Destin is known as the “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Why is the fishing so good in and around Destin? Destin benefits from the diversity of limestone structures off shore as well as artificial reefs which have been positioned over the years to further encourage breeding of reef fish such as grouper, snapper, amberjack, and trigger fish. Seasonal fish such as cobia also make the area popular for in-shore fishing.
In addition, Destin’s proximity to the Desoto Canyon further off shore makes the region attractive for billfish, including Blue Marlin, Sailfish and Wahoo. Destin is unique among Gulf Coast communities in that deep water is within a relatively short distance of shore. Within a half-hour of leaving Destin Harbor, anglers are in waters as deep as 60 feet and 100-foot depths are easily within 10 miles of shore.
Red snapper is the area’s signature fish. However, NOAA Fisheries limits recreational red snapper season to just 52 days a year in state waters (late-May to mid-July). A delicious reason to plan a return trip to the Emerald Coast in late-spring/early summer.
Our online Destin Guide features some of the area's charter fishing services, including the following outfitters: AAA Destin Charter Boat Service (850) 837-9401 fishdestin.com Charter Boat Phoenix (850) 837-9734 deepseafishingindestinfl.com
Charter Boat Sunrise (850) 837-2320 charterboatsunrise.com Silver King Charters/Action Fishing Charter Service (850) 837-2028 fishingdestin.com For a full list of available Destin vacation rentals, visit our online Destin vacation rental directory or call 1-800-225-7652.
Plan chartered fishing excursion on your next Destin vacation and get lucky!
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