• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Fishing

A young visitor expertly throws her 5 foot blue cast net, causing it to open in a perfect circle.
A young visitor expertly throws her cast net.
NPS photo
 

The waters of Gulf Islands National Seashore are home to many species of fish, shrimp and crabs. Daily tides blend nutrient-rich bayous and estuaries with the Gulf of Mexico, creating an ideal habitat for a wide variety of undersea creatures.

Visitors interested in fishing in the Mississippi District and the Florida District have many options, from spending a lazy afternoon fishing on the bayou to battling spirited gamefish offshore or learning the traditional art of throwing a cast net.

 

Did You Know?

Geronimo

In the 1880s, Geronimo and other members of the Chiricahua-Apache tribe were prisoners at Fort Pickens located at Gulf Islands National Seashore.