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CityPark_BOB

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!

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You might remember Sandflea from this year’s F3T submission “Alaska: La Frontera Norte”. He was definitely one of the more entertaining people in this years film line up.

Speaking of the F3T, I did make it out to the showing at Orvis of Baton Rouge last Friday. It was a good time, got to catch up with a few folks I had not seen in awhile. Alex did a great job hosting everyone. It was nice to see folks younger than myself in attendance, usually fly fishing events around here attract the opposite, not that there is anything wrong with the “greatest generation”, but a little young blood is good for the sport.

Overall, I thought the films were pretty good with the first half being the most entertaining. I was prepared the break the entire line up down, but then I thought I’d better not – the film tour is still young  this year and I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone. I’ll just say that if you need to use the bathroom, go during “North of Wild” or “Long Live the King” because you won’t want to go during any of the other films.

You can watch all the trailers to the film festival here: http://www.flyfilmtour.com/watch-trailers/