If you’re a northwest Florida home owner looking for something fun – and potentially profitable! – to do this weekend, come out to the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Established in 1948, the Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.
The competition is open every day through October 31. If you fish aboard a boat that’s registered in the Rodeo, your tournament entry is FREE. You can book your fishing trip on a registered boat by clicking here. Otherwise, the tournament is open to both private and charter boats. Fishing on the pier bridge jetty is free for anglers who are 14 or younger; there’s a required $25 fee for those 15 and over.
Weigh-ins are every day on the docks at A.J.’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, from 10am to 7pm.
Over 30,000 anglers compete in the Destin Fishing Rodeo throughout the month of October. There are daily, weekly, and overall prizes awarded, totaling over $100,000 in cash and prizes. And you can compete with others of similar age/ability by participating in the Junior, Teen, Ladies and Senior Divisions.
Virtually every gamefish 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!
This Saturday (October 15), there are two special events associated with the Rodeo. B<span style=”font-family: Arial,sans-serif;”>ring your child (ages 12 and under) to the Okaloosa Island Pier for a fun-filled morning of fishing on the pier with the Rootin Tootin Rodeo Round-Up. The round-up begins at 9:00am and ends with lunch on the dock at noon. The cost is $10.00 per child, and includes the pier fee for the angler and his/her parents, a tee-shirt, bait, a rod and reel to keep, and lunch.
After the round-up, the Destin Car Club presents Motorfest 2011 – the Euro Exotic Car Show. Come out and see over 100 Euro Exotic cars on display, including Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini and luxury boats from Legendary Marine. There will be a free live concert on the HarborWalk Village stage, with Grammy winner Ricky Lee Phelps and his band Lektric Mullet.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Panama City Beach or Destin, the Veach Team is prepared to help you find the Florida home of your dreams. Contact us today, and let us show you why “Life is a Beach” here in beautiful Destin! And don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook – we’d love to talk with you.