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Mississippi's Official Deep
Fresh Water Sport Fishing Classic
Includes a Military Division - Sponsored by
Keesler Air Force Base - Biloxi, Mississippi
|A Carnival of Fun for Everyone|
Presented annually by Civic Leaders of the Mississippi Gulf
Coast and is staged
this year at Point Cadet Biloxi, Mississippi
The annual Rodeo provides continuous entertainment, and the featured attractions
are the tons of fish on display caught by the contestants, the carnival, rides, booths,
food, plus many other attractions. A spectacular fireworks display on July 4th, 9:00pm
always makes the Rodeo a truly exciting adventure never to be forgotten.
The dates for the 61st Annual Rodeo will be July 2nd 3rd,
4th and 5th, 2009.
These dates are when all species of fish are running and sport fishing is at its best.
Gates open at 12 noon and close at 12 midnight on all days.
Gate admission is $5 per adult person covers the whole event.
4 days for $5.00
Children, ages 12 and under, are admitted free.
Carnival Rides vary in price.
Individual registration is free, however, all contestants
must be registered before
they began to fish for prizes. All sport fishermen and fisherwomen, fishing
from pleasure craft, yachts or charter boats, must be registered
contestants except, of course, the hired members of the crew.
Scales open at 12 noon and close at 8pm on all days except the
final day. On the final day, the scales open at 12 noon and close at 4pm.
|Junior Rodeo Registration|
Registration was not required for contestants entered in the
Junior Fishing Rodeo.
However, contestants must have been accompanied by a parent or guardian.
See the Official Rules for additional information.
In the event a prize is unavailable, a prize of equal value
was awarded. All prizes
must have been picked up by 10pm on the last day of the Rodeo. If prizes were
not picked up, they were forfeited automatically by the winner.
|Daily Prizes and Awards|
July 3rd.................Igloo 54qt Cooler
July 4th..................Kent 4 Pack Vest
July 5th.....Water Express Tackle Bag
July 6th......................T.C. Rod Rack
|Special Awards...Trophies & Cash|
King Fisherman...Salt Water........(Trophy
Queen Fisherette...Salt Water.......(Trophy and $500)
King Fisherman...Freshwater........(Trophy and $500)
Queen Fisherette...Freshwater.......(Trophy and $500)
Most Unusual Fish Award
As a special way of saying "Thank
You" to all of our
$500 for the largest Shark donated by Old Milwaukee.
$500 for the largest Green Trout donated by Coors.
$500 U.S. Savings Bond for breaking any existing Rodeo Record.
|Childrens' Rodeo Prizes|
Special Drawing for a Pelican
Break Kayak for the
1st Place $100 savings bond&Huffy Kids
55 Total Winners!!!
All 1st and 2nd Place Winners
receive a Trophy, a Hat, and a Prize. All
will be given from the Rodeo Stage beginning at 7pm on the closing day.
Blue Gill Perch
|Rodeo Fishing Waters|
The official Rodeo Fishing waters were anywhere in the Mississippi
Sound or the
Gulf of Mexico. For fresh water fishing...anywhere in the bays, bayous,
rivers, creeks, lakes or ponds. All fish must have been caught
with conventional tackle and in a sportsmanlike manner.
|Where Boats may Dock|
Contestants may have harbored their boats at any pier, and
may have transported
their catches to Rodeo Headquarters by any means of transportation.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast area enjoys the enviable reputation
of being one of the
World's finest natural fish hatcheries, where many species of Fresh Water, Salt
Water and Deep Sea Game Fish are usually available in abundance anytime
during the year...creating a sport fisherman's paradise, ready
with thrills and high adventure for any angler's challenge.
|Vast Sport Fishing Area|
The Gulf of Mexico offers a thrilling adventure for the sportsman
who wants to tackle
the big ones, and the spacious Mississippi Sound is for those who like salt water fishing
at its best. For the fresh-water fisherman...the Coast offers three bays where fresh
and salt water fish are often caught from the same spot with the same tackle,
offering a unique experience...plus over 1,500 miles of shoreline
on bays, lazy bayous, rivers, creeks and lakes.
|Favorite Fishing Spots|
"Old-timers" on the Gulf Coast say that a sportsman
can fish every day for a year
without having to fish twice in the same choice spot. The Mississippi Coast offers over
65 fishing camps, all situated at favored fishing sites with many excellent fishing
spots nearby. Many of the camps offer every facility for the sport fisherman
including bait, fishing tackle, boats (with or without motors), refreshments,
and detailed information as to where to fish. Information about fishing
camp locations is usually available from the Chamber of Commerce of
any Mississippi Gulf Coast city, or any local sporting goods store.
|Competition Starting & Ending Times|
Competitive fishing started anytime after 12:01am on the morning
of the first day,
and ended at 4pm on the final day of the Rodeo. Fishing craft may have been
on location ready for fishing, or have left their berths at fisherman's pleasure.
All fish must have been checked by the Weigh Master before
8pm daily, but before 4pm
on the final day. Scales were open at 12 noon and closed at 8pm on all days except on
the final day. On the final day, the scales opened at 12 noon and closed at 4pm. Fish
may have been held over from one day to the next if late getting to the Weight Master.
Fish held over must have been kept in good condition and were subject to inspection.
Under no circumstances will frozen fish, or fish that have been frozen, be accepted.
|Fish Entered in the Rodeo|
|All fish entries became the property of the Rodeo.|
Amberjack, Black Drum, Bluefish, Bonita,
Blackfish, Barracuda, Dolphin, Flounder,
Gar, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Lemon Fish, Redfish, Red Snapper,
Shark, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Stingray, Tarpon, Tuna, and Wahoo.
NOTE: Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Sailfish were on the protected species list.
They should not have taken, and could not be been entered in the Rodeo.
|Fresh Water Division|
Bluegill Perch, Catfish, Green Trout,
Shellcracker Perch, Crappie and Striped Bass.
Freshwater fish catches must have been in accordance with the Mississippi law limits.
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|For questions, please contact: Mike Ernst at 1-228-867-4098|
|Contact Person||Ricky Johnson||1-228-831-9492|
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