Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo - The 'Funnest' Fishing Tournament on the Gulf Coast

The Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo is the "Every Man's" fishing rodeo! Just like the Lounge you don't have to be a VIP to fish with us.

Categories will range from Catfish to Bill Fish and everything in-between. Heck we'll probably see who can catch the biggest crab before it's all said and done. With that said we will be giving away top of the line prizes I can promise you that!

The tournament will be held at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club across the street from the world famous Flora-Bama Lounge & Package Store. The FBFR is a 3-day Captain's Choice tournament with anglers competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 40 categories including red snapper.

Accompanying the tournament will be a three day beach party and awards ceremony that will include daily weigh-ins with fish viewing area, live music, great food, and hospitality done in true Flora-Bama fashion!

A portion of the FBFR ticket sales will be donated to Operation ReConnect - A non profit organization geared to providing combat veterans with well-deserved family vacations.


Official Schedule
Thursday, May 31st Captain's Party: 6-9pm at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Friday, June 1st Fishing Rodeo: Opens at 12am
Saturday, June 2nd Fishing Rodeo: Closes at 7pm
Sunday, June 3rd Awards Ceremony: 3pm at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club

Important Ticket Info:

  • You must purchase a ticket by 9 pm on May 31st to compete in the FBFR.
  • Everyone must enter one of two divisions when fishing the FBFR, the kids division or the adults division.
  • A kid may compete in the adults division by purchasing an adult ticket, but an adult may not compete in the kids division. 
  • Sign out is required for all competitive divisions including the SKA sanctioned, king mackerel championship. Sign out at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club's Captain Party on Thursday, May 31st from 6pm-9pm.
  • For online purchases, your ticket will be held at will call located in the Flora-Bama Gift Shop. You may pick up at anytime Monday-Sunday between 11am-2am up until the start of the Rodeo. Will call will be relocated to the weigh station on Friday, June 1st & Saturday, June 2nd from 12pm-7pm.

Weigh in at Flora-Bama Yacht Club

                 - Can bring fish in by car or boat to weigh in at Flora-Bama Yacht Club.

Kid's Division (12 & younger): $25 per angler
12 categories with prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prize packages in each category.
Top Junior Angler Award

Blue Crab
King Mackerel
Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
White Trout

Adult's Division (13 & older): $45 per angler 
28 categories with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each category.
Top Lady Angler and Master Angler Awards


Almaco Jack
Black Drum
Blue Runner
Gafftopsail Catfish
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Blackfin Tuna
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper
White Snapper
Yellowfin Tuna

Competitive Angler Divisions: Additional Entries Required
All competitive divisions must sign out at the Captain's Party, June 1st 2017

Trash Can Slam - $20 per angler
Award for Top Adult Angler
Lady Fish, Blue Fish, Gaff Topsail Catfish

Junior Trash Can Slam - $10 per angler
Award for Top Junior Angler
12 years & younger

Speckled Trout Championship
Level 1: $25/Angler
Level 2: $50/Angler
Level 3: $100/Angler
Level 4: $200/Angler
1st Place - 50%
2nd Place - 30%
3rd Place - 20%

2 or 3 man teams - kayaks welcome

King Mackerel Championship - $500 per boat
$5,000.00 - 1st Place
$1,500 - 2nd Place
$1,000 - 3rd Place 

SKA sanctioned

Offshore Slam Championship - $1000 per boat
(Tuna, Dolphin, Swordfish, & Wahoo)
90% entries paid out to:
1st place - 50%
2nd place - 30%
3rd place - 20%

Red Snapper Jackpot - $100 per Boat
90% Entries Paid Out To
1st Place - 50%
2nd Place - 30%
3rd Place - 20%

A Special thank you to this year's Highliner sponsors! 
Lit Coolers, Costa, Raymarine, Shades, Tervis, FB Yacht Club, FB Ole River Grill, & FB Marina!

For Rules and More Information go to: www.florabamafishingrodeo.com 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/florabamafishingrodeo

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