The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is a beloved tradition in New Orleans that dates all the way back to 1928. Founded to draw attention to the city’s rich fishing industry, it has since become one of Louisiana’s most popular events - hosting thousands of visitors every year from across the globe.
Today, competitors vie for prizes and bragging rights as they take on some of the biggest and strongest fish in the area. The traditional two-day tournament has participants competing against each other in categories such as tarpon, tuna, redfish and shark with awards going to those who catch the heaviest versions of each species.
The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo also offers up plenty of entertainment off the water. It features a carnival atmosphere with live music, comedy shows and more – all designed to keep guests entertained throughout their time at the event. For those looking for something more educational, there is even an event-specific museum exhibiting historical artifacts related to fishing in Louisiana.