Get Hooked

Anglers from all over come to “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” to take advantage of our bounty of fish.

With such an abundance and variety of fish it makes sense that Destin has many wonderful charter boat businesses as well as boat rentals to get you out for a great day of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

However, you don’t have to be out in the gulf to catch fish.

photo credit: A. Strakey via photopin cc
photo credit: A. Strakey via photopin cc

There’s the option of surf fishing! Surf fishing is best done early in the morning or the evening as the sun goes down. The general rule here is the fewer the people around, the better as surf fishing can attract some dangerous species that could cause a problem for people swimming in the surf. Not to mention the chance of swimmers getting tangled in your line.

There are generally two different methods of surf fishing. You can set up you reels on the beach and sit back to watch the lines or you can wade in the surf and have a bit more control. If you plan of wading it is never a good idea to keep your bait in your pocket. Bait should be kept on the shore or at least tethered and floating well away from you.

To give yourself the highest possible chances of success while fishing, make sure that you have the right gear for what you’re doing. Destin has many angler shops and they all are extremely knowledgeable about how to fish these waters. The right gear, the right bait and a little expert advice can give you a leg up on your competition, the fish.

There is a large variety of fish you can catch in the surf depending on the time of year. Pompano, Redfish and King Fish are among the best fish for eating and are popular in many Destin restaurants. Catfish, Rays and sharks are among many other fish you can catch in the surf.

There is plenty of good surf fishing right here on the beach at Sea Oats Motel. Come enjoy the sun rise and set while reeling in some big ones. While there are many restaurants that serve fresh gulf seafood, it doesn’t get any fresher than straight from the surf. Come stay at Sea Oats Motel and enjoy some of the best surf fishing the world has to offer.

Call 833-803-3320 today to learn more or to book your stay!