LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — The 64th annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, which begins June 29, will be held at Long Beach Harbor for the second straight year.
The event has been without a permanent home since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the Rice Pavilion in 2005. It was held at various sites in Biloxi and Gulfport before moving to Long Beach last year.
This year's event runs June 29-July 4. Fishing begins at 12:01 a.m. on June 30.
Contestants fish the Gulf waters for days, competing for cash and prizes in 30 categories of both saltwater and freshwater fish. In previous years, records for tuna, shark and flounder have been broken at the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.