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#12664122 - 03/08/18 03:19 PM Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish?
R Ellis Offline
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 92
I'm heading to Destin this June and will be doing some salt water fishing. Don't want to drag all my rods n reels if there's no place to bass fish. If anyone could give some incite or info on where to catch bass while I'm there I would really appreciate it. Feel free to PM me if you prefer. Tight lines!

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#12664137 - 03/08/18 03:32 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
E8C-ENG Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Posts: 2735
Loc: GA
Military base access?

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#12664152 - 03/08/18 03:45 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
R Ellis Offline
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 92
No sir.
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#12664156 - 03/08/18 03:50 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
leethefishking Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 1713
Loc: San Marcos, TX
I tried in a few ponds there last August. I didn't catch anything. Saw some perch but never any bass.

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#12664225 - 03/08/18 04:38 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
5PounderOnAFrog Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 335
Loc: Conroe
I fished one little pond for a little while and didn't catch anything. But I did go to the Okaloosa pier and threw a Gotcha plug around and hooked up on about 5 Ladyfish in the 30ish minutes I was there. Couldn't land any of them due to the high angle of the pier giving them plenty of leverage to jump and throw the hook so in the future I would probably replace the hooks with some higher quality ones.

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#12664227 - 03/08/18 04:40 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
TxDanFishMan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 488
Loc: Keller, Texas
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#12664253 - 03/08/18 05:05 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
northdallasfisherman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
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Loc: north texas
nope take advantage of the saltwater fishing,,be sure you eat over at the gulf,,cool scene and the grouper sandwhich is awesome
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#12664404 - 03/08/18 07:37 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
JCHANDLER Offline
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Registered: 09/15/12
Posts: 281
Speckle trout are a blast. (any bay water)

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#12664430 - 03/08/18 07:58 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
criglizard Offline
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Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 407
I tried a bunch of ponds in destin for bass a few years ago and caught nothing. A trout guide told me to hit the golf course and it looks good but didn’t catch anything.

Like others have said, stick to the salt. The fishing is awesome down there so don’t waste time with freshwater. We caught 30+ lady fish each day on small jig heads and shaky heads just messing around in the surf. They hit it hard and fight a lot. Lots of fun.

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#12665123 - 03/09/18 09:55 AM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: JCHANDLER]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 17387
Loc: Sachse Texas
Originally Posted By: JCHANDLER
Speckle trout are a blast. (any bay water)


my thought exactly - reds, trout, drum...there is a ton of fishing right in Destin. Bass fishing you will have to go inland and it is not near as good to eat!
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#12665187 - 03/09/18 10:33 AM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
Creekhead Offline
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Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 123
I used to live in Bluewater Bay right over the bridge from Destin. The ponds over there are really good. Use trick worms or catch some brim and put them on a circle hook. Lots of big fish doing that in those ponds

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#12665191 - 03/09/18 10:35 AM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
UTDmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 2036
ive gone there last 2 years in june, fishing was easy with fresh dead shrimp on a pompano rig. I just went from the surf but you can do well at the jetties and in the bay from what i was told
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#12666653 - 03/10/18 03:08 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: UTDmiller]
bubbaque Offline
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Registered: 07/02/09
Posts: 307
Loc: texas/florida
Lake Talquin has lunker fat girls with green tails. Not too far but awesome right now. You wont be sorry you went. It fishes like Fork
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#12666788 - 03/10/18 05:24 PM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3700
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
No reason to bass fish there... go for reds, cobia may be running too

Call my guy Patrick, you'll enjoy it

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#12668776 - 03/12/18 10:58 AM Re: Heading To Destin Fl, anywhere to Bass Fish? [Re: R Ellis]
Insurance man Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 949
Loc: Texas
The ponds behind the Hilton resort on the golf course are great for bass fishing. I take a rod every year and have caught some great fish in them...good luck!

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