Hogtown Bayou

Walton County, Florida.

Hogtown Bayou ends in Miramar Beach, Florida.

4140238.40 miles (6663069.88 sq kilometers)

About The Hogtown Bayou

About Hogtown Bayou, FL

Hogtown Bayou is a bay situated in Walton County in the state of Florida. Legend has it that its name was inspired by the swarm of wild hogs that used to roam its woods. It is one of the major fishing spots near Destin, a city frequented by tourists for its beautiful white-sand beaches and exceptional fishing. With its nickname “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin is a favorite attraction among anglers and travelers alike from all over the United States.

Hogtown Bayou is located southeast of Choctawhatchee Bay—otherwise known as the heart of the world-famous Destin fishing. Previously called ‘Santa Rosa’ from the late 1800s to early 1900s, Hogtown Bayou’s surrounding area was home to various business establishments, including a cannery, a sugarcane syrup factory, a general store, and two turpentine mills. Amazingly, you can still see discards from the milling operation when you trudge the forests in the area.

Hogtown Bayou Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Hogtown Bayou, FL

Passing through the big pine trees behind the scenic 30A, you’ll find yourself in Hogtown Bayou. Characterized by its meshwork of grassy patches, flats, and shallow waters, Hogtown Bayou provides a huge playground for anglers with its great fish population.

The most popular fish species in Hogtown Bayou are redfi