When one thinks of Fort Walton Beach, they typically first envision the gorgeous sandy beaches and emerald waters for which the area is known. While the beaches are indeed grand, Fort Walton Beach is also known for some of the best fishing locales in the entire state. Let us help you enjoy an incredible fishing experience by showing you the best Fort Walton Beach fishing spots in the area.
Okaloosa Island Pier
One of the most well-known attractions in Fort Walton Beach is Okaloosa Island. While it features many incredible restaurants and local shops, it also features great fishing spots you need to check out. You will find many locals spending their hours on the pier trying their best to land a big catch. The pier is over 1,200 feet long, so you will have plenty of space to fish for yourself. You can even pick up fishing licenses and rental gear right off the pier, making it easy to get everything at once. The Okaloosa Island Pier is a good spot to catch redfish, mackerel, tarpon, and more.
Plenty of fish are awaiting those who make the difficulty journey to the West Jetties located on the edge of town. While the trek might be strenuous, the reward is more than worth it. Locals know that the West Jetties are the perfect spot to catch Spanish mackerel, snapper, and grouper. Be careful though, as the spot is also popular for surfers and snorkelers.
Just off the bridge that connects Okaloosa Island and nearby city Destin, the Marler Bridge, you can find additional hotspots for incredible fishing. This spot is especially popular as fishing off the Marler Bridge is completely free and legal to do. Several signs are posted that will indicate the appropriate areas you are able to fish from. Spending a few hours at the Marler Bridge will offer plenty of opportunities to catch black snapper, redfish, and even sheepshead. Don’t forget to take your biggest catch back to your vacation rental for a delicious meal.
Your Time in Fort Walton Beach
Fishing is just one of the popular activities you are able to enjoy in Fort Walton Beach. Our vacation condos will keep you comfortable all trip long with resort-like amenities and plenty of space in which to relax. Let us set you up in the perfect vacation rental for your trip to Fort Walton Beach.