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.  



 Special Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors:
(As of 6/5/15)

Corporate Species

Bluewater: Brown & Brown of Louisiana Association Services Professionals

Cobia: Drs. Sally & Nelson Daly

Mangrove Snapper: Bayou State Crown and Bridge Lab

Red Fish: Campus Federal Credit Union

Red Fish Stringer: Campus Federal Credit Union

Speckled Trout: Barataria Dental Clinic

Trout Stringer: Still Available


Sand Dollar Marina


Drs. Walters, Smith, Ferguson & James - Oral Surgery Services, LLC
Louisiana Dental Services, Inc. (LDS)

Superior Bait & Tackle
Sign Express



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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