Sandestin is a great place to dip a line! Whether you wish to fish any of the fresh water catch and release lakes at the resort, go surf fishing, or hire a charter, you can do it at Sandestin. Whether you’re looking for an exciting Florida deep sea fishing trip, a sailboat for two, a pontoon boat for twelve or a luxurious Destin, Florida cruise, you’ll find it all at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is ranked as one of the top beach resort destinations situated between a stretch of beautiful white sand along the Gulf Of Mexico and the quiet shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Throughout the resort, there are 75 freshwater ponds teaming with bass.
You can also rent or buy single fishing poles and pre-packaged fishing kits for children and adults. The staff here is also a great resource for hot tips on what lures and bait are working best with local fish.
If you’re bringing home dinner, stop by the nearby Marina Bar & Grill, where they’ll cook your catch for you, head back home and fry ‘em up in your fully stocked kitchen, or throw the filets on your back porch grill with some blackened seasoning. If you’ve released all the fish you’ve caught, you can partake in some locally caught seafood. There are many restaurants and establishments nearby dedicated to serving fresh, never frozen seafood right from the beautiful Gulf waters nearby.
Birds circling and diving over pods of baitfish is an almost certain sign that bigger fish are staging a similar scene below them.
As noted earlier, circling gulls usually indicate the presence of baitfish and larger fish forcing them to the surface. But many fishermen regard the presence of loons as a more reliable indicator of nearby fish.
Redwing blackbirds love “edge” areas. You can see them often around emergent shoreline vegetation. One prominent bass pro recently credited a major tournament win to recognizing the presence of these distinctive and highly territorial birds.
Think of herons and egrets as fellow fishermen. They wade carefully in shallow areas fish are likely to inhabit. Eagles and osprey can capture fairly large fish in their talons sweeping down on an unsuspecting fish swimming near the surface. Pelicans, along with other species, plunge head-first to capture fish that may be several feet below the surface. To witness such activity is always a treat – as well as proof of fish presence!