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Youth Fishing Rodeo

Did you ever think you could win a fishing event without paying an entry fee or measuring a fish? Here's your chance! The Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex and the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, Inc. are hosting a FREE Virtual Youth Fishing Rodeo June 12-13, 2021.

Youth Fishing Rodeo
Youth Fishing Rodeo

Time & Location

Jun 12, 2021, 7:30 AM – Jun 13, 2021, 8:30 PM

Bogue Chitto NWR or other location of choice

About the event


1. Youth who are 15 years old or younger fish the location of their choice in Louisiana waters starting June 12, at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. on June 13. During Louisiana FREE Fishing Weekend a fishing license is not required.

2. Take a photo of youth holding their catch and post to our Facebook page @Southeast Louisiana, OR send via Facebook Messenger, OR send us an email with the photo to

3. Download the participant flyer here OR you can create your own sign with #GetYourFishOn (can use other hashtags such as #GeauxFish or #YouthFishingRodeo2021 or other creative design). Please display the sign in the photo with youth and their catch. No printer? No time to make a sign? Use your smartphone and download the flyer to your phone and hold phone in the youth photo, OR you can hold up a recent newspaper.

4. Photos of youth and their catch should be submitted by 4 p.m. Monday June 14. Prize winners will be selected by a random drawing and announced on our Facebook page during a live program on Wednesday, June 16 at 3 p.m.

5. Have fun fishing!

*No pole? No problem! A limited supply of loaner fishing poles are available, courtesy of the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, Inc. Call 985/882-2015 or Email us to reserve a pole today!

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