The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) just released the new 2021-2022 manatee and sea turtle decals. These high-quality waterproof stickers feature two different designs and are a fun way for people to directly support research, rescue and management efforts that conserve these species and spread awareness about...
Will you be fishing for snapper or grouper on your next fishing trip? Continue your role as a conservationist by paying close attention to signs of barotrauma and being prepared to respond. Barotrauma is a condition seen in many fish caught at depths greater than 50 feet and is...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do in Destin Spring has officially arrived and so has Spring fishing season! While many fish bite year-round in our lucky fishing village, three of the most prominent this time of year are Triggerfish, Sheepshead and bull Redfish. March 1st kicked off Triggerfish season, which many offshore...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a fall red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations in the Gulf of Mexico to open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1. During this season, private recreational anglers...
By Jasmin Graham and Melissa Crouch Fishing is an enjoyable pastime, especially here in our area. In fact, there are approximately 4 million saltwater and freshwater anglers in the state of Florida. I love saltwater fishing for several reasons: 1) You get to be outside enjoying nature. 2) Crisp sea breezes and the...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do in Destin Last year at this time, as it began to get cooler, we noticed different species of fish migrate into our Gulf waters – specifically Flounder and Sheepshead. That’s good for us since the cooler weather means the fish will school up in one...
By Cali Hvalac, To Do In Destin 2021 marks the 73rd Annual Fishing Rodeo in “The World’s Luckiest Village” and with it comes the return of many events that were canceled in the previous year, prompting community excitement. Since its inception in 1948, the Destin Fishing Rodeo has expanded into one...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin In this uncertain time, one thing is still certain – the fish are still biting. While beaches may be closed to the public, many boat launches are still open to fishermen. The weather has been outstanding for fishing, and while the Choctawhatchee Bay...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin The history of our lucky little fishing village was built on the blood, sweat, and tears of many local Charter Boat captains. These men fished the beautiful waters of Destin from sunrise to sunset to build a life for their family and are well...
The recreational red snapper season started June 4 in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida and will remain open through July 28, closing July 29. “We are excited about Gov. DeSantis’ recent announcement of this year’s 55-day Gulf red snapper summer season; it is one of the longest...

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