The Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo Board of Directors is proud to announce that the 17th annual fishing rodeo will be held at Bridge Side Marina on May 24th 25th & 26th, 2013. This year Every Youth (12 and under) registered will receive a prize at the Award Ceremony from 2-3PM (must be present to win).
Paul Foret, an artist from Baton Rouge, LA designed and hand crafted this year’s awards for all categories. Awards for the Largest Speckled Trout Male and Female will be a crystal vase and the fish will be mounted. The Louisiana State Master Angler will be presented with a crystal bowl and the coveted Blue Master Angler Jacket.
Awards: Speckled Trout – eight (8) daily awards. Three overall trophies will be awarded for Redfish, Rat Reds (27” & under), Flounder, Sheepshead, Ling, Mangrove Snapper, Drum and White Trout. Award for The Louisiana State Master Speckled Trout Angler. Categories for (12 & under) Junior Division include Speckled Trout, Redfish and Hardhead Catfish.
$20.00 entry fee includes rodeo cap. Tickets are available at all Grand Isle marinas. $3,000 in cash prizes and door prizes will be awarded on Sunday. Weigh Station Hours: Friday and Saturday – 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Sunday – 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Saturday Night – 7:00 P.M. Dinner and Dance - Sunday –12:00 Noon Lunch - Awards and Door Prizes at 3:00 P.M.
The rodeo Board of Directors takes on one major Caring for the Community project annually in conjunction with our on-going donations. Last year major projects included purchasing a scoring table for Grand Isle High School’s Athletic Basketball Program and working in conjunction with the Town of Grand Isle on the baseball field equipment & facilities. This year we will once again focus on the Beach Beautification Program by replacing Palm trees damaged by the hurricane and drought. Thank you for your help on these ongoing projects.
Our sincere thanks to all rodeo participants, sponsors, trophy sponsors, door prize donors, news media and workers for supporting the Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo. Come to the Island Memorial Day weekend, enjoy the rodeo and help kick off a summer of great fishing!
For additional information, go to www.speckledtroutrodeo.com or contact Bridge Side Marina (985)7872419 or Bob Sevin (985)787-2968
This year's t-shirt design for the Rodeo is a vintage design that is likely to sell out quickly! Get your shirts at Bridge Side Marina.