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Rodeo Rap

See what is biting in the October fishing tournament.

Get T’d up

There is still time to get registered for the Rodeo Run. Registration before Sunday is $20 and day of race registration is $25. The first 250 get a Rodeo Run T-Shirt. So get registered. Race starts at 8 a.m. The run begins and ends at Clement Taylor Park on Calhoun Avenue with an after-race party at AJ’s on the harbor. — Tina Harbuck

Barging in

The new Rodeo barge arrived a little after lunch Monday afternoon behind AJ’s. Alan Laird himself pulled it around with his boat, with Bruce Cheves riding aboard the barge. For more photos of the barge’s arrival, click here. The barge is an awesome sight to see. Laird says he’s not through with it yet. There are plans to cover some of the top if not all – plus he wants to decorate it up some with nautical and fishing stuff.… Read More »

For the Rodeo Virgins out there …

What do you call a mackerel that an angler catches on Sunday? When Bruce offers you gumbo, should you try a bite? How the heck do you catch a banjo with a rod and reel? For the answers to these questions and more, check our Rodeo 101. Click here.

The Weighmaster of Ceremonies

It goes without saying that over the years The Log has written volumes about Bruce Cheves. We even once had a staff writer who had a crush on Bruce! Here are a few of the more memorable Bruce stories from recent Rodeos. •HAPPY CHEVES DAY! After 20 years of gutting and weighing, city honors weighmaster (PHOTOS) •BRUCE ALMIGHTY: ‘You bring me a fish and I’ll make you famous,’ Rodeo cowboy says •MR. OCTOBER: Destin fish fans pick their favorite moment… Read More »

Here comes the Judge!!!

More than 40 folks from throughout the community came out Wednesday evening for the Rodeo judges meeting at the Destin Community Center. What does it take to be a judge? A love for the rodeo, outdoors, fish and good penmanship always helps. All judges at the rodeo are volunteer and for the most part, once they serve — they come back year after year. There’s nothing like being on the barge and seeing the catches and talking with the anglers… Read More »


The Log team is hard at work trying to cover all angles of the upcoming tournament. Here are some of the latest stories. •THE AJ’S DECADE: Destin icon looking to celebrate its tenth year hosting Destin Fishing Rodeo (PHOTOS) •GREEN DAY: Captain is living the “American Spirit” dream as Rodeo’s chairman •BIG MONEY UP FOR GRABS — Rodeo hopes to ‘ride the wave’ •Rodeo Run resurrected •A NEW FOUNDATION — When it comes to the Fishing Rodeo’s new barge, ‘it’s… Read More »

Rodeo’s new look

The Destin Fishing Rodeo has a few different looks for its 63rd year. Rather than just go with one logo this year, organizers rolled out a couple different shapes and sizes. Of course, all the new looks are wearable and available at the Rodeo trailer, which will be selling shirts all October long.