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Old 03-26-2015, 10:32 PM   #1
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Haven't fished the gulf yet. I'm in Destin till the end of April and really want to get my PA out into open water. I've read many of your posts the past couple of years where launch locations were mentioned. I recall Henderson State Park and next to the Backporch Restaurant. Can you share any other spots between Fort Walton and 30-A?? Thanks guys!!
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:52 PM   #2
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theres a guy on here his name is tannerlc (something like that) he lives and is going to start kayak fishing out there. see if you can PM him
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Thanks New2ThaSport.
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did you get ahold of him?
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:09 AM   #5
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The area around Henderson is great. Plenty of public reefs that hold fish very close to the beach.
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You can launch right under the West side of Destin bridge, there's a big gravel parking lot open to the public it's real close to the water. I see kayaks launch their all the time. Good inshore fishing around the Coast Guard station right around the corner too and it's also just inside Destin pass.
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The area around Henderson is great. Plenty of public reefs that hold fish very close to the beach.
FIsherDad, where is this Henderson? I'm getting too old to haul my kayak a half mile across the beach to launch.
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Thanks Fisherdad1 for the info on Henderson. Didn't know there are public reefs not far offshore. Will try this location for sure. I drove thru Henderson the other day. There is one area where I can get my PA down to the water pretty easy using my wheel-ez.
I have launched under the Destin bridge before and caught convicts and an occasional red at the Coast Guard Station. Flatties in the pilings too at times. Thanks 69Viking.
Henderson is on 98 east of Destin before you hit BassPro. Check it out gulfbreezetom. Im a retired guy and I hear what you're saying. I don't care to drag my yak across a lot of beach if I don't have to either.
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Thanks Fisherdad1 for the info on Henderson. Didn't know there are public reefs not far offshore. Will try this location for sure. I drove thru Henderson the other day. There is one area where I can get my PA down to the water pretty easy using my wheel-ez.
I have launched under the Destin bridge before and caught convicts and an occasional red at the Coast Guard Station. Flatties in the pilings too at times. Thanks 69Viking.
Henderson is on 98 east of Destin before you hit BassPro. Check it out gulfbreezetom. Im a retired guy and I hear what you're saying. I don't care to drag my yak across a lot of beach if I don't have to either.
Just FYI they put a bunch of beach sand on the dirt access road at Henderson (the one about 50yds west of the triple Pavillion area) so hauling up that road is a bit harder now. (It used to be be hard packed.)
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:05 PM   #10
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I'm over in Destin also there is a nice launch in a little park on 30a close to yellowfin ocean sports can walk it right in the water and put it in the lake and paddle toward the gulf and the lake runs right into the gulf went there 3 days ago was my first time real nice place another guy was putting the same time I was
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