Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

Weekend of July 4
This event is the "World's Largest Fishing Rodeo," according to its promoters, and a four-day event staged from Gulfport, Miss. The Mississippi Gulf Coast area is reputed to be one of the world's best natural fish hatcheries, with an abundance of species of fresh-water, salt-water, and deep-sea game fish. The rodeo's fishing waters are the Mississippi Sound of the Gulf of Mexico and the bayous and creeks within a range of 200 miles north of the Mississippi shoreline.
The rodeo began in 1949 and today attracts from 15,000 to 20,000 people and entrants from 48 states. Prizes are awarded for the top weight in 28 categories of fish. Besides fishing, there are also all the peripherals of a festival: arts and crafts exhibits, dances, a midway, fireworks, bands, and the coronation of a Rodeo Queen.
CONTACTS:
Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Inc.
P.O. Box 3957
Gulfport, MS 39505
228-863-2713
www.mississippideepseafishingrodeo.com
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Enjoy the Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras parade and join in a second line, watch powerboat races at the annual Smokin' the Lake, or go fishing at the 66'h annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.