Rodeo Hours: Starts at 12:01 AM
Friday, and ends at 9:00 PM Saturday. Anglers fishing from
boats may not clear the pass (Pensacola/Perdido) until 12:01 AM on
Fish may be caught on rod and
reel on any boat or from ashore. 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 approximately 37 NM to the
WEST and 32 NM to the EAST. Failure to comply will result in
disqualification without refund. No gill net fishing will be allowed.
Cast net fishing will be allowed for mullet only.
Fish must be caught unassisted
except for landing. No "Team Fishing." Any angler attempting to
weigh-in a fish not caught by that angler will be disqualified.
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 9:00 PM, Saturday.
Weigh-in times are published elsewhere.
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
Registration fees must be paid by
10:00 PM Thursday to make any fish caught during Rodeo hours eligible
for prizes. Mail-in applications must be received by the Rodeo
Committee no later than close of business, Thursday.
The Rodeo will end at 9:00 PM,
Saturday. The line for the weigh-in scales will close promptly at 9:00
PM, and no further entries will be accepted. All those
physically in the weigh-in line WITH THEIR ENTRIES at 9:00 PM shall be
allowed to weigh their entries; late-comers will not be allowed to join
the line, nor enter their catches.
All entries must comply with
applicable Florida State Laws and Salt Water Regulations - no illegal
entries will be accepted. The Rodeo will not be responsible for the
possession of illegal species or size by the contestants.
In the event of a tie in any
category, the first fish weighed in will be declared the winner.
The largest fish will be
determined by weight.
Eligible species of fish and
permit requirements subject to change depending upon applicable laws.
All prizes must be collected by
winning anglers within thirty (30) days of the award ceremony.
ALL DECISIONS OF THE
RODEO RULES COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL.