Florida Fishing in Destin

Destin Florida is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Surrounded by water with the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Choctawhatchee Bay to the north, Destin is a fisherman’s’ paradise. Our famous abundant waters are internationally recognized and provide the perfect playground for fishermen of all expertise.

Florida fishing in Destin is done in a number of ways. Cast from the shore or water’s edge for Pompano or from the Destin jetties for Redfish, Speckled Trout and White Snapper. Explore the waters by boat for Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Scamp, Triggerfish and Black Fin Tuna. Destin harbors the largest Charter Boat Fleet in Florida, including more than 140 vessels, from party boats to private charters. Let them take you offshore beginning at 27 miles out in search of Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Wahoo. Destin is also known as the Billfish Capital of the Gulf.

One vacation to Destin and an angler is surely hooked. With so many vessels and charters boats from which to choose, we have decided to narrow our Destin Fishing Guide to a few of our personal favorites.

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BackBay Fishing

850.200.5842
Fish with this consistent winner in the Destin Fishing Rodeo – Captain Brandon Wright. BackBay specializes in light tackle, inshore, shallow water fishing and even fly fishing, offering fun for the whole family. Business or group charters are welcome, too. We’ll include everything but your food and drink. Southern guests receive Southern Perks from BackBay
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First Light: Destin Charter Fishing

850.837.9195
Climb aboard Captain Steve Haeusler’s charter fishing boat, the First Light, and head out for a great day on the water during your Destin vacation and save 10% off with Southern Perks.
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Half Hitch Tackle

877.369.4360
For current fishing conditions, tournament information, licensing & regulations and great fishing images of Destin and surrounding areas, visit Half Hitch’s site. Visit their shop in downtown Destin. 621 E. Hwy. 98.
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Salty Jig

850.259.2900
Join Destin’s Captain Sloan on the Salty Jig to fish the Bay or Inshore. We even have night fishing with underwater lighting. Our charter accommodates up to four passengers or small groups. Bait, tackle & license included. Southern guests receive Southern Perks from Salty Jig
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Fish-n-Fool

850.837.9401
Docked in the Harborwalk Marina, Fish-n-Fool specializes in 10, 12, & 14 hour offshore deep-sea fishing. For more information on their “full-contact” fishing style, please visit their website.
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Harborwalk Marina

850.337.8250
Located at the foot of the Destin Bridge, they maintain a full service marina and transient slip rentals with yacht facilities. Climb aboard the Swoop, Destin’s newest party and Fishing Boat.
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