Destin Fishing

Destin Fishing

Destin is known as The World's Luckiest Fishing Village. Located on the Emerald Coast, with beautiful white beaches and emerald colored water, Destin is one of the top fishing destinations in the US. From the fruitful waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay, thosands of reefs and shipwrecks off the coast, and excellent offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Destin offers anglers many different styles of fishing.

Fishing the inshore waters around Destin allows anglers to catch many different species of fish, including Black Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Pompano, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Whiting. Tarpon and Bonefish are frequent targets of many fishermen. On some of the reefs in the bay, there is also good snapper fishing.

On the many reefs and shipwrecks around Destin, there is good snapper and grouper fishing. Amberjack and Baracuda lurk in the same areas. There is also excellent King Mackerel fishing much of the year.

Fishing offshore of Destin provides anglers with lots of Mahi-mahi and Wahoo. There is also good billfishing with Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, and White Marlin to be caught.

Destin Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 2 - 6 PM on Monday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Destin, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Flounder - 46.35% Catch Rate

  2. Florida Pompano - 14.59% Catch Rate
    Florida Pompano

  3. Sheepshead - 12.02% Catch Rate

  4. Whiting - 10.73% Catch Rate

  5. Black Drum - 4.72% Catch Rate
    Black Drum

  6. Cobia - 3.43% Catch Rate

  7. Recommedations above based on 155 local reports and 16 species of fish for January in Destin.

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    Latest Destin Fishing Reports

    11 Apr 17
    4/11/2017 4:11:14 PM - Sunny skies comfortable temps light east winds Water lightly choppy clean waves 1 - 2. Yesterday:  Pompano Whiting King and Spanish. Today:  Pompano and Spanish.

    10 Apr 17
    4/10/2017 3:26:50 PM - Mostly sunny warm temps south winds. Water is rough clean waves 2 - 3. Yesterday:  Kings Spanish and Pompano. Today:  Spanish and King.

    9 Apr 17
    4/9/2017 2:36:48 PM - Clear skies cool temps north winds. Water is flat clear waves 0 - 1. Yesterday:  Reds Blues Pompano Sheepshead and Spanish. Today:  No reports yet.

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Top Destin Fishing Charters & Guides

Back Down 2 Fishing Charters
Charter Fishing out of Destin, Florida ia a great experience! It is even better aboard our custom charter fishing boat built by Miller Marine. Deep Sea Fishing in Destin aboard this sport fisherman is more than just a fishing trip. Purchased by Capta

100 Proof Charters
The charter Boat 100 Proof is a custom, 52’ G&S sportfisher. We specialize in family fun and offer fishing trips from 4 hours on up to 3 days!

Destin Fishing Charters
Welcome to beautiful Destin, Florida known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. Destin, Florida offers world class fishing year round to include deep sea fishing, sport and bay fishing charters. Whether it’s a family fun trip, corporate trip, or

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Top Destin Bait & Tackle Stores

Adventure Marina
Bait, Tackle, Pontoon and Jet Ski rentals.

Half Hitch Destin
Half Hitch carries outdoor equipment, gear, fishing tackle, accessories, and clothing for almost any activity or adventure you want! Follow us to stay informed about the fish and game industry, area events, educational seminars, tournaments, product

The Ships Chandler
We’re proud to say that we’re the oldest fishing tackle store in Destin and have been serving anglers in our area for almost 40 years. We stock everything an angler would need for inshore, beach, and offshore fishing. We pride ourselves in offering

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Top Destin Marinas

Adventure Marina
Bait, Tackle, Pontoon and Jet Ski rentals.

Destin Marina
We are located on the north side of the Destin bridge, just off Calhoun Avenue. With one of only two boat launches in Destin, we provide easy access to Crab Island, Choctawhatchee Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. We also offer day-to-day boat slip rental

HarborWalk Marina
Serving Destin Fishing Fleet Since 2007.

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