Day 3: Rip roaring at the rodeo (PHOTOS)

Robert Ratcliff of Destin landed this 39.6-pound king mackerel to find a top spot on the leader board on Day 3 of the rodeo.

After a rough start on Monday to the 64th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo with seas rolling in at 7-foot plus, Day 3 proved to be prime time.

Word from the captains that pulled into the scales Wednesday afternoon was that the water had calm down and fishing was good.

And the proof of good fishing showed up on the docks.

When the scales opened Wednesday morning, the number of fish weighed was at 33. But by close of Day 3, the number was up to 165, which means a 132 fish were officially put on the leader board in one day.

Among those weighed in was a 59.8-pound wahoo and a 50-pound grouper.

Last year, the rodeo saw 86 fish weighed on the first day.

The scales open back up today at 10 a.m. and will be open until 7 p.m. on the docks behind AJ's.

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