Chairman's Letter

Mystic Stripers Society Fishing Rodeo

P.O. Box 6081     Mobile, Alabama 36660-0081     www.mssrodeo.com

Welcome Anglers to the 15th Annual Mystic Stripers Open Fishing Rodeo. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at Dauphin Island 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 2016 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 78 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.

MSS Rodeo 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. There will be three cash prizes drawn of $100, $150, and $250 that go to the Mystic Anglers - all you need is a rodeo ticket, whether you fish or not, and be present to win.

In the Kid’s Tournament (ages 12 and under) tickets are $10 each and there are three fish categories:  Croaker, Flounder and White Trout. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place 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, ranging from $25 for a business card, $100 for a full page black and white ad to a $500 fish category sponsor. Please contact our web site or any rodeo committee member if you are interested in any level of sponsorship for next year’s 16th MSSFR on Saturday June 16th, 2018.

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: Dauphin Island Marina, Deer River Bait, Fins Bar, Greer’s Food Tiger at Fowl River, Jemison’s, Ship & Shore on Dauphin Island, Southern Bama Bait &Tackle and Tackle This Shoot That. 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