Brian Howard's Charter Fishing in Destin, Florida

Guided by Larry Meyer

Deep Sea Nearshore

About Your Guide

14 Years of Experience
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Captains Brian and Larry offer incredible, family-friendly deep sea fishing charters out of stunning Destin, Florida. Captain Brian and his team specialize in trolling and bottom fishing for premium species such as King Mackerel, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, and more! (Species are targeted based on Local/Federal fishing seasons and regulations).

All trips include fishing licenses for all passengers, bait, gear, tackle, ice, and complementary fish filleting upon return. Book now to get in on the action with Captain Brian and his expert team.

Brian Howard's Charter Fishing Trips

This is our highest-tier, year-round offering for serious anglers with something to prove....... and (perhaps a hefty seafood appetite). First on the agenda is some trolling action. You will troll off-and-on throughout the day: first on the way to your first fishing spot, on your way back to Destin, and also on longer runs in between spots. We also sometimes switch to (or stay with) primarily trolling efforts if you catch your limit of your primary target-fish or if the trolling action just happens to be on fire, but the #1 objective overall is quality bottom fish for your whole group. On the 12 hour fishing trip, you can expect to be targeting a large variety of species, based on season and availability. On the trolling lines, we will be tempting the most highly desired top-water fish like King Mackerel, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Bonita, and more. When we arrive at the bottom-fishing spots, we will be hunting down any and all premium species that are in season- probably one or more of the many types of Grouper or the elite Red Snapper. You will likely also bring in some of the following: Vermillion Snapper (locally known as Mingo Snapper), White Snapper, Black Snapper, and Porgys. And on this trip, there's plenty of time to run across some pretty incredible catches. Thank you for your interest in this booking, please let us know if you have any questions. Lets go fishing! Notes: A 3% Payment Proccessing fee will apply for all online, credit card, or digital wallet transactions and will be assessed and collected at the dock. No fees apply for payments made with cash/business check. Please remember- deckhands humbly work hard for and graciously accept tips. Customary gratuity is 20% of trip price and can be accepted before or after your trip. Thank you for your generosity! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin 12 Hour Private Fishing Charter

100% (5)
65 ft 1 - 30 People From $480 / person

So you think you can fish? This 10 Hour Private Fishing Charter might be just what you need to show off your angling prowess. We invite you to come onto the TradeWinds and show us what you got! (This trip is popular with highly competitive groups, so let us know if you have one or more pots going so we can help your group keep track of who's winning!) You will begin by trolling on your way to your first fishing spot, during your return toward shore, and in between spots (when time allows between drops). To start your day, your main focus will be bottom-fishing, but as the day progresses, we often switch to primarily trolling efforts if you catch your limit of your primary target or if the trolling action happens to be red-hot. On this trip, you can expect to be targeting a large variety of species, based on season and availability. For trolling, we will be tracking down premium top-water fish like King Mackerel, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Bonita, and more. Once we begin sending down our lines, we will be aiming for whatever premium species are in season- probably one or more of the many types of Grouper or the elite Red Snapper. You will likely also bring in some of the following: Vermillion Snapper (Mingo), White Snapper, Black Snapper, and Porgys. And who knows what else we might stumble upon?! Thank you for your interest in this booking, please let us know if you have any questions. Lets go fishing! Notes: A 3% Payment Proccessing fee will apply for all online, credit card, or digital wallet transactions and will be assessed and collected at the dock. No fees apply for payments made with cash/business check. Please remember- deckhands humbly work hard for and graciously accept tips. Customary gratuity is 20% of trip price and can be accepted before or after your trip. Thank you for your generosity! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin 10 Hour Private Fishing Charter

100% (5)
65 ft 1 - 30 People From $400 / person

More than the casual angler, but can't dedicate to a full-day on the water? Sounds like you need an 8 Hour Private Fishing Charter. A very popular trip, this option allows you to spend some quality time offshore chasing down some highly sought-after premier species, without breaking the bank or dedicating an entire day. (This is the most popular trip among work groups and event outings). You will start by trolling your way to your first fishing spot and during your return to shore (and in between, when time allows), but your main focus will be bottom-fishing. On our 8 Hour Fishing Trip, you can expect to be targeting a large variety of species, based on season and availability. For your trolling pleasures, we will be hunting excellent top-water fish like King Mackerel, Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Bonita. Once we start dropping our lines, you can expect species like Vermillion Snapper (Mingo Snapper), White Snapper, Black Snapper, and Porgys. Additionally, this is an excellent option during Red Snapper/Grouper season, and you want the challenge of hooking and landing these delicious beasts. This is the Gulf of Mexico......you never know what surprises might be lurking. Thank you for your interest in this booking, please let us know if you have any questions. Lets go fishing! Notes: A 3% Payment Proccessing fee will apply for all online, credit card, or digital wallet transactions and will be assessed and collected at the dock. No fees apply for payments made with cash/business check. Please remember- deckhands humbly work hard for and graciously accept tips. Customary gratuity is 20% of trip price and can be accepted before or after your trip. Thank you for your generosity! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin 8 Hour Private Fishing Charter

100% (5)
65 ft 1 - 30 People From $320 / person

Not looking to spend a whole day offshore, but still want some quality fishing? This is what you're looking for! There is a reason this is our most popular trip, and you should come see for yourself! You will troll to your first fishing spot and during your return to shore (and in between, time permitting), but your main focus will be bottom-fishing. On our 6 Hour Private Fishing Charter, you can expect to target species like Vermillion Snapper (Mingo Snapper), White Snapper, Black Snapper, and Porgys on the bottom; and you will be trolling for King Mackerel, Bonito, Mahi, and Wahoo across the top. Seasonally, we will be chasing after the Red Snapper as well- a global favorite for catching and eating, and it's not uncommon to stumble across some Groupers! If you're a casual angler, this trip is right up your alley as it is very relaxing and manageable for most. Don't be fooled, though- anything can and DOES happen in the Gulf of Mexico! Thank you for your interest in this booking, please let us know if you have any questions. Lets go fishing! Notes: A 3% Payment Proccessing fee will apply for all online, credit card, or digital wallet transactions and will be assessed and collected at the dock. No fees apply for payments made with cash/business check. Please remember- deckhands humbly work hard for and graciously accept tips. Customary gratuity is 20% of trip price and can be accepted before or after your trip. Thank you for your generosity! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin 6 Hour Private Fishing Charter

100% (5)
65 ft 1 - 30 People From $240 / person

If you're looking for an introduction to deep-sea fishing, this trip is perfect for you! Our shortest and most beginner-friendly option (available seasonally), this trip will get you around 15-20 miles offshore for some great fishing fun. You will troll to your first fishing spot and during your return to shore (and in between, time permitting), but your main focus will be bottom-fishing. Typically targetting species like Vermillion Snapper (Mingo Snapper), White Snapper, and Porgys, the casual angler can "usually" land these fish with minimal strain (but that doesn't mean you're catching small-fries). Don't be fooled, though- anything can and DOES happen in the Gulf of Mexico! Thank you for your interest in this booking, please let us know if you have any questions. Lets go fishing! Notes: 5 Hour Fishing Trips are not available during Red Snapper season (typically 6/1- 8/15). If you're looking for a 5 hour trip during that time, please go back and select our 6 hour option for availability. A 3% Payment Proccessing fee will apply for all online, credit card, or digital wallet transactions and will be assessed and collected at the dock. No fees apply for payments made with cash/business check. Please remember- deckhands humbly work hard for and graciously accept tips. Customary gratuity is 20% of trip price and can be accepted before or after your trip. Thank you for your generosity! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin 5 Hour Private Fishing Charter

100% (5)
65 ft 1 - 30 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Brian Howard's Charter Fishing

Dwane H.

Fishing

Captain Larry allowed me up into the cabin where he was navigating our trip explained everything in detail. I thought that was amazing that he took out the time to invite me up and explain everything to me. Joseph and Ron are very professional and knowledgeable of the field that they are in they were right on point when it came to putting bait on our hooks when my children didn’t want to put bait on and they were very knowledgeable of the type of fish that we pulled in . Knowing what we could keep and what we could not keep based on the season very comical made us feel at ease and I would definitely recommend Tradewinds to all of my friends and I would definitely do it again

Jay B.

Fishing

Had the best time ever. Weather was perfect. Captain Meyer put us on fish quick once he stopped the boat. His deck mates were very helpful and knowledgeable. My family had such a great time. If we had it to do over we would do a 6 hr minimum but if you can go for a longer time because it goes by quick when you’re having fun! Definitely recommend Trade Winds Charter to anyone!

Tracy H.

Fishing

We had an amazing fishing trip with Captain Larry and his crew! Joe and Ron helped us with the bait and equipment and were always available to assist or answer any questions. The 65ft TradeWinds charter boat was very clean with 2 restrooms that were nice to have while being out on the water for 6 hours. The captain and crew made sure we caught some nice fish! We will definitely take another trip with them!

Adrian L.

Fishing

First Mate, Ron, is great with the kids and patient with the "big kids" that don't know squat about salt water fishing!

Scotty P.

Fishing

What a great day fishing. We caught so many fish. Best trip I’ve had on a charter boat. Captain was on point and the crew was helpful and took care of us. We will be a return customer.

Species

Amberjack, Blue Shark, Cobia, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mako Shark, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Wahoo

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Deep Dropping, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Start Location

210 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, United States | Bodies of water fished: Gulf Of Mexico

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