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It’s Almost Time for Cobia Season!

Cobia Season in Destin

Who is counting down to cobia season in Destin? We know that we sure are! From late March through early May, these fish will be migrating through the Gulf waters, providing plenty of opportunities to catch, cook, and enjoy cobia.

Cobia Season in DestinThe best part of cobia season in Destin is Harbor Docks’ 2020 Cobia World Championship. This incredibly popular event brings anglers from all over to fish in Destin’s waters for some cobia. After all, Destin is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village!” Every day from March 28th until May 3rd, stop by Harbor Docks from 4-8 PM for cobia weigh-ins. Cobia can weigh as much as 170 lbs and reach lengths as large as 79 inches. You’re sure to see some big ones!

The tournament kicks off on March 28th with a kickoff party at 6 PM at Harbor Docks, with a BBQ dinner on the dock. The final weigh-in takes place on May 3rd, ending at 8 PM. An awards dinner will be held on Monday, May 4th at 6 PM at Harbor Docks. The Harbor Docks Cobia World Champion will walk away with $7,500! Second place winners will receive $2,500 and third place winners will receive $1,500. Divisions include the Gulf Coast Yacht Group Ladies World Champion, the Donut Hole Junior World Champion, and more. 10% of all proceeds benefit Harbor Docks Charities 26th Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day and Destin Harvest. Visit Harbor Docks’ website to learn more about the cobia tournament, see tournament rules, and enter yourself.

If you’re coming to Destin for Spring Break, there has never been a better time to book! Explore some of our favorite Destin vacation rentals with our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals. Beach Resort offers one-bedroom condos with room for 4-7 guests and some wonderful resort-style amenities. Don’t forget to add some fun activities to your Spring vacation as well!

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