This year’s Bud Light Fishing Rodeo will take place June 22-25, 2018.
Cash awards and prizes await the angler who weighs in the top three fish in 20 different species. In addition to the rodeo, there is the Vince Whibbs King Mackerel Challenge with separate buy-in and cash and prizes awarded to the boat that brings in the biggest king mackerel. There is also the Synovus In-Shore Challenge and the Academy Sports and Outdoors Junior Rodeo.
NEW THIS YEAR – There are new boundaries for the Synvous In-Shore Challenge – the Highway 59 Bridge in Orange Beach is the west boundary and the Mid-Bay Bridge in Destin is the east boundary. All boats participating in the In-Shore Challenge must catch their fish (red fish, trout, flounder) within those boundaries to be eligible for prizes. A polygraph test will be administered to the winning boat.
Friday, June 22
5pm – 9pm
Flounders Pensacola Beach
Free Fish Fry (with paid Rodeo Entry)
Begins: Saturday, June 23 – 12:01 a.m.
Ends: Sunday, June 24 – 6:00 p.m.
No fishing outside of the these times.
Fishing may be done by boat, land, pier, kayak, or dock for the general rodeo.
General Rodeo – $30 ($40 with an official tournament shirt purchase)
General Rodeo on June 22 – $35 ($45 with an official tournament shirt purchase)
Academy Sports Junior Rodeo – Ages 15-11 – $10 (if a junior wants to fish in the general rodeo, a $30 rodeo ticket must be purchased)
Youth Rodeo – Ages 10 and under – FREE (if a youth angler wants to fish in the general rodeo, a $30 rodeo ticket must be purchased)
Vince Whibbs Automotive King Mackerel Challenge – $350 per boat (all persons on the boat must have a $30 rodeo ticket)
Synovus In-Shore Challenge – $300 per boat (all persons on the boat must have a $30 rodeo ticket)
Flounders, Pensacola Beach (800 Quitewater Beach Road)
Saturday, June 23, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, noon to 6 p.m. – all boats must be at the Flounders dock by 6 pm
A Torry Meter will be used on all questionable fish.
Anglers in the general rodeo are able to bring their fish in via vehicle. Reserved spaces in front of Flounders will be available to drop off the angler and fish. Anglers will not be able to park, only drop off.
All Challenge fish must be brought to the weigh in via boat.
Monday, June 25
Flounders on Pensacola Beach