Destin Fishing

Destin is known as the 'Luckiest Fishing Village in the World', and if you ever visited this small but incredibly vibrant Florida community during the month of October, you know exactly why that is. The infamous Destin Fishing Rodeo now lures over 30000 die-hard anglers each year: some joining in for the staggering cash prizes, others doing it for the pure thrill of some of the best fishing Florida has to offer. But Destin's prolific fishing potential is far from limited to the month of October - from trolling inshore for giant King Mackerel to unforgettable billfish action in the Gulf, this fishing village is more than happy to share some of its luck with the visiting anglers all year round.

Known For

Destin fishing rodeo, Sugary-white beaches, Destin Harbor Boardwalk, King Mackerel frenzy, Gator Beach, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Henderson Beach State Park, Renowned Billfish hotspots, Florida’s ‘Golfing central’, Jolee Island Nature Park

Rules & Regulations

No fishing permit is needed for anglers fishing aboard a guided boat or a for-hire charter, if the vessel has a valid charter captain or charter boat permit.

Destin Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.