Big Bass Fishing Rodeo - New Orleans City Park

Big Bass Fishing Rodeo

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, City Park Conservancy hosts the 75th-annual Big Bass Fishing Rodeo (BBR), the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country!

In addition to the bank-fishing-only main event, other activities include:

  • Battle for the Bass (BFTB) – Student fishing competition grades 7-12
  • Boats on the Bayou (BOTB) – Bayou St. John fishing competition for kayakers and other non-motorized vessels
  • Cichlid + Bream Trim – Teams of up to five compete for heaviest 15 stringer of bream, cichilds, and perch
  • Fishtival – Free event featuring DJ, raffle, a host of educational exhibitors, and new and used fishing gear for sale at great prices

The rodeo is a rain-or-shine event – no refunds are given. Wristbands must be worn at all times and presented to the weigh-master at the weigh station. Lost wristbands will not be re-issued. All anglers weighing in for BBR or BFTB must be in line at the weigh station before 11am; BOTB before 10:30am.

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