The City of Destin will host its 22nd Annual Pinfish Classic on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the weigh-in on the dock behind AJ’s Restaurant, located at 116 Harbor Blvd. The catch and release event is open to children ages 14 and under. Due to COVID-19 we are taking extra precautions...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin The year 2020 has felt like a lifetime, but we are finally on the home stretch! Fall is officially here and with that comes our beloved Destin Fishing Rodeo! 2020 will be the 72nd Annual Fishing Rodeo in Destin, and like all the...
“Bring me a fish, I’ll make you famous!” By Helen Donaldson Destin Fishing Rodeo Weighmaster Bruce Cheves an avid storyteller, comedian, entertainer and the like, first arrived in Crestview in 1977, leaving his home state of California. Cheves, who says his name is of Scottish decent, derived from McChevers, found his...
Fishing in Destin isn’t a new phenomenon. It goes back over a thousand years. As far back as the seventh century A.D., the American Indians who called this strip of paradise home survived off the seafood in the area. Hundreds of years later, it is thought that Spanish explorers...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin It’s August and that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite: Shark Week! This year, Shark Week runs August 9 to 16 and with that comes Discovery Channel entertainment, restaurant specials, and more. Sharks are an integral part of our eco-system. So, let’s learn...
By Mary Anne Windes 2020 has turned into a year of trials and patience-testing, but it didn’t start off that way. For the first time in many years, the captains received the great news that they were getting 61 days of Red Snapper season. One year, they only got six...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin The Tarpon have arrived! A bucket list fish for many anglers, Tarpon are most commonly found in south Florida but Destin sees a passing migration during June and July. You’ll find them swimming nearshore, by the beaches in large schools. Often you’ll see...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin As we ease into summer and reopening our economy, vacationers are hitting Destin by the droves – and we are so thankful to have them back! While fishing was deemed an essential activity, without the support of tourism, a lot of charter boat...
Hall of Fame Dealer Legendary Marine will host its 5th Annual Billy Bowlegs Poker Run on Saturday, June 20. Legendary Marine, Legendary Marina and Lulu’s Destin have partnered again on this annual poker run to benefit Emerald Coast Autism Center and the William Augustus Bowles Foundation. “This event was...
As one of Destin’s long-standing traditions, the Blessing of the Fleet brings out locals and tourists each year for a ceremony unlike any other on the Destin Harbor. However, amidst all the uncertainty surrounding our reopening agenda, this year’s tradition will look a bit different. On Ascension Day every year,...

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