The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a Project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,500 anglers and 75,000 spectators. It is located on Dauphin Island, Ala. (N30 15’31, 90″ W88 06’47.78).
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, Speckled Trout and Big Game Jackpots.
The ADSFR has donated over $275,000 to the University of South Alabama Department of Marine Sciences and annually funds academic scholarships.