. Delerno Jr.
Fly
Renee Gaitan
Leo Moore
Keith Lusher Jr.
Paul Kalman Award
Brandon Kephart

2005
Casting
1st-Jacques Grenier
2nd-Brett Estinopal
3rd-David Haydel

Fly
1st-Leo Moore
2nd-Ralph Litoff
3rd-Robert Calvin

Spinning
1st-Charlie Conforto
2nd-Richard Martin
3rd-Henry Poirier

Bream Busters
1st-Team Camo
2nd-Team Voodoo
3rd-Nyles Hughes

Casting Kids
7-10 years Johnny Heintz
11-13 years Chad Babin

Champions Challenge
Joel Stoke

GarFish
Mark Terrio

Paul Kalman Award
Richard Martin

2006 & 2007
Rodeo cancelled due to
Katrina aftermath

2008
Casting Contest
Ages 6-8
1st-Spencer Mullen
2nd-Cole Dimaggio
3rd-Eli Larriviere

2008
Ages 9-12
1st-Blake Chiquet
2nd-Ory Stemley
3rd-Bradley Marshall

Rio Grande
1st-Team Camo (961 fish)
2nd-Cichlid Assassins
3rd-Team PIP

Bream
1st-Matthew Martin (8oz)
2nd-David Beach III (3oz)
3rd-Holden Jeffreys (3 oz)

Bass-Cast
1st-Jerrold Pedesclaux 3lb 4oz)
2nd-Alvin Davis 2lb 5oz)
3rd-Mitch Rogers (2 lb 2 oz)

Bass-Fly
1st-Ralph Litolff (3lb 4oz)
2nd-Brett Undemstock (1lb 2oz)
3rd-None

Bass-Spin
1st-Cary Smith (2lb 13oz)
2nd-Paul Phelan (2lb 10oz)
3rd-Lou Barousse 2 lb 0 oz

Paul Kalman Award
Paul Phelan

2009
Casting Contest
Ages 6-8
1st-Jay Rowell
2nd-Spencer Mullern
3rd-Nyron Pete

Ages 9-12
1st-Taylor Brown
2nd-Adrianna Bailey
3rd-Sebastian Carpenter

Ages 13-17
1st-D.J. Rebstock
2nd-Stephen Kent
3rd-Dwight Clark

Catfish Kids
1st-Zion Wilcox
2nd-Corey Hirstius
3rd-Jacob Authement

Team Rio Grande
1st-Team Camo
2nd-Team Henderson
3rd-Team Say Lavie

Junior Anglers
1st-Peyton McQueen
2nd-Patrick Rowell
3rd-Emily Munch

Champions Challenge
Larry Madere

Bass-Fly fishing
1st-Rene Gaitan
2nd-Phillip Stepka
3rd-none

Bass-Baitcasting
1st-Billie Frazier
2nd-John Lupo
3rd-Brett Umbendenstock

Bass-Spinning
1st-Gabriel Davis
2nd-Kathie Keller
3rd-Lloyd Carter

Paul Kalman Award
Hunter Galmiche

2010
Casting Contest
1st-Robert Henderson
2nd-Gregory Plaia
3rd-Aaron Wilmoth

Junior Anglers
1st-Adrianna Bailey

Catfish Kids
1st-Kristen Melton
2nd-Dominic Pellegrin

Bass- Fly
1st-Ramon Gaitan
2nd-Drew Mullen
3rd-Sean Gilthrope

Bass- Spin,Baitcast
1st-David White
2nd-Darryl Delerno
3rd-George Girard

Champions Challenge
Larry Madere

Paul Kalman Award
Donald Meyer III

2011
Casting Contest
Ages 6-10
1st-Ava Schexnayder
2nd-Dillion Muro
3rd-William Harper
Ages 11-15
1st-Drew Mullen
2nd-Kenneth Haad
3rd-Spencer Mullen

Junior Anglers
1st-Kristen Melton
2nd-Jack Henderson
3rd-Hunter Bouchie

Team Rio Grande
1st-Team Camo
2nd-Team Obrien
3rd-Team Johnson

Bass-Fly
1st-Drew Mullen
2nd-Daymond Bush

Bass-Spin, Baitcast
1st-Corey Alonzo
2nd-George Girard
3rd-Kenneth Madere

Champions Challenge
Leo Moore

Joe Courcelle Award
Corey Alonzo

Paul Kalman Award
Nicolas Tamberella

2012
Casting Contest
Ages 8-12
1st -Jeff Frazier
2nd-Vance DeAgano
3rd-William Hudlow
ages 13 and up
1st-Aavon Wilmoth
2nd-Drew Mullen

Junior Anglers
1st-Matthew West
2nd-Trey Schaub
3rd-Madison Bailey

Rio Grande
1st-Team Camo
2nd-Hackarakis
3rd-Stop,Drop & Reel

Bass by Fly fishing
1st-Eric Stacy

Bass by Spin,Baitcast
1st-Damion Frey
2nd-Tony Tonguis
3rd-Orion Hollis

Champions Challenge
Cary Smith

Joe Courcelle Award
Damion Frey

Paul Kalman Award
Brent Rodriguez

2013
Casting Contest
Ages 6-10
1st-Dillon Droulet
2nd-Josh Nguyen
3rd-Dillon Melton
Ages 11-15
1st-Khalil Mohamed
2nd-Aaron Wilmoth
3rd-Logan Babin

Junior Anglers
1st-Mikayla Lacoste
2nd-Hannah Schwegmann
3rd-John Shcwegmann

Rio Grande
1st-Team Camo

Bass-Fly
1st-Shawn Henderson
2nd-Josh Roth
3rd-John Engert

Bass-Spinning
1st-Gary Martin
2nd-Joe Richard
3rd-Mike Laviolette

Champions Challenge
Ron Abadie

Joe Courcelle Award
Gary Martin

Paul Kalman Award
Evan Sauvage


2014
Master Casters
Daniel Cangemi
Jackson Audibert
Lillian Scallan
Rory Craft

Boats on the Bayou
Trashbash-Joseph Grande
Bass-Ian Wiggins
Trout-Steve Neece

Catch-a-Gar
Team Muchos

Junior Anglers
1st-John Schwegmann
2nd-Hunter Thomasie
3rd-Hunter Eason

Fly Fishing-Bass
Gale Rhodes

Champions Challenge
Joel Stokes

Bass-Adult
1st-Robert Myers
2nd-Phil Kent
3rd-Mike Laviolette

Bass-Youth
1st-Joseph Finger
2nd-Christopher Menard
3rd-Jace Oulliber

2015
WISH TO FISH – MASTER CASTERS
1.  Chris Cangemi
2. Skylar Billot
3. Anna Fioellala
4. Gavin Hinchman
5. Dillon McTopy
6. Nathan Buras
7. Steven Buldin

BOATS ON THE BAYOU
BASS
1st  Devon Beltz 2.95lbs
2nd Chris Hood 1.70lbs
3rd  Luke Beslin 1.39 lbs

TRASHBASH
1st Maurice Valerio – Blue Gill .30lb
2nd  Tyler Gabriel – Blue Gill .15lb
3rd  Eric Muhoberac – Pogie .12lb

BIG BASS RODEO
JUNIOR ANGLER
1ST Hannah Schwegmann – Blue Gill .34lb
2nd Brooklyn Schneider – Blue Gill .25lb
3rd Jackson Audibert – Blue Gill .25lb

CICHLID AND BREAM TRIM – TEAM EVENT
1st Team Camo – 5.67lbs
2nd Golden Crickets – 3.88lbs
3rd Stop, Drop, and Reel 3.70lbs

FLY FISHING
1st Bass – John Latta 2.70lbs
CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE
1st Damion Frey 2.60lb

BASS – ADULT
1st Joseph Roy, III 5.34lbs   Joe Courcelle Award
2nd George Girard Jr. 3.29 lb
3rd  Jessica Vallejos, 3.03 lbs

BASS – YOUTH
1st Nicholas Heintz 1.38lbs    Paul Kalman Award
2nd Craig Miller 1.23lbs
3rd Jace Oulliber 1.08lbs

2016 WINNERS LIST 
BOATS ON THE BAYOU 
CATEGORY  Weight
TRASHBASH 3rd Place - Geoffrey Vdoff 0.33
2nd Place - Geoffrey Vdoff 0.34
1st Place - Geoffrey Vdoff 0.72
 
BASS 3rd Place - Luke Beslin 0.86
2nd Place - Chase Crawford 2.17
1st Place - Kevin Metz 3.04
 
TROUT 3rd Place - 
2nd Place - Sam McCarroll  0.77
1st Place - Chris Holmes 1.84
 
BATTLE FOR THE BASS 
TEAM/SCHOOL  Weight
3rd Place - Fishing of Any Kind / Archbishop Rummel High School  2.24
2nd Place - Griffins/ Dutchtown High  2.32
1st Place - Bass Busters / Mandeville High School  5.25
 
BIG BASS RODEO 
BONUS CATEGORY  Weight
CATCH -A-CAT Zach Henderson 16.38
CATCH -A-GAR Peter Durr 1.77
 
CICHLID & BREAM TRIM  Weight
3rd Place - Get the Net 2.5
Team Event 2nd Place - Stop Drop and Reel 3.18
1st Place - Team Camo 3.97
 
CHAMPIONS  Weight
CHALLENGE Cary Smith 2.76
 
BASS-ADULT  Weight
13 & Older 3rd Place - Mike Laviolette 3.22
2nd Place -  DJ Parr 3.88
Joe Courcelle Award 1st Place - Darryl Delerno Jr 4.13
 
JUNIOR ANGLERS  Weight
Bream, Cichlid or Perch 3rd Place - Booklyn Schneider 0.3
2nd Place - Caleb Buras 0.48
1st Place - Nathan Mccann 0.64
 
BASS-JUNIOR  Weight
12 & Younger 3rd Place - Jacob Breaux 0.84
2nd Place - Hunter Thomassie 0.89
Paul Kalman Award 1st Place - Brennana LeJeune 1.1

Mike Laviolette

Mike Laviolette

Kurt Wulff

Kurt Wulff

Cecil Doiron with  8 lb. 1 oz. bass.

Cecil Doiron with 8 lb. 1 oz. bass.

Tommy Descant with  52 lb. Buffalo fish.

Tommy Descant with 52 lb. Buffalo fish.

Kevin Schilling with 9 lb. 0 oz. bass-second largest bass caught in City Park.

Kevin Schilling with 9 lb. 0 oz. bass-second largest bass caught in City Park.

Tim Zissis with 9 lb. 0.05 oz. bass setting the new/standing Park record.

Tim Zissis with 9 lb. 0.05 oz. bass setting the new/standing Park record.

Downloads:

2014 Rodeo Booklet

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CITY PARK FACTS:

Please donít park under City Park trees! The roots of a tree can stretch underground as far as the treeís branches, and parking on the root system will damage it.