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Charters   |   Auction Items

  | Accommodations
Donate   |   2017 Winners

Mark Your Calendars for the 

2018 LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo, July 12-14, 2018

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

Register online
NOTE: This link will be directing you to the ADA website for your registration. Therefore, you will need to use your ADA username and password to access your information. If you do not have your ADA information, co
ntact the ADA Member Service Center at 1.800.621.8099 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Download a Printable Registration Form

NEW THIS YEAR - Three-Day Fishing Rodeo!
Tentative Agenda:
Thursday: Fishing Only
Friday: Fishing, Weigh-In, Dinner, Drinks, and Music
Saturday: Fishing, Weigh-In, Dinner, Drinks, Music, Auction, and Fishing Prizes

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!

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2018 Registration Fees - SAVE $25 Per Person by Registering Before the Late Fee Deadline

Adults $79   $104
Children, 15 and under $40   $65
Dental Students $30   $55
Three-day fishing entry fee includes an official rodeo t-shirt, dinner on Friday (hot dogs, hamburgers, and “fixings”), and Awards Seafood Fest on Saturday!
Friday night AND Saturday night dinner tickets only
NO fishing
$35   $60
Add $25 per person late fee after June 25.
LDA Foundation Registration Cancellation Policy: No refunds or registration transfers after pre-registration deadline of June 25, 2018.
ADDITIONAL T-Shirts (Each fishing registrant receives one t-shirt, 2018 shirt is heather green, see below for photo) $20    
Fishing Shirts (2018 shirt is khaki, see below for photo) $55    
Women's Racerback Tanks (2018 shirt is fuchsia frost pink, see below for photo) $22    
 11x14 matted print of the Fishing Rodeo logo $20    
Poster size print of the Fishing Rodeo logo $30    
Prints, posters, fishing shirts, and tanks must be ordered by June 25 to receive at the Rodeo.
Otherwise, additional costs may be incurred for shipping.

Shirts Available to Pre-Order for 2018 Rodeo (Will Include LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo Logo)
 Khaki Fishing Shirt Heather Green T-shirt Fuchsia Frost Pink 
Racerback Women's Tank
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HeatherGreen2018RodeoTshirt  RacerbackShirt2018Rodeoshirt 
$55 $20
(Each fishing registrant automatically receives one t-shirt.)


LDAFoundationlogo webProceeds 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.


To make a contribution to the LDA Foundation, you can:

  • Make a secure, online contribution.
  • Add a contribution to your Fishing Rodeo registration form. 
  • Call the LDA office at (800) 388-6642 or (225) 926-1986.
  • Write a check to the LDA Foundation, and mail it to 7833 Office Park Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

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 McFall 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.

Thanks to Our Sponsors (as of 4-12-18):

    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  

Gold Sponsor: Henry Schein Dental

Species Sponsor: Campus Federal Credit Union

Premier Events Partners
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Sustaining Events Partners
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Gold Sponsor: Henry Schein Dental

Species Sponsor: Campus Federal Credit Union 

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Sand Dollar Marina

LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo – Official Rules – 2018

PLEASE NOTE:  NEW THIS YEAR - 3-DAY RODEO. Dates for the Annual LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo are Thursday-Saturday, July 12-14, 2018.  The Official Weigh Master must check all fish, before 6 p.m. on July 14.  Scales are open on Fri. and Sat. from 4:30 to 6 p.m. On-site registration will end at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 13. Be sure to register in advance to put your winning fish up on the leader board.

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 15 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. 
9. There is no spear fishing category this year. All fish must be caught with rod and reel. 
9. All fishing locations must be accessible to the public at all times according to state and federal regulations, no private fishing grounds. 
10. Any attempt to circumvent the rules of the LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo will result in the disqualification of fish and/or the angler. 
11. The Board of Directors’ decision will be final. 
12. The weigh master’s decision is final. 
13. All money transactions are final. 
14. No swapping of fish between competitors or team members is allowed. 
15. Gaffing is allowed, but any mutilation of fish deemed unnecessary by the weigh master/board of directors will result in disqualification of the fish. 
16. 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. 
17. One fish from the Trout string and/or the Red Fish string entries may be entered in the appropriate largest Trout/Red Fish category. 
18. Point system for component competition: first=3 points, second=2 points, third=1 point.
19. On-site registration will end at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 13. 
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 6 p.m., Saturday, July 14 to enter a fish. NO EXCEPTIONS. 
21. Weigh-ins will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, July 13, and 4:30 to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 14. 
22. At 6 p.m., Saturday, the LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo will be closed for that year. Scales will stay open until all fish brought in before 6 p.m. are weighed in. Awards ceremony will follow the final weigh in.

2018 LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo Winners - To be announced July 2018
Who Will Win the Best Fishermen in the State Award???
  1st 2nd 3rd

Redfish Stringer


Speckled Trout



Mangrove Snapper

Red Snapper

Trout Stringer



Kids (15 & under)


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 McFall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Item #1:
What: Pearly Whites Camp in Grand Isle, 5-night stay (additional details available upon request)
Worth: $1,750
Starting Bid: $875
Donated by: Dr. Kristi Soileau & Family

Item #2:
What: Camp Rip Tide in Grand Isle, 3-night stay (additional details available upon request)
Worth: $1,500
Starting bid: $750
Donated by: Drs. Nelson & Sally Daly


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