88th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Ends With Awards Night
MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – Reaching the ranking of Alabama’s 88th Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo was tough! There was a lot of competition.
Tonight, The Grounds in West Mobile was chock full of winners. The Mobile Jaycees, who hosted the event, are never short of prizes for anglers – nice prizes and lots of them.
A few lucky fishermen took home new boats after fishing at the 2021 rodeo.
The numbers are out – more than 4,200 men, women and teens fished over the weekend, and the people who worked at the Dauphin Island weigh station might need a few days to recuperate.
“There were almost 4,000 fish weighed in our tournament over the three-day weekend,” said Mark Schambeau, vice president of ADSFR. “Of those nearly 4,000, we brought back over 300 alive, and they were tagged and released in the bay. (It was) something that in 13 years we haven’t had in a year. We have four fish that broke a rodeo record. We had wahoo, yellowfin tuna, swordfish and skipjack, the skipjack of which also broke the state record, which was last broken in the 1950s. It was a huge one. success this year, especially as a result of COVID. Everyone was ready to go back, and that is definitely what we had. “