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Giant bottom fish highlight final day of Tarpon Rodeo

Updated: July 30, 2007, 11:05 AM ET
By John McQueen | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

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GRAND ISLE, La. — A day after a virtual wash-out, Saturday's finale of the 86th Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo finished with typical last minute madness as the scales closed at 6 p.m.

The country's oldest fishing tournament and corresponding "Mardi Gras in July" celebration culminated with the expected flurry of entries.

Though rough weather worked decidedly against tarpon anglers — best conditions are slick calm seas in which bait pods and rolling fish are ...

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