It was a soggy finish to the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. Wet weather kept the crowds away, but the fishermen were in it to win it.
"We caught a few king mackerel a few snapper, of course you can't keep
the snapper, but there were rough conditions all weekend. We went over
to Louisiana and I've never seen fishing this rough," said Landen Rucker.
The boats were slow coming in throughout the afternoon but one by one the fish were weighed in.
"We caught a black drum and it might win the daily prize," said Jackson Rice.
2013 marks the 80th year for the rodeo and organizers are hoping it's one for the record books.
"We had a hammerhead shark come in yesterday that we had tagged 6 years
ago so we recaptured it after being out 6 years in almost the same
place where we released it. Big tuna, a couple of white marlin," said Dr. Bob Shipp.
The weather cooperated for the most part over the four-day event but today's rain kept boats closer to shore.
"It's raining but raining is part of fishing and the fish don't seem to
care, they're still biting and a lot of guys are out fishing in
between squalls today," said Gene Fox.
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