Chairman's Letter

Welcome Anglers to the 16th Annual Mystic Stripers Fishing Rodeo(MSSFR). This year’s tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at Dauphin Island (DI) Marina. This is the Saturday before Father’s Day.

Thank you for being a part of the largest one day saltwater fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast for both onshore and offshore fishing. Our rodeo committee is excited and looking forward to 2018 being bigger and better. Don’t miss out on all the fun at this year’s rodeo.

The Mystic Stripers Society (MSS) is one of the largest men’s parading organizations in Mobile. Our organization is 79 years old and we pride ourselves on family values and fun. Bloodlines run deep as we have many examples of related sons, fathers and grandfathers in our membership.

There are 15 fish categories: Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Speckled Trout, White Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, Bluefish, Croaker, Black Drum, Ling (Cobia), Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Slotted Redfish, Tripletail (Blackfish), and Sheepshead.

MSSFR tickets cost $25. King Mackerel Jackpot tickets are available for $25 per boat. The King Mackerel jackpot is for one fish, winner takes all. The Speckled Trout Jackpot is for a three fish creel and tickets are $75 each. 1st, 2nd and 3rd places to be paid. Each person on a jackpot boat must have a regular rodeo ticket. 20% of all jackpot proceeds plus matching funds supplied by MSS will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $500 goes to the Master Angler. Tickets will be drawn for merchandise and cash prizes of $100, $150, and $250 that go to the Mystic Anglers – anyone who purchases a MSSFR ticket - whether you fish or not. However, you must be present to win a Mystic Angler drawing prize!

In the Kid’s Tournament (ages 12 and under) tickets are $10 each and there are three fish categories: Croaker, Hardhead Catfish and White Trout. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in each category.

If you have a business or organization that has a message to bring to the public we would like to assist you. Advertising rates in our beautiful, second to none, 160-plus page rodeo book are extremely affordable: $25 for a business card, $100 for a full page black-and-white ad, $250 for a full page color ad and $500 for a fish sponsor. Please contact our web site or any rodeo committee member if you are interested in any level of sponsorship for next year’s 17th MSSFR on Saturday June 15th, 2019.

Rodeo weigh station closes at 5:00 pm. Drawings for many valuable door prizes start at 5:05 pm.

Awards presentations start at 6:05 pm. Drawings for Mystic Angler and remaining door prizes follow.

Ticket Outlets: DI Marina, Deer River Bait, Greer’s Food Tiger at Fowl River, Jemison’s, Ship & Shore on DI, Southern Bama Bait &Tackle, Tackle This Shoot That and Waves on DI. For more information call 689-7057 or 422-2534 or go to www.mssrodeo.com .

Many thanks to the members of the MSS Rodeo Committee! Without you, the MSS Rodeo would not continue to be the Best!

Rodeo Chairman,

Mystic Eddie