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2016 Destin Fishing Rodeo

12994320_1152548844784968_2244931304258247988_nDestin isn’t known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” for nothin’!  Each year, anglers from all over the world come to Destin to compete for cash and prizes in the Destin Fishing Rodeo. This fishing tournament is held over the entire month of October and is a long-standing Destin tradition. If you are looking for wonderful fall activities in Destin, then you want to attend this event! Weigh-ins are held behind AJ’s on the Destin Harbor every day. The lucky winners of the tournament will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 4th, 2016.

Visitors are welcome to walk the Destin Harbor during the Fishing Rodeo and see what the anglers have brought in to be weighed each day. If you would like to participate, you can fish from a pier, a kayak, the shore, or a boat! Just be sure to register and pay the entry fee. If you sign up with a charter boat that is already registered, then you get to fish for free! You don’t have to be a professional to join the rodeo, and beginners sometimes go on to win the top prize!

Since 1948,the Destin Fishing Rodeo has been a local tradition and a celebration of the bountiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Back then,the top prize for a category might be a twelve pack of beer! Today, the Destin Fishing Rodeo awards over $100,000 in prizes. If you are looking for a local activity in Destin, you definitely don’t want to miss the Destin Fishing Rodeo!

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