The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) is a 3-day, Captain’s Choice tournament. The event was founded in 1929 and has been officially recognized as the world’s largest fishing tournament by The Guinness Book of World Records.
ADSFR attracts more than 3,500 anglers and 75,000 spectators from around the country each year. What makes this particular tournament so popular?
The large amount of categories and prizes.
ADSFR awards prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 30 different categories. Yes, you read that right, 30 categories. Everything from speckled trout to swordfish. Awards are also given for Master Angler, King Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and Big Game Jackpots.
This year’s total awards package is valued up to one million dollars in cash and prizes. This year’s jackpot is a 22” Contender boat, motor, and trailer package. Wow!
Best of all, the jackpot winner is chosen at random from all entrants! This means that, even if you reeled in the smallest of fishes, you could still walk away with the 22” Contender boat, motor, and trailer. Now THAT is exciting.
Not Just Fishing
The focus of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is most definitely fishing – but that’s not all you’ll find at the 3-day event. In fact, if you arrive a day early, you can enjoy two special events hosted by ADSFR – The Liar’s Contest and Rollin’ In the Hay!
Liar’s Contest – Thursday, July 18, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Anglers entertain the crowd with some taaaaall fish stories. Whose is the best? You get to help decide!
Rollin’ in the Hay – Thursday, July 18, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Rollin’ in The Hay are the musical purveyors of high-octane, down home, foot stomping, renegade bluegrass. Come out and enjoy their energetic sound along with the best local food trucks, beer, and more.
Speaking of live music, ADSFR offers a variety of excellent, live entertainment each day of the tournament weekend. Take a look:
Friday, July 19 –
Blues in Trouble – 4pm
The Molly Ringwalds – 7:30pm
Saturday, July 20 –
Prime Country – 3:30pm
The Red Clay Strays – 5pm
Sunday, July 21 –
Bruce Smelly – 11am
Keith Burns and the Back Pew Riders – 3pm
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo 2019
July 19 – 21
531 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
If you’re planning on attending the 2019 Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, now is the time to acquire your lodging. Malaga Inn would love to be your home away from home. Our convenient location in downtown Mobile offers free parking, wifi, and a continental breakfast. Plus we’re just minutes away from all the excitement on Dauphin Island. Choose from our 39 private rooms and suites and book your stay at Malaga Inn today!