Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo ready for July 4 weekend

The Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is this weekend, with fishermen ready to reel in big prizes and maybe even a state record.

The tournament runs July 1 to July 4 at Barksdale Pavillion in Jones Park.

Fishing begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and scales open at noon.

Gates open at noon and close at 10:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 per adult from noon to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to closing is $10. A 4-day arm band is $20.

The Landry Fore Memorial Kids Fishing Tournament is Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and is open to children ages 4 to 12. There are saltwater and freshwater categories for boys and girls. Children must have their own equipment and bait.



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