Destin Fishing Rodeo wraps up first week

Devon Ravine
The Destin Log

The Destin Fishing Rodeo goes on rain or shine for the entire month of October, and Thursday’s weather brought little of both. The crowd took shelter beneath awnings and umbrellas as Weighmaster Bruce Cheves and the Rodeo judges cataloged the day’s catches. Now in its 73rd year, the Destin Fishing Rodeo runs the entire month of October with weigh-ins daily behind A.J.’s Seafood and Oyster Bar in Destin.

Destin Fishing Rodeo volunteer Steve Shippee takes a picture of angler Jerry Harris with the 25.2-pound black drum he caught from a dock in Shalimar on Thursday. Now in its 73rd year, the Destin Fishing Rodeo runs the entire month of October with weigh-ins daily behind A.J.Õs Seafood and Oyster Bar in Destin.
Longtime Destin Fishing Rodeo Weighmaster Bruce Cheves missed the first few days of this year's Rodeo due to illness, but he's back on the docks entertaining crowds with his fish tales.
Longtime Destin Fishing Rodeo volunteer Ann White shows off the three new T-shirt designs in the Rodeo's T-shirt shop. You can pick up your shirt, and watch the daily weigh-ins for the 73rd annual Destin Fishing Rodeo behind A.J.'s Seafood and Oyster Bar in Destin.