Jr. Choupique Rodeo scheduled for Aug. 7

Staff reports

The St. James Boat Club will be holding its “Annual Jr. Choupique Rodeo” on Aug. 7, 2011, on the Blind River Point Area and Boat Launch Areas.

It is located on U.S. 61 at the Scenic Blind River, which is located in St. James Parish.

All participants, 0-15 years old, male or female, are eligible to compete in this fishing rodeo, but must  be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

The fishing times start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. The registration fee remains just 25 cents.

Be sure to get registered before fishing and to get a copy of the rules. Fishing is limited to the banks of the Blind River Point Area and Boat Launch Areas.

At the close of rodeo, awards will be given to the winners. Ribbons will be given to all participants.

Random drawings will be held in each age group for rod and reels at the awards time (winners must be present).

Refreshments will be sold at the Point Area.

For more information, contact the St. James Boat Club (in the morning times) 225-869-8966 or Craig Calcagno at 225-206-2476 (cell), 225-869-9152 (home).