Fishing Rodeo Has More New Stuff In 2002

There's another added twist to this year's 54th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.

Last year the event added one day shootouts for Cobia, Redfish, and Largemouth Bass. This year the rodeo has teamed up with the Southern Kingfish Association for some extra fun.

The rodeo begins July 3rd. Then from July 4th to the 6th, the SKA will hold a Fourth of July Kingfish Classic.

As usual, the scales will be set up at Gulfport's Rice Pavilion, but for the SKA event, the weigh-ins will be at the dock at Grand Casino Gulfport. Guaranteed first prize for that is $10,000.

This year's bash gets going July 3rd and runs thorough July 7th. Of course on July 4th they'll have the traditional fireworks display over the harbor.