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Rodeo Rap

See what is biting in the October fishing tournament.

AJ’s hooks 60th Rodeo

The Rodeo’s board of directors voted that AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar would, once again, be the host of the 2008 and 2009 Destin Fishing Rodeos. AJ’s and Legendary’s HarborWalk Marina both submitted bids in August to host the 60th Destin Fishing Rodeo next year and again in 2009. “Both bids were very competitive,” said Rodeo executive director Helen Donaldson. “But we just couldn’t discount everything that AJ’s has done for us in the past. We are looking forward to… Read More »

Rodeo by the numbers

8: The fish caught on the first day that held their top spots on the Rodeo leaderboard. 2: Fish cleaned by Miss Destin 2007, Emily Kaltz, a king mackerel and a dolphin. 700+: Number of rods and reels handed out to junior anglers during the month of October. Each angler under the age of 12 who weighs in a fish of at least a pound receives a certificate and a free rod and reel, courtesy of AJ’s Seafood and Oyster… Read More »

Home of next year’s Rodeo to be announced Friday

Choice for Rodeo ’08 down to two Two area businesses are vying to play host to the 60th edition of Destin’s longest-standing tradition. At the end of August, AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Marina turned in bids for the consideration of the Destin Fishing Rodeo’s Board of Directors. The board met in September to review the proposals and will meet once more before making their decision public on Nov. 9 at the Rodeo’s awards dinner. AJ’s Seafood and… Read More »

Party’s over

It was like the day after Christmas down on the docks this morning. All that remains of your excitement, anticipation and euphoria are a few scraps of wrapping paper and despite all your shiny, new stuff, a sinking feel of letdown. The leaderboard, empty bleachers and the bizarrely wide open space where the scale once swung is all that remains to remind us of what was just last night so much a part of everyday life in Destin. It’s the… Read More »