Fishing Destin Guide©

Fishing the beach around

A local's guide to fishing around Destin
and the Florida Panhandle  

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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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.  The  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

the beaches
This is a public beach.
You have the right to fish
from this beach as long
as you stay within 20' of
the water and you use
public access points to
get onto the beach.
Who owns the
In Florida, all beaches
are considered public.
Simply stated, you have
a right to fish any of the
beaches in the Destin
area as long as you
follow the rules/laws for
that beach. For Destin
and the rest of  
Okaloosa County, this
means staying within
20 feet of the water.
Click on the picture on
the right for more
Beach Fishing
around Destin

You can catch fish from
just about anyplace on
the beach around
Destin. The beach
enviroment changes
almost daily with the
winds and tides. There
are things you want to
look for when you do
go fishing though. Click
on the picture for more
What can I
catch from the
Destin beaches?
Beach fishing
tackle and rigs:

The tackle you use
depends on what you
are trying to catch.
You generally want a
little heavier tackle than
what you use
for your freshwater
June Grass Report
caught in January
off the Destin beach
Can be caught year round off the Destin
beachs but are most numerous during the
Spring run around April
each year.
June Grass, Red
and other

During mostly the
summer months, the
beaches can be a
source of frustration
when some of the plant
life decides to join the
Jelly Fish, rays,
catfish, sharks
and other
animal life you
want to be
aware of
Birds on the