One of the biggest fishing rodeos in the Gulf South will not fish in 2020.
The Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo announced today that it is postponing its annual fishing rodeo until July 2021 because of concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects that the pandemic is having on the local economy.
The rodeo announced that it will still be offering scholarships to 2020 high school graduates.
Going forward, the rodeo will be collaborating on other fundraising opportunities to go forward.
"The mission of the Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo is to maintain the unique family-oriented sportsmen culture and heritage of Lafourche and Grand Isle through a community fishing rodeo, with proceeds dedicated to scholarships and educational opportunities for future generations," the statement reads.