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

Charter Boats: ( Offshore Pelagic and Reef Fishing )

* Captain Mitch Coleman: (850) 896-4930
* Captain Fred Erickson of Wicker Bill's Guide Service: (850) 229-2710 (850) 527- 4036
* Captain Wade and Bobby Guilford of Break A Way Charters (850) 340-1188
* Captain Kevin Lanier (425) 328-8558:
* Captain Chip Blackburn of Miss Mary Charters : (850) 527-6272

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:


Map to Marina, Public Boat Ramps, Public Fishing Pier