The annual City Park Big Bass Rodeo & Fishtival is coming up on March 29th at New Orleans City Park. The rodeo is in its 67th year and organizers call it the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. With over 700 anglers registered in the rodeo last, you can bet there will be a great turnout this year as well. They’ve added a new division this year, perfect for kayak fishermen, called Boats on the Bayou, which is limited to non-motorized vessels fishing in Bayou St. John, between Harrison Ave. and Robert E. Lee Blvd. Registration for the event is $15, you can find information regarding rules and registration here: http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/big-bass-fishing-rodeo-and-fishtival/boats-on-the-bayou-registration.
I plan to fish it and hope you do too, it should be a great time!