"They jump, they crash, they break tackle and bones. Tarpon possess the muscle and mass to defeat you in several different ways. Of course, that is precisely why we love them." Jerry Gibbs , Outdoor Life

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
Established in 1928. The oldest fishing tournament in the United States!

Rodeo Dates

The International Grand Isle Rodeo is held during the last weekend in July that includes the Sunday.

July 25, 26 & 27, 2013

Swamp People

See RJ and Jay Paul Molinere at the rodeo. Click HERE for times.

2013 Official Rodeo Poster

Cost $40 plus $5 S/H

Schedule of Events

The Tarpon Rodeo is packed with things to do. We have published the event calendar here.

Rodeo President

Thomas Capella

Admirial of the Fleet

Ricky J. Templet


Tarpon Rodeo Grand Prize Blazer Bay Boat!

It is a Blazer Bay model #2170.  

Equipped with a Mercury 150 horsepower Pro XS outboard motor, Motor Guide Great White 24 volt trolling motor and Mercury Marine stainless steel propeller. The trailer is a tandem axle Magic Tilt trailer.

Rodeo Tee-Shirts

are available at outlets and pavilion during the rodeo.