DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — The leaderboard is stacking up for the 74th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo.

Oct. 7 Leaderboard:

Division and species1st2nd3rd
AJs Seafood & Oyster Bar AJ’s Bonus Awards – AmberjackJackson Goodwin – Fort Smith, AR- 108.8 lbsBart Wagner – Lake Havasu, AZ – 96.2 lbsTravis Brock – Mary Esther, FL – 83.8 lbs
Charter Boat – King MackerelMitch Meroyman – Gallatin, TN 25.6 lbsWill McPherson – Niceville, FL – 13.4 lbs
Charter Boat – GrouperTom Cooper – DeFuniak Springs, FL – 44.6 lbsTristin Keith – Medical lake, WA – 38.6 lbs
Charter Boat – AmberjackJackson Goodwin – Fort Smith, AR – 108.8 lbsBart Wagner – Lake Havasu, AZ – 96.2 lbs
Charter Boat – Blackfin TunaJason Aaron – Lacassas, TN- 28.0 lbsDallas Cox – Mt.Vernon, IL – 20.6 lbs
Charter Boat – Mingo SnapperJustin Brent Mullins – Kingsport, TN – 4.8 lbsAustin Hill – Hunington, TN – 4.6 lbs
Charter Boat – ScampBrad Cowles – Tolland, CT – 14.2 lbsRob Smith – Fort Walton Beach, FL – 12.6 lbs
Charter Boat – WahooJoseph Mattingly – Cox Creek, KY – 39.8 lbsJason Clayburn – Magee, MS – 35.4 lbs
Charter Boat – Almaco JackStephen Oldenburg – Birmingham, AL – 21.4 lbsDana Birdwell – Maryville, TN – 21.2 lbs
Charter Boat – Black SnapperAngela McInturff – Blountsville, TN – 10.6 lbsJoe Barnett – Frankfort, KY – 9.0 lbs
Charter Boat – TriggerfishHouston Wheller – Mt.Julliet, TN – 7.4 lbsLevi Wheller – Mt. Juliet, TN – 7.4 lbs
Party Boat – King MackerelJoshua Appleman – Destin, FL – 15.0 lbs
Party Boat – GrouperTerry Wingard – Hamilton, GA – 13.2 lbs
Party Boat – AmberjackPatrick Pennington – Miramar Beach, FL – 27.0 lbsBrad Sullivan – Phoenix, AZ – 21.6 lbs
Party Boat – Mingo SnapperEdward Seger – Mary Esther, FL – 5.0 lbsAnna Garland – Fort Walton Beach, FL – 4.4 lbs
Party Boat – ScampEdward Seger – Mary Esther, FL – 8.4 lbsEdward Seger – Mary Esther, FL – 7.4 lbs
Party Boat – Wahoo Lyman Kerkhof – Gulf Breeze, FL – 43.2 lbsRyan O’Donnell – Stoughton, WI – 24.6 lbs
Party Boat – Almaco JackShawn Sconiers – FWB, FL – 16.8 lbsJohn Cook – Trussville, AL – 10.4 lbs
Party Boat – Black SnapperFarah “Freddy” Khoury – Vestavia, AL – 9.8 lbsTroy Miller – Freeport, FL – 9.4 lbs
Party Boat – TriggerfishJames Skomeczny – Fort Walton Beach, FL – 6.4 lbsEdward McClendon, III – Douglasville, GA – 6.0 lbs
Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate 25′ & Under – King MackerelCharlie Harbin – New Hope, AL – 11.0 lbsRobert Pfeil – Justin, TX – 10.6 lbs
Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate 25′ & Under – GrouperNicholai Dimeglio – Knoxville, TN – 14.4 lbsMike Kelly – Goodletsville, TN – 12.6 lbs
Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate 25′ & Under – AmberjackTiana Farnsworth – Mary Esther, FL – 30.2 lbsJohn French – Knoxville, TN – 26.8 lbs
Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate 25′ & Under – Mingo SnapperRoss Setters – Shreveport, LA – 3.2 lbsJames Dimeglio – Memphis, TN – 2.8 lbs
Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate 25′ & Under – ScampNicholai Dimeglio – Knoxville, TN – 3.8 lbsStephen Dimeglio – Memphis, TN – 2.8 lbs
Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate 25′ & Under – Almaco JackSean Martin – Matthews, NC – 18.6 lbsThomas Martin – Austin, TX – 17.4 lbs
Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate 25′ & Under – Black SnapperDave Bromley – Eagan, MN – 8.4 lbsDave Bromley – Eagan, MN – 7.0 lbs
Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate 25′ & Under – TriggerfishDan Uebelhor – Chicago, IL – 3.8 lbsCharles Redd – San Antonio, TX – 3.4 lbs
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Private Boat – King MackerelGreg Jarvis – Bartlett, TN – 26.4 lbsWilliam Sexton – Destin, FL – 20.6 lbs
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Private Boat – AmberjackDon Hearn – Destin, FL – 50.8 lbsShaun Duffy – Chattanooga, TN – 44.8 lbs
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Private Boat – Blackfin TunaAlex Betancourt – Fort Walton Beach, FL – 19.0 lbsDerrick Dover – Mary Esther, FL – 16.6 lbs
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Private Boat – Mingo SnapperDavid Tijerina – Fort Walton Beach, FL – 4.2 lbsAndrew Dover – Destin, FL – 4.0 lbs
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Private Boat – ScampDon Hearn – Destin, FL – 7.2 lbsSkye Bailey – Destin, FL – 6.6 lbs
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Private Boat – WahooRochelle Lebold – Destin, FL – 61.4 lbsZach Pendergrass – Ringgold, GA – 28.2 lbs
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Private Boat – Almaco JackEric Sappenfield – Miramar Beach, FL – 23.2 lbsEric Sappenfield – Miramar Beach, FL – 22.6 lbs
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Private Boat – TriggerfishRobby Rush – Destin, FL – 10.2 lbsRobby Rush – Destin, FL – 8.8 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat – King MackerelSteve Arrowsmith – Fort Walton Beach, FL – 12.8 lbsAkhil Kamboj – Auburn, ME – 11.2 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat – GrouperGuy Santucci – Destin, FL – 29.8 lbsTony Schols – Niceville, FL – 10.4 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat – AmberjackAaron Saunders – Williamsburg, Ohio – 21.6 lbsRich Port – Mary Esther, FL – 20.6 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat – Blackfin TunaMike Mahaffey – Mt.Orab, OH – 23.0 lbsChris Adams – Isabella, MO- 19.6 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat – Mingo SnapperTana Varner – Navarre, FL – 2.0 lbsAlex Daugherty – Mary Esther, FL- 1.4 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat – ScampTana Varner – Navarre, FL – 3.8 lbsTana Varner – Navarre, FL – 2.0 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat- Almaco JackBetsy Kinsinger – Santa Rosa Beach, FL – 2.4 lbsJohn Hitsos – Mary Esther, FL – 2.4 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat – Black SnapperHunter Meyer – Miramar Beach, FL – 3.4 lbsColton Mahaffey – Mount Orab, OH – 2.4 lbs
Community Bank 25′ & Under Private Boat – TriggerfishTim Vaughan – Bowling Green, KY – 3.6 lbs
Ladies – King MackerelJennifer Braun – Belvue, KS – 10.6 lbsRenee Lyle – Destin, FL – 8.2 lbs
Ladies – GrouperAndi Lawhorn – Knoxville, TN – 18.2 lbsAmanda Ferguson – Greenwood, IN -10.4 lbs
Ladies – AmberjackKatlyn Selph – Benson, SC – 68.8 lbsMorgan Fields – Diana, TX – 66.4 lbs
Ladies – Blackfin Tuna Denise Lentz – Tatersville, KY – 23.6 lbsCassie Cox – Louisville, KY – 23.6 lbs
Ladies – WahooCarly Caudill – Nicklesville, KY – 26.4 lbsLisa Nott – Cypress, TX – 18.4 lbs
Langer’s Juice Company Junior Angler – King MackerelKelsey Pearson – Johnson City, TN – 13.2 lbsJudd Pearson – Gray, TN – 9.2 lbs
Langer’s Juice Company Junior Angler – GrouperFisher Parker – Destin, FL – 41.6 lbsThomas Birdwell – Maryville, TN – 20.6 lbs
Langer’s Juice Company Junior Angler – AmberjackBrody Williams – Manchester, TN – 71.4 lbsElios Borne – New Liberty, KY – 63.8 lbs
Langer’s Juice Company Junior Angler – Blackfin TunaBubba Berry – Shreveport, LA – 24.2 lbsNelson Cox – Collierville, TN – 21.0 lbs
Langer’s Juice Company Junior Angler – WahooJace Womack – Norman, OK – 25.2 lbsEli Jorge – Hendersonvulle, TN – 22.0 lbs
Senior – GrouperWilson Shannon Bradney – Ft. Smith, AR – 14.2 lbs
Senior – Amberjack  Rob Webster – Memphis, TN – 70.8 lbsCactus Schroeder – Abilene, TX – 66.8 lbs
Senior – WahooLarry Fisher – Louisville, KY – 22.8 lbs
Half Hitch Offshore- Barracuda  Jim Bernecker – Spring Valley, OH – 21.8 lbsCharles Burkholder – Snellville, GA – 19.4 lbs
Half Hitch Offshore – BonitoRussell Marshall – Tyler, TX – 17.0 lbsKim Blackman – Harrodsburg, KY – 15.8 lbs
Half Hitch Offshore – DolphinRobert Johnson – Shalimar, FL – 9.8 lbsSkye Bailey – Destin, FL – 9.0 lbs
Billfish – Largest SailfishJames Brian Evans – Shalimar, FL – 41.4 lbs
Boathouse Oyster Bar Reef – CobiaWendy Porter – Eastland, TX – 21.0 lbs
Boathouse Oyster Bar Reef – Lane SnapperLaynee Frost – Bozeman, MT – 2.4 lbsLori Hatfield – Cynthiana, KY – 2.2 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – GrouperRyan Conlan – Tallahasse, FL – 42.6 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – AmberjackGarrett Nestor – Social Circle, GA – 63.4 lbsTodd McManus – Kennesaw, GA – 59.4 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – ScampJon Baker – Marietta, GA – 16.6 lbsDonald Grayson – Ft. Walton Beach, FL – 16.6 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – Yellowfin TunaBryan Simmons – Cartersville, GA – 159.6 lbsAaron Bowner – DeFuniak Springs, FL – 97.6 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – Big Eye TunaConnor Clauson – Santa Rosa Beach, FL – 122.8 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – DolphinKyle Conlan – Tallahassee, FL – 25.2 lbsChris Lanier – Dallas, GA – 10.8 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – WahooDiane Lewis – Destin, FL- 50.8 lbsConnor Clauson – Santa Rosa Beach, FL – 21.4 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – Almaco JackJames Lawson – Statesboro, GA -16.4 lbsDarren Engelberger – Fort Walton Beach, FL – 6.2 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – Snowy GrouperJonelle Bell – Destin, FL- 23.6 lbsScott Rembert – Destin, FL – 8.0 lbs
Fort Walton Machining Extended Voyage – Yellowedge GrouperKristen Sharp – Fort Walton Beach, FL – 19.6 lbs
The Ship’s Chandler and Shimano Inshore – FlounderKevin (Mac) McDaniel – Shalimar, FL – 2.6 lbsKevin MacDaniel – Shalimar, FL – 2.4 lbs
The Ship’s Chandler and Shimano Inshore – Redfish Kevin (Mac) McDaniel – Shalimar, FL – 7.6 lbsBrandon Hembree – StrawberryPlains, TN – 7.2 lbs
The Ship’s Chandler and Shimano Inshore – SheepsheadDerrick Dover – Mary Esther, FL – 3.6 lbs
The Ship’s Chandler and Shimano Inshore – Spanish Mackerel John Cathey – Needville, TX – 5.0 lbsTim Yelverton – Ft. Wa;ton Beach, FL – 5.0 lbs
The Ship’s Chandler and Shimano Inshore – Speckled Trout Dave Bromley – Eagan, MN – 3.8 lbsMitch Smith – Laurel Hill, FL – 1.6 lbs
Okaloosa Island Pier, Bridge, Jetty and Surf – Spanish MackerelMatt Herbermann – Niceville, FL – 1.6 lbs
Okaloosa Island Pier, Bridge, Jetty and Surf – PompanoSteve Mills – Augusta, GA – 3.0 lbs
Okaloosa Island Pier, Bridge, Jetty and Surf – RedfishHeather Anne Burke – Destin, FL – 3.6 lbs
Okaloosa Island Pier, Bridge, Jetty and Surf – Speckled TroutJaycob Carino – Miramar Beach, FL – 2.8 lbs
Okaloosa Island Pier, Bridge, Jetty and Surf – Senior Any SpeciesCharles Gleason – FWB, FL – 24.8 lbs
Okaloosa Island Pier, Bridge, Jetty and Surf – Junior Any SpeciesJaycob Carino – Miramar Beach, FL – 2.8 lbs
Kayak – Brum Sitcer Memorial – RedfishDeandre Gantt – FWB, FL – 5.2 lbs
Kayak – Brum Sitcer Memorial – Spanish MackerelDerrick Dover – Mary Esther, FL – 1.2 lbs
Mason Hupp Memorial Mako My Day SharkJoe Civiletto – Chandler, AZ – 305.4 lbsDavid Fox – St. Albans, MO – 198.4 lbs
BOTE Paddleboards Paddleboard – Any Species  Albie Wheeler – Destin, FL – 4.0 lbsChris Blumenthal – Destin, FL – 2.6 lbs
The Trophy Center FIRST FISHRiver Prater – Rockmart, GA – 8.4 lbs
The Wynsong Jim Wilson, Jr. Memorial Billfish Catch and ReleaseDiane Lewis – Destin, FL – 3.0 lbsAaron Bowner – DeFuniak Springs, FL – 2.0 lbs
Charter Boat Twilight Deep Drop – TileRobert Johnson – Shalimar, FL – 12.8 lbs
Charter Boat Twilight Deep Drop – Snowy GrouperIan Richards – Mary Esther, FL – 3.2 lbs
Charter Boat Twilight Deep Drop – Largest Yellowedge Grouper Michael Vazquez – FWB, FL – 17.2 lbs
Stats last checked at 11:00 am Oct. 7

Not all divisions have been entered since some fish have not yet been caught in the first week. The full printout list can be found online.

This weekend also marks the start of the Destin Seafood Festival. The 44th annual event took a two-year break due to the pandemic. This year organizers anticipate a large crowd. Parking and other information can be found on our website.

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