Geaux Fish on Mardi Gras Day

BREC is hosting a free event for residents to Geaux Fish on Mardi Gras Day.

Families can start off their Fat Tuesday celebration in Zachary at the rodeo before heading out to the parades.

Or they can take a break from the crowds and relax with a fishing pole at a beautiful pond.

Whatever the reason, it’s a great time to get the whole family outdoors and enjoy some fishing.

Walker Get Out and Fish Event

Catfish Mambo

Crews with BREC Conservation will be stocking the pond with of adult-sized channel catfish in the days leading up to the rodeo.

There will be enough catfish in the pond so all participants will get plenty of bites on their fishing lines.

The Geaux Fish! Catfish Rodeo will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

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BREC Geaux Fish Mardi Gras Catfish Rodeo
Source: BREC

How To Sign Up To Fish

Registration for the rodeo is free. Categories include Adult Angler (Ages 16 and up) and Junior Angler (Ages 15 and below).

Participants can register ahead of time online at or on the day of the event.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The fishing rodeo will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

Registration online and at the event is free.

Winners of the rodeo will be announced before the end of the rodeo.

Source: BREC

Rodeo Rules

Anglers 16 or older must have a valid Louisiana fishing license to participate.

All participants must follow all Louisiana fishing regulations during the rodeo.

The rodeo is weather dependent. In the event of inclement or severe weather on March 5 the rodeo could be postponed or canceled.

BREC’s Zachary Community Park is located at 20055 Old Scenic Hwy Zachary, LA 70791.

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