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WCA/CCA Fishing Rodeo and Beach Fest starts Friday
By Echo Staff
Jun 19, 2014, 11:51

The Waveland Civic Assoc. and Coastal Conservation Assoc./Mississippi will host its third annual Fishing Rodeo and Beach Festival starting this Friday.
The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, with food, water slides, children's activities, snowballs, cotton candy.
There will be a Captains meeting at 7 p.m.
Trent Ladner & the Back Porch Band will perform starting at 7:30. The festival grounds will close at 10 p.m. Friday, but re-open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; and noon-8 p.m. on Sunday.
The action takes place on the beach in Waveland, at the end of Coleman Ave.

Fishing and schedule information are as follows:

• Saturday

Safe light fishing begins (CCA)

10 a.m.: Grounds open

11 a.m.: Crab races begin (every half hour till 4:00 pm) FREE

1:30 p.m.: Sounds by Chuck Tippett

4-6 p.m.: scales open

7 p.m.: Rochelle Harper Band

10 p.m.: Grounds close


12 noon: Grounds open

4-6 p.m.: scales open (CCA Tent, Coleman and the Beach)

7 p.m.: Awards

8 p.m.: Grounds close

The event offers more than $1,000 in prizes for the raffle including a YETI and inshore fishing trip.
Credit Cards will be accepted and there will be an ATM on site.
Armbands to ride the water slides are $10 dollar per day or $25 for all three days.
Waveland Little League Girls Softball will sell cold, non-alcoholic refreshments.
Fishing: from anywhere, boat, land or pier.
FEES:  Free for all current CCA Members, $25 fee for all non-current members, which includes a free one-year CCA membership.  Kids 14 and under are free.

ADULT fishing categories:

3…Speckled Trout Stringer     2…Red Fish Stringer (Slot 18”-27’)

Slotted Red Fish (18”-27”) with the most spots

Heaviest Completed Inshore Slam Stringer (Speckled Trout, Slotted Red Fish & Flounder)

Largest Bass (large or small mouth)   Bream and Crappie heaviest 2 fish stringer

KIDS fishing categories:

Largest Speckled Trout     Largest Red Fish     Largest White Trout    Largest Flounder

Largest Bass (large or small mouth)   Bream and Crappie heaviest 2 fish stringer

TIME: Fishing may commence upon Safe Light on Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday.

WEIGH IN: The scales will open at 4 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday at CCA tent at the corner of Coleman and the Beach.


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