Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Our sugar white beaches and emerald green waters are the primary tourist attraction, but many visitors come to Destin for fishing and boating.
Known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village", the largest and most elaborately equipped fishing fleet in the State of Florida docks at the Destin Harbor.
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The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages. The tournament continues from October 1st through October 31st. The Rodeo is free to angler's fishing aboard a registered boat in the Rodeo & is open to private and charter boats. Weigh-ins are everyday on the docks at A.J.'s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
There is free entry for Pier, Bridge, Jetty & Surf Fishing. Over 30,000 fishermen compete throughout the month of October with over $100,000 awarded in cash and prizes. There are daily, weekly and overall prizes with divisions in Junior, Teen, Ladies and Seniors. 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.
The City of Destin has a rich historical heritage dating back to American Indian inhabitants as early as the 7th century A.D. Spanish explorers surveyed Florida in 1538. Don Francisco Tapia was commissioned to survey the Florida coast and in 1693, drew the first known map of East Pass and its shores.
Destin traces its immediate history to a fisherman, Captain Leonard Destin, who moved here from New London, Connecticut, and settled in Northwest Florida in about 1845. Captain Destin pioneered the fishing industry and Destin has maintained this heritage to the present.
The City of Destin was originally chartered as a municipality under the laws of the State of Florida in 1984. However, the community of Destin, in existence for more than one hundred and fifty years, has a long history as a fishing village and premier resort destination.
In addition to fishing, recreational opportunities include golf, tennis and watersports, including diving and snorkeling. The 100 Fathom curve draws closer to Destin than any other spot in Florida providing the speediest deep-water access on the Gulf.