Attention anglers: the fishing rodeo season is officially underway in Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Louisiana is legendary when it comes to fishing, and Grand Isle is one of the hotspots. Things are starting to heat up again, and fishermen of all skill levels are heading to the beautiful town/island for premier saltwater excitement.
Fishing: a vital piece of Grand Isle culture
Fishing is an important part of Grand Isle’s history. In 1928, The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo began. It’s become a highly anticipated annual event that brings over 15,000 people to the island every year to catch the saltwater fishing action.
Other fishing rodeos include the ABC Rodeo, E.D. White Rodeo, New Orleans Electric Association Rodeo, OMSA Rodeo, Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, LA Pipeliners Associate Fishing Rodeo, Wounded War Heroes Rodeo and many more.
As you can conclude from the number of rodeos, these are a big deal in Grand Isle. They’re not just a group of fishermen competing for bragging rights. The whole idea of fishing rodeos is ingrained in the Grand Isle culture, and the annual events are part of the island’s fishing heritage.
Many civic and local organizations put in a lot of effort to produce and host these fishing rodeos. These events are good for the local economy, and they provide fishermen with world-class fishing competition.
Fish your own way
With Grand Isle, you have a lot of options when it comes to fishing. Sure, you are more than welcome to attend one of the many fishing rodeos.
However, if you’re not one for competition, or if you want a more solitary or quiet experience, you can certainly fish from the beach or a pier. Chat with the locals and get real insight into Grand Isle fishing.
If you have your own boat, by all means bring it along.
Perhaps you are a newbie or you need assistance? There are numerous fishing charters to choose from who would be happy to help you with your fishing needs. Those experts know the waters in Grand Isle and will be perfect allies for your relaxing fishing journey.
Plan your vacation around the fishing rodeo season
Planning your next outing? Love fishing? Why not have those coincide in the ultimate fishing vacation.
Grand Isle is not only a fishing paradise with over 280 species of fish in the surrounding waters, it’s also a beautiful beachside community full of interesting family-owned shops, gorgeous beaches, and fun events always around the corner.
Let the experienced and highly responsive team at RE/MAX Coastal Realty help!
We can aid in finding the perfect Grand Isle rental camp to suit your needs? Need a comfy, cozy property? Need a large camp to accommodate the whole family? Bringing your boat? We can help you sort out all the specifics.
Have questions about the fishing rodeos, charters, and other local event? Let us know.
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