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local news .  . .
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

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  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,
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A local's guide to fishing around Destin and the Florida Panhandle    
Fishing around Destin
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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!
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Destin Beaches
Piers & Docks
Last updated Aug 31. 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 . . . . .

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Some local live bait
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Some local freshwater fish
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Sandfleas (Mole Crabs)
Finding live bait around Destin

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Inshore Reef
Construction to
begin soon:
Okaloosa County states
that   construction on the 8
new snorkel reefs will be  
started soon and should be
complete by April 2019.  The
reefs will be located within
500' of the shore at the
following beach access
Okaloosa Island Beach
Access # 6, #4, #2 and
Beasley Park. In Destin, they
will be placed at Henderson
Beach West and East,
Pompano St acces, at the
Crab Trap access.  For
detailed information on the
reefs, click
Norreigo Point
Project Update:
Dune restoration is expected
to be completed in the fall of
2018, and the recreation
improvements completed in
the spring of 2019.
Recreation improvements will
include the addition of paved
parking, public restrooms, an
ADA shelter, a boardwalk
around the point with three
dune walkovers and a bird
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Walton County has begun
construction on the new
Bay Grove Park. Located
on the north end of the
Hwy 331 bridge, it will
encompass 6 1/2 acres.
Bids  are being accepted
now for constructions of the
retaining walls. When
complete, it will have a boat
ramp, kayak launch area,
parking and picnic tables.
Heading up the Cypress River, part
of the Choctawhatchee River Delta
Moonrise over the Destin Beach