Rodeo Roundup

The 92nd annual Grand Isle Rodeo begins at sunrise Thursday. The 15th annual Faux Pas Lodge Tournament begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Final weigh-ins for both set Saturday.

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

WHERE: Otto Candies Memorial Pavilion, Grand Isle.

WEIGHSTATION AND HOURS: Sand Dollar Marina. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

TICKETS: $25 at locations along La. 1, Grand Isle, Metairie and Houma.

SPECIAL EVENTS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s Division daily weigh-in (pavilion); 2 p.m. children’s crab races (daily); 9 p.m. Friday fireworks; live music nightly.


Big Game Division: Tarpon (more than 4½ feet, 5 places), dolphin (more than 20 pounds), blue marlin (2 places), blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna (more than 50 pounds) and wahoo.

Big Game/Tag & Release: Blue marlin (500 points), white marlin (200 points), sailfish (150 points) and yellowfin tuna (50 points, 2 max per angler). Only two tuna per day per angler are counted in the overall standings. Tarpon (100 points, 5 places).

Shoreline Division: Barracuda, bluefish, bonito, cobia (lemonfish), jack crevalle, grouper, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, spadefish and tripletail.

Inside Division: Croaker, gafftopsail catfish, black drum, flounder, redfish, redfish stringer, sheepshead, speckled trout and white trout. Anglers can enter no more than one redfish longer than 27 inches in the redfish category. The redfish stringer category has a maximum of 5 redfish all of which must measure between 16 and less than 27 inches long.

Children’s Division (12-&-younger, no fee): Gafftopsail catfish, croaker, channel mullet, hardhead catfish, white trout.


The Faux Pas Lodge Tournament

WHERE: Venice Marina, Venice.

CAPTAINS’ PARTY: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, 200 Monticello Ave., Jefferson.

WEIGHSTATION AND HOURS: 5-8 p.m. Thursday & Friday with special live-redfish-only weigh-in 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday; 3-6 p.m. Saturday.

FEES: $40/angler. Special fees ranging from $90-$150 for calcuttas.


Offshore: Tuna, dolphin, wahoo.

Inshore: Speckled trout, redfish, flounder.

Rig: Cobia, king mackerel, mangrove snapper.

Tag-n-Release: Blue marlin.


First-place only. Heaviest fish each in all three species in each division:

Inshore: Trout, redfish and flounder.

Offshore: Tuna, dolphin and wahoo.

Rig: Cobia, king mackerel and mangrove snapper.

Live Redfish: Heaviest aggregate weight of three live redfish.

Lots of spots Calcutta: Redfish with most spots.

Grand Slam: Heaviest aggregate weight of all three above-mentioned species in Inshore, Offshore and Rig divisions.

Registration: Faux Pas Prints, Venice Marina, Cypress Cove Marina, Puglias, Professional, Chags, Boat Stuf-Slidell/Westbank, Delta Outboard, Freliches, Bent Marine, Metro Boating, Cypress Cove Boating Center.