Lake Victor FWC Boat Ramp

Fishing Destin Guide©

Lake Victor

A local's guide to fishing around Destin and the Florida Panhandle    

Known as the "luckiest fishing village", Destin is the home to some of the best saltwater fishing in the United States. The 100 Fathom  (600' depth) Curve of the Gulf of Mexico draws closer
to Destin than any other spot in Florida. This, along  with  Destin's close  proximity  to  the East  Pass  and  the Gulf  of Mexico, allows quick access to the Gulf of Mexico's  fishing bounty.  
The  purpose  of  this site  is  to acquaint a new fisherman  to  the Destin area  -  our local facilities, fish, waters and fishing methods. Tight lines and good fishing!


This web site is updated as I have time from other things going on. As there are a 1000 + different ways to do things, this is only
my way of fishing, nothing else,  and it is not the last word in fishing the area. I am by no means an expert but if you would like my opinion on something related to fishing the area,
please email me at  It may take a few days before I get to it, so be patient. Thanks.....

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Controlling Agency:

The lake is managed by the FWC and is a designated Fish
Management Area. It is managed by the Blackwater  division.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Blackwater Fisheries Research and Development Center
8384 Fish Hatchery Road
Holt, Florida 32564
(850) 265 - 3676

The area surrounding Lake Victor if mostly private lands. There
is a public fishing pier next to the FWC boat ramp.

Property Appraiser Map


Rules & Regulations:

There are no special fishing limits or other rules for Lake
Victor.  The standard Florida
Freshwater Fishing Regulations,
will apply.

It is an electric motor only lake. (No Gasoline motors may be
used on boats)

Some points to remember . . . .

As in any other waters you fish in Florida, you will need a
Florida fishing license unless you do not normally need one,
ie under 16, resident 65 and older, etc.


As of December, 2014, there are no fees required to use the
boat ramp or the lake.

Fish species in Lake Victor:  Lake Victor has been stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, and
channel catfish.  The  FWC  publishes an online, Lake Victor forecast, that has some good recommendations.

There was a major
fish kill in the spring of 2013 caused by fertilizers washing into the lake from surrounding farms.
Bait & Tackle

Backwoods Adventures
Bait & Tackle
506 S Waukesha St,
Bonifay, FL 32425
(850) 547-1202  

2204 Highway 177a,
Bonifay, FL 32425
(850) 547-9511


Holmes County

Macks Lake Victor
Fishing Site
Lake Victor

You Tube Videos


Lodging &



News & Fishing Reports:

Major fish kill - Spring 2013

Mack's Lake Victor Fishing report

Last Updated:
February 2015
Lake Victor Fish
Management Brochure

Boat Ramps & Launches:

There is a concrete boat ramp with ample parking located near the dam on the northeast side of the lake.  As of December 2014, there is no
fee to use the boat ramp.

Camping:  There are no public camping areas at Lake Victor.

Lake Victor RV Park, a private RV site is located on the   
southeast side of the lake.  It has a small unimproved (oyster
shell) boat ramp. For available camp sites or fishing conditions
they may be reached at 850-956-4526.

Miscellaneous Information

Web Cams



Description & location: Lake Victor is a 130-acre man-made
lake constructed in 1966 and opened to fishing in 1968. It has
an average depth of 8 feet and a maximum depth of 23 feet.
Deepest areas are near the dam and along the old stream bed.
A considerable amount of timber remains, providing fish habitat
and cover.

The lake is located in north Holmes County, south of S.R. 2, It
about 75 miles northeast of Destin and will take you around
1 1/2 hours to drive there.

Lake Victor RV Park Boat Ramp

Mack's Lake Victor
Fishing Site

All photos
this section courtesy
Stacey McDougald,
all fish caught
Lake Victor
Over 8 Pounds, after the fish kill
8 pound  Channel cat
on chicken livers