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EASL 58th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo – Sat. Aug 4, 6:30am

East Ascension Sportsman’s League 58th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 6:30am

This is a free event for children ages 2-14

Twin Lakes Park

Off Highway 74 in Dutchtown

Registration is 6:30-7am. Fishing is from 7-9am. You must have a cane pole or rod and reel, and live bait. We will have crickets, but you can bring any other live bait. Bring a bucket to put your fish in for the weigh in. All fish caught count, no matter how small. We don’t keep turtles or other things you might catch, only fish. We will serve jambalaya and hot dogs to eat after fishing while we are weighing and tallying the results of the catch. We will be giving trophies for the biggest  fish and most fish in each age category. Also, we will be giving bikes to a boy and a girl in each age category. Every child there will receive a prize.

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Report on Kids Fishing Rodeo Held in September 2017

Details and photos posted soon. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters who helped us provide this event free to the kids in our parish.

Sponsors for 2017 Kids Fishing Rodeo:

Shell Pipeline Company, LP
Tower Place LLC
MIC-LIN Enterprises, LLC (Geico Local Office)
Loyson Porta Accountant
Knights of Columbus/St. John the Evangelist
Melissa & Scott Kogler
Mobile Electric Supply, LLC
St. Elizabeth Hospital
David H. Wilcox Insurance Agency, Inc.
Academy Sports & Outdoors
Jumonville’s Bakery

Thanks to EASL members who donated throughout the year in support of the event:
Mark Gautreau
Barney Callahan
Jim Hebert
Barney Gautreau
Goosie Guice
Tommy Martinez
Dane Bourgeois

EASL Squirrel Rodeo Postponed to October 21-22, 2017

NOTE: Due to the weather expected with Tropical Storm Nate, EASL’s annual squirrel rodeo has been postponed to October 21-22. (It’s usually held the first weekend of Squirrel hunting season.) Per Byron Gautreau, chairman of the committee.

INFO: EASL hosts a very unique event on the opening day of squirrel season. It puts on a squirrel rodeo where entrants weigh in squirrels similar to a fishing tournament. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place “total weight”, and for “biggest squirrel”. All squirrels are donated, cleaned, and cooked up the next day at a Merle Gautreaux’s house. Every EASL member is invited to enjoy the squirrel stew — and the camaraderie of other members. There is card playing, tall tales told, hors d’oeuvres served, and sometimes a Saints game to enjoy. Todd Braud cooks up the stew, and other members bring the side dishes. The squirrel rodeo is definitely a very unique event, and one that everyone looks forward to in October.

Contact squirrel rodeo chairman Byron Gautreau for details at 225 936 9291 and see the latest EASL “Sportsman” newspaper for rules.

Photos from the Terry Melancon Saltwater Challenge

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