2022 Press Release

 89th Annual ALABAMA DEEP SEA FISHING RODEO

www.ADSFR.com

A project of the Mobile Jaycees

News Release And

Public Service Announcement Information

 

The 89th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) dates have been set for July 15-17, 2022. The weigh station will be open 10:00am-7:00pm Friday and Saturday, and 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday. Traditionally, the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo attracts over 3,800 anglers competing in 33 categories for over a half a million dollars in cash and prizes. In 2011, The ADSFR was proclaimed the largest fishing tournament in the world by Guinness World Records. ADSFR expects large crowds and a huge spectator turnout by continuing a full rodeo schedule of events including live music each day. The entertainment begins with the Captain T-Bones Liar’s Contest on Thursday, July 14th, 2022, followed by Trotline. The Joe Bullard Stage at the Rodeo site will function as the main stage for the Rodeo Weekend Music, with headliners of Velcro Pygmies on Friday Night and The Blackwater Brass Band on Saturday night. Fishing begins at 5:00am Friday, July 15th with the ceremonial cannon blast at the ADSFR site and concludes at 5:00pm Sunday, July 17th with a ceremonial cannon blast.

 

The 64rd Annual Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament will be held Saturday, July 9th. The weigh station will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with the tournament beginning at 5:00 am. This event is open to all anglers 15 years old and younger. Every angler that weighs in a fish will receive a Zeigler hot dog, a bag of Golden Flake potato chips, an ice-cold Coca Cola, and an ice cream. All of the proceeds from the Roy Martin Young Angler’s Tournament will go toward the annual Children’s Christmas Shopping Tour sponsored by the Mobile Jaycees. The awards ceremony for the Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament will be held immediately following the tournament at the ADSFR site.

 

The Contender Boats Awards Ceremony for the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will be held on Monday, July 18th at The Grounds starting at 6:00pm.

 

The festivities for the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will kick-off at the Rodeo site with the Liars Captain T-Bones Liars Contest on Thursday, July 14th at 6:00PM. Rodeo ticket holders can participate in the competition by telling their best, or worst, fish tale. A “distinguished” panel of invited judges will determine the winners. Live music by Trotline performing on the Joe Bullard stage.

 

Every angler in the Open Competition who weighs in a legal fish from any of our 33 Categories will be entered into two drawings: One for a 25’ Contender Boat outfitted with a Yamaha motor, and trailer package.

 

In addition to the ADSFR Open Competition, anglers may also enter any of our Jackpots:

 

The Gulf Coast Graphix Big Game Jackpot pays cash for the largest Tuna (Yellowfin or Blackfin), Dolphin, Wahoo, Billfish and Swordfish. In addition, there will be random drawings among all anglers that enter a fish in the Big Game jackpot for a $1000 gift certificate to Gulf Coast Graphix and a HBT Custom Smoker with trailer and tires.

 

The Southern Response Services King Mackerel Jackpot pays cash for 1st through 10th place with a 1st place prize of $8,000 based on 100 entries. 2nd through 10th place payouts are based on number of entries. There will also be 3 random drawings, one for a Zero Turn riding lawnmower with trailer and tires, a Custom Smoker with trailer and tires and a $500 Gulf Coast Graphix among all anglers who enter a fish in the Southern Response Services King Mackerel Jackpot

 

The Yamaha Speckled Trout Jackpot pays cash for 1st through 10th place with a first-place prize of $8,400 based on 600 entries. There will be 3 random drawings, one for a 90hp Yamaha SHO Motor, one for a Rhodan Trolling Motor and a Traeger Grill courtesy of Bailey’s TV among all anglers who enter a legal fish.

 

The Gulf Coast Hauling and Construction Inc. Shark Category pays cash for 1st through 10th place with a total of $24,000 in prize money, $12,000 of which goes to the 1st place winner. All cash prizes are guaranteed. Winners will be determined by the heaviest fish weighed in according to weight. A $25 Jackpot ticket is required per angler. The species of shark included in the jackpot are Bull, Hammerhead, Tiger, and Blacktip Shark. All must be a minimum of 80” with and exception for Blacktip which may be 60”. There will be one random drawing for a BOTE Floating Dock courtesy of Chandeleur Island Brewing Company.

 

As well as CASH PRIZE DIVISIONS for Billfish, Tuna, Dolphin, Swordfish, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Speckled Trout (Creel & Lunker), Blackfish, and Tarpon, Shark, Red Snapper.

 

89th ADSFR Notes

  • There will be NO Captain’s Meeting or Sign Outs for any of the Jackpots.
  • All Jackpots and Cash Prize divisions will be available to purchase Online.
  • Yellow-edge Grouper will replace Black Grouper
  • There will NO online merchandise sales. ADSFR Merchandise can only be bought on site July 9th during the RMYAT and July 14th-17th during the ADSFR.

 

Any questions regarding these changes and rules can contact our Rules Chairmen at 251-459-5077

 

Ticket outlets

Academy Sports and Outdoors- Festival Center, West Mobile, and Foley Stores

Fishing Chaos (Online)

Greer’s Market Fowl River

Howell and Associates Insurance Agency / Farmers Agent

J&M Tackle

Quint’s Sporting Goods

Pronto Pawn Theodore

Tackle This, Shoot That

ADSFR Rodeo Site (Thur July 14th until 5:00 am Fri July 15th)

Tickets will be available online at www.adsfr.com

 

Ticket prices:

Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament (15 and younger)    $ 5 per Angler

ADSFR Open Competition ticket                                           $ 50 per Angler

Gulf Coast Graphix Big Game Jackpot                                  $ 350 per Boat

Southern response Services King Mackerel Jackpot n.         $ 200 per Boat

Yamaha Speckled Trout Jackpot                                           $ 35 per Angler

Gulf Coast Hauling and Construction Inc. Shark Jackpot     $ 25 per Angler

Craneworks Red Snapper Jackpot                                        $50 per angler

 

 

Rodeo Weekend Music:

Below is the schedule of performers who will be appearing on the Joe Bullard Stage throughout the weekend. The music festival is free of charge and open to the public.

 

Rodeo Music Schedule:

 

Thursday July 14th, 2022

  • Trotline

 

Friday July 15th, 2022

  • Velcro Pygmies

 

Saturday July 16th, 2022

  • The Blackwater Brass Band

 

Sunday July 17th, 2022

  • The Mailman Keith Burns
  • Slide Bayou

 

 

For more information contact:

Coleman Moore

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Vice President – Publicity

Cell – 251-331-3717

Email – Publicity@ADSFR.com

 

 

89th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

& 64th Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament Schedule

 

64th Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament

Saturday July 9th

  • 9am – Weigh Station Open
  • 5pm – Weigh Station Closes
  • 6:30pm – Awards Ceremony Begins

 

Mobile Area Children’s Charity Expo (MACC Expo)

Saturday July 9th

  • 2pm- 6pm

Purpose:

The Mobile Area Children’s Charity Expo (MACC Expo) is a one-day event on Dauphin Island held during the Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament (RMYAT). The purpose of the MACC Expo is to increase awareness of the various charitable organizations and events throughout Mobile County whose goal is to help Mobile area children/youth/families.During the expo charities will have the opportunity to inform visitors of the mission of their organization and events, distribute literature or promotional items, as well as recruit new members. This event will be free to exhibitors and the public.

 

89th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

Thursday July 14th

  • 6:00pm – Captain T-Bones Liar’s Contest begins
  • 7:30pm – Trotline (music)

 

Friday July 15th

  • 5am – Cannon Blast Start of Tournament (Media Highly Recommended)
  • 5:15-6:30 – Media Interviews
  • 10:00am – Weigh Station Opens
  • 7:00pm – Weigh Station Closes
  • 7:30pm – Velcro Pygmies

 

Saturday July 16th

  • 10am – Weigh Station Opens
  • 5pm – The Blackwater Brass Band
  • 7pm – Weigh Station Closes

 

Sunday July 17th

  • 10am – Weigh Station Opens
  • 12pm- The Mailman Keith Burns
  • 2:30pm- Slide Bayou
  • 5pm – Weigh Station Closes
  • 5pm – Cannon Blast Close of Tournament (Media Highly Recommended)
  • 6:30pm – The Contender Boats Random Drawing & Seakeeper Random Drawing

 

Monday July 18th (Awards Ceremony)

  • 6pm – The Contender Boats Awards Ceremony at The Grounds

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