Fishing in Ft Walton Beach is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike. Whether surf fishing along the shoreline, casting off the landmark Okaloosa Island Pier or fishing from a boat either inshore or offshore, you are sure to catch an abundance of fish and see why fishing is a passion in Northwest Florida.
Year round, novice and expert fishermen can be spotted behind beachfront condos or down the beach seeking the speedy Pompano and White Snapper. Our Okaloosa Island pier has weathered many years to provide anglers with a unique opportunity to reach a little further into the Gulf catching larger fish. Nearby Destin, only 6 miles from our Okaloosa Island vacation rentals, is the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” ready to take you and your crew for hours of fun trolling or bottom fishing. With Choctawhatchee Bay flanking the Island to the north, bay fishing is a prolific adventure, too. Be sure to check our event calendar as well as the Gulf Coast blog to catch fishing tournaments in town, too.
Highlighted below are some of our favorite fishing businesses that offer discounts to our guests through our Southern Perks.