Nestled in the Florida Panhandle on the state’s Emerald Coast, Destin is a prime fishing location for anglers looking to target an array of inshore and offshore species. The Emerald Coast is known for its white sand beaches and warm green waters, and Destin is one of its main fishing hubs. Aptly known as “the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” this destination worked for that title by building and housing the largest fishing fleet in the state of Florida. The settlement dates back to the early 1850’s when Captain Leonard Destin put the area on the map. Come experience the area’s history and fishing opportunities with some of the best guides in Florida.
With lots of water to explore and endless angling possibilities, set yourself up for success by tapping into the wisdom and experience of one of our veteran guides. Whether flats fishing, deep sea fishing, inshore fishing, or fly fishing, our guides specialize in making your experience as seamless, easy, and unforgettable as possible.
Destin’s inshore estuaries harbor an amazingly diverse array of species — where Florida’s coastal rivers meet the saltwater. The greater Destin area encompasses multiple estuaries, fed from the Chocawhatchee River, the Mitchell River, and Black Creek. The result is some of the most productive inshore fishing in Florida. Redfish, jack crevalle, and speckled sea trout are just a few of the fish available to anglers, making them likely targets on your next fishing charter.
Few experiences are more thrilling than deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. For those seeking a challenge and a chance at some of the most prized offshore game fish in Florida, Destin delivers just that. The abundant ecosystem of reefs, wrecks, humps, and ledges provides a variety of fishing opportunities. Prepare to do battle with red snapper, grouper, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, and cobia — among other species. Destin serves as a great point of entry into the Gulf of Mexico’s abundant offshore fishery. For more information on Florida's Gulf fish species, and the best times to fish in the Gulf of Mexico, check out this Ultimate Guide.
Aside from fishing, Destin offers a wide range of recreational activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and biking the beach. Alternatively, explore the Emerald Bay Golf Club, local tennis courts, and excellent seafood dining experiences. Dewey Destin’s Seafood, a local favorite, always guarantees their best catch of the day, and their two locations provide different atmospheres for seafood lovers. Be sure to carve out some time to visit The Back Porch, a Destin seafood staple since 1974. The land-based activities are all the more reason to come explore the jewel of the Emerald Coast.
Prepare by planning and booking your next fishing excursion ahead of your visit. Plan accordingly for the weather, for your desired fish, and set yourself up with one of our top fishing guides in Destin. Summer months offer the most consistent opportunities to target a broad range of fish due to seasonal migrations. What better time to enjoy the warm water and pristine beaches than those summer months when tarpon, snapper, cobia, and more are abundant. Don’t forget to pack accordingly with lots of sun protection, and let us and your guide take care of the rest.
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