Save The Date For The 75th Annual Big Bass Fishing Rodeo And Fishtival At New Orleans City Park

Hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the City Park Conservancy, the Big Bass Rodeo is the oldest freshwater fishing rodeo in the nation and offers categories and activities for all ages and skill levels. The Big Bass Rodeo consists of adult, youth, and team divisions for bass and bream anglers to compete in, and offers student anglers a chance to compete in the Battle for the Bass Student Fishing competition. Anglers can also fish Bayou St. John in kayaks or other non-motorized vessels and try their luck at landing the largest bass and other fish species in the Boats on the Bayou competition. A FREE family-friendly Fishtival is also held in conjunction with the Rodeo providing music, games, activities, and educational exhibits.

Be sure to check out the City Park Big Bass Fishing Rodeo webpage for more information and ways to register later this year. Mark your calendars, prep your rods and reels, and get ready to join us on March 23, 2024, as we make the 75thAnnual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival the biggest and bassiest year yet!

If you are interested in being a sponsor, exhibitor at the Fishtival, or event volunteer, please contact Danica Williams (

Anglers 18 and older participating in these events must possess a valid Louisiana recreational fishing license. To purchase a license, visit

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