Upcoming Events

 Virtual Youth Fishing Rodeo, June 12 – 13, 2022

Did you ever think you could win a fishing derby without paying an entry fee or weighing or measuring a fish? Here's your chance! The Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges and the Friends of Louisiana Refuges Inc. are hosting a Virtual Youth Fishing Rodeo during Louisiana free fishing weekend June 11 -12, 2022.

All youth 15 years of age and younger are eligible to participate for free! Here’s how to join the fun:

1. Youth who are 15 years old or younger fish the location of their choice in Louisiana waters between sunrise and sunset, June 11, and June 12,. A fishing license is not required during Louisiana’s free fishing weekend.

2. Send a photo of the young angler holding their catch to virtualfishingrodeo@gmail.com or post to the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex FaceBook page @Southeast Louisiana via Facebook messenger. Youngsters should make a sign that says #GetYourFishOn 2022 or #GeauxFish 2022 and display it with their catch. Extra points for artistically decorated creative signs!

4. Have fun fishing!

Photos of anglers and their catch must be received by 4 p.m. Monday June 13.  Prize winners will be randomly selected from the photos received and will be announced Friday, June 17.

A limited supply of loaner fishing poles are available. Email Virtualfishingrodeo@gmail.com with questions, or to reserve a loaner pole, or call 985-882-2015.