The pier opened in 1998 and now goes out 1262 feet, which is almost 1/4 mile. An octagon at the end greatly increases the fishing area and lets anglers fight the big fish.
Large fish are what we are famous for. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars and go way off shore to test your skills against some of the largest fish in the gulf. Tarpon weighing over 100 pounds, tuna, king mackerel, cobia, and dolphin are all ready to test your strength and abilities. Sailfish while very rare have been caught off the pier.
One year none of the boats entered in the annual Destin fishing rodeo could match a 42 pound king mackerel taken off the pier. Other large fish include redfish, bonito, and jack cravelle. Spanish mackerel, whiting, and bluefish are among normal catches. Some anglers fish exclusively for the tastiest game fish in Florida.