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.
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Thomas Hayward (Liberty Ship)
4/8/2014 4:27:03 PM - 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
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Sherman's Reef (Barge #1 Site)
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Captain Hills Grouper Rock
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There is a 27.15% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 16004 Vermilion Snapper counted.
There is a 13.38% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 7890 Red Snapper counted.
There is a 7.54% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 4447 Grey Triggerfish counted.
There is a 5.27% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 3104 Blue Runner counted.
There is a 4.45% catch rate for Red Porgy, based on 2624 Red Porgy counted.
There is a 4.31% catch rate for King Mackerel, based on 2538 King Mackerel counted.
There is a 3.75% catch rate for Greater Amberjack, based on 2209 Greater Amberjack counted.
There is a 3.19% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 1881 Gag Grouper counted.
There is a 2.99% catch rate for Round Scad, based on 1765 Round Scad counted.
There is a 2.4% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1413 Pinfish counted.
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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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The Early Bird Gets the Worm (and best boats)!
8/10/2022 1:47:25 PM - Summer 2022 has been an absolute blast and snapper season is still going strong at Destin Fishing Charters! The Destin Fishing Rodeo in October will be here before you k
State Snapper Open for Destin Fishing Charters
6/19/2022 4:50:22 PM - Federally permitted boats were able to keep red snapper beginning June 1st and as of June 17th state permitted boats are able to keep red snapper too!! The bite has been as h
2022 Red Snapper Season Open June 1 – Aug 18
6/1/2022 2:30:09 PM - NOAA Fisheries and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission have announced the opening of the 2022 Red Snapper season for federally permitted Charter For-Hire vessels in the Gu
2022 Gag Grouper Season Open
6/1/2022 11:22:31 AM - The popular Gag Grouper season is currently open in Federal waters off Destin Florida along side the Red Snapper summer season (which runs through day-end August 18th). The m
Oh Snap! Destin Fishing Charters Red Snapper Dates 2022
4/26/2022 4:01:05 PM - It’s official! 2022 Snapper dates were announced yesterday! Destin Fishing Charter’s permitted boats (most sport fish express and some larger center console boats) can keep s
Booking Options – Destin Fishing Charters
3/25/2022 2:06:07 PM - People are often curious as to why Destin Fishing Charters does not offer online booking options. It is simply because we would much rather you communicate with us one on one
Waiting on Red – Destin Fishing Charters in Destin FL
3/25/2022 1:45:53 PM - Red snapper season in Destin FL typically opens in June and runs through the month of July. We are still waiting for the official snapper dates to be announced but as soon as
The Merry Month of May – Destin Fishing Charters
3/25/2022 1:31:05 PM - The month of May has everyone itching to get outside swim go to the beach and FISH!!! Amberjack season or “reef donkeys” open up in May so it’s the perfect time to get a char
April Forecast – Fishing in Destin FL
3/25/2022 1:07:13 PM - If I were a betting woman I’d say that in every fisherman’s report this month the word COBIA will be mentioned. And that’s because…Cobia fishing is the highlight
Destin Fishing Charters loves kids!
3/2/2022 2:16:38 PM - Happy March! Spring Break is the perfect time for families to get out on the water. The weather is beautiful and the fishing is great. Our captains and crew are excellent wit
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