The 68th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo
Open every day October 1 – October 31
Destin, Florida’s signature event and a tradition since 1948, this month-long fishing tournament gives anglers of all ages a chance to get in on the fun! Not an angler? Daily weigh-ins at A.J.’s Seafood and Oyster Bar provide entertainment in a harbor-front atmosphere you’re sure to enjoy. Come join us in Destin this October! Compass Resorts offers vacation rental specials and Destin accommodations for both families and serious anglers. Stay with us during October as we celebrate the 66th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo! Book online or call 850.269.1005.
Over 30,000 anglers compete in the Destin Fishing Rodeo for a chance at their share of over $100,000 in awarded cash and prizes. The Rodeo is free to anglers fishing aboard registered boats and the tournament is open to both Private and Charter Boats. Grab a spot on a registered Charter fishing boat during the Rodeo and you could be the next star on the stage with Miss Destin at the daily weigh-in!
Kids love the rodeo too! There are events and activities just for kids. For example, every child who enters a fish in the Destin Fishing Rodeo that weighs in at 1 lb. or more gets a rod and reel and a certificate for framing. During the Rootin’ Tootin’ Rodeo Round-Up Okaloosa Island Pier comes alive with junior anglers. This event wraps up with lunch on the dock. The entry fee for this event is nominal, and includes the pier fee for the angler and parents, a tee shirt, bait, a rod and reel to keep and lunch. Don’t miss out! This is a great weekend to plan on being in Destin and taking part of the culture for which Destin is famous. And don’t forget about “Mako My Day” Shark Saturdays - anglers weigh-in sharks and the kids love it! In 2007, the largest shark caught was 638 pounds! Wow!
Join us this October as we celebrate the Destin way of life with the 68th Annual Fishing Rodeo!