Big fish on the leaderboard at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo |

Dauphin Island, AL-  Rodeo organizers said there were 3,310 tickets sold this year, just shy of the Guinness record year in 2011. This year’s version of the oldest and largest fishing tournament in the nation drew competitors from all over the world and even the nation.

Source: Big fish on the leaderboard at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo |

Three big events on Dauphin Island this weekend

Dauphin Island, AL- This Saturday, Dauphin Island will be hopping with a slew of fun spring events! The Arts and Crafts Festival, Gumbo Cookoff, and Dauphin Island Regatta are all coming together for a huge weekend on the island.

Source: Three big events on Dauphin Island this weekend | WPMI

dauphin Island Gumbo Cookoff festival tents
Last Year’s Gumbo Cookoff

sailboats on Mobile Bay participating in the Dauphin Island race
Sailboat Regatta


Beautiful October Weather on Dauphin Island!

October is one of the two best months of the year on Dauphin. The crowds have gone, the “off-season” rates have started, and the weather is near perfect! Daytime highs hover around 80 and the evenings are clear and cool. Here is the Dauphin Island weather forecast for the coming week. We hope you get a chance to enjoy this great weather on our beautiful Dauphin Island beaches this weekend.

dauphin island weather forecast
Weather forecast for Dauphin Island AL



Fishing Rodeo update – from

A Grouper landed at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Dolphin Island, AL
A Grouper landed at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Dauphin Island, AL

The crew of Karl Baldwin, Danny Winstanley, Randy Winstanley, and Danny Vise padded their lead in the new shark catch-and-release special category after rodeo assistant judge Dr. Marcus Drymon video-verified another 26 successful releases

Source: Fish that didn’t make it to the weigh station still stars of 82nd ADSFR’s second day |

 Young Anglers’ Fishing Tournament July 11


The Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament is designed to bring families together and encourage sportsmanship. The tournament takes place on the Saturday before the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. RMYAT is for children 15 years and younger and it typically attracts more than 1500 young anglers.

The one-day event features 31 categories with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in all categories. One Master Angler is awarded.

All participants receive a Zeigler hot dog, a Coca Cola, a Blue Bell ice cream, and a a certificate. Winners will receive Mobile Bay Bears tickets.

All proceeds benefit the Mobile Jaycees Children’s Christmas Shopping Tour.

For more information:  Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Website

Time to Pack Your Bags! Here is a handy “Packing List” for your Dauphin Island vacation

Packing for your Dauphin Island vacation

Use our handy Packing Checklist to help you prepare to relax during your Dauphin Island vacation.


All of our Dauphin Island Vacation Rentals include linens and fully-stocked kitchens.

However, you may want to bring some of the items below to make it easier to cook or to include some things from home.


For your Rental Home

  • paper towels (one roll provided)
  • coffee and coffee filters
  • napkins
  • all-purpose cleaner
  • sponges
  • laundry detergent
  • dish detergent
  • toys and games for the kids
  • groceries
  • condiments
  • aluminum foil
  • garbage bags (initial set provided)
  • baby equipment (if needed)
  • toilet paper (a starter roll for each bathroom is provided)

For the Beach

  • boogie boards/rafts
  • beach towels
  • beach chairs
  • beach umbrella
  • beach toys
  • fishing rods
  • tackle box
  • cooler
  • books
  • magazines


  • swimsuits
  • flip flops
  • sweatshirt for cooler nights
  • beach cover up
  • sun hat


  • shampoo/conditioner
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • razors
  • shaving cream
  • moisturizer
  • comb or brush
  • makeup
  • hair bands
  • aloe
  • hair dryer / curler

Health and Medicine

  • prescription medications
  • sunscreen (SPF 15+)
  • lip balm with sun protection
  • Tylenol/Motrin
  • car sickness medicine
  • insect repellent
  • bandaids

Personal Belongings

  • glasses
  • contact lenses and solution
  • sunglasses and case
  • cellphone and charger
  • wallet/purse
  • camera

For the Drive

  • soft drinks
  • bottled water
  • snacks
  • books for you
  • books for the Kids
  • sketch pads
  • pens/pencils portable DVD player / tablet
  • selection of DVDs
  • music
  • blankets and pillows
  • extra set of car keys
  • flashlight with fresh batteries




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