Did you know?

That the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center Panama City Lab
has been collecting information on natural hard bottom reefs in the
Northeast Gulf of Mexico using side scan sonar since 2008.  

They have published a map with coordinates for known hard bottom reef
areas. The area is between Destin and Panama city, from around 8 miles
off the coast to about 40 miles

Click on the map to the right to go to the site. Once on the site, clicking
on the orange bubble will bring up the coordinates and other information
for that reef area.
Norreigo Point Construction:
If you have driven over the Destin bridge lately you have seen the construction ongoing at the entrance to the Destin
Harbor. Known as the Norriego Point Restoration and Recreation project, this project is funded from the Deepwater
Horizon disaster funds with a price tag of $10,228,130.                                                     
Click here to read more

This web site is updated as I have time from other things going on. As there are a 1000 + different ways to do things, this is only
my way of fishing, nothing else,  and it is not the last word in fishing the area. I am by no means an expert but if you would like my opinion on something related to fishing
the area,
please email me at
FishingDestinGuide@cox.net.  It may take a few days before I get to it, so be patient. Thanks.....

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Highly Migratory Species
HMS Permits
All tuna (except blackfin),
billfishes, swordfish and
sharks require an HMS
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Who makes the fishing rules for this area? Basically you have the state, in the form of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commision (FWC)
in charge of all fishing rules for all waters in the state of Florida and out to sea for 9
miles, aka STATE WATERS.

The US Government, in the form of the Department of Commerce and its departments (NOAA, Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
Management  Council
 and  HMS Permits unit),  is in charge of the Gulf of Mexico waters from the state boundary out to
200 miles off the coast. aka,
Triggerfish 2018  Fishing Seasons
Triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico
waters will open 12:01 a.m.,
local time, on January 1, 2018, and will
close at 12:01a.
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Destin Jetties
Lakes and Ponds
Creeks & Rivers
Destin Boat Ramps
Choctawhatchee Bay
Fishing Eglin
Santa Rosa Sound
Monkey Boating
Fishing Destin Guide©
          A local's guide to fishing around Destin and the Florida Panhandle    
Fishing around Destin
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Local weather and marine Information
Some local saltwater fish
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Gulf of

Known as the "luckiest fishing village", Destin is the home to some of the best saltwater fishing in the United States. The 100 Fathom  (600' depth) Curve of the Gulf of
Mexico draws closer to Destin than any other spot in Florida. This, along  with  Destin's close  proximity  to  the East  Pass  and  the Gulf  of Mexico, allows quick access
to the Gulf of Mexico's  fishing bounty.  he  purpose  of  this site  is  to acquaint a new fisherman  to  the Destin area  -  our local facilities, fish, waters and fishing
methods. Tight lines and good fishing!
Amberjack 2018 Fishing Seasons
The recreational season for greater
amberjack in federal waters opened on
Jan 1but will close again Jan. 27.  

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FWC makes cobia rule changes . . .
At the Dec. 5-7, 2017 meeting in
Gainesville, the FWC Commission made
several changes to Cobia regulations.

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Gulf Reef Fish Survey:
All  recreational anglers (resident and
non-resident) fishing from a private boat
off Florida’s Gulf coast are required to
sign up for the Gulf Reef Fish Survey.
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Charter Boats

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Destin Beaches
Piers & Docks
Last updated January 20, 2018
What's biting this time of year and what can I keep?
Fishing reports, rumors and tall tales . . . . .
What will the man let me keep and what I have to
throw back . . . . .

the works
Still working on
the links
Some local live bait
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Some local freshwater fish
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Area Boat Ramps
Sandfleas (Mole Crabs)
Finding live bait around Destin

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