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June 7-10, 2017

Swollfest Fishing Rodeo has raised are over  $1,200,000 since becoming a non profit organization. Donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to various charities, organizations, and research institutions.

“Swollfest has become a journey that I never know where it will bring me or who I will meet through it’s connections.  But what I have learned is the people that  i have met and that have become a part of Swollfest are amongst the best humanity has to offer.  I wake up each day grateful and with purpose to create change for a positive outcome.  Swollfest may be just a fishing rodeo to the outside, but those that are integrally associated, know how it moves people to unite for issues bigger than themselves.”
Nick Rauber – Swollfest Founder/Director

Recordbuck Ranch, Swollfest’s Outdoor Wish Host Ranch

Over the years, the relationships we have built through Recordbuck Ranch in Utopia, TX, have been of the utmost success to Swollfest Fishing Rodeo.  Starting as a small idea to bring disabled Armed Service veterans

October 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wade’s Taxidermy gives Support to Swollfest’s Outdoor Wish Foundation

Wade Wolkart is one of the most creative taxidermist I've met that is not scared to mount anything.  The only thing  I see him turn down nowadays is a skunk, which he tried two of

October 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of a kind Swollfest Fishing Rodeo artist, Hank Holland

Swollfest Fishing Rodeo is known for it's creativity in all aspects of the event. Whether its the awards made by the Benjamin Collection, Big Daddy Wrap creations, our annual signature artist, fish prints, or the

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Swollfest Signature Artist, Tami Curtis

As a long standing tradition, Swollfest Fishing Rodeo has always had a local artist paint the annual Swollfest design.  Over the years we have had some very well known local artist including Lauren Barksdale Hill, Rudy

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Tuna Challenge at the Hurricane Hole – Grand Isle, LA

If you have never been to Grand Isle, LA in the Fall, its one of my favorite times to be on the island.  The slow pace of the island slows down even more, the fishing

September 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Swollfest Outdoor Wish dream hunt at Applecreek Whitetails

This past weekend, a group of dedicated Swollfest supporters came along for the 2016 Swollfest Outdoor Wish dream hunt.  Each year Swollfest Fishing Rodeo raises money that goes to various charities, but the concept of giving

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


Swollfest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by Dr. Nick Rauber, that raises money for American Diabetes Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Swollfest has hundreds of dedicated participants and sponsors that promote the rodeo along with spreading awareness for the charities. #swollfest2016
SwollfestThursday, October 20th, 2016 at 2:20pm
New blog post about our Outdoor Wish Foundation Host Ranch, Recordbuck Ranch in Utopia, TX.
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SwollfestThursday, October 20th, 2016 at 2:19pm
New blog post about our Outdoor Wish Foundation Taxidermist, Wade Wolkart.
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Tami Curtis Gallery and Studio.
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SwollfestTuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 10:28am
And since we're talking about art, we are elated to announce our 2017, 20th Annual, Swollfest Artist - Tami Curtis! We are so excited to see what artwork she will bring to the Rodeo.
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SwollfestTuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 10:22am
One of a kind Swollfest artist, Hank Holland.

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SwollfestThursday, October 6th, 2016 at 10:48am
Save the Date for our 20th Annual Rodeo - June 7 - 10, 2017. We have big plans for our Platinum Anniversary and hope to see you all there!!!
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Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 8:47pm
RT @Bass2Billfish: Deepdropping in @thefloridakeys out of @hawkscayresort for these barrelfish. Incredible eating! Took these to Angler and…
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 2:44pm
RT @Sheadixon: Fournette was asked how he felt after breaking #LSU's single game rushing record. Said his ankle isn't 100% yet and he's out…
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 2:37pm
RT @THEANTHEMGIRL: What Navy SEAL Chris Kyle had to say about our National Anthem... Swollfest photo
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 12:28pm
RT @Bloodydecks: Recurring dream for many. Filmed in the #Mediterranean off of the island country of Malta. Video: @miguel_apnea #Bloodydec