The Best Fishing Spots in Destin!

Take a bay area fishing vacation and see why Destin is called “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village“. Our crystal clear waters and huge variety of fish make the emerald coast a fisherman’s paradise. If you’re unfamiliar with the area just one trip will open your eyes to it’s position as one of the best inshore bay fishing spots in the country.

For the best in Destin Bay Fishing it’s always best to charter a fishing adventure with an experienced captain. A local will know the waters well as any fourth generation fisherman, and he’ll be able to advise you on rules, laws, and general fishing best practices. Bay charters are affordable and fun for the whole family!

If you prefer to seek out your own fishing hole in Destin; here are a few suggestions:

The Destin Bridge


The Destin Bridge is home to Sheepshead, Gray Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, and Spadefish. Cruise around it in a boat or take a walk to try find different spots that may be less crowded.

East and West Jetty


Fishing Destin’s East and West Pass Jetties is a unique experience. Here you’ll get excellent views of Destin’s harbor, beach, and be able to watch the boats coming in and out. Due to tidal changes, this area is a prime feeding ground for a large variety of fish like Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Shark, and baitfish.

Coast Guard Station


The Coast Guard Station has grass beds and a rock wall that has created the ideal environment for a lot of different fish. Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Mullet, Ladyfish and Pinfish are popular in this area. Although certain spots are marked as “keep out” areas, there are plenty of pockets where anglers are allowed to fish.

Norriego Point


Just past the East and West Jetties, Norriego Point is a fantastic inshore fishing spot. You can find Ladyfish, Redfish, Trout, Jacks, Flounder, and lots of baitfish!

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier


The Okaloosa Fishing Pier juts out 1,262 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. The Okaloosa Fishing Pier is a great place to buy bait and you don’t need a license to fish here. Stay near the shore for easier catches or go to the end and test your skill with more challenging fish.

Bay fishing in Destin is a great experience for anglers of all ages and skill levels. We formally invite you to come to Destin and experience the very best inshore bay fishing around! Well, as formally as a casual beach town can, anyway…

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