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Mark Your Calendars for the 

2018 LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo, July 13-14, 2018

Sand Dollar Marina, 158 Sandollar Ct., Grand Isle, LA 70358
(985) 787-2500

Two-day fishing entry fee includes an official rodeo t-shirt,
dinner on Friday (hot dogs/hamburgers and “fixings”),

and Awards Seafood Fest on Saturday!
There will be lots of prizes for top winners, as well as plenty door prizes and prizes for
the Best Family Friendly Boudreaux Joke and Best Hard Luck Story of the weekend.
So, don't forget to bring your best joke!

$75 - Adults
$40 - Children 15 & under
$25 - Dental Students

Saturday Night Seafood Fest ONLY (no fishing): $29 per person

Add $25 per person late fee after July 7.
Proceeds from the Fishing Rodeo will benefit the LDA Foundation, including support for the Louisiana Mission of Mercy (LaMOM) program, as well as dental education, research, and community outreach.

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Shirts: A Fishing Rodeo t-shirt is included with your registration fee. You are guaranteed the size of your choice if you register by June 30. Late registrations may require sizing adjustments. The fishing shirt pictured above is available for purchase for $55 each and will include an LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo logo.


  • We impose a surcharge of 2.25% on the transaction amount on credit card products, which is not greater than our cost of acceptance.You can do a mail-in registration and pay with a check to avoid the fee.
  • No refunds after pre-registration deadline of June 30.
  • Our fishing shirts with logos will be available for pre-order until June 26, 2018.
  • Additional t-shirts may also be pre-ordered before June 26, 2018. 


Proceeds from the Fishing Rodeo will benefit the LDA Foundation, including support for the Louisiana Mission of Mercy (LaMOM) program, as well as dental education, research, and community outreach.

If you are interested in donating an item for our auction or for fishing rodeo prizes or in making a financial contribution for the purchase of prizes, contact Jeanne Parr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (225) 926-1986. All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Click here to download a donation form if you are ready to donate to this incredibly worthwhile and fun cause!

Thanks to Our Sponsors (as of 1-3-18):

    Premier Events Partners
BrownBrownASP web   PattersonDental-web   BayouStateLogo-web-2016
 Delta Dental web  Taxsavingpros web
    Sustaining Events Partners    
 AG DENTAL LOGO web MCNA Logo-web  

Corporate Species SponsorTBA

Sand Dollar Marina
Premier Events Partners
BrownBrownASP web
Taxsavingpros web
Delta Dental web
Sustaining Events Partners
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Corporate Species Sponsor: TBA

Sand Dollar Marina

LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo – Official Rules – 2017

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for the Annual LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo are Fri., July 14 and Sat., July 15, 2017.  The Official Weigh Master must check all fish, before 5 p.m. on July 15.  Scales are open on Fri. and Sat. from 1 to 5 p.m.

1.  All fish and anglers must be in accordance with state and federal regulations, along with LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo rules and regulations.
2.  No Billfish (Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish), Swordfish, Sharks, Bull Redfish (over 27”), Black Drum of any size, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, or Amberjack will be allowed in any category.
3.  Children’s division is for anglers 17 years old and under.
4.  Weigh master and/or board members have the right to open and inspect any fish entered in the rodeo.
5.  You are entering the LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo at your own risk. Sand Dollar Marina, Dr. Nelson Daly, the LDA Board of Directors, the weigh masters, the sponsors, rodeo officials, and rodeo volunteers will not be held liable for any damages or injury suffered at this event.
6. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
7. In the event of a categorical tie, the fish that is first entered wins.
8. All rodeo entry fees and sponsorships are non-refundable.
9. There is no spear fishing category this year. All fish must be caught with rod and reel.
10. All fishing locations must be accessible to the public at all times according to state and federal regulations, no private fishing grounds.
11. Any attempt to circumvent the rules of the LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo will result in the disqualification of fish and/or the angler.
12. The Board of Directors’ decision will be final.
13. The weigh master’s decision is final.
14. All money transactions are final.
15. No swapping of fish between competitors or team members is allowed.
16. Gaffing is allowed, but any mutilation of fish deemed unnecessary by the weigh master/board of directors will result in disqualification of the fish.
17. The speckled trout, Red Fish (under 27 inches), Mangrove Snapper, Blue Water (Dolfin, Yellowfin, Tuna or Grouper), Cobia and under 17 categories will be awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The Trout string and Red Fish string will each be awarded one prize for 1st. The component with the most points will be given the title of Best Fishermen in the State, and a plaque which will remain in the LDA office will reflect their status.
18. One fish from the Trout string and/or the Red Fish string entries may be entered in the appropriate largest Trout/Red Fish category.
19. Point system: first=3 points, second=2 points, third=1 point.
20. Your boat or vehicle must be in the perimeter/property of the Sand Dollar Marina with the fish to be entered and the angler must report to the weigh master before official closing of scales at 5 p.m., Saturday, July 15 to enter a fish. NO EXCEPTIONS.
21. Weigh ins will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 14, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 15.
22. At 5 p.m., Saturday, the LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo will be closed for that year. Scales will stay open until all fish brought in before 5 p.m. are weighed in. Awards ceremony will follow the final weigh in.

2017  LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo Winners
Greater Baton Rouge Wins Best Fishermen in the State Award
  1st 2nd 3rd
Redfish Jonathan Doucet
(LSUSD student)
4.12 lb
Dr. Leanne Smith
Baton Rouge
4.0 lb
Ernie Canon
Baton Rouge
2.4 lb

Redfish Stringer

None Entered

Speckled Trout

Dr. John Levin
2.6 lb
Dr. Thomas Nash
Baton Rouge
2.2 lb
Dr. Sean Smith
Baton Rouge
2.1 lb


Dr. Nick Rauber
Baton Rouge
32.14 lb
Dr. Nick Rauber
Baton Rouge
26.6 lb

Mangrove Snapper

Theo Kennedy
10.0 lb
Dr. Nick Rauber
Baton Rouge
9.8 lb
Dr. Nick Rauber
Baton Rouge
9.4 lb
Red Snapper Chris DeGenova
17.14 lb
Alex DeGenova
16.4 lb
Dr. Nick Rauber
Baton Rouge
13.8 lb

Trout Stringer

Dr. Sean Smith
Baton Rouge
9.14 lb


Dr. John Roshto
Baton Rouge
104.6 lb
Dr. Nick Rauber
Baton Rouge
78.4 lb
Dr. John Levin
56.14 lb

Kids (15 & under)

Philip Savoie
2.8 lb
Nathan Savoie
2.2 lb
Corbin Collinsworth
Baton Rouge
2.1 lb


For more lodging options visit http://www.townofgrandisle.com/.

Sandollar Marina (Motel, site of Fishing Rodeo activities) - (985) 787-2500
Vacajun Rentals - 504-628-1491
B & G Bungalow - 504-382-8103 (Bayside)
Beach House - 985-856-5203 (Beachside)
Beach Side Resort - 985-278-4543    
Blue Moon Over Grand Isle - 985-787-4703 (Along the highway)
Cajun Riviera Camp Rentals - 504-722-9974 (Bayside)
Camp Laid Back - 504-461-5570 (Along the highway)
Camp Stowaway - 225-936-9609    
Castaway - 985-845-1855 (Beachside)
Cynthia Daigle - 985-677-4008    
Craig & Elizabeth Rodrigue - 504-467-1526 (Beachside)    
EJ’s Getaway - 504-433-1588 (Beachside)    
Fish Commander Camp Rental - 225-445-1005 (Along the highway)    
Four Tides - 985-787-3740 (Pier)    
Frank’s Camp - 985-787-3405 (Along the highway)    
Grand Isle Rentals - 985-446-0706 (On beach)    
Grand Smile - 337-344-6823 (Rachel Reboul, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Guardian Angels - 504-259-3352        
Gulfside Fun - 504-300-9299 (Beach side pool)    
Laid Back - 504-461-5570        
Madison Bleu - 337-233-3365        
Maison Bon Temps - 337-344-4265 (Beachside)    
Maison Caché - 985-640-0044        
Mark Gallagher Properties - 337-837-9370        
Miquez Properties - 504-931-6698        
Mona-Lisa - 985-449-5606 (Beachside)    
My-Reward - 337-344-6823 (Bayside)    
Nez Coupe’ House - 985-709-1051 (Beachside)    
Renee’ & Robert - 985-787-2418 (Beachside)    
Shrimp-N-Cocktails - 337-852-1155 (Beachside)    
Trading Ace’s - 504-382-8991

Auction Items

You won’t want to miss this exciting part of the rodeo where items will go quickly even though you feel like you are moving s-l-o-w-l-y after two long days of fishing! The highest bidder will receive our premium auction items at the Fishing Rodeo’s entertaining, live auction that takes place Saturday evening during the dinner and the Awards Ceremony. Please be prepared to put a down payment of half of your winning bid at the time of the auction. (Full payment will be requested within two weeks of the Fishing Rodeo).

Below you will find more information on the auction items available. This list will be updated as auction items are added. If you have questions or would like to make a donation, email Jeanne Parr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


A Day in Paradise
Capt. Pete Besson
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

Bent Rod Offshore
Capt. Kenny Heikanp

Bon Chance Fishing
Capt. Bobby Chouest
(Inland, Coastal)

Brooks-Hooks Fishing Charters
Capt. Justin Brooks
(Inland, Coastal)

Calmwater Charters
Capt. Danny Wray
(Inland, Coastal)

Cast & Catch
Capt. Darren Anselmi
(Inland, Coastal)

Dream Catcher Guide Service
Capt. “D”
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

Fish Commander
Capt. Lance Walker

Capt. Barry Schexnaydre
(Inland, Coastal)

Fish On Charters
Capt. Lonnie McCormick
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

Follow Me Charters
Capt. Edward Cerise
(Inland, Coastal)

For Petes Sake
Capt. Carl Peter Boggs
(Inland, Coastal)

Full Draw Bowfishing
Capt. Craig Pizani
(Inland, Coastal)

Good Times Charters
Capt. Jake Scardino
(Inland, Coastal)

Gotcha Charters
Capt. Bobby Terrebonne

Gotta Go Fishing Charters
Capt. Ricky Watts
(Inland, Coastal)

Go Get ‘Em Charters
Capt. Jody Auenson

Hawk Eye Fishing Charters Inc.
Capt. John Aucoin
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

H & M Charters
Capt. Jules Bellanger
985 258 3632
(Inland, Coastal)

Hard Times Charters
Capt. Mark Scardino
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

Hook’em Fishing
Capt. Jay Auseve
(Inland, Coastal)

Hot Rods Guide Service
Capt. Craig Bielkiewicz
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

Laid Back Charter
Capt. Frank Dreher
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

Nauti or Knot Charters
Capt. Dennis and Amanda Menard
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(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

Pair-A-Dice Charters
Capt. Keith Bergeron
(Inland, Coastal)

Pure Pleasure Offshore Charter Fishing
Capt. Bobby
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

Reel Screamers Guide Service
Capt. Daryl Carpenter
(Inland, Coastal, Offshore)

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Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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7833 Office Park Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
 Fax (225) 926-1886