Fishing Spots in Destin!

Bay Fishing in Destin!

Take a Bay fishing vacation and see why Destin is called “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The crystal clear waters and huge varieties of fish make the emerald coast a fisherman’s paradise. For those unfamiliar with the area, there are many great inshore bay fishing hot spots.

For the best in Destin Bay Fishing; it is best to charter a fishing adventure with an experienced captain like Jason Mikel of the Backlash Fishing Team. He knows the waters well as a fourth generation fishermen. Bay charters are affordable and fun for the whole family. My husband and son booked a trip and had a blast. In fact they are still talking about the trip.

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

The Destin Bridge: This Bridge is home to Sheepshead, Gray Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, and Spadefish. Cruise around it in a boat or take a walk and try to find different spots to see what is biting.

East and West Jetty: Fishing Destin’s East and West Pass jetties are a unique experience. Here you have views of Destin’s harbor, beach, and boats that come in and out. Due to the tidal changes, this area is a prime feeding ground for a large variety of fish such as, 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 is home to a lot of different fish. Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Mullet, Ladyfish and Pinfish are popular to fish for in this area. Although there are certain spots that are marked as keep out areas, there are plenty of areas 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 goes out 1262 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. A great place to go with a bait shop and no license required is the Okaloosa Fishing pier. 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. Come to Destin and experience the very best inshore bay fishing around!

Author: Christ Sieber
Woodstock, GA

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