Fishing Rodeo


14th Annual LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo

Next Rodeo: July 15-16, 2016
Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle, LA

Two-day fishing entry fee includes an official rodeo t-shirt, dinner on Friday,
and Awards Seafood Fest on Saturday!

$75 - Adults
$40 - Children 12 & under
$25 - Dental Students

Saturday Night Fish Fry ONLY: (no fishing)
$29 - All

Add $25 per person late fee after June 30. No exceptions.

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Proceeds from the Fishing Rodeo will benefit the LDA Foundation to support the 2016 Louisiana Mission of Mercy (LaMOM), as well as dental education, research, and community outreach. 




  • There is a $15 non-refundable credit card convenience fee for paying with a credit card. You can register online and select the check option and mail in a check to avoid the fee.
  • No refunds after pre-registration deadline of June 30.
  • Our new fishing shirts with logos and the Rodeo hats will be available for pre-order until June 22, 2016.
  • Additional t-shirts may also be pre-ordered before June 22, 2016.  




Thanks to Our Sponsors (as of 12-23-15):


Premier Events Partner


Premier Events Partner
  Premier Events Partner

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  PattersonDental-web   BayouStateLogo-web-2016
Association Services
Sustaining Events Partner   Sustaining Events Partner    

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Louisiana Dental Services, Inc. (LDS)
Sand Dollar Marina

LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo – Official Rules – 2015

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for the Annual LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo are Fri., July 10 and Sat., July 11, 2015.  The Official Weigh Master must check all fish, before 5 p.m. on July 11.  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, 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 11 to enter a fish. NO EXCEPTIONS.
21. Weigh ins will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 10, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 11.
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.



 2015 Fishing Rodeo Winners


  1st Place   2nd Place   3rd Place
Speckled Trout Valerie Gastinel   Braden Leahy   Robert Bruns
  3.6#   2.8#   2.4#
Trout Stringer Chris Lee        
Red Fish Dr. Scott Pecue   Smokey Cook   Smokey Cook
  7.6#   7.4#   7.4#
Red Fish Stringer Smokey Cook        
Mangrove Snapper Dr. Nick Rauber   Dr. Nick Rauber   Brenna Croft
  9.6#   9.0#   6.0#
Kids (12 & under) George Wood   George Wood   Joe Cossich
  5.4#   5.4#   2.4#
Cobia Dr. Tom Nash   Dr. Phil Gastinel   Dr. Bart Barre
  28.4#   25.4#   17.0#
Bluewater David Gautreau   Dr. Kevin Sanders   Dr. Ben Ber
  Dolphin, Yellowfin GBR   Bayou   Bayou
  Tuna, Tuna & Grouper 52.8#   34.8#   34.8#
  Yellowfin Tuna   Yellowfin Tuna   Yellowfin Tuna


 Your generosity in participating in the Rodeo benefiting the LDA Foundation makes a meaningful difference in our ability to support dental education, research, patient care and community outreach. The 2016 LaMOM planning committee is especially appreciate of the support.




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