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Rodeo Rap

See what is biting in the October fishing tournament.

Going to the Dogs!

Sarah the Pumpkin dog was one of the many canine friends who joined their masters at the dock this Rodeo. She was a Jack ‘O Lantern for Halloween. Fred and Michelle Landy brought their pugs, Karma and Luna for the costumed fun as well!

Costumes and Conversations

Jay and Betty Coppic were Royalty at the Weigh-In tonight. The Destin couple dressed as the King and Queen of Hearts and took a place of importance in front of the Leader Board to watch the fun. Betty says they love dressing for the last night of the Rodeo every year. Will and Sara, Bartenders from AJs were crowd pleasers tonight!

Fish and fun!

The last night of the 60th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo brought a beautiful sunset and hundreds of people! The weighmaster Bruce Cheves was a handsome Master of Ceremonies in a classic tuxedo, fresh rose boutineer, boots and a black fedora. Miss Destin, Leah Stuart, dressed as Bruce! She wore Bruce’s name tag, his classic bandana on her head, and sported his beard painted on. He didn’t have anything on her as she wore boots and spurs much like he has… Read More »

The Log caught a couple of locals

The last day of the 60th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo is going out with probably the most beautiful day thus far. It was a little slow at the docks, but a judge said that plenty of boats are out and will likely be back in time for the final weigh-in of the Rodeo. So far, weighmaster Bruce Cheves has weighed in two king mackerel, one snapper and a 6.6 pound red fish brought in by Destinites Joe Young and Buddy… Read More »

It’s all in the family

When it comes to king mackerel fishing — the Creel’s keep it all in the family. Capt. Ken Creel on the KC Creel’s went out today with plans to get on the board with another king — and that they did. His 14-year-old son Kasey pulled in a 46.8-pound king to take the top spot in Teen Division. They also had a lady who weighed in a 36.2-pound king mackerel, as well as a junior with a 38.5-pound king mackerel.… Read More »

Video tells the tale: The New Florida Girl’s wild ride

One of the passengers aboard the New Florida Girl captured the action of the angry seas that blasted a hole in the side of the party boat. She also caught on tape the Coast Guard rescue, the bucket brigade and the bailout of one of the fleet’s oldest boats. The video is broken up into three parts and appears below. PART ONE [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmfZeihSbvM[/youtube] PART TWO [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR0_0I0JMLY[/youtube] PART THREE [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLDZ9Z3Ciuc[/youtube] For the full story from that fateful day, click here. For… Read More »

1,100 and counting

If you didn’t fish on Wednesday – you missed out. According to the few captains that fished on Wednesday – the Gulf of Mexico was “beautiful” — some even described it “calm as a lake.” Anyhow the ones that did go out, made the most of their time – not coming in until 6:30 and later. As a matter of fact at 6:54 p.m, the 1,100th fish of the 60th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo was weighed in – which is… Read More »

Slow go today, plans for Thursday

Word is there’s not many boats out today. The sun is out, the harbor looks nice and calm, but not many on the water – But again you never know. There have been a couple of folks stopping by and checking out the leaderboard to see who’s leading in what categories. As a matter fact I just ran into Capt. Ken Creel who is leading the King Mackerel Division with a 49-pound king they brought in Sunday. Creel said he’s… Read More »

Couple of stringers, jewels… and eating raw fish??

Anyone that has been outside today can probably tell that the chilly wind is keeping anglers off the rough waters and the big fish away. “So far, just a couple stringers from kids today,” weighmaster Bruce Cheves, said. There was not a lot of Rodeo action going on, but Bruce kept himself entertained looking at baubles aboard the American Spirit. No, they did not haul in long lost treasure. Barbara Ramsdell, visiting from outside Atlanta, brought an inventory for a… Read More »