Three Major Fishing Tournaments Heat Up South Louisiana Next Week

July 21, 2011 – Next week, three major fishing
rodeos will have fishermen headed into the Gulf of Mexico from
marinas across South Louisiana. The Faux Pas Lodge Invitational and
the West Delta Kingfish Invitational will be held in Venice, La.,
and the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo will take place at the Grand Isle
Tarpon Pavilion. All three tournaments offer up opportunities for
fishermen of all levels.

“One of the best ways to enjoy summertime in South Louisiana is
to head out into the Gulf during one of Louisiana’s incredible
saltwater fishing tournaments,” said Louisiana Department of
Wildlife and Fisheries Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina. “I’d
encourage folks to check out any of the three tournaments, those in
Grand Isle or Venice. Whether or not you take home the grand prize
you’ll have a weekend full of memories with family and

Tournament details and registration information are as

13th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Invitational

The Faux Pas Lodge will hold its 13th annual Rodeo in Venice, next
Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, July 30. The Faux Pas Lodge
Invitation offers fishing opportunities for novice and professional
anglers alike. The tournament is comprised of four different
divisions: inshore, rig, offshore and live redfish.

To download an application click here:

For the first in the tournament’s history, Faux Pas Lodge will also
partner with Children’s Hospital, the Miracle League of New
Orleans, the Wish to Fish Organization and many volunteers that
will bring children with special needs fishing on Wednesday, July

For more information or press inquiries please contact Kleo Blue at or (504) 834-8342.

West Delta Kingfish Invitational

This year’s West Delta Kingfish Invitational on the mouth of the
Mississippi River will be held next Friday, July 29 through Sunday,
July 31. This tournament is being held at the Venice Marina.
Registration is Friday, July 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information contact Mike Butler at or (504) 433-6832.

The West Delta Kingfish Invitational is a Southern Kingfish
Association (SKA) Division 7 sanctioned tournament. The SKA is the
world’s largest offshore fishing organization that sanctions or
produces over 50 tournaments across the Gulf of Mexico and on the
east coast up to North Carolina. More information may be found at

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo was originally established in 1928 and
is the oldest fishing tournament in the Unites States. The
tournament will be held at the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion
located at the end of Highway 1 in Grand Isle. The tournament dates
are Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, July 30.

For more details and registration information visit


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