Louisiana Sportsman
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana

Louisiana Sportsman Show

The Louisiana Sportsman Show at Lamar Dixon is only about a month away. It's time to start planning to be there! It's the best place to meet alot of the people that post here, and of course the best deals on everything from boats to ATV's and any outdoor gear you could ever need.

CATCHDAT.com will be unveiling something new! We are all hoping for perfect weather like it was last year!

See you there!
Capt Elton Rodrigue
February 10, 2013 at 9:41pm
fowlfishProfile Photo
Posted February 11, 2013 at 8:24pm
Not going

I will not be going, it needs to come back to New Orleans.....just my opinion.

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abeastandasavageProfile Photo
Posted February 11, 2013 at 8:44pm

y, new orleans??? lot less chance of getting mugged or shot in gonzales!!! new orleans, just no use for that place at all!!! how about bayou, la. where u are from???

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DaveOProfile Photo
Posted February 11, 2013 at 9:18pm
Lamar Dixon

I agree Beast. Been going to that show for as long as I can remember and I think it's much better now. Lots more stuff to see and do than when it was in da dome. Looking forward to going but hope they do something about the traffic. Last year was a mess.

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abeastandasavageProfile Photo
Posted February 11, 2013 at 9:23pm

traffic yes, but at least dont have to worry about a drive by!!!!

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DaveOProfile Photo
Posted February 12, 2013 at 8:59pm
Drive by

You got that right Beast.

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keakarProfile Photo
Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:40am
may as well be in baton rouge then

i used to go to the boat show every year (with family most times) and it wasnt to buy but just to see everything but the boat show ''left me'' so i dont go anymore, even when i NEED to buy a boat or motor!

there needs to be one in a location more to the east in laplace, hammond/ponchatoula, or maybe the mandeville/covingtom areas

there must be an alternative location that isnt so far east.

i havent payed much attention but i can remember there used to be one in baton rouge, one in new orleans, and one in houma so i guess they eliminated them all and thought one big one was better but distance matters and driving that far just isnt an option for me.

i do agree new orleans isnt the best place for most buisness but the superdome area is relatively safe and has lots of security so i never felt unsafe there.

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Dr. SpotProfile Photo
Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:47am
no good deals

The boat shows are interesting to visit, but the 'deals' usually aren't any better than visiting the dealer/store. That's even after they have charged you the entrance fee.

Am I off-base here?

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Chris Holmes , Louisiana Sportsman Field ReporterProfile Photo
Posted February 13, 2013 at 12:57pm
Comparison shopping

As far as boats, RV's, ATV's, etc, the boat/Sportsman's shows offer a unique way to comparison shop all in a single location.

It's one thing to travel from dealer to dealer and trying to remember little details about certain makes and models. At these shows, you can go back and forth to each and really compare all in the same location.

I believe you can negotiate better deals since the competition is so close at hand and they know all you have to do is walk a couple hundred feet to give their competition your business. In order to get firm quotes, you should be a serious buyer and not just wasting their time.

I've been going/participating in the Louisiana Sportsman Show for decades and I have to say that since the Sportsman folks got involved, there has been a really big improvement. Last year's crowds were amazing!

nightfisherProfile Photo
Posted February 13, 2013 at 2:05pm
Sportsman show

Ill be on hand at least 2 days of the sportsman show helping sponsors and what not. Look foward to seeing everyone there!

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DaveOProfile Photo
Posted February 13, 2013 at 9:57pm
Boat shows

Chris, I agree. The La Sportsman folks brought the show up a notch. I negotiated a great deal on my boat there last year. Great chance to see all of the competition in one place. I actually changed my mind on the brand after comparing several mfg. side by side.

Keakar, Houma still has a show in Jan. the Baton Rouge show is this weekend, the New Orleans boat show is Mar. 7-10, and I'm pretty sure Slidell has one a little later in the year. If a person wants to see boats, there's plenty of opportunities in easy driving distance. Personally I love a road trip. I've been to all of them, but the Sportsman's show has them all beat. Something for everyone.

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meauxjeauxx2Profile Photo
Posted February 14, 2013 at 7:39am
Sportsman Show

I'll be there again as well. Last year was the best show I've been to.
Any merchants need some help with their booths, the ole MOJO is available for that weekend. Just shoot me an email.

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keakarProfile Photo
Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:47am
plenty of shows

ok then, i got the impression something changed and all i heard about was the one in Lamar Dixon so i thought that was the only one we had left.

like i said, i havent paid close attention the last few years

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That guy in the white bootsProfile Photo
Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:50am

I go for the Outback burgers and Drago's charbroiled oysters. The big 18 wheeler cooking brauts was cool too one year.

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poppincorkProfile Photo
Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:16am
Lamar Dixon

A lot to see at the Sportsman's show. Even got face cream and arch supports for sale!!
I'll be there looking for someone to buy me an Outback burger!!

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meauxjeauxx2Profile Photo
Posted February 14, 2013 at 1:47pm

Will there be the dog long jump competition again this year? that was cool!

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nightfisherProfile Photo
Posted February 14, 2013 at 2:26pm
Dog jump

No mojo u can't try and enter in it again this year! Lol

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