The Destin Fishing Rodeo is an annual fishing event that occurs in Destin Florida every October, all month long. The Fishing Rodeo is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Weigh-ins are free and open to the public every day in October at the official Fishing Rodeo scale by our Weigh In Master, Bruce between 10am-7pm, There are many different divisions of competition you can join, there are even divisions for senior citizens and junior anglers. This event provides fun for the entire family.
Destin Florida is an awesome vacation spot all year long but October offers some of the most delightful weather, as well as picture perfect sunrises and sunsets. All October long, at the break of dawn, you can see boats gearing up and heading out to sea to find the biggest catch. It is an exciting time to visit Destin Florida and the Destin Harbor. Everyone is welcome on the Harbor Dock to watch the weigh ins and join the excitement.
If you are a participant, you will have plenty of chances to win great prizes sponsored by many of our area’s local businesses. Don’t forget to have your camera ready to document these fun times in pictures. Capture photos of your big catch during weigh in and don’t forget to pose with Miss Destin.
Here are some pictures of past Fishing Rodeos.
History of The Destin Fishing Rodeo
The Fishing Rodeo originated in 1948 by a group of businessmen who wanted to extend the fishing season for the local fishing industry and to drive more tourism to the Destin area. It was a successful effort and today boasts over 36,000 anglers every year. The fishing rodeo has broken state and even world records for many fish species. With the amount of fish that are caught and the size of the fish, it’s easy to see why Destin is considered “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. If you would like to learn more about the History of Fishing in Destin Florida, you can visit the Destin History and Fishing Museum.
Book Your Rodeo Charter Today
Special K Fishing Charter is booking charters for the Destin 2017 Fishing Rodeo now! Book with us as soon as possible, times and dates are filling up quickly and availability will not last long. We have multiple charter options to choose from. Click here for pricing information. Keep in mind, the longer your charter lasts, the more time we will have to travel further offshore. If you are an avid fisherman, then you know the bigger most prized fish are in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Fishing Rodeo’s primary location is at AJ’s On The Bayou, on the Destin Harbor.