Destin Fishing Rodeo

It’s October again and the anglers are flocking to Destin for the annual Fishing Rodeo.

Established in 1948, The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages. Every year from October 1st to October 31st people of all ages participate in the rich Destin tradition.

The Rodeo is free to angler’s fishing aboard a registered boat in the Rodeo and the weigh-ins  are everyday on the docks at A.J.’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 am until 7 pm. It is open to all registered private and charter boats. Fishing on pier bridge jetty is free for anglers 14 years and younger. A $25 fee is required for anglers 15 and over.

Throughout October over 30,000 anglers compete in the rodeo for the chance at over $100,000 in prizes.

Virtually every game fish is recognized with awards during the Rodeo. Whether you’re trolling inshore for King Mackerel, offshore for Marlin and Sailfish, or fishing the deep bottoms for Red Snapper and Grouper, you’ll be in the running for prizes.

The rodeo is located just a few miles from Sea Oats Motel on Destin Harbor. 1/4 mile East of the Destin Bridge. The awards range from $3000 cash to trophies and t-shirts. All kids who enter a fish 1 lbs or more receive a rod and reel and a frame worthy certificate.

There is still plenty of time left in October to come participate in the Destin Fishing Rodeo.

Call today and book a few days with us at Sea Oats Motel and Management Co. October is definitely one of the best times to come to Destin. The weather is perfection.

Call 888.732.6287 today to learn more or to book your stay!