Fishing in Niceville

In Niceville, you are never far from water – or fish waiting to be caught!  In addition to the brackish water bay and bayous (a mix of fresh and saltwater), there also is a great abundance of freshwater creeks, streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes nearby. Saltwater fishing is just across the Mid-Bay Bridge in the Gulf of Mexico (cobia, red snapper and grouper territory!).

Local anglers catch a wide variety of fish without leaving Niceville. Local favorites include speckled trout, redfish, sheepshead, and flounder. Of course, if you can toss a cast net, you will enjoy lots of tasty mullet!

Frozen bait is available at several locations in town and Niceville also has a live bait shop that has served the area for decades.

Don’t have a boat? No worries. Anglers of all ages fish from shore, docks, and local bridges with great success. Fishing from kayaks/canoes also is very popular.

Local fishing events and tournaments are abundant – as are yummy old-fashioned community fish frys. Come join the fun in Niceville!

State fishing licenses are available here:  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.