Deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is a fisherman’s dream. We have gone several times, and every time we have caught the limit! Most of the captains have their ‘secret’ spots where they know the fishing will be fruitful. They will ask you what type of fish you prefer to catch and target those areas if you have a preference. Obviously, with the Destin and Panama City Beach Harbours both close by, there are many great experienced captains to choose from. There are also captains that launch right off 30A in Grayton if you prefer to take a shorter trip. Out of Destin, we have used Captain Mike with Silver King several times and have had great luck. He has many years of experience and knows the best fishing spots, and he is just a really nice guy. We like to take a fishing trip toward the beginning of our vacation and enjoy the fruits of our labor for several meals during the week. Captain Mike’s crew will clean and filet all the fish and place them in handy ziploc bags. We like to take a few filets to a nearby restaurant where they ‘cook your catch’, so we can enjoy some fresh seafood right away. Of course, you can always fish right from shore at the beach access or in the lake behind the house if you don’t really want to leave Daniel Dunes.