Fishing Mexico Beach

Some of the best fishing in the state and Gulf is right here out of Mexico Beach. Whether you surf, pier or kayak fish the local waters or enjoy heading out to all of our offshore wrecks and structures. Our ship store has all you need to get started.

Popular local fishing spots include surf fishing along the sugar white beaches, the newly renovated and extended Pier and Canal Park. Fishing from the beach does require a Florida fishing license for anyone 16 years of age and above. Mexico Beach now offers FREE fishing from the City Pier. No license required. On the beach and from the Pier, depending on the time of year, you can expect to get a cooler full of Pompano, Whiting, Flounder and Sharks. The Canal Park is also a great place for Flounder and catching bait fish. The Fall brings in many fishermen who line the canal for Trout and Redfish.

Fast and Easy Fishing License: You can also call (888) 347-4356 and get it by phone. Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations periodically, as they change frequently.

Sportsman's Adventures 2012 - Mexico Beach

Fishing Report


Offshore seas for the next few days will be a bit rough and State & Federal Red Snapper season has now ended.  The bite has improved daily for Kings and the forecast for later in the week and the 2018 Offshore Classic is looking promising.
Currently have live shrimp and bull minnows. Also, don't forget our broad selection of frozen bait ( sand fleas, cut bait, cigar minnows, northern mackeral, squid, ribbon fish, menhaden/pogeys, chum, ballyhoo (rigged,unrigged and selects) and rigged mullet. We are now a dealer for Executioner specialty rigged baits; Ballyhoo, flying fish, squid, horse ballyhoo and more -- skirted or naked. We also have special swordfish rigs. 

Local Guides/Charters

FLY FISHING/LIGHT TACKLE: (Tarpon,Tripletail,Pompano, Redfish or Jack Crevalle)

* Captain Fred Erickson of Wicker Bill's Guide Service: (850)229-2710 (850)527-4036
* Captain Darrell Key of Low Key Charters: (318)372-9326

Charter Boats: ( Offshore Pelagic and Reef Fishing )

* Captain Ryan Kelly of South Bound Charters: (850) 508-8550
* Captain Fred Erickson of Wicker Bill's Guide Service: (850) 229-2710 (850) 527- 4036
* Captain Chris Houghton (678) 898-5752
* Captain Darrell Key of Low Key Charters: (318) 372-9326
* Captain Wade and Bobby Guilford of Break A Way Charters (850) 340-1188
* Captain Kevin Lanier (425) 328-8558:
* Captain Tom Adams of (850) 381-1313
* Captain Chip Blackburn of Miss Mary Charters : (850) 527-6272
* Captain John Lee of Big Time Charters : (850) 647-3474

Check or for a complete list of local guides/charters.

Great Article by Jerry McBride

On a map it's little more than a dot on Highway 98, between Panama City and Port St. Joe. And yet Mexico Beach has big ambitions when it comes to fishing.

Imagine a town that maintains its own dredge to keep the inlet open. Whose citizens back regular artificial reef deployments. Where small inns offer overnight accommodations, and one marina ties it all together. (click for more)

Kayak Rentals and Guided Tours:

* Two person kayak rental: (4 to 6 day rental only - no daily rentals) $150.00 set price. Call marina (850) 648-8900 to reserve.
* Stand up paddle boards & one person kayaks: $20.00 per hour $50.00 half day $90.00 per day $200.00 per week. Call (850) 340-1035
* Guided tours of the Dead Lakes and other local areas: 3 hour tour includes equipment and kayak - $50.00 per person. Custom tours available as well. Call Matthew Godwin (850) 819-3053

Map to Marina, Public Boat Ramps, Public Fishing Pier