Destin Fishing Rodeo
Established in 1948, the Destin Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for anglers of all kinds. More than 30,000 anglers compete throughout the month of October with prizes ranging from trophies and merchandise to bonds.
Whether you're trolling inshore for king mackerel, offshore for marlin and sailfish, or fishing the depths for red snapper and grouper, you'll be in the running for daily, weekly or overall prizes in men's, women's and junior anglers' categories. Virtually every gamefish is recognized with awards during the rodeo.
It's free to anglers who fish aboard boats registered in the Rodeo. Since there's no fee to fish the tournament, you can come down any time during the month of October and join in the fun.
The weather in October is great, with sunny skies and moderate sea breezes. Average high temperatures are around 80 degrees, and lows are around 60 degrees. Water temperature is a mild 81 degrees, and there is an average of only 3 inches of rain the entire month.