Rodeo-style fishing tournaments separate the pros from the Joes. The rodeo format rewards anglers who catch a multitude of species, with points awarded for each, rather than challenging them to catch the biggest fish of a single species. To be successful, you need expertise with a variety of tackle, a comprehensive knowledge of rigs, and a "database" of fish habits and locations. Above all you need to bring all of this to bear in a single trip and make it to the weigh-in before the bell. After scoring 2nd Place in the prestigious Shinnecock Marlin and Tuna Club's 2008 Inshore Tournament, a rodeo-style competition to benefit Schneider Children's Hospital, I put my strategy down for all to share. In this rodeo, anglers must catch 6 species-bluefish, black sea bass, fluke, porgy (scup), striped bass, and weakfish-to win. The SMTC has over 100 members, so the competition is stiff. How did I earn my prize? Here's a winning plan.