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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

Swollfest is heading to Applecreek Whitetails

Every year through Swollfest's Outdoor Wish Foundation, we take a child or service veteran on a hunting trip of a lifetime.  We work with participating ranches like Recordbuck Ranch, Texas Hunt Lodge, and Applecreek Whitetails

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swollfest thanks Kysek Ice Chest for their support

Every year, Swollfest sees the participation of many people and sponsors.  We have a very loyal following and great group of people that make Swollfest so successful. This past year, Kysek ice chests came on

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sand Dollar Marina, home of Swollfest Fishing Rodeo

Swollfest is always held the second weekend of June at the Sand Dollar Marina (Another way to figure out your calendar is that it is always the weekend before Father's Day).  For many years, Sand

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eat at Yum’s Cafe in Grand Isle, LA

Swollfest Fishing Rodeo - June 7-10, 2017 If you have ever been to Grand Isle, LA, you know your eatery choices are limited.  You know that service may be a little slower than you are used

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a Bull Redfish and where do I catch them?

  At the end of every summer, the bull redfish infiltrate the passes of South Louisiana.  Many people always ask, "what is a bull redfish?" A bull redfish is simply a redfish that has grown

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

Scales open Friday for the 56th Annual Grand Isle Original Redfish Rodeo

Labor Day weekend is such a celebration for the social and economic achievements of American workers.  Kids and parents alike, get a long weekend to spend together and what better way to spend time together

September 1st, 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, September 8th, 2016 at 3:00pm
And speaking of fishing, here's a little info about bull reds.
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SwollfestThursday, September 8th, 2016 at 2:59pm
Check out our blog post about Sand Dollar Marina, home of Swollfest Fishing Rodeo.
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SwollfestThursday, September 8th, 2016 at 1:11pm
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SwollfestTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 1:19pm
Swollfest thanks the Cajun Navy! See our latest blog post.
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SwollfestTuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:01pm
Check out our latest blog post to learn more about the creative branding of Swollfest and the Benjamin Collection.
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SwollfestWednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 1:49pm
Check out our latest blog post! If you're looking to fish this weekend, check out this Rodeo.
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 6:21pm
RT @BizballMaury: Prayer by the Marlins around the mound at the end of the game Swollfest photo
Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 9:58pm
RT @wideopenspaces: Epic One-Horsepower Wakeboarding Session - Wide Open Spaces Swollfest photo
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RT @BigSeanBrah: He told me then, I will play for LSU, and I knew it, Heart has no Limit Swollfest photo