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  • Writer's pictureKira Moraca

November 2019

Destin Fishing Rodeo Winner 2017

The 71st Destin Fishing Rodeo has come to an end! Rewind's fish didn't stay on the big board this year, but it was still a great time. See pictures on Facebook and Instagram, @charterboatrewind 🎣.

The eleventh month of the year is the time fishermen recover from a long Summer and busy October. In the coming months, boats will go into dry-dock and the fishing season generally slows down. It's a much needed break! That being said, give Captain Reid a call at 850-797-7678 if you'd like to book a trip in the next few weeks.

And check out the cold front that moved into Destin this first day of November! ❄️

Local Events

November is pretty low-key compared to the rest of the year, but the Emerald Coast is never really done celebrating!

The Umbrella Sky Project, a part of Foo Foo Fest 2017

Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day art festival in downtown Pensacola. It's about an hour drive from Destin, but it's worth it from October 31st-November 11th. Go to their website for information on the daily exhibits and music.

Kids love the annual Pinfish Classic on Saturday, November 2nd behind AJ's. 

Next is Blues, Brews, and BBQ on November 9th at noon at the Harbor. The name is self-explanatory and is sure to be a good time!

Of course we'll celebrate Veteran's Day on Sunday, November 11th. There will be small events throughout the area to thank our veterans.

Arguably the best day of the month is Thanksgiving. Rewind will still be running trips all week, so give us a call if being on the Gulf sounds like your ideal holiday. If you'd rather stay on land, Harbor Docks and HarborWalk are known for their Thanksgiving meals.

Santa Claus can be seen throughout the area beginning in mid-November. 🎅🏻

Fishing News

Peep that tuna!

November is the beginning of the Yellowfin Tuna run: the time when the fish are plentiful in the Gulf. Captain Reid is itching for some more long trips to get a shot at the delicious fish, so if you're interested, book a 12-hour or longer trip. There isn't much else to say here this month, except to be safe and have fun on the water! Let's hope Destin and the rest of the Emerald Coast has a better Winter than Fall. 

Recipe of the Month

If you're craving tuna after reading that, there is a great recipe in the August Blog! This month, we are having Lemon Pepper Flounder. The Rewind crew doesn't normally catch flounder, but many local deckhands do during the off-season. It is a fun in-shore fish to catch!

Recipe courtesy of


3 lemons (2 tablespoons of the rind and wedges)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 minced garlic cloves

4 flounder filets


Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the first 5 ingredients. Place fillets on a pan coated with cooking spray. Rub garlic mixture on filets. Bake for 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired and enjoy!

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