Spring break is over and Destin is gearing up for family vacation time! There are so many fun and exciting things to keep everyone busy and happy that sometimes it can be hard to decide which you should do. How about fishing? If you have never tried fishing in Destin you should put it on your list, after all Destin is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. Both Gulf and Bay or even pier fishing is available with a variety of delicious catch. Snapper is one of my all time favorites and the short Red Snapper season is getting ready to begin.
The 2015 Gulf state season will open the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23 in 2015) through July 12, reopening for Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, including Labor Day (the first Monday in September). Since October 31 falls on a Saturday in 2015, the last day of harvest will be Sunday, Nov. 1.
Find a Charter or party fishing boat either by phone, or my favorite way is to simply walk along the Destin Harbor. Walking along the boardwalk you will see several small buildings or ‘huts” that can help you find the perfect trip. While walking along the boardwalk it is great fun to see all the fish that has been brought in and the excited people who caught them. A fun way to make new family memories and catch a great meal at the same time!