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Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo reeling in fishing enthusiasts

Tarpon (Source: Flickr Commons) Tarpon (Source: Flickr Commons)
GRAND ISLE, LA (WVUE) -

Fishing enthusiasts are flocking to Grand Isle for the annual Tarpon Rodeo.

The fishing competition is one of the busiest weeks of the year for Grand Isle and officially started at daylight Thursday.

Officials expect to host thousands of people and bring in millions of dollars to Grand Isle over the three-day event.

The rodeo started in 1928, and today the tradition continues. Local businesses rely on this event to get them through the slower winter months.

Even if you’re not fishing, coordinators promise this will be a fun-filled weekend with lots of good food, local entertainment, arts and crafts and bands.

Another reason to come out - our very own Bob Breck is the master of ceremonies.

The event ends Saturday at 11 p.m.

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