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The Destin Fishing Rodeo is Back!

Have you Visited the Destin Fishing Rodeo Yet?

This year is the 73rd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo and us locals could not be more excited that this popular event in Destin is in full swing. Every October, boats from all over the country venture over to the Gulf of Mexico to participate in the fishing rodeo. Locals and visitors gather around to watch the weigh-ins each day. It is truly the event of the year, and you won’t want to miss it!Have you Visited the Destin Fishing Rodeo Yet?

From October 1st through the 31st boats will pull into the Destin Harbor directly behind AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar to showcase the haul of fish they worked so hard to catch. Daily weigh-ins are free to the public so be sure to head on down to the docks and experience the excitement. They begin at 10 am and last until 7 pm. You can expect to see sharks, grouper, tuna, and so much more.

Not only are the weigh-ins fun for the whole family, but the Destin Fishing Rodeo also features tons of other events to enjoy. Throughout the month of October there are events for children including a Kids Fall Movie Festival and Halloween on the Harbor! Visit the Destin Fishing Rodeo website for more information about how you can participate in the fun.

Each year over 30,000 anglers come to compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes. That is a step up from the original prizes handed out during the first few years of the event. It is said the award for the biggest Triggerfish in 1951 was $25, 1 windshield wiper, and 12 cans of beer.

Visit the Destin Fishing Rodeo website to learn more about the history of this event. There is still time to book a last-minute stay to enjoy the event. Visit SouthernResorts.com to view a list of vacation rentals in Destin, FL and start packing for your next getaway to the beach!

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