SPORTS

Down at the Destin Fishing Rodeo

Tina Harbuck
The Destin Log
Nothing draws a crowd like a big fish on the scales. Folks gathered around as a 96.2-pound amberjack was hoisted on the Destin Fishing Rodeo scales Saturday afternoon.
Bart Wagner shows off his 96.2-pound amberjack he caught while fishing aboard the 100 Proof with Capt. Allen Staples on Day 1 of the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Also pictured is Miss Destin Ella Kathryn Campbell.
Ashton Mack of Fort Walton beach pulled in this 6.8-pound redfish to get on the leaderboard of the Destin Fishing Rodeo. He was fishing aboard Playing Catch with Capt. Matt Cawthon. Also pictured is Miss Destin Ella Kathryn Campbell.
Rob Webster, 90, landed this 70.8-pound amberjack while fishing aboard the Outta Line with Capt. Trey Windes on Day 1 of the Destin Fishing Rodeo. His catch made it on the leaderboard in the Senior Division. Also pictured is Miss Destin Ella Kathryn Campbell.
Thomas Birdwell looks over at his 20.6-pound grouper while filling out his paper work at the Destin Fishing Rodeo on Day 1. Helping to record his information is Rodeo judge Amy O'Keefe. He was fishing aboard the Bow'd Up with Capt. Brady Bowman when he pulled in his first place catch.
One of the last fish of the day on Day 1 of the Destin Fishing Rodeo was this 41.4-pound sailfish caught aboard the Better Knot by James Evans. Wishing him well is Miss Destin Ella Kathryn Campbell.