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By Lori Leath Smith We all have reasons why we live in Destin. But, I believe, many are drawn here, because our city is so blessed…After all, it IS known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Not only a beach destination, our town was founded on fishing! But despite the legendary...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin As the vibrant colors of spring emerge, fishermen and families flock to our piece of paradise and the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” for a spring fishing adventure. With the warming temperatures and inviting waters, springtime on the Emerald Coast offers anglers an unparalleled experience...
By Nick Tomecek, Okaloosa County PIO The northern Gulf of Mexico has a new addition to its extensive artificial reef system with the deployment of the 239-foot R/V DEEP STIM III. The vessel, deployed on Jan. 30, 2024, joins hundreds of other artificial reefs already deployed off the shores of...
For some of us, it is inevitable. It happens every year around this time. It’s a cumulative effect. The sun sets later. Temperatures creeping up to feeling very Spring-like. And even though we don’t want to let our thoughts wander from our current task, we can’t help ourselves. We...
By Cali Hlavac As colder temps roll in, we start to target more inshore species – specifically Flounder, Redfish and Trout. The cooler weather means the fish will school up in one area, making them easier to catch once you track them down. Flounder will be in the Bay and Gulf this month, as...
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) in partnership with the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) announced that the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) recently received the 2023 CODAaward for Collaboration of the Year! CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art recognizes outstanding projects that integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural or public spaces. The...
For a decade, Stinky’s has been the host of two fishing tournaments; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Stinky’s Fall Pompano Beach to Bay Grand Slam Fishing Tournament will be held from October 1 through October 28. The tournament has a new name and some...
2023 will mark the 75th Annual Fishing Rodeo in Destin, and each year it gets better and better. Created back in 1948, the Destin Fishing Rodeo had one simple goal: to extend the tourist season another month. Destin has always been a popular tourist spot for fishing, and keeping those...
By Frank Berte Way back in 1948, the very first Fishing Rodeo was held in Destin! Seventy-five years ago, this bustling international hotbed of the world’s vacationing elite was an entirely different scene. Northwest Florida was still a wild place, full of pine forests, large land animals and a staggering abundance of...
By Will Estell If you are a full-time or part-time resident of any of the beach towns and coastal communities that dot Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast you’ve likely heard a thing or two about the Artificial Reef Program initiated and managed by Destin-Fort Walton Beach Tourism. As much as the program has...
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