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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 Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Destin, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Red Snapper

  2. Red Snapper

    There is a 33.6% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 23869 Red Snapper counted.

    Destin Red Snapper Counts Chart


  3. Round Scad

  4. Round Scad

    There is a 11.83% catch rate for Round Scad, based on 8408 Round Scad counted.

    Destin Round Scad Counts Chart


  5. Blue Runner

  6. Blue Runner

    There is a 8.98% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 6377 Blue Runner counted.

    Destin Blue Runner Counts Chart


  7. Vermilion Snapper

  8. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 7.32% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 5201 Vermilion Snapper counted.

    Destin Vermilion Snapper Counts Chart


  9. King Mackerel

  10. King Mackerel

    There is a 4.57% catch rate for King Mackerel, based on 3249 King Mackerel counted.

    Destin King Mackerel Counts Chart


  11. Pinfish

  12. Pinfish

    There is a 4% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 2839 Pinfish counted.

    Destin Pinfish Counts Chart


  13. Grey Triggerfish

  14. Grey Triggerfish

    There is a 3.25% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 2309 Grey Triggerfish counted.

    Destin Grey Triggerfish Counts Chart


  15. Red Porgy

  16. Red Porgy

    There is a 3.01% catch rate for Red Porgy, based on 2142 Red Porgy counted.

    Destin Red Porgy Counts Chart


  17. Gag Grouper

  18. Gag Grouper

    There is a 2.94% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 2090 Gag Grouper counted.

    Destin Gag Grouper Counts Chart


  19. Greater Amberjack

  20. Greater Amberjack

    There is a 2.01% catch rate for Greater Amberjack, based on 1427 Greater Amberjack counted.

    Destin Greater Amberjack Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 114 species of fish and 71046 fish counted for June around Destin.

To date, there are 157 species of fish and a total of 541434 fish counted for Destin and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 11/29/1899 (124 years).

Last Update: 6/8/2023 8:21:59 AM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Destin Fishing Spots

The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Destin are the following:

  1. Thomas Hayward (Liberty Ship)
    SS Thomas Heyward was a Liberty ship built by Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company at Mobile, Alabama, laid down 21 February 1942, and launched 31 May 1942. It was named f

  2. Boxcar Reef

  3. Sherman's Reef (Barge #1 Site)

  4. Navarre Barge
    Navarre Barge  

  5. Captain Hills Grouper Rock
    Captain Hills Grouper Rock

  6. Permatilt

  7. Fish Haven
    Fish Haven

  8. PEN-08

  9. PEN-11

  10. PEN-10

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Latest Destin Fishing Reports

  • 2023 Red Snapper Season Open June 1 – Aug 24
    NOAA Fisheries and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission have announced the opening of the 2023 Red Snapper season for federally permitted Charter For-Hire vessels in the Gu

  • Snapper Jacks and Gags…oh my!
    Snapper season for federally permitted boats opens June 1st and opens June 16th for state permitted boats. Gag grouper and Amberjack open September 1st so we have lots of gre

  • Family Fun
    Destin Fishing Charters specializes in family fishing trips! We have no age restrictions and love taking families fishing in Destin FL. We offer 4 5 and 6 hour “entry level”

  • Making Memories
    You only live once!! Here at Destin Fishing Charters we are in the business of helping you book a charter that will create a memory to last a lifetime!! Our clients say that

  • Honest Expecations
    Destin Fishing Charters only offers charter bookings in which communication occurs first with the owner/operator via text email or phone call. We want to make sure you get th

  • How Long of a Trip Should I Book?
    At Destin Fishing Charters we often get asked how long of a trip is recommended. It varies for each group but usually a 6 hour trip is the favorite trip company wide. Usually

  • Best Charter Company and Family Friendly!
    Destin Fishing Charters offers the best charter service that Destin FL has to offer. Our charters are family friendly and we cater to all ages! Give Destin Fishing Charters a

  • The Best of the Best!
    Happy 2023! Destin Fishing Charters only offers the best captains and boats Destin FL has to offer. Book your boat for 2023 before the best boats are booked up. It’s almost t

  • Matchmaker
    Here at Destin Fishing Charters we know the captains personally and work with you to find the “perfect fit” for your party in terms of boat crew trip length etc. There are a

  • Year Round Fishing at Destin Fishing Charters
    The “busy” season here in Destin FL usually refers to March-October when tourism is at it’s peak and families are able to take vacation. However fishing is great here year ro

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Top Destin Bait & Tackle Stores

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

  2. 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

  3. 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 Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. Charter Boat Huntress
    The Huntress is a 40' Infinity Fiberglass Sport Fisherman, U.S. Coast Guard approved up to 6 passengers, air conditioned cabin, clean restroom, friendly crew, fast, and well equipped with the latest marine electronics. Captain Mike Graef has bee

  5. Sure Lure Fishing Charters
    We offer bay fishing, in-shore trolling, off-shore trolling, shark fishing, and bottom fishing charters. We know that not everyone is looking for the same kind of fishing experience, so we pride ourselves in working with Destin's finest charter b

  6. Harborwalk Charters
    Home of the Destin Fishing Fleet with over 30 Gulf and Bay fishing boats, HarborWalk Charters in Destin, Florida boasts a wide variety of fishing for all levels of experience. Our Captains are well trained and seasoned with Gulf of Mexico deep sea fi

  7. Brian Howard's Charter Fishing
    Specializing in Bottom Fishing and Trolling.

  8. Vengeance Charters

  9. Finest Kind Charters
    Deep Sea Fishing Destin. Luxury charter fishing at affordable rates.

  10. Pescador III
    Charter Fishing in Destin offers charters for various types of fishing. We also offer private dolphin cruises, Crab Island swimming excursions and burials at sea.

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Top Destin Marinas

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

  2. HarborWalk Marina
    Serving Destin Fishing Fleet Since 2007.

  3. 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

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Latest Fishing Spots

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Red Porgy

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42039 - PENSACOLA - 115NM SSE of Pensacola, FL
June 10, 2023 12:40 pm CDT
Location: 28.787N 86.007W
Wind Direction: WSW (240°)
Wind Speed: 5.8 knots
Wind Gust: 5.8 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.91 in (1013.0 mb)
Air Temperature: 80.1°F (26.7°C)
Dew Point: 75.0°F (23.9°C)

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