When you’ve caught your “catch," try this recipe for the most scrumptious meal! ​ Blackened Redfish 1 tablespoon paprika 2 ½ teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, melted 6 freshly-caught Redfish Filets, 8 to 10 ounces and about ½-inch thick ​METHOD In a small bowl, combine the spices....

Rodeo Know How

What to Expect: Anglers fish aboard boats registered in the Destin Fishing Rodeo. And you can watch for FREE, by gathering around the scale on the historic Destin Harbor docks behind AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar in Destin from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily during the entire month. You’ll get...
Hello! My name is Brooke O’Keefe, and I am honored to represent my hometown as Miss Destin 2019. Fulfilling this title has been a dream of mine since I was old enough to walk along these docks. My parents are Amy O’Keefe and the (late) Stephen O’Keefe. I have...
By Cali Hlavac October has arrived and that means one thing in our lucky little fishing village – The Destin Fishing Rodeo is underway! Anglers of all ages and charter boats alike are excited and geared up to compete for the first place prize. Since its inception in 1948, the Destin...
By Richard Olivarez, Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals & Real Estate Waves gently crashing, a pair of twin diesel engines roaring and a salty mist in the air – this is where I fell in love with deep sea fishing. Only a handful of miles from the sandy white shores of...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin The history of our lucky little fishing village was built on the blood, sweat, and tears of many local Charter Boat captains. These men fished the beautiful waters of Destin from sunrise to sunset to build a life for their family and are well...
By Mary Ann Windes Although I’m in real estate, many people know my family’s affiliation with the Destin Fishing Fleet. So, I get asked often many, many, many fishing questions. The most confusing part about coming to fish in the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village is knowing who to call, and...
Tournament to Run the Duration of Red Snapper Season and Include Gag Grouper and Greater Amberjack Seasons as Well The Boathouse Oyster Bar on the Destin Harbor is the host of a brand new Fishing Tournament in Destin. The Boathouse Summer Slam is a winner takes all tournament that began...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin Last month we talked about the hype of Red Snapper season in Destin, the fight they put up and what a tasty dinner they make. While they are a highlight for most anglers each summer, a lot of other great species are biting...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin There is one fish that some people wait all year for the chance to keep, and this year open season falls right in line with Father’s Day. Red Snapper season is open for federally-licensed charters from June 1-August 1, with open season for...

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