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About Red Drum Rodeo

The Red Drum Rodeo is an organization focused on bringing the Young Life community together with the coastal Virginia fishing community, through family friendly tournaments that encourage middle and high school students to get out on the water. Our annual Red Drum Rodeo Tournament offers serious fishermen and women the opportunity to be involved in a competitive fishing tournament, while also rewarding younger fishers for their participation.

All Red Drum Rodeo proceeds go directly to supporting Tidewater Independent School Young Life (TISYL) and Eastern Shore Young Life, two unique ministries designed to meet the needs of adolescent students attending middle school and high school. We explore faith and life from a Christian perspective and offer kids the opportunity to talk in an open and accepting environment. Young Life leaders model trust, respect, and responsibility in a manner that is both meaningful and relevant.


Fishing Tournament: May 31st – June 4th, 2023
Captain’s Meeting: May 31st – 6:00 PM 
Captain’s Meeting Locations
Eastern Shore- Cape Charles Brewing Company
Virginia Beach- Smartmouth Pilot House
Post Tournament Party & Awards– Sunday June 4th  3:00PM – Smartmouth Pilot House


Individual: $150.00
Junior (18 & under): $60
Boat (up to 6 anglers): $300 
 (before April 1st / $400 after)


Grand Prize: $7,500
Largest Drum by Length (IGFA)
1st Runner Up: $2,000
2nd Runner Up: $1,000
Plus other prizes to be awarded!