Virtual Youth Fishing Rodeo

June 12-13, 2021
Boy standing on dock fishing Did you ever think you could win a fishing event without paying an entry fee or weighing or measuring a fish? Here's your chance! The Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex and the Friends of Louisiana Refuges, Inc. are hosting a Virtual Youth Fishing Rodeo during Louisiana free fishing weekend June 12-13, 2021, and the rules are simple!


1. Youth who are 15 years old or younger fish anywhere in Louisiana waters that is open to fishing, starting June 12, at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. on June 13. During Louisiana FREE Fishing Weekend a fishing license is not required.

2. Take a photo of youth holding their catch and post to our Facebook page @Southeast Louisiana, OR send via Facebook Messenger, OR send us an email with the photo to  

You can send as many photos as you like - we love seeing happy kids fishing - but only one photo per child will go into the prize drawing, so everyone has an equal chance to win! 

3. Download the participant flyer here OR you can create your own sign with #GetYourFishOn (can use other hashtags such as #GeauxFish or #YouthFishingRodeo2021 or other creative design). Please display the sign in the photo with youth and their catch. No printer? No time to make a sign? Use your smartphone and download the flyer to your phone and hold phone in the youth photo, OR you can hold up a recent newspaper.

4. Photos of youth and their catch should be submitted by 4 p.m. Monday June 14. Prize winners will be selected by a random drawing and announced on our Facebook page during a live program on Wednesday, June 16 at 3 p.m.

5. Have fun fishing!

*No pole? No problem! A limited supply of loaner fishing poles are available, courtesy of the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, Inc. Call 985/882-2015 or Email us to reserve a pole today!

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The weather is fine and the fish are hungry. Grab your fishing pole and head on out to a lake, river, bayou, or bay and get your fish on!