Fishing Tournaments

The 71st Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival will take place Saturday morning, March 24, in New Orleans City Park.

Big Bass Rodeo set for Saturday morning in New Orleans City Park

Fishtival, Battle for the Bass, Boats on the Bayou part of fun family day
March 23 at 8:49am
Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club members prepare for an early-morning  shotgun launch in Golden Meadow.

BCKFC ‘fish pics’ tourney marred by alleged cheating scandal

Officials say photo altered to make winning fish appear larger
February 18 at 9:00am
The body of Nik Kaylar, who went missing after a Jan. 4 boating accident during the Costa FLW series stop on Lake Okeechobee, was recovered this morning near Clewiston, Fla.

Body of FLW Series angler recovered on Lake Okeechobee

Tournament co-angler went missing after boat accident last week
January 10 at 2:08pm

Slidell boater participating in FLW Costa Series rescued Thursday night, co-angler missing

Boat discovered swamped on Lake Okeechobee
January 05 at 10:22am
New Iberia's Caleb Sumrall earned a slot in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series by winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship at Lake Hartwell over the weekend.

Sumrall earns coveted 2018 Bassmaster Classic berth

New Iberia angler wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, vows to fish 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series
October 23, 2017 at 11:31am
Tricia Hollis and Dr. Nick Rauber of Swollfest (center) and Swollfest supporter Jerry Copeland (left) presented a $250,000 check to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation team at the 20th annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo held last June in Grand Isle.

Swollfest pledges $500,000 to Baton Rouge children’s hospital

New cafeteria to be named after fishing rodeo at Our Lady of the Lake
September 06, 2017 at 6:03pm
James Dupuy, 15, won the junior angler division with a 26.42-pound redfish during Ride the Bull 8, but lost the potential tournament winner after a two-hour battle on light tackle when the giant red finally popped his line.

Youth loses bull red battle — but wins admiration of competitors at RTB 8

Dupuy still wins junior angler honors with 26-pounder landed earlier Saturday
August 28, 2017 at 10:47am
Ride the Bull 8 champion Steven Pracht, center, poses with his first place check along with The Backpacker's Tyler Hicks (left) and  Dwayne Walley, regional pro staff manager for Wilderness Systems.

Shreveport kayak newcomer wins Ride the Bull 8

36.78-pound red makes Pracht the 2017 champion
August 28, 2017 at 9:02am
James Bryan, left, poses with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Saturday morning in the Central Rig Facility in Breton Sound. Bryan is a Louisiana Sportsman subscriber, and will claim a $10,000 bonus prize in addition to the new boat, motor and trailer.

Sportsman subscriber lands STAR-tagged redfish in Breton Sound

Metairie angler in line for 21-foot NauticStar — plus $10,000 magazine bonus
August 21, 2017 at 6:38pm
Pete Cooper’s Perch Float Popper took this nice slot red and several others during the recent Mission Six fly tournament.


August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Drew Carlin, of Lafayette, poses with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Wednesday afternoon on Marsh Island — just hours after registering for the tournament. Pending a polygraph, Carlin will win a 21-foot NauticStar complete with motor and trailer.

Lafayette angler reels in STAR-tagged redfish on Marsh Island, wins NauticStar

Fish caught less than four hours after angler registered for tournament
August 10, 2017 at 10:36am
Kevin Tippet and Jerry Bourgeois of Team Marshaholics look for reds during the Mission 6 fly tournament in June.

Fly fishing tournament raises money for heroes

'MIssion' accomplished!
August 09, 2017 at 6:15pm
Mandeville's Shane Pescay waves to the crowd after winning a brand new $65,000 Skeeter and winning Angler of the Year honors for the Elite Redfish Series' Eastern Division — despite taking a nasty fall from his casting platform.

Video: Mandeville Elite Redfish angler falls from tower, still reels in $65,000 fish

Shane Pescay takes Angler of the Year honors despite nasty tumble
August 01, 2017 at 5:15pm