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Beach Conditions

Types of Fish in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Something is always in season, and always biting, in the Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. As the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” we know fishing and we do it well.

With the country’s largest charter fishing fleet, you will find a boat ready for your fishing adventure year-round. Our captains are experienced and professionals in their field, and will help you and your party hunt for the most delicious fish! From group charters, private charters and overnight excursions, you will find your perfect fit within our fishing fleet.

If you are fishing on your own, please make sure you are properly licensed, follow all guidelines set, and most importantly, know what’s in season.

Here are some general fish that are in season during spring, fall, winter and summer in Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Please be aware that fish may vary per season and it is always best to check myfwc.com for official fishing seasons calendars, and any fishing regulations.

Spring

  • Amberjack
  • Vermilion Snapper
  • White Snapper
  • Black Snapper
  • Shark
  • Triggerfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Marlin
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Wahoo
  • Tuna
  • Sailfish
  • Cobia

Summer

  • Red Snapper
  • Vermilion Snapper
  • Black Snapper
  • White Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Triggerfish
  • Shark
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • King Mackerel
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Wahoo
  • Tuna
  • Sailfish
  • Marlin

Fall

  • Grouper
  • Vermilion Snapper
  • Black Snapper
  • White Snapper
  • Amberjack
  • Shark
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • King Mackerel
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Wahoo
  • Tuna
  • Sailfish
  • Marlin

Winter

  • White Snapper
  • Vermilion Snapper
  • Black Snapper
  • Triggerfish
  • Tuna

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