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.

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,

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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 July 4, 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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Area Boat Ramps
Sandfleas (Mole Crabs)
Finding live bait around Destin

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Inshore Reef
Construction to
begin soon
Okaloosa County will begin   
construction of 8 new snorkel
soon and they should
be complete by the end of
. The reefs will be
located within 500' of the
at the following beach
access points:
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 habitat.
Red Snapper Season to
July 21

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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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