Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo still on
The Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is just days away and the event is still planning to go on despite recent problems with toxic algal blooms on the Coast.
The Fishing Rodeo is a four day event with multiple categories including salt and fresh water. The rodeo starts on the Fourth of July and ends on the seventh.
Participants have a chance to win a $25,000 bounty if you break the state bull shark record, something that the rodeo has paid out the past three years in a row.
The Fishing Rodeo has been going on for the last 72 years, but this year fishermen are worried about getting a big catch due to the recent problems with water the Coast has been facing. Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo President Richard Valdez said, “Our fishermen are really concerned with the fish. Are we going to be able to catch what they need? What is the water going to be like the Fourth of July? So, these are all really big concerns because the rodeo depends on the fishermen. It is a hand and hand thing. It is not just an event. Without them we don’t have a show.”
The Fishing Rodeo attracts an average of 50,000 people every year. Anyone is welcome to attend.