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The 30th Annual Creole Classic Fishing Tournament
Federal Tax I.D./ EIN# 20-0885779
Brought to you by: OKUMA and TYDS Marina
Creole Classic Fishing Tournament - 1st Weekend After Father's Day
Adult Tickets: $25.00
About the Creole Classic
The idea of a fishing tournament came about 20 years ago when several fisherman who had camps at the BBY Marina in Leeville were sitting around one afternoon drinking beer (who says drinking beer destroys brain cells)and decided that a competition among themselves and anyone else who wanted to fish, sounded like the makings for a fun week-end. The name Creole Classic was decided upon, and the rest is history!
It's first chairman was Bobby "BBY" Bourg and for the first few years was held at his marina which bears his name. Bobby "BBY" Bourg, the person who established the rodeo in 1984, and served as chairman for many years, has passed away. We have established the BBY Calcutta in memory of him.
The first tournament had 32 registered fisherman. After 3 years, in 1987, the popularity of the Creole Classic caused its headquarters to be moved to Bridgeside Marina in Grand Isle.
The Creole Classic fishing tournament has evolved into one 1 of the "Premier" fishing tournaments on the island, drawing thousands of fishing enthusiasts and those who come for the "Party" to the island each June.
The concept of the rodeo has never changed since its first year. A "fun" family oriented tournament whose funds are donated to worthy charities.
"New Blood" coming into the board of directors as new members, has increased the enthusiasm and "Idea Pool" which promises to keep the Creole Classic a viable rodeo for many years to come.
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The committee members would like to invite ya'll to our annual Fishing Tournament. As always our event is family oriented, full of fun, and open to anyone wishing to participate. Your participation and sponsorship is greatly appreciated and welcome.
The “BBY Calcutta” - Largest Speckled Trout and Mangrove Snapper
Open for anyone who is entered in C.C.F.T. Must present C.C.F.T. entry ticket to purchase a Calcutta entry ticket. Calcutta entry is $25.00. A ticket will be given to all Calcutta participants which must be presented to Weigh Master in order to weigh-in a fish. Calcutta tickets will be on sale Wednesday, June 19th to Friday, June 21st ONLY. Weigh-in will follow C.C.F.T. weigh-in times on Friday & Saturday. Winner Wins Cash Prize. The Prize will be a minimum of $400 and will be evenly split between the Largest Speckled Trout and Largest Mangrove Snapper. All fishing starts 6:00 AM June 20th and closes at 3:00 PM June 22nd.
Thursday Night, June 19
A Kick-Off Party will be held under the pavilion at Bridgeside Marina.
Friday Night, June 20
Scale opens at 3:00 pm and closes at 6:00 pm.
At 6:00 pm, a seafood meal will be served to ticket holders. Everyone come party under the pavilion at Bridge Side Marina and Cabins with music by Diversionz. “ Door Prizes ” will be given away to ticket holders. (Must be present to win)
Saturday Afternoon, June 21
Scale opens at 12 Noon, closes at 3:00 pm sharp.
Starting at 5:00 pm, a free fish fry will be provided for ticket holders. Also, listen for your name to be called for door prizes. (Must be present to win.)
At 6:00 pm the fishing category prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Come bid high at our Annual Charity Auction. Great items up for bid with 100% of the highest bid of each item going straight to one of our charities.
Saturday Night, June 21
After all the awards are given away to the winners, stay to celebrate and party while dancing to the sounds of Good Feelings.