Rules 

  1. Rodeo Hours: Starts at 12:01 AM Friday, June 17th, and ends at 8:00 PM Saturday, June 18th. Anglers fishing from boats may not clear the pass (Pensacola/Perdido) until 12:01 AM on Friday, June 17th.

  2. Fish may be caught on a rod and reel on any boat or from shore.

  3. A boundary line to the EAST and WEST of the Pensacola Sea Buoy will apply. There are no boundaries to the SOUTH. No participating boat shall exceed longitude 88 degrees to the WEST (mouth of Mobile Bay) and no further EAST than longitude 86 degrees 40 minutes. This represents an area of approximately 37 NM to the WEST and 32 NM to the EAST. Failure to comply will result in disqualification without refund. No gillnet fishing will be allowed.

  4. No gillnet fishing will be allowed. Cast net fishing will be permitted for mullet only.

  5. Fish must be caught unassisted except for the landing. No "Team Fishing." Any angler attempting to weigh in a fish not caught by that angler will be disqualified.

  6. Entries must be caught during posted Rodeo hours, must be weighed at Grand Lagoon Yacht Club, and recorded by the designated weigh master prior to 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 18th. Weigh-in times are published elsewhere.

  7. Fish must be kept on ice to prevent spoilage. No frozen, drawn, chemically treated, or spoiled fish will be accepted. The designated weigh master will inspect all entries for compliance. A Tory meter may be used. The Rules Committee will make any final determination of entry eligibility.  Rules Committee rulings on fish eligibility are final and not subject to appeal.

  8. Registration fees must be paid online or at the Captains Meeting by 8:00 PM Thursday to make any fish caught during Rodeo hours eligible for prizes.

  9. The Rodeo will end at 8:00 PM Saturday, June 18th. The line for the weigh-in scales will close promptly at 8:00 PM, and no further entries will be accepted.  All those physically in the weigh-in line WITH THEIR ENTRIES at 8:00 PM shall be allowed to weigh their entries; late-comers will not be allowed to join the queue nor enter their catches.

  10. All entries must comply with applicable Florida State Laws and Saltwater Regulations - no illegal entries will be accepted. The Rodeo will not be responsible for possessing illegal species or sizes of the contestants.

  11. In the event of a tie in any category, the first fish weighed in will be declared the winner.

  12. The largest fish will be determined by weight.

  13. Eligible species of fish and permit requirements are subject to change depending upon applicable laws.

  14. All prizes must be collected by winning anglers within thirty (30) days of the award ceremony.

 

** DECISIONS OF THE RODEO RULES COMMITTEE ARE FINAL **

Divisions

JUNIOR

  

  1. Open to all anglers 12 years of age and under, as of Sunday, June 19th. All fish MUST be caught unassisted.

  2. Junior anglers need not pre-register; They will be registered automatically at the weigh-in. No entry fee will be required.

  3. Junior anglers are not eligible for prizes in any other division. Junior anglers may enter the Open Division by paying the required fee.

  4. Junior anglers paying the required fee to compete in the Open Division are ineligible for Junior prizes.

  5. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught in each of the species of the posted eligible fish. Grand Prizes will be awarded to the boy or girl who catches the largest of the posted eligible fish.

  6. Special prizes will be awarded to the youngest registered boy, and girl angler weighing in a fish caught unassisted.

  7. All Junior entries will comply with applicable Federal & Florida State Laws and Salt Water Regulations - no illegal entries will be accepted.

OPEN

  1. Open to all anglers. Anglers must be registered and pay the entry fee by 8:00pm Thursday, June 16th. Grand prizes will be awarded to the Open male and female anglers who catch the largest fish of all posted eligible fish. First and Second Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught in each of the species of the posted eligible fish.

  2. Open anglers cannot win more than one place in any specific fish category.

  3. All Open entries will comply with applicable Federal & Florida State Laws and Salt Water Regulations - no illegal entries will be accepted.

Croaker

  1. ONLY Junior Anglers are eligible.

  2. Only one Grand Prize (kayak) will be awarded for the Junior Angler catching the largest Croaker.  Croaker Kayak Prize Sponsored by Harbor View Marine

BYRON DAVISON MEMORIAL MULLET BUSTER AWARD

Based on 3-mullet aggregate, total weight.

Click here for the Rodeo schedule.

All anglers are responsible for knowing of any last-minute changes required to be made by the Executive Committee at the Captain's Meeting Thursday night, June 16th.

ALL DECISIONS OF THE RODEO RULES
COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL.