By Cali Hvalac As the oldest fishing tackle shop in Destin, The Ships Chandler goes hand in hand with Destin’s fishing history. Like most in our area, the Wright family relocated to Destin in 1970 on a military assignment to Eglin Airforce Base. Destin was a small fishing village during...
Did you know that Florida has the unfortunate distinction of being the national leader in annual boating fatalities? A majority of fatalities every year are boaters that are reported swimmers who fall overboard and drown. These deaths can be easily prevented by wearing a lifejacket. Wearing a lifejacket can...
Captains, anglers, fishing boats and charter boats alike are already preparing for some amazing fishing in the Destin Harbor during the month-long Destin Fishing Rodeo! You can join in the fun from bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack and Grouper to inshore trolling for Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish...

Fishing Recovery

The Secretary of Commerce announced the allocation of $300 million in fisheries assistance funding provided by Sec. 12005 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also called the CARES Act, to states, Tribes, and territories with coastal and marine fishery participants who have been negatively affected by...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin The Tarpon have arrived! A bucket list fish for many anglers, Tarpon are most commonly found in south Florida but our area sees a passing migration during June and July. You’ll find them swimming nearshore, by the beaches in large schools. Often you’ll...

Off the Hook: Shark Week

By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin It’s August and that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite: Shark Week! This year, Shark Week runs August 9 to 16 and with that comes Discovery Channel entertainment, restaurant specials, and more. Sharks are an integral part of our eco-system. So, let’s learn...
Hall of Fame Dealer Legendary Marine presented a total of $33,000 to Emerald Coast Autism Center and William Augusts Bowles Museum and Historical Foundation from funds raised at the 2019 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Poker Run held on May 11, 2019. Legendary Marine, Legendary Marina, and Lulu’s Destin partnered again on...

Winter Flounder Fishing

By Cali Hvalac As colder temps roll in, we are starting to notice different species of fish migrate into our Gulf waters – specifically Flounder and Sheepshead. The cooler weather means the fish will school up in one area, making them easier to catch once you track them down. “Flounder and...
By Cali Hlavac October has arrived and that means one thing in our lucky little fishing village – The Destin Fishing Rodeo is underway! Anglers of all ages and charter boats alike are excited and geared up to compete for the first place prize. Since its inception in 1948, the Destin...

June Fishing Report

By Cali Hlavac As we ease into summer and reopening our economy, vacationers are hitting the area by the droves – and we are so thankful to have them back! While fishing was deemed an essential activity, without the support of tourism, a lot of charter boat captains found themselves...

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