Fishing in Ft Walton Beach is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike. Whether surf fishing along the shoreline, casting off the landmark Okaloosa Island Pier or fishing from a boat either inshore or offshore, you are sure to catch an abundance of fish and see why fishing is a passion in Northwest Florida.
Year round, novice and expert fishermen can be spotted behind beachfront condos or down the beach seeking the speedy Pompano and White Snapper. Our Okaloosa Island pier has weathered many years to provide anglers with a unique opportunity to reach a little further into the Gulf catching larger fish. Nearby Destin, only 6 miles from our Okaloosa Island vacation rentals, is the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” ready to take you and your crew for hours of fun trolling or bottom fishing. With Choctawhatchee Bay flanking the Island to the north, bay fishing is a prolific adventure, too. Be sure to check our event calendar as well as the Gulf Coast blog to catch fishing tournaments in town, too.
Destin Inshore Fishing Co. – 850.424.5555
Back Bay Fishing – 850.200.5842
Salty Jig – 850.259.2900
Harborwalk Marina – Drive east on Okaloosa Island and just over the Destin Bridge is this full service marina and home to Destin’s charter boat fishing fleet. 850.337.8250
Okaloosa Island Pier – Located on Okaloosa Island across the bay from Fort Walton Beach, this is a 40-acre park with a fishing pier. This 1,200-foot (360m) pier is lighted for night fishing and known to shelter 100-pound (45kg) Tarpons. 850.244.1023