The year-round sun and warmth of Florida and beautiful historic 30A are not to be missed. If 30A activities like jet skiing or surfing aren’t your idea of a good time on the water, slow things down a bit with some fishing. The waters along 30A are a perfect place to enjoy some downtime while still enjoying sea breezes and the thrill of the water. From inshore and nearshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico to fly fishing and deep sea fishing, you can create a fishing experience to remember. Make sure to secure the proper Florida fishing license before you head out!
Nearshore Fishing and Other 30A Activities
Some anglers like sticking close to shore. Go as far as six to nine miles out into the Gulf of Mexico on a nearshore trip. Most charter companies offering nearshore excursions provide all the gear, bait, and tackle, and many provide a Florida state fishing license. Nearshore anglers can expect to hook red, white, or black snapper, trigger fish, crevalle jack, mahi-mahi, king mackerel and more.
Fish the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, Choctawhatchee Bay, Santa Rosa Sound, and the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll stay close to land and experience calmer waters, great for a beginning angler or someone who wants a slower pace. Your catch of the day may include redfish, speckled trout, white trout, flounder, sheepshead, bluefish, or ladyfish.
Head out to the many fly fishing spots in the area, including flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and more in search of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, pompano and crevalle jack. Other areas like the narrows of Ft. Walton and the mouth of the Choctawhatchee River might be on the itinerary as well.
Add some extra exhilaration to your fishing fun and go shark fishing. If you’re looking for something more, try an overnight trip from dusk until dawn. No matter when or how you go in search of the underwater predators, most companies include all of the bait and equipment for the special excursion. Most shark fishing takes place at night.
Deep Sea Fishing
If you want to go deeper, set sail for the deep sea. Many of the companies that offer boating and fishing charters include a deep sea option. Contact your company of choice for more information on what’s included in a deep sea fishing package.
Fishing for Fun on 30A
You came to Historic 30A along Florida’s Emerald Coast to experience a new place on a fun, relaxing getaway with loved ones, and plenty of time to fish. Make sure part of the planning is booking a stay in a vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Girls. We have units as small as one bedroom all the way up to eight bedrooms for a large group fishing trip! Enjoy private outdoor spaces like a pool, balcony, deck, or other outdoor space, as well as any neighborhood amenities. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Units have fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and in-unit laundry. For a luxury stay, choose a premium unit for upgrades like wood floors, flat screen TVs, an elevator and more to make your stay one you’ll never forget.