Fishing Rodeo

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July 14-15, 2017
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 June 30.
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.


Online Registration

Register online

NOTE: This link will be directing you to the ADA website for your registration payment. 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 for assistance.

Downloadable Registration Form for Mailing in Checks

Or email or call (225) 926-1986.

Shirts: Fishing Rodeo t-shirt 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.


  • 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 27, 2016. - updated soon
  • Additional t-shirts may also be pre-ordered before June 27, 2016. - updated soon






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.

Our goal is to match or exceed last year’s record breaking numbers. We raised $10,979 with the help of registration fees, donations, prizes, and auction items and we KNOW we can do it again with YOUR help!

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 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 1-26-17):


Premier Events Partner


Premier Events Partner
  Premier Events Partner

BB-Logo-with-Reg Outlined-for-web

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


  MCNA Logo-web    

Corporate Species Sponsor: Campus Federal Credit Union

Blue Lemon Co.
Bonfolk Collective
Bowie Outfitters
Drs. Nelson and Sally Daly
Jay Ducote
Kristen Binning Art
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.


2016 LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo Winners 
Greater Baton Rouge Wins Best Fishermen in the State Award
1st 2nd 3rd
Redfish Smokey Cook
Baton Rouge
8.02 lb
Scott Ayers
Early Morning Charters
7.08 lb
Kalon Johnson
6.94 lb

Redfish Stringer

Kalon Johnson
26.56 lb

Speckled Trout

Jeffery Griffin
Baton Rouge
3.96 lb
Lance Savoie
3.86 lb
Luke St. Pierre 


Andre Bruni
Baton Rouge
45.32 lb
Robin Ardoin
30.12 lb
John Lewis
Baton Rouge
30.08 lb

Mangrove Snapper

Kramer Sherman
Baton Rouge
9.88 lb
Alex DeGenevo
New Orleans
6.38 lb
Gilly Andry
New Orleans
4.70 lb

Trout Stringer

Luke St. Pierre
17.30 lb


Andre Bruni  
Baton Rouge
112 lb
John Levin 
55 lb
Ben Ber    
42 lb

Kids (15 & under)

Jacob Weaver             
4.75 lb
John Luke St. Pierre     
3.58 lb
John Luke St. Pierre       
3.10 lb



For more lodging options visit 

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,
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

  1. Kristen Binning 24" x 24" painting, worth $450, opening bid: $350
  2. Louisiana Local Basket (once basket is complete, worth and opening bid will be posted) - 2 Sisters Salsa
  3. Soiree - Louisiana necklace & bracelet set, $50 gift card (estimated value $75)
  4. Bonfolk Collection - 1 pair of men’s alligator socks and 1 pair of men’s snowball socks (estimated value $40)
  5. Blue Lemon Co. - 11x14 print (estimated value $25)




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
(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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