Whether you fish from the shore for pompano, from the City Pier for Spanish mackerel or from the boat for grouper, the fishing in Mexico Beach is as good as it gets. A fleet of charter boats is available for the angler who needs a ride out into the Gulf, and there are no fees to access the City Pier or the City Boat Ramp. Many of the charter boats offer the option of inshore or offshore trips and most include your gear and license. With a new boat ramp, which provides three bays for launching, the Gulf of Mexico is less than three minutes away. Remember: it is free to launch from the ramp and plenty of parking is available.
These are just a few of the species found at Mexico Beach:
- King mackerel
- Spanish mackerel
- Red snapper
- Black snapper
- Spiny lobster
- Speckled trout
- Bay scallops
Mexico Beach offers something that most places don’t: over 125 artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico that are teeming with game fish! Thanks to the efforts of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA), these reefs have been providing unforgettable fishing memories since 1997. A directory of GPS numbers for these artificial reefs can be found on the MBARA website.
So, grab your license, your cooler, your bait, and gas up at the marina to set off for a day of great fishing and unforgettable memory making. This will be one fishing community you will continue to visit again and again. To put it simply, the fishing here is amazing!
Make your Mexico Beach fishing trip safe, fun and productive with these handy guides to saltwater fishing in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico.
Florida Fishing Licenses
The state of Florida requires fishermen to hold a recreational saltwater fishing license, but there are two important exemptions to this law—children under the age of 16 and Florida residents over the age of 65. Fishing licenses may be purchased locally at the Mexico Beach Marina and Cathey’s Ace Hardware. Anglers fishing aboard licensed charter boats do not need a fishing license—the captain’s charter includes licensing for all fishermen aboard the vessel.
License-Free Fishing Days
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering two license-free fishing opportunities this year. A recreational fishing license is not required on the special days listed below. Be sure to mark your calendars!
- Saturday, June 1, 2013
- Sunday, September 1, 2013
The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat.
Mexico Beach City Docks – Free Boat Ramp
This brand-new facility, completed in 2010, is destined to become the envy of communities throughout the state of Florida. It features spacious concrete ramps, generous docking space, and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. The parking area can accommodate up to a hundred vehicles. Parking is free, as is use of the ramp.
The Mexico Beach Boat Ramp is located a half mile west of the Highway 98 bridge. Its GPS coordinates are: N 29 57.223' W 85 25.503'
Big Time Charters850-647-3474
Have a big time on the Big Time! Business, family, pleasure, or competitive fishing ... we'll do it all and have fun at the same time! Charters out of Mexico Beach canal behind Blue Water Inn.Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Bounty Hunter Charters850-541-3820
US Coast Guard & 100 ton Master License, we are here to fulfill all your fishing dreams. We offer trolling, bottom, spear, dive, shark trips and many more. Give us a call & lets set up your long awaited fishing trip needs!
email@example.comMexico Beach, FL 32410
Capt Alan's Sea Escape; Captain Alan Sligh850-340-0643
Captain Alan Sligh invites you and your family to enjoy personal service on the Sea Escape, a 24-ft. Carolina Skiff with convertible top. We offer: Fishing Trips-4 Hours (licenses and bait and tackle provided). Shell Trips to a beautiful and remote island ~ see Dolphins swim alongside on the boat trip over, and there are always lots of shells to find. Snorkel Trips to a 1852 Shipwreck, it is in shallow water and perfect for smaller children, all snorkel gear and instruction is provided.Sails out of Mexico Beach canal, slip 9, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Charisma Charters; Captain Chuck Guilford850-648-8211
Cruise to some of the hottest fishing spots aboard the charter boat, Charisma.
firstname.lastname@example.orgDeparting from behind the Blue Water Townhomes, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Floridaze Adventures; Captain Mitch Coleman850-896-4930
Your trip to Florida doesn't have to be spent fighting crowds, staring at high-rise condos, or fighting through amusement parks. Instead, let us help you develop a custom-tailored adventure package the entire family can enjoy!Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Mexico Beach Charters; Captain Tom Adams850-381-1313
Over 25 years experience on the water! Mexico Beach Charters offers bottom fishing, trolling and inshore and offshore fishing. Two boats available for charter including bait, tackle, ice and license included.Departs from Mexico Beach Canal, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Miss Mary Charters; Captain Chip Blackburn850-527-6272
Come aboard with Captain Chip Blackburn for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Charter Boat Miss Mary will take you to the finest fishing spots both inshore and offshore. Bait, tackle, ice and license included.Departs from Mexico Beach Canal, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SouthBound Charters; Captain Ryan Kelley850-508-8550
SouthBound Charters offers offshore fishing charters out of beautiful Mexico Beach, FL. We offer trolling trips, bottom trips, or a combination of both. We also offer scalloping and dive charters. All licenses and tackle provided.
email@example.comMexico Beach, FL
St. Vincent Island Shuttle Services and Fishing Charters850-229-1065
Offers daily island boat trips, oyster trips in season along with night sharking trips with captain Joey.C-30B & Indian Pass Boat Launch in Indian Pass. , Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Tall Tales Fishing Charters; Captain Tim Harvey850-229-7149
Fish some of the most beautiful areas in Florida; the clear, pristine waters of St. Joseph Bay with its sandy white beaches, or the oyster bars of Apalachicola Bay bordering wild, untamed St. Vincent Island.
850-527-7230Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Tightline Charters; Captain John Wiley850-227-8218
Captain John grew up fishing the waters of Northwest Florida and can tell you it offers a wide range of exciting fishing for all anglers. From trout and redfish in the bays and back waters, to tarpon and cobia off the beaches, every day on the local waters offers something for everyone! United States Coast Guard licensed and fully insured.Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Wicker Bills Guide Services; Captain Fred Erickson850-229-2710
We’ll take you or teach you to fish the beautiful waters of our area! Located in Mexico Beach with over 25 years fishing local waters! We specialize in inshore flats, offshore bottom fishing, trolling, snorkeling, scalloping, and sightseeing! Target your species.
850-527-4036Mexico Beach, FL 32459
The City of Mexico Beach has a variety of boat slips available to meet your needs while vacationing in Mexico Beach. Slips are located adjacent to Canal Park on the Gulf Side of Canal Parkway. Contact the Harbor Master today for pricing and availability.
850-648-5700Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Mexico Beach Marina850-648-8900
Attention boaters and fishermen: whether it is to fuel up, stock up, purchase souvenirs or find a home away from home for your boat, Mexico Beach Marina has your marine needs covered.3904 Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32410