The mission of the St. Jude Men’s Club is to aide and support St. Jude the Apostle Parish and all of the ministries of the St. Jude Parish in whatever capacities we can, and have fun & Christian fellowship while doing so.

2nd Annual St. Jude Men’s Club Fishing Rodeo 

Butch’s Camp, Empire, LA – Saturday, October 8, 2016  

Directions to Butch’s camp for check-in and captains dinner on Friday night: 

I-10 to NOLA.  Take Hwy 90 (Westbank Expressway at the Superdome) to Gretna.  Exit 7 on Lafayette Street Exit.  This is The Belle Chase Hwy (Hwy 23).  (Note:  If you know how to exit on General DeGaulle like you are going to English Turn Golf Course, do it.  You will miss Gretna/BelleChase traffic.  When you get to the bottom of the bridge on the Woodland Highway, take the traffic circle to the left.  English Turn is to the right.  Woodland Hwy will take you to Hwy 23 in BelleChase.  Take a left on Hwy 23).  Our camp is where mile marker 22 would be if it were not missing.  Mile marker 23 is there.  We are on the right.  111 Last Cast Lane.  There is a red reflector by the “street” sign (gravel driveway).  If you get to the bridge in Empire, turn around.  We are now on the left a mile back. 

Butch’s neighbor’s address is 31918 Hwy 23, Empire, LA, 70041.  It works in Google.  Butch’s does not.  Butch’s driveway is 40 feet past his neighbor’s.  

Current 2015 Event Sponsors

Shirt Sponsor: (Full)
Sonnier Chiropractic Clinic (Butch Sonnier)

Redfish Level Sponsors: (Full)
Assurance Financial  (David Alello)
Hays Breard Financial Group (Jeff Meares)
Legacy Title (Chad Reynolds)
Morris Insurance Group (Jason Morris)`

Trout Level Sponsors: 
AAA Bail Bonds (Bobby Rembert)
Lexington Land Development, LLC (Greg Flores)
MassMutual Louisiana (Cale Smith)
Modern Realty (Travis Thornton)
Pennington Lawn and Landscape (Michael Pennington)
Pitstop Carwash (Gregg Patterson)

Flounder Level Sponsors: 
MassMutual Louisiana (Cale Smith)
Redfish Rendering, LLC (Chris Davis)

Koozie Sponsor: 
NOLA Lending Group (Ryan Thomassie)

Trophy Sponsor: 
AIMS Group

Raffle Item Sponsors:

Bowie Outfitters
Price LeBlanc Toyota (Adam Davis)
Superior Bait & Tackle

Ditty Bag Content Sponsors:

Drusilla Seafood (Brad Zito)
MassMutual Louisiana (Cale Smith)

Registration form which outlines sponsorship opportunities and participation

Schedule of Events:  

Friday, October 7 – Empire, LA:  12:00 pm   Registration Begins (The Empire Social & Pleasure Club Butch Sonniers camp)  6:008:30pm  Captains Dinner (The Empire Social & Pleasure Club)  

Saturday, October 8 – Empire, LA:  5:30am   Fishing begins (any Louisiana coastal waters)  2:00pm   Scales open at Butch’s camp – Empire, LA  4:00pm   Weighin cutoff (must be in line at weighin)  6:00pm   Awards ceremony, dinner & raffle board (Butch’s camp)    

Chairmen Committee Contact:  
Butch Sonnier, 225
Chris Davis, 225
Jeff Meares, 225
Tim Cook, 225
Chad Reynolds, 225-268-2625
Bobby Rembert, 225-413-6452  

Empire Inn: 504-657-6105

Empire Inn is typically $75plustax per night, but they are giving our tournament at $65plus tax rate. People should let them know they are fishing the St. Jude Men’s Club Fishing Rodeo. Each room has two full sized beds and a pull out sleeper.


Sources for Lodging and Guides*

*most guides must be booked by mid August