On Saturday, March 30, 2019, New Orleans City Park hosts its 72nd 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.
Future Dates: March 28, 2020 and March 27, 2021