The beautiful Gulf paradise of Florida's Emerald Coast is renowned for their pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and the wide array of sea life that calls them home.
One of the best ways to see our gorgeous coastal landscape is to get out and cast in a line. There's no better time of year to do that then the cooler days of autumn which bring with them uncrowded fishing spots, and loads of migrating fish species to try your hand at catching. The only question is, with so many ways to reel in the big one, which way is right for you and your family?
The caring staff at 30-A Suites, the premier boutique hotel on the beach, have prepared this list to help you decide:
- If you love lite tackle fishing, you may want to go bay fishing for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and many others. Generally fishing in the bay or flats around South Walton County offers calm fishing conditions that are perfect for the younger members of your crew with the seas rarely getting over a foot high in the bay most days.
- If you're an “Adrenaline Junkie”, you might enjoy Shark Fishing. Destin Florida is famous for Big Bull Sharks. Shark Fishing in Destin, Florida is done in several different ways. The most common way is anchoring the boat where the sharks hang out and chumming the water with bloody fish carcasses. Common types of sharks in our area include Bull, Black Tip, Sand Bar, and Mako. Shark Fishing is a bait and wait game. Shark fishing is not for impatient customers. You can go for long periods without a bite or even come home empty handed. With that said, with a little luck on your side, you can experience the adrenaline rush of a life time.
- Another great fishing adventure is sight fishing. Sight Fishing is a lot like hunting. The most popular Sight Fishing in the Santa Rosa Beach, Florida area is for Cobia. The captain will drive up and down the shore line in areas he feels the fish will be migrating. Other common types of Sight Fish include Red Fish, Sharks, and Triple Tail, as well as hog snapper, grouper, and more.
- Last but certainly not least we have Trolling. Walton County Florida has some of the most awesome trolling in the world. Trolling is a method of fishing where lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water in order to entice fish to bite. Types of fish often caught in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida include Mahi Mahi, Spanish & King Mackerel and Wahoo and on long trips, Swordfish, Marlins, and Tunas can be caught.
For more tips when visiting the Emerald Coast or Walton County, be sure to make your next reservations at 30-A Suites.
Situated amidst the rolling, polished quartz crystal sand dunes and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, 30-A Suites offers guests a luxurious stay with an exclusive feeling, set away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag, along scenic route 30-A, for which the property takes its moniker, in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
Ideal for the traveler that prefers a more authentic, laid back vacation, our gorgeous rentals are the epitome of personalized comfort with a modern flare. Each uniquely decorated unit has been designed to be your coastal oasis surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms of jasmine or magnolia. Our guests will find spacious living areas complete with cozy furniture, fully equipped kitchens, sumptuous bedding, crisp linens, oversized bathrooms with modern luxuries, and private patios overlooking our breathtaking landscape.
Nearby activities you will love include exploring the historical grounds of Eden State Park, visiting a preserved plantation, perusing art vendors along the boardwalk, golfing at some of the most prestigious courses in the country, diving, sports fishing charters, and so much more you may not know where to begin.
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at one of many gourmet eateries close by to your rooms, then enjoy a leisurely stroll down the soft white shoreline as you count the shooting stars. Or stay in and wrap yourselves in our Egyptian cotton bathrobes while you dine on freshly caught gulf seafood prepared right in the comfort and intimacy of your suite's complete kitchen.
Close the night with a movie, snuggled into our down comforters and plush pillows, serenaded by a chorus of crickets, tree frogs, and owls mingling with the steady sound of the surf, just a few steps away from your room.