Summer 2020 (June-September)
As of today, June 20th, it is officially Summertime. ☀️
This year continues to be one for the history books, but you wouldn't know it in Destin. This season feels like any other with hot weather and traffic on Highway 98.
We'll start with information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regarding sea turtles.
The main takeaways from their article are:
Keep the beaches dark. Turn condo lights out and don't use flashlights on the beach.
When leaving the beach for the day, take your belongings home and dispose of all trash
Fill in holes at the end of the beach day too. Babies can get stuck and become easy prey
Dispose of fishing line properly. To find a monofilament recycling station near you, visit mrrp.myfwc.com.
For more information, go to the FWC website.
What to do in Destin?
According to reputable sources like the CDC, you're safest by social distancing. We recommend going to the beach, but keeping 6-feet between yourself and other beachgoers. Get to-go from your favorite local restaurant and wear a mask when you're inside. Come fishing with us and remember to frequently wash your hands! We keep hand sanitizer on the boat, but it doesn't replace the real thing.
Celebrate dad on Father's Day, which is Sunday, June 21st. If you can't book a fishing trip for him, consider buying a gift certificate or support another local business this year.
Social distance when celebrating Independence Day on July 4th.
This year, Dylan Phillips, Captain Reid's son, is running the deck on Rewind. He has been fishing all his life. He'll be starting his senior year of high school in the Fall, so is saving up his tips now for the future.
Red Snapper Season started on June 1st and continues through August 1st. We hope you're already keeping up with all the pictures on our Facebook and Instagram.
Red Snapper are fun to catch. If you're interested in giving it a try, call Captain Reid at 850-797-7678 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baked Red Snapper, recipe courtesy of "The Spruce Eats"
2 (6 to 8-ounce) red snapper fillets
4 tablespoons butter
1 medium clove of garlic
3 to 4 drops Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon of Tony’s or other cajun seasoning
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons fresh parsley (minced)
Heat the oven to 400 F. Place the snapper fillets in a greased baking dish. In a skillet, melt butter with garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Tony's, pepper, and parsley. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, just to blend flavors. Brush both sides of fillets with the butter and herb mixture. Toss the breadcrumbs with the remaining butter mixture and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the fillets. Bake for about 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the red snapper fillets. The fish will be opaque and flake easily with a fork when done. Enjoy!