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.

Top Destin Fishing Spots

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

Boxcar Reef
11/12/2018 3:55:40 PM -

Navarre Barge
4/11/2013 6:27:26 AM - Navarre Barge  

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We will create a SD card of all fishing spots in the Destin, specifically for your GPS Unit, and to your specifications. Alternatively, you can create a custom GPS map yourself by using one of our methods.

Latest Destin Fishing Reports

Family Friendly Destin Spring Break Fishing Trips
12/30/2020 5:53:31 PM - Spring Break is right around the corner and Destin Fishing Charters is now taking reservations for Destin Spring Break 2021! We offer 4 6 8 10 and 12 hour charters. Kids are

2021 Gray Triggerfish Season
12/29/2017 4:38:56 PM - Gray Triggerfish will open Gulf of Mexico March 1st 2021 closing May 31st @ Midnight. Fall Season Opening August 1st thru December 31st 2021. (Potential early quota closure)

2021 Greater Amberjack Season
12/29/2017 4:36:55 PM - 2021 Greater Amberjack season Federal waters in Gulf of Mexico has yet to be announced.   The post 2021 Greater Amberjack Season appeared first on Huntress Charter Fishing.

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Destin Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

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. Spanish Mackerel - 42.57% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  2. Whiting - 26.91% Catch Rate

  3. Florida Pompano - 10.44% Catch Rate
    Florida Pompano

  4. Flounder - 8.43% Catch Rate

  5. Sailfish - 2.41% Catch Rate

  6. Red Drum - 2.01% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  7. Recommedations above based on 128 local reports and 15 species of fish for October in Destin.

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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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Latest Fishing Spots

Longear Sunfish

Red Lionfish

Red Lionfish

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42039 - PENSACOLA - 115NM SSE of Pensacola, FL
October 20, 2021 7:50 am CDT
Location: 28.787N 86.007W
Wind Direction: ESE (120°)
Wind Speed: 15.6 knots
Wind Gust: 19.4 knots
Significant Wave Height: 3.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 5 sec
Average Period: 3.9 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ESE (103°)
Air Temperature: 79.7°F (26.5°C)
Dew Point: 71.2°F (21.8°C)

Current Moon Phase

Full Moon

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