Youth Fishing Rodeo

Calling all kids from ages four to twelve! Whether you're new to fishing or an experienced angler, join us for the  Bogue Chitto Youth Fishing Rodeo,"

When: Saturday, June 11, 2022.   Reserve your spot starting May 2.

Where: at the Jim Schmidt Boardwalk Trailhead/Pearl River Turnaround Fishing Access Site, 70242 Atlas Road, Pearl River, LA 70452

Cost: For a per child rodeo registration fee of $20 which supports the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Inc., children receive a fishing rod, worms, a t-shirt, and the whole family gets lunch. Prizes are given for children's age categories, for categories of fish, as well as overall biggest fish. 

How to Register: Easy registration is available online at

PLEASE NOTE: Phone reservations are not taken. Registration is first come first served and open until full. Registrations received after May 20 will not get a t-shirt.

If you cannot register and pay online you may download a registration and return it to us with a check for payment.  Or pick up a registration form at the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex Office at 61389 LA 434, Lacombe, LA 70445 Lacombe. Or contact us to request a registration be sent to you by mail and you can mail it in or bring it to our office. 

Sunscreen, insect repellent, and lawn chairs recommended.

Open to children between ages four and twelve. Families welcome but only pre-registered children are allowed to fish. Rodeo is from 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Event date and time
Event location name
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Pond


70242 Atlas Road Pearl River, 70452 LA
Age range
All ages