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.

Fast and Easy Fishing License:

* You can also call (888)347-4356 and get it by phone.

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 does offer a city license for the Pier and Canal Park, which can be purchased in our ship store for only $5.00. 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.

Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations periodically, as they change frequently.

Fishing Reports   

  11/17/15 -

November is a great month and most of the locals and longtime visitors will tell you it's probably their favorite fishing month. The downside is Red Snapper, Trigger and AJ's ( Amberjacks) are not in season. However,  this time of year starts to take off with currently a very strong Gag Grouper and Bee-Liner bite offshore out to 120' in depth and in much closer just out 5 to 6 miles off MB. The sheepshead start to make a showing and are a favorite for most fisherman as they are easy and fun to fight and make great table fare for even the finicky fish eater. Only draw back is they are a bit tough to clean for the novice. A boxcutter outlining the fillet before you break out your fillet knife is the ticket. This also works great on trigger and triple tail. Look for them around the pier and offshore towers and markers. You can also load up on flounder and sand trout around the same inshore structures this time of year. The trout and redfish will begin moving back into the Gulf County Canal and back in to the ICW (Intercostal Waterway). Look for some of your deeper holes and any drains that wash into the canal for your prime spots. Live shrimp, Gulp ( root beer or new penny) DOA Shrimps and Terroreyz in similar colors as well as several twitch baits like UnFair's Rip N Slash and Mirrodine's. A Cajun Thunder Flats Intruder Copper Spoon has proven to be a deadly redfish bait wherever your fishing. try tipping it with a small strip of fish bites chartreuse fish bait. Their new Cajun Sleigh spinner spoon bait is also impressive! Rig it the same way.
The Black Fin Tuna bite has been strong the past week right out front of MB, The Cape and PC. There are also plenty of Wahoo out around the rip currents. We will most likely begin seeing more billfish ( sails and marlin) caught not far offshore as well.

Come on down and enjoy this beautiful time of the year!



Currently have live shrimp and will have bull minnows and pin fish once spring is here. 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 Just Rite Bait's (Specialty rigged baits; Ballyhoo, goggleyes,flying fish, horse ballyhoo and more). We can pack and ship as well. SPECIAL SALE on Bandit Buoys $38.95 !!!!!


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    

* Captain Jeff Schneider of Jeff (913) 530-4562 (Jeff also  offer's guided kayak fishing trips). 

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 Jeff Schneider of Jeff (913) 530-4562 Chris (678) 898-5752
Captain Wade and Bobby Guilford of Break A Way Charters (850) 340-1188
* 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. 

Kayak Rentals and Guided Kayak Fishing:

We now offer Kayak rentals. Enjoy some of the most scenic back country and secluded beaches that Florida has to offer in St. Andrews Sound/Hurricane Cut/Crooked Island. Come enjoy a day of shelling along with exceptional fishing.DAILY RATES: Single $40.00 Double $50.00.


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(850) 648-8900