Fishing the Emerald Coast – Destin, Fort Walton Beach & Okaloosa Island


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Description

Florida’s Emerald Coast is home to Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island. This area is known as an unbelievable fishing vacation destination for a variety of inshore and offshore fish.  This area also has some great beaches, plenty of accommodations, restaurants, attractions, shopping and outdoor recreation.

Fishing Tips

Whether you plan to fish inshore, offshore, in the surf or from the pier, there is something here for all anglers. The Choctawhatchee Bay is very popular and the fishing is good for redfish, sea trout, flounder, sheepshead and many other fish.  Offshore, grouper and snapper get the most attention when they are in season, however, cobia, amberjack, wahoo, blackfin tuna, kingfish, dolphin, sailfish, marlin and many other fish are available depending on the season.  Take a look at our Emerald Coast Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.

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Emerald Coast Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 2 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 2 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Accessibility to fish 1 1
Scenic 1 1
Quality lodging options 1 1
Dining options 1 1
Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc. 1 1
Positive Score 10
Takeaways
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 10
Highest Score Possible 10

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