By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin As we talked about all the species that made for good winter fishing last month, Spring has officially arrived and so has Spring fishing season! While many fish bite year-round in our lucky fishing village, two of the most prominent this time of...
By Cali Hvalac By this time in the season, most of us anglers have a severe case of cabin fever. Constantly checking the weather apps on our phones, seeing which days will be warm enough with low winds to try and get out on the water. Weather changes mean new...
By Cali Hvalac Nestled back on Stahlman Drive near our Destin Community Center lies a small house-like building showcasing the history of fishing in our beach town, known as the Destin History and Fishing Museum. January is a great time visit and see first hand the journey our city has...
By Cali Hvalac As the oldest fishing tackle shop in Destin, The Ships Chandler goes hand in hand with Destin’s fishing history. Like most in our area, the Wright family relocated to Destin in 1970 on a military assignment to Eglin Airforce Base. Destin was a small fishing village during...
By Cali Hvalac In our lucky little fishing village, it may be perceived that a boat is necessary to catch certain kinds of fish, or a multitude of fish. However, without access to a boat, there are still some great fishing spots anglers can take advantage of (even some who...
In 1991, an out-of-town developer took control of one of the largest charter boat docks in Destin. Rumors flew about replacing the charter boats with yachts in the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. Destin’s charter fishing fleet’s future was threatened and had no security. The best solution was for the fishing...
Many Miss Destins have gone on to accomplish big things, not just for the “world’s luckiest fishing village,” but for our region, state and beyond. In fact, you never know where former Miss Destins will appear next! Miss Destin 1984, Mona Ponder, was officially Destin's First Lady, as her...
By Cali Hlavac October means the Destin Fishing Rodeo is officially here, a favorite time of year for amateur and professional anglers alike. Part 1 of our series covered the history of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, how anglers can participate, what you can win and some of the upcoming rodeo...
By Susan Benton As a food writer and blogger living by the water’s edge of the Emerald Coast, one of the first questions locals or people ask when they visit our area is how they can be certain that they are buying or being served fresh seafood. It would appear...
By Micaiala Hamner and Erika Zambello Walk onto a fishing pier in Okaloosa and Walton Counties this summer and you may see a gorgeously decorated monofilament recycling bin painted with images of fish, mermaids, birds, or other real and imagined marine life. The fishing line recycling program, an initiative of...

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