June Fishing Report: Destin FL

June Fishing Report: Destin FL- Inshore fishing in Destin, Florida, during June can yield a variety of fish species. Here are some of the most common catches you can expect:

  1. Redfish (Red Drum): Redfish are abundant year-round in Destin, but June is a particularly good time to catch them as they are active and feeding aggressively.
  2. Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout): These fish are plentiful in the inshore waters during June. They are often found in grassy flats and around structures like docks and bridges.
  3. Flounder: Flounder are also common in June. They are usually found on sandy or muddy bottoms, often near drop-offs or channels.
  4. Spanish Mackerel: These fast and feisty fish are prevalent inshore during June. They can be caught near beaches, piers, and in the bays.
  5. Pompano: Pompano are often found in the surf and around sandbars. June is a good month to target these tasty fish.
  6. Sheepshead: These fish can be caught around structures like pilings, rocks, and jetties. They are known for their distinctive black and white stripes and sheep-like teeth.
  7. Mangrove Snapper (Gray Snapper): Mangrove snapper are common inshore, particularly around mangroves, docks, and other structures.
  8. Jack Crevalle: These powerful fish are often found in schools and can be caught inshore around baitfish schools.
  9. Tarpon: June marks the beginning of the tarpon season in Destin. While not always inshore, they can be found near the beaches and in the passes during this time.
  10. Black Drum: These fish can be found inshore, especially around structures and deeper channels.

June Fishing Report: Destin FL – Gulf Recreational Red Snapper

  • Florida’s 2024 private recreational Gulf red snapper season will open June 1 and run consecutively through July 31. Source: FWC
    • The season will reopen in the fall for 3-day weekends (Friday – Sunday) from Sept. 1 – Nov. 30. Harvest will also be allowed Labor Day (Sept. 2), Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28).  Specific fall weekend dates are listed below.
  • This season applies to recreational anglers fishing from private vessels in Florida Gulf state and federal waters. For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit may also participate in the season but are limited to fishing for red snapper in Florida Gulf state waters only.

However, when planning your trip it is best for to consult with a local fishing guide. Panhandle Fishing Charters has real-time information on what’s biting and where. We follow all fishing regulations and size limits required for sustainable and responsible angling.

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