GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will anchor in Gulfport near Barksdale Pavilion for at least the next five years.
Wednesday, we learned a five-year deal has been struck between the City of Gulfport and the deep sea fishing rodeo.
Mayor Billy Hewes said the annual Fourth of July weekend fishing extravaganza is great for the area.
"It's just something everyone looks forward to in South Mississippi and around the region. The Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo folks are really going to be spreading their advertising out beyond state borders and trying to get as many folks coming out as possible," said Hewes.
The 69th annual Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo begins July 1 and lasts until July 4.