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Bass Pro Shops/Worldwide Sportsman is located on Highway 98 in Destin, just one mile north of the world renowned emerald green waters and sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Halfway between Pensacola and Panama City, Destin is known as the, “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World”, and is home to one of the largest private and commercial fishing fleets in the nation. Bass Pro Shops is a proud sponsor of the nationally famous annual Destin Fishing Rodeo, held each October. It is no wonder that Destin ranks among the most visited places in Florida, second only to the Orlando theme park area.
Besides fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, there are numerous lakes, rivers, and streams for the fresh water fishermen. For hunters, Eglin Reservation and other State Forests and Wildlife Management Areas provide almost unlimited opportunities. Bass Pro Shops provides one-stop shopping for all of your hunting and fishing needs with our extensive inventory of guns, ammunition, and salt and fresh water fishing gear. Our Customer Service Department can supply your hunting and fishing licenses and wildlife permits.
For the camping enthusiast, the Destin area is blessed with numerous State Parks, State Forest Parks, and other campgrounds ranging from primitive camping to fully-equipped sites. Bass Pro Shops has an entire department devoted to camping gear and everything you need to outfit an individual, a family, or a Troop of Boy Scouts. We also carry a great selection of kayaks and canoes to add adventure to that next camping or fishing trip.
Our two story, 50,000 square foot store is a focal point in Destin for visitors and residents alike, and offers the best selection of hunting, fishing, camping, and marine gear in the panhandle. For all your outdoor hunting or casual clothing and footwear needs or for that special gift, browse our well stocked departments. In addition, Tracker Marine offers sales and certified service on Tracker, Mako, and Suntracker boats and is a full service Mercury dealership. Tracker also sells and services Arctic Cat and Bad Boy 4-wheelers.
The Destin Bass Pro Shops/Worldwide Sportsman has a 10,000 gallon salt-water aquarium stocked with some of the largest local species you’ve ever seen, including our 85 pound Goliath grouper, our huge Redfish, three Jack Cravelle, Gag Grouper, and others. Join us for the fish feeding on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Almost every month we have adult and kids’ oriented events and workshops, including outdoor themed arts and crafts for the little ones. Often we are putting on outdoor cooking demonstrations and offer free samples out by our gazebo. From old-fashioned dutch oven cobblers and stews using charcoal to the latest in fish and turkey frying, grilling and smoking, our staff demonstrates the techniques and tools to make your next outdoor cooking adventure a success! From photos with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, to Summer Camp activities, Boat Shows, Red Zone Football, Halloween, and other events and workshops, Bass Pro Shops is the family-friendly place to shop!
All of our store’s walls are adorned with old photographs of hunting and fishing scenes from by-gone days. Taxidermy and wildlife exhibits and antiques are found throughout the store, making your shopping not only enjoyable, but informative and educational.
Destin Bass Pro Shops is located in the Destin Commons, a unique open-air town center offering specialty shopping, restaurants, and a modern, all digital multiplex theater featuring stadium seating and I-Max movies.
So, whether you come to Destin for a weekend, a month, or a lifetime, make sure to visit the Bass Pro Shops/Worldwide Sportsman! We’re not just another outdoor outfitter, we are an “Experience”!
Destin, FL (World Wide Sportsman - Destin) | Bass Pro Shops
4301 Legendary Drive
Destin, FL 32541
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Open 364 Days a Year!
Regular Store Hours
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00pm
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Join our LOCAL PRO FISHING TEAM MEMBERS for inside information on the following topics:
Friday, March 7th
7 PM - Flipping and Pitching for Bass
Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th
11 AM - Casting Artificials for Redfish
1 PM - Offshore Terminal Tackle Rigging
2 PM - Offshore Fishing Knots
3 PM - Offshore Reel Maintenance
4 PM - Surf Fishing Basics
5 PM - Choosing a Lure for Redfish
Saturday, March 15th
3 PM - Women's Fishing Basics
Sign-up for our free fly fishing classes beginning on March 15th. Participants should plan on attending all 6, either morning or afternoon sessions to become thoroughly familiar with all aspects of fly fishing. Classes will be held each Saturday, with morning classes from 10 am til Noon and afternoon classes from 2 pm til 4 pm. There will be no mixing of morning or afternoon classes. This is a six weeks' course of instruction, including half classroom time and half hands-on casting and fishing excercises. Class size for either the morning or afternoon is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
Saturday morning or afternoon classes will be held on the following dates:
March 15th; March 22nd; March 29th; and April 5th; April 12th; and April 19th.
Join our Bass Pro Shops' Fishing Staff on the beach at beautiful Henderson Beach State Park (across from the Destin Walmart) from 8 am til Noon for free surf fishing classes. All tackle and bait are provided. You just bring your saltwater fishing license (available at Bass Pro Shops) and the sunscreen.
Each class is limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. Call Bass Pro Shops' Customer Service Department at (850) 269-6200 to register.
Classes will be held on Saturdays from 8 am til Noon and admission to the park is free for these classes. Classes are scheduled for April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, and May 10th.
Bring the kids to Destin's Bass Pro Shops on Saturday and Sunday, March 15th and 16th, for fun and activities from noon til 5 both days. As part of our Next Generation Weekend, we will have our indoor CATCH AND RELEASE POND stocked and set up behind our aquarium for the kids to try to catch a fish. We will also provide free 4 X 6 photos of the kids with their catch! Crafts and coloring will be set up on the tables. Also, at 2:30 and 4:30, we will host Kids' Basic Fishing Seminars to help them get off to good start in the fishing world.