The “Funniest” Fishing Tournament Around Benefits Special Ops Soldiers

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The “Funniest” Fishing Tournament Around Benefits Special Ops Soldiers
By: Kelly Woodard

Bait a line and get in on the fun as the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Marina presents the “funniest fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast”, the Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 13
th through 15th.
The inaugural tournament will be held at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club across the street from the world famous Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store. Described as the “every man’s” fishing tournament, the Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo brings fishing fun to everyone of all skill levels. Categories will ranging from Cat Fish to Bill Fish and everything between.
The FBFR is a 3-day Captains Choice tournament with anglers competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 30 categories including red snapper. At the conclusion of the tournament the FBFR will present top junior angler, top female angler and Master Angler awards along with cash prizes in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Speckle Trout and Big Game jack pots. Big Game jack pots will include Tuna, Wahoo, Dauphin, Swordfish and Tag and Release Billfish.
There will be over a $130,000 in prizes in hand to give away including an 18' Sea Hunt Triton Center Console for the Master Angler courtesy of Legendary Marine, a 4 Night/3 Day Fishing Trip for 4 to Paradise Lodge to the Paradise Lodge Top Lady Angler, and a $2000 College Sponsorship to the Mississippi/Alabama Sea Grant Young Angler.
With over 30 categories of fish to chase, you can also win big for the Most Unusual Catch, the Largest Mullet, or the Biggest Lionfish. Weigh-in at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club across the street from Flora-Bama and larger boats at Orange Beach Marina.
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 presented to you as only the Flora-Bama can.
Rodeo Tickets are just $35.00 per angler, and Jackpot tickets are as follows:
Red Snapper Jackpot: $250.00 per boat
King Mackerel Jackpot: $250.00 per boat
Speckled Trout Jackpot: $150.00 per boat
Inshore Grand Slam (Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout): $50 per boat
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, an organization that ensures full financial assistance to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty, and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel and their families.
Tickets are available now, and can be purchased at the Flora-Bama Gift Shop, Flora-Bama Marina, Flora-Bama, Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Orange Beach Marina, Shades (The Wharf, Orange Beach, & Malbis), Bluewater, J&M Tackle, Hot Spots (Gulf Breeze), Outcast, and Greer's (Dauphin Island).
For more information, rules, prize listings, and ticket locations visit www.florabamafishingrodeo.com.