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 fishing!
Fishing Destin Guide©

A local's guide to fishing around Destin and the Florida Panhandle    
    Dan Russell
    (City) Pier

    16049 Front Beach Road
    Panama City Beach, FL  


    Operated by the city of
    Panama City Beach.  
    Opened on July 4, 2009, it
    replaced the one
    destroyed by Hurricanes
    Opal and Ivan. At
    approximately 1500' long,
    it is one of the longest
    piers on the gulf coast.

    Its almost twin sister, the
    County pier, lies only a
    few miles east of it.

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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All rights reserved     
Dan Russell (City) Pier                                                  

Hours of Operation:  24/7

Pier: 850-233-5080
Rod Rentals/Bait Tackle Shop: 850-236-0392
Beach/Flag Conditions: 850-258-4908



3 Rods plus 1 bait rod allowed per person
Regular (over 7 years of age)
$ 6.00

Child (6 years of age and under)
$ 0.00

Disabled (presentation of registration and handicapped
$ 3.00

Active Military
$ 3.00

Senior (65 years of age and over)
$ 3.00

Spectator and Fishing - 3 Rods plus 1 bait rod allowed
per person
20 Visits
Pass shall expire one year from date of issuance. Any
unused visits will be forfeited.
$ 60.00

3 Months
Pass shall expire three months from date of issuance.
$ 60.00

Pass shall expire one year from date of issuance.
$ 90.00

Disabled, Active Military and Senior Citizens
50% off from the above

Additional rod (5 rod maximum, excluding 1 bait rod)
$ 2.00