PHOTOS: Mississippi Kids Fishing Rodeo

The catch was brought in buckets, coolers, bags, and even piled high in wagons at this past weekend’s Mississippi Kids Fishing Rodeo.

As part of the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, the Kids Fishing Rodeo provided pint-sizers a chance to show off their fishing prowess.

Throughout the day Saturday, these kids were constantly reeling in a catch—some freshwater and some saltwater—before they all reported to the scales. For the anglers aged 4-12 years old, categories included: Speckled Trout, Redfish, White Trout, Croaker, Ground Mullet, Flounder, Sheephead, and Drum, as well as Bass, Bream, and Catfish.

Ultimately, there were 55 winners in 11 categories. To view pictures from the Kids Fishing Rodeo, check out the gallery below.

After dropping off their catch, the young anglers were able to take in all the rodeo had to offer. From live music to archery tag (something I would definitely like to try!), there was plenty to do.

Whether you came for the food, the fun, or the fish, there’s no way you left the 2021 Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo disappointed. For more information on the categories and prizes, click here.


Written by Jessica Rankin

I am a married mother of two rambunctious boys. For over a decade I worked in Marine Resources as a Fisheries Biologist and recently changed career directions to follow my dream of owning my own business. I am now the Owner of The Safe Food Culture LLC a consulting business specializing in food safety regulatory and training. It’s my goal to support businesses in creating cultures rooted in safe food practices. For more information please visit:

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