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Captain Kelly Windes Fish Aggregating Device Buoy Network

The brand new Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) are designed to attract large fish like mahi-mahi, marlin and tuna to within 60-80 miles of Destin-Fort Walton Beach, FL. Large game fish are attracted to floating objects and these specially designed buoys will keep them closer to the coastline. This means that anglers of all skill levels will be able to consistently access a pelagic fishery without traveling hundreds of miles. For questions, please contact Coastal Resource Manager, Alex Fogg at


Ready to hit the FADs, but need info on offshore weather? Check out or weather station data!


Map of Destin-Fort Walton Beach FAD buoys + artificial reef sites

Select a pin and explore the fish aggregating devices + artificial reefs sites in Destin-Fort Walton Beach! Each pin will display the exact coordinates of the buoy locations and reef sites as well as helpful information and instructions for each site.

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