79th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Get ready this weekend, July 20 – July 22 for the 79th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo located on Dauphin Island. The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is the oldest and largest multi-species saltwater tournament in the country. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators. The Fishing Rodeo is a 3-day Captain’s Choice tournament and a Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) sanctioned event. The total awards package is valued at over $400,000 and anchored by two boat, motor, and trailer packages. The 3-day event features 30 categories with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories. One Master Angler is also awarded along with cash prizes for King Mackerel (Open and Recreational), Speckled Trout and Big Game Jackpots.
Fishing begins at 5:00 a.m. Friday, July 20 with the ceremonial cannon blast at the ADSFR site, and concludes at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22. The weigh station will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday. The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo currently holds the Guinness World Records title for the World’s largest fishing tournament. In the last 10 years the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo has funded more than $150,000 in Marine Science scholarships at the University of South Alabama from tournament proceeds. Tickets are on sale at the following locations: Academy Sports and Outdoors, Bay Bank, Quint’s Hardware & Sporting Goods, Greer’s Food Store, Jemison’s Bait & Tackle, Dauphin Island Marina, Sportsman’s Marine, Blue water Ships Store, and J&M Tackle. Visit http://www.adsfr.com for more information.