I forgot to mention if you want to check out the lower Choctawhatchee River area another good place to launch is Black Creek Lodge off co. hwy. 3280. From this launch you do not have to cross the bay. This is my favorite launch for the lower river.
From here you can access all of the various rivers of the delta area.
Epic: I live in Colleyville, but we are here in Miramar Beach, just east of Destin. I brought my pontoon boat with me so that we can fish the bays. We just got here today. My buddy is now arriving so I will be back shortly.
DFW, do you live here in the Pensacola area or posting from Colleyville? The reason I ask is I just retired and now live in Foley, Al, have a boat and love to fish. Oh, I lived in north Hurst for 11 years prior to moving here.