Destin Fishing Report for February 3, 2015


destin-fishing-report-feb3-2015Well it is no secret that this time of the year can produce some sloppy conditions for fishing here in the panhandle. It is either really nice or extremely rough. I find myself praying for calm conditions whenever I have a gulf charter this time of the year. With that being said, if you can find a North wind, its fishable on the beach. The flounder are still stacked on the leeward sides of reefs and seem to prefer natural bottom right now. Also, if you have patience try combing the beaches for red fish as they are schooled up by the hundreds but can be pretty widespread. Pick a line just off the second bar and make your way down the beach. We did notice that one of the lakes just East of the Destin pass had broken through the beach near Henderson which muddied the water making it impossible to see for miles. Until that clears up I would recommend heading West or going around that area.

As always, reef fishing remains strong with jacks being the primary target – I did find the larger jacks were being a little more finicky than usual with the cold snap we got last week. I’m not sure why, but they wouldn’t touch a butterfly jig which is normally my go to right now. I am sure it will fire back up soon. I would recommend live shrimp over just about any reef if you want to bend a rod! Give us a call at 850-428-0118 to book your next Destin Fishing Charter!

Capt. Preston Muller

Capt. Preston's Grandad, Jack-Jack, gave him his first fishing pole at age 6 - he was HOOKED and never looked back! If he's not on the beach with his wife, Hadley he's out fishing in the Gulf off Destin, Florida. His early years were spent fishing the Everglades but his passion brought him to the panhandle where he's devloped a vast knowledge of the ins & outs of saltwater fishing. He's got a thirst for bringing others closer to this incredible sport and specializes in catching big fish on really light tackle. He likes to "get to know the fish" and deliver an exceptional fishing experience!

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