Destin is known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village” for a reason.
Anglers come to Destin from all over to take advantage of our bounty of fish. Of course Destin has many wonderful charter boat businesses and boat rentals to get you out in the Gulf for a great day of fishing. However you don’t need to be out in the Gulf to fish.
Surf fishing is best if done early in the morning or in the evening as the sun goes down. The less people on the beach the better.
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.
The quickest way to get the best results in Destin surf fishing is to get the right equipment. There are many fine angler shops in Destin and all of them are extremely knowledgeable about local fishing. Having the best equipment, bait and advice can be all the difference in a successful day of surf fishing.
There is a 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.