Fishing Tournaments

The sixth annual CRC Fishing Rodeo will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, out of Delacroix. Tickets are $40 to fish, and include food, drinks and a dry-fit fishing shirt.

CRC Rodeo slated to kickoff Friday in Delacroix

Two-day family friendly event expecting up to 300 anglers
June 11 at 8:58am
Hundreds of kayak anglers will once again descend on Caminada Pass off Grand Isle for the ninth installment of Ride the Bull on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 a.m.

Ride the Bull 9 set for Aug. 25 at Grand Isle

More than $10,000 in cash and Wilderness Systems kayaks up for grabs
June 06 at 2:14pm
Gary and Stacey Kinler show off the STAR-tagged redfish Gary reeled in Sunday morning north of Grand Isle. In addition to the $10,000 Louisiana Sportsman subscriber bonus, Kinler also will receive a 21-foot NauticStar boat with a 150 hp Mercury motor.

Luling angler reels in STAR-tagged redfish Sunday in Raccoon Bay

Kinler wins 21-foot NauticStar, plus $10,000 Louisiana Sportsman subscriber bonus
June 05 at 9:53am
Bryan Dorsey, of Youngsville, poses with the CCA STAR-tagged redfish he caught Sunday afternoon at Dry Reef in Vemilion Bay. Pending a polygraph, Dorsey will win a 2018 Chevy Silverado pickup.<br />

Youngsville angler catches tagged Vermilion Bay red, wins CCA STAR Chevy pickup

Dorsey registers for tournament online at 1:30 Sunday, catches redfish at 3 p.m.
May 27 at 5:40pm
The CCA Louisiana STAR tournament, which once again features 100 tagged reds, cranks up on Saturday, May 26 and runs through Labor Day. Some rules have been changed this year, so check out the STAR's website for complete details.

2018 CCA STAR set to crank up Memorial Day weekend

$10,000 Louisiana Sportsman bonus prize is back!
April 24 at 5:53pm
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