The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for anglers of all kinds. More than 30,000 anglers compete throughout the month of October for over $100,000 in prizes ranging from trophies and merchandise to bonds. 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 daily, weekly and 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. That's right, there's no fee to fish the tournament so you can come down anytime during October and join in the fun.
The weather in October is usually just great, with sunny skies and moderate sea breezes. Average high temperatures are about 80", average lows are 60". The water temperature is a mild 81" and there is an average of only 3.0" of rain during the entire month.
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