Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo called off due to coronavirus

The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the annual three-day fishing tournament in July, has been called off due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Photo courtesy: Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

According to the Tarpon Rodeo board, the decision was made with the health and safety of workers and attendees in mind.

Originally scheduled for July 23 to July 25, the annual South Louisiana tradition brings a three-day party to Grand Isle and combines an intense fishing competition with a family-friendly festival. Each year, anglers can battle for bragging rights in more than 30 categories at the rodeo.

Jefferson Parish officials say they will assist event organizers in rescheduling the Tarpon Rodeo for a later date.

The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is the oldest fishing tournament in the United States and has been taking place since 1928. The Rodeo is typically held during the last weekend in July.

For more information about the Tarpon Rodeo, visit www.tarponrodeo.org.