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International Tarpon Rodeo


“They jump, they crash, they break tackle and bones. Tarpon possesses the muscle and mass to defeat you in several different ways. Of course, that is precisely why we love them.” - Jerry Gibbs, Outdoor Life

The Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo is a time when this quiet Louisiana coastal community is bursting with people having a grand time at the beach and out on the water. The annual Tarpon Rodeo is the oldest fishing tournament in the U.S. It takes place on the last weekend of July. A host of activities are also part of the fun...live music, activities for the entire family, crab racing for the kids, contests, arts, crafts, food vendors, and artisans from the island and around the region help make this rodeo a festival for all to enjoy.

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Click here to register for the Tarpon Rodeo.  You may contact the Grand Isle Tourist Commission at 985-787-2997 or visit the official Tarpon Rodeo website for information and rodeo rules and regulations, weigh-in information and times, accommodations, and more.

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