Fishing Tournaments

Tony Bruce shows off the 7-pound, 13-ounce speck he caught last Friday that helped win multiple divisions in the Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo. The 27-inch fish could win him an 18-foot NauticStar bay boat in the CCA-Louisiana STAR tournament ending on Sept. 7.

Zachary angler claims STAR East lead with almost 8-pound speck

Bruce's 7-pound, 13-ounce trout smacked a live croaker during the Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo in Venice
July 30, 2015 at 3:50pm
Team Bushwacker shows off its second-place 41-6 dolphin at the Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo out of Venice Marina this past weekend.

2015 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

July 27, 2015 at 10:48am
With a three-day total of 66 pounds, Alex Heintze, left, and Justin Watts of the Livingston Parish Bassmasters won the Bassmaster High School National Championship Saturday on Kentucky Lake.

Wire-to-wire champs

Heintze and Watts take the National High School title on Kentucky Lake; St. Amant finishes 2nd
July 25, 2015 at 6:35pm
The 2015 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo gets underway Thursday at daylight. Rodeo tickets are available for purchase on the island, and can be submitted until about 8 p.m. at the pavilion next to Sand Dollar Marina.

2015 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo kicks off Thursday

Tickets can be purchased through Saturday, Ory says
July 20, 2015 at 12:11pm
David Torregrossa, 57, of Baton Rouge, reeled in this tagged redfish Saturday morning in the Southwest Canal in Leeville. Pending verification, he will win a 21-foot Nautic Star bay boat package in the 2015 STAR Tournament.

Baton Rouge kayak angler wins first 2015 CCA-Louisiana STAR bay boat package

Torregrossa catches tagged redfish Saturday morning in Leeville, Trascher says
July 18, 2015 at 7:00pm
The 17th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is slated for July 23-25 out of Venice Marina. But registration forms must be turned in by next Tuesday, July 21, to coordinator Kleo Blue in order to participate.

Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo scheduled for July 23-25 at Venice Marina

Registration closes Tuesday night, July 21, at Southport Hall during captains' meeting, Blue says
July 15, 2015 at 4:57pm
Organizers are preparing for another record-breaking crowd for Ride the Bull VI on Saturday, Aug. 15 out of Grand Isle's Bridge Side Marina.

Register now for Ride the Bull VI kayak tournament on Aug. 15 at Grand Isle

New this year: Organizers expand fishing area in Caminada Pass, allow additional launch site on Elmer's Island
July 12, 2015 at 6:33am
Watch this vid of Bassmaster Open pro Gerald Spohrer running a mud flat in the James River after the tide fell out on him, stranding him in a canal.

VIDEO: What happens when a Coonass gets stuck after the tide falls 4 feet?

GoPro video shows Gonzales Bassmaster Open pro Gerald Spohrer running James River mud flat
July 09, 2015 at 8:25am
The 62nd annual Iberia Rod and Gun Club saltwater rodeo at Cypremort Point begins tomorrow, July 2, and runs through the 4th of July. For the first time in several years, a kayak division will be part of the event.

Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 62nd annual saltwater rodeo at Cypremort Point

Kayak division new this year; rodeo set for July 2-4
July 01, 2015 at 9:25am
The 23rd annual Jesuit Blue Jay Fishing Rodeo will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, but registration to participate closes at noon next Wednesday, June 24.

Jesuit's Blue Jay Fishing Rodeo set for June 26-27

Festivities, weigh-in will be held June 27 in Wally Pontiff Jr. Pavilion at John Ryan Stadium
June 19, 2015 at 9:40am
Pam LaFosse gives a thumbs up after John Logan Fournerat weighed the 7.28-pound speck she caught on June 6 during the Lake Charles Trout Shootout. LaFosse is current in first place in the STAR's Ladies Only Division.

LaFosse leads STAR's Ladies Only Division

Cajun Tackle's owner caught 7.28-pounder on south end of Big Lake with live croaker
June 16, 2015 at 5:47pm
The Bardwell Family Benefit Tournament in Venice this Saturday features six categories: tuna, dolphin and wahoo offshore, and redfish, flounder and specks inshore.  There also will be a Calcutta for the heaviest five-fish stringer of red snapper.

Venice Marina hosts Bardwell Family Tournament Saturday, June 20

Benefitting guide Dennis Bardwell's wife Cathy, who is battling liver cancer
June 15, 2015 at 7:35pm
Katie Gonsoulin, 18, of Houma, poses with the 114-inch, 587.3-pound blue marlin she caught during the 19th annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic in Biloxi.

Houma teen wins Mississippi billfish event

Gonsoulin's 587.3-pound marlin earns $236,050 check at MGCBC
June 10, 2015 at 3:26pm