Bass Fishing Destin Florida: Where to Snag a Big Fish

Deer Point Lake

Deer Point Lake is 7 miles north of Panama City, about an hour and a half east of Destin. It’s a quiet freshwater lake making it an ideal spot for bass fishing.

Holly Lake

Holly Lake is about an hour north of Destin, just outside Defuniak Springs. There is a single-lane boat ramp and a small parking lot so get there early.

Escambia River

The Escambia River is one of Florida’s most biodiverse rivers. Florida’s fourth largest river meanders 92 miles (54 miles in Florida) from its headwaters in southern Alabama to Pensacola Bay.

Blackwater River

With numerous launch spots along the length of the river, including Milton, and Bagdad, it’s easy to find that perfect spot for your boat, kayak, or canoe.

Yellow River

Just a few miles away, many anglers prefer the Yellow River to the Blackwater River. Bass fishing the Yellow River in Florida offers anglers a unique experience of tackling an incredible variety of fish.

Bear Lake

Bass fishing is a popular activity at Bear Lake in Florida. A human-made lake, this relaxing destination boasts 107 acres of tranquil waters.

Hurricane Lake

Because the lake is stocked with bass, anglers should be prepared to encounter some big bass and plenty of options for smaller fish.

The Choctawhatchee River in Florida is the third largest river system in the state. It offers an excellent opportunity for bass fishing.

Choctawhatchee River

Yes, that’s right, Sandestin Golf Course has long been a haven for anglers. Bass fishing here is especially popular, with plenty of freshwater lakes teeming with bass.

Sandestin Golf Course

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With so many options for rivers and lakes to fish, there’s no shortage of opportunities to snag a big bass in Destin.

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