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trip description for Summer Destin Gulf Trip - 36’ Tiara in Destin

Captain Jason caters to your fishing needs whether it’s for your, family, friends or business. First-time anglers and experienced anglers so come one come all, and let Captain Jason create your next fishing adventure! His sturdy vessel can carry up to 6 people for your private charter. Captain Jason offers a variety of charters including deep sea, trolling, and bottom fishing. The Gulf of Mexico offers many species of fish. Whether you're bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Trigger, or Amberjack, or trolling for King Mackerel and Wahoo, or even sightfishing for Cobia, the Gulf has it all! You'll be fishing aboard a beautiful 36 foot Tiara Motor Yacht with all the amenities. The cabin offers a TV, DVD player, and stereo system with an aux plug-in (so you can blast your favorite tunes!). The cabin is fully air-conditioned along with a full bathroom/shower and a fully furnished State Room. The interior is very comfortable with plenty of seating. She is also equipped with all the latest safety equipment. Captain Jason's mission is to ensure a first-class fishing experience and keep you coming back to beautiful Destin, Florida. The boat is fully equipped with everything you'll need. The only thing you need to bring is food, drinks, sunscreen and plenty of energy. Captain Jason and his crew look forward to fishing with you! Read More

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Summer Destin Gulf Trip - 36’ Tiara

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trip description for Destin Fishing Excursion in Destin

Join Captain Michael and embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure! No matter if it’s your first time out on the water or if you’re a seasoned professional, Captain Michael will lead the way. On this 4, 6, or 8-hour adventure, you’ll be fishing aboard Captain Michael’s 30-foot Black Watch saltwater fisher powered by twin 225 HP Cummins engines. She can accommodate 6 anglers, so make sure you bring some good company! Feel free to bring your children as well, although they must be at least 8 years old. Captain Michael will provide all equipment, including custom-built rods, Penn reels, tackle, lures, and licenses. You will fish for live bait at the beginning of the trip if the weather permits. If the weather is not suitable to fish for live bait, the price of bait is included in the trip price. A first mate will also be on board to help you at all times. At the end of the trip, the crew will clean and fillet your fish at no extra charge. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Michael! Read More

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Destin Fishing Excursion

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trip description for Combo Reef & Trolling Trips in Destin

If you’ve never fished in Destin, Florida, Captain Brantley will lead the way! He has fished these waters for upwards of 25 years and will be sure to take you to where the fish bite. On these 4, 6, or 8-hour trips, you’ll be targeting a wide variety of species, including Amberjack, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Red Snapper (depending on the season), Sailfish, and Wahoo. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Brantley’s 40’ Infinity offshore sportfishing boat, powered by two 800 HP Cummins engines. Equipped with air conditioning, a live bait well, outriggers, a multimedia system, and an ice box, this vessel has all the necessary features to ensure that you have a productive day on the water. Captain Brantley will take care of all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait. A first mate will also be on board to help you at all times. You’ll need to bring food, drinks of your choice (no glass), sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Brantley is known for reeling in some pretty big fish, so get ready for an action-packed day on the water! Read More

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trip description for Combo - Reef/Trolling in Destin

If you’ve never fished in Destin, Florida, Captain Brantley will lead the way! He has fished these waters for upwards of 25 years and will be sure to take you to where the fish bite. On these 6 or 8-hour trips, you’ll be targeting a wide variety of species, including Amberjack, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Red Snapper (depending on the season), Sailfish, and Wahoo. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Brantley’s 40’ Infinity offshore sportfishing boat, powered by two 800 HP Cummins engines. Equipped with air conditioning, a live bait well, outriggers, a multimedia system, and an ice box, this vessel has all the necessary features to ensure that you have a productive day on the water. Captain Brantley will take care of all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait. A first mate will also be on board to help you at all times. You’ll need to bring food, drinks of your choice (no glass), sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Brantley is known for reeling in some pretty big fish, so get ready for an action-packed day on the water! Read More

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trip description for Destin Deep Dive: 8-10 Hour in Destin

Climb aboard Captain Matthew's sportfisher for an action-packed close offshore adventure! After launching from the dock, you will ride out of Destin Pass and start our fishing trip. For these 8-10 hour trips you can travel up to 35 miles offshore. At these depths, there is no telling what you'll find on the end of your line when the reel starts screaming! Usually, you will troll on your ride out. While trolling with Captain Matthew, you may have a chance to catch many species, such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonitas. These are the more common fish. Other species you might encounter as well are Wahoos, Dolphins, Blackfin Tunas, Barracudas, and Sailfish. During your travel out to deeper water, the mates will be working to make sure you are ready to go when we get to our fishing spot. They will be cutting bait, getting rods ready, and teaching you the basics of fishing school. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a complete novice, Captain Matthew and his crew are very patient and do the best job possible to make sure you are trained up and ready to go. Once you arrive at our fishing destination, Captain Matthew will have you fishing for different species in various ways, depending on what you're after! When we are finished fishing, we will head back home. During this travel time, we will also troll. When we get back to the dock, we will unload fish and your belongings. Your mates will hang up your fish and this is the time for you to take pictures of your catch! After pictures, the mates will clean and bag your fish for you to take home and enjoy. Beyond an outstanding Captain at its helm, this vessel also comes loaded with all the fishing gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. So all you need to bring is your sun protection, snacks, drinks, and a tip for the mates, and Captain Matthew and his crew will take care of the rest to ensure you have the best experience out on the water. Read More

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Destin Deep Dive: 8-10 Hour

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trip description for Destin Gulf Trip - 36' Tiara in Destin

Captain Jason caters to your fishing needs whether it’s for your, family, friends or business. First-time anglers and experienced anglers so come one come all, and let Captain Jason create your next fishing adventure! His sturdy vessel can carry up to 6 people for your private charter. Captain Jason offers a variety of charters including deep sea, trolling, and bottom fishing. The Gulf of Mexico offers many species of fish. Whether you're bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Trigger, or Amberjack, or trolling for King Mackerel and Wahoo, or even sightfishing for Cobia, the Gulf has it all! You'll be fishing aboard a beautiful 36' Tiara Motor Yacht with all the amenities. The cabin offers a TV, DVD player, and stereo system with an aux plug-in (so you can blast your favorite tunes!). The cabin is fully air-conditioned along with a full bathroom/shower and a fully furnished State Room. The interior is very comfortable with plenty of seating. She is also equipped with all the latest safety equipment. Captain Jason's mission is to ensure a first-class fishing experience and keep you coming back to beautiful Destin, Florida. The boat is fully equipped with everything you'll need. The only thing you need to bring is food, drinks, sunscreen and plenty of energy. Captain Jason and his crew look forward to fishing with you! Read More

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Destin Gulf Trip - 36' Tiara

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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin black grouper fishing charter

What are the best black grouper fishing charters in Destin?

Why should I book a black grouper fishing charter in Destin with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 black grouper trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Rod-Bender guided by Joshua, All-Day Action - 20’ Cape Horn guided by Mike, and Deep Sea-Nearshore Gulf Experience guided by LW.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 4.81 out of 5 based on 3195 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly black grouper guides / fishing lessons in Destin? Check out our beginner and family friendly black grouper guides in Destin.

What types of black grouper fishing charters are common in Destin?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black grouper in Destin as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Destin are trolling, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but jigging and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Destin black grouper fishing charters cost?

for black grouper in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $1,300 to $8,904, but the average price for a half day trip for black grouper in Destin is $2,721. The average price for a full day trip for black grouper in Destin is $5,075.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for black grouper fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for black grouper fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 17 days in advance.

Do I need a Destin fishing license for black grouper and what are the bag limits for black grouper in Destin?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Destin, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Destin. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Destin.

What is black grouper fishing in Destin all about?

Black grouper is one of the prized species that anglers target in the waters around Destin, offering an exciting challenge and delicious table fare. These large, predatory fish are known for their strength and fighting ability, making them a favorite among experienced anglers. Black grouper can be found inhabiting rocky reefs, ledges, and other underwater structures in deeper offshore waters, requiring anglers to venture out into the Gulf of Mexico to pursue them effectively.

When targeting black grouper in Destin, anglers often rely on bottom fishing techniques using live bait or natural baits such as squid, mullet, or sardines. Dropping these baits down to the bottom near reefs, wrecks, or other underwater structures where black grouper are known to congregate can yield success. Additionally, anglers may use jigging techniques with heavy-duty jigs to entice strikes from these powerful fish, particularly when fishing in deeper waters.

In terms of seasons, black grouper can be targeted year-round in the waters off Destin, although they are more commonly caught during the warmer months when water temperatures are higher. However, they can still be found in the area during the cooler months, especially around deepwater structures. Understanding the behavior and habitat preferences of black grouper, as well as employing the right fishing techniques and gear, can increase your chances of landing one of these impressive fish during your time in Destin's waters.

What are the most popular months to fish for black grouper in Destin?

Black grouper fishing seasons in Destin are influenced by various factors such as water temperature, migration patterns, and spawning behavior. These seasons often coincide with changes in weather and water conditions, impacting the availability and behavior of black grouper in the area. Generally, black grouper can be targeted year-round in Destin, but their abundance and activity levels may vary throughout the year.

During the warmer months, typically from late spring through early fall, black grouper tend to be more active and abundant in the waters off Destin. Warmer water temperatures stimulate their feeding behavior, and they are often found inhabiting deeper offshore waters near reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. Anglers can expect better fishing opportunities for black grouper during this time, with increased chances of hooking into these prized game fish.

In contrast, during the cooler months of late fall and winter, black grouper may become less active and more scattered as they seek out warmer waters and undergo spawning migrations. However, they can still be targeted in deeper offshore areas where they seek refuge from the cooler temperatures. Despite the potential challenges posed by cooler weather, anglers can still find success targeting black grouper in Destin during these seasons by adjusting their fishing techniques and targeting specific habitats where these fish may be congregating. Overall, understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of black grouper can help anglers plan their fishing trips and maximize their chances of landing these prized fish in Destin's waters.

What techniques are popular for catching black grouper in Destin?

Fishing for black grouper in Destin requires a combination of skill, patience, and knowledge of effective techniques. One of the most common methods used by anglers is bottom fishing near underwater structures such as reefs, wrecks, ledges, and rock formations where black grouper like to hide and ambush their prey. Anglers typically use heavy tackle and rigs equipped with circle hooks baited with live or cut baitfish like squid, mullet, pinfish, or grunts, which are known to entice these voracious predators.

Another effective technique for targeting black grouper in Destin is trolling, especially when fishing in deeper offshore waters. Anglers can troll with diving plugs, soft plastic lures, or skirted baits at varying depths to mimic the movements of baitfish and trigger strikes from hungry grouper. This method allows anglers to cover more ground and locate productive fishing spots where black grouper are actively feeding.

Vertical jigging is also a popular technique for catching black grouper in Destin, particularly around offshore wrecks and reefs. Anglers can use heavy metal jigs or butterfly jigs dropped vertically to the bottom and then jigged up and down to mimic injured baitfish. Black grouper are known to respond well to this presentation, often striking aggressively as the jig flutters through the water column. This method requires precision and finesse to effectively entice strikes from these wary fish but can yield rewarding results when executed correctly. Overall, mastering these fishing techniques and adapting to the specific conditions and behaviors of black grouper in Destin's waters can significantly increase anglers' chances of success in landing these prized game fish.

What other species are popular in Destin?

Aside from black grouper, Destin offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities for anglers targeting various species. One popular target is the red grouper, which inhabits the same offshore reefs, ledges, and wrecks as black grouper. Red grouper are known for their delicious white flesh and are often caught using similar techniques to black grouper, such as bottom fishing with live or cut bait. These fish can be found at different depths, ranging from shallow reefs to deeper offshore waters.

Another species commonly sought after in Destin is the amberjack, prized for its hard-fighting nature and excellent table fare. These powerful fish are typically found around wrecks, artificial reefs, and other offshore structures, where they hunt for baitfish and crustaceans. Amberjack can be targeted using a variety of techniques, including jigging, live bait fishing, and trolling. Anglers often use heavy tackle to battle these strong fish, making for an exciting fishing experience.

In addition to grouper and amberjack, Destin offers opportunities to catch species like mahi mahi, king mackerel, snapper, and cobia. Mahi mahi, also known as dolphin fish, are often found offshore near floating debris, weed lines, and other structure-rich areas. King mackerel, on the other hand, can be caught both nearshore and offshore using trolling techniques with live bait or artificial lures. Snapper, including red snapper and mangrove snapper, are abundant around reefs and wrecks and are commonly targeted using bottom fishing methods. Cobia, known for their distinctive appearance and aggressive feeding behavior, can be found nearshore around buoys, wrecks, and along the beaches during their seasonal migrations. Overall, Destin offers a wealth of fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels, with an array of species to target throughout the year.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Brantley and Josh made the trip awesome. We tied into a pair of Wahoo on the trip out and ripped loads of fish while out Anyone and I mean anyone experience or not NEEDS to book and go out with these guys Thanks so much again See yall in the Fall

    Mark R. with Brantley G. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day of Fishing! Caught fish the entire trip! Thanks for a memorable day!

    Kirk T. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time, caught a few keepers, and Chuck was awesome.

    Tonia E. with Lw B. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely fantastic trip! Josh and Kurt took fantastic care of us, we caught plenty of fish, and locked into a really nice Amberjack!

    Jon S. with Brantley G. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Joshua was great! We had several young people fishing, and he was very patient with and attentive to them. We caught redfish, speckled trout, and Spanish mackerel and had a great time. Highly recommend him!

    Thomas R. with Joshua C. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was great. Captain Chuck is awesome. Your website and the information you provide needs to be better. This message was sent to me to at 3am before we even left for our trip.

    Onnallee G. with Lw B. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great job putting us on fish. Great experience all the way around. Only disappointing part fish were poorly cleaned with rib cage and guts put into bags. Had to RE clean fish.

    Keith K. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Wonderful Captain and First Mate! We had a great time and caught a ton of fish. We would highly recommend them.

    Anna L. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Outstanding boat captain and deck hand. These guys were the best we have ever had. The rewind will see us again as long as the two guys that took us are there. Great job guys and hope to see you guys soon. I would tell anybody that want to go offshore fishing to book the rewind with these guys.

    Brooks A. with Reid P. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain, josh was also great, I would definitely go out with these guys again

    Larry E. with Brantley G. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jason and First Mate Blaine were great. Boat was clean and comfortable. We caught all we could handle and had a great day. We’ll definitely be back next year. Thanks!

    Johnnie W. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Blaine was super helpful and courteous. Captain did excellent job putting us on fish. Will be back

    Stephen B. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason and Blane were great. Limited out on Snapper and had a blast!! Would highly recommend Captain Jason and Blane!!

    Tom H. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jason and Blaine (sp?) were awesome! We scheduled this trip MONTHS in advance and anticipation grew as our date finally approached, only to be met with rain and high winds on our original date. Captain Jason stayed in communication with us and offered an alternate date we could go out; thankfully we were still going to be in town on vacation. There was a variety of fish caught, some had to be thrown back due to size or not yet in season, but all in all it was a good day at sea (even with myself spending a good majority in the cabin due to sea sickness). The hubs even caught a shark! We would definitely use this team again!

    Jennifer W. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jason proactively reached out the day we booked to confirm, learn about our fishing interests, and prep us. He texted the night before with all the details for the next morning. He and Blaine were ready and eager to get out and show us a great time. Blaine was awesome giving us instructions and tips to make sure we had success. He worked his tail off for us and had a blast while doing it. Got 2 black fins right away and had an awesome day in the Gulf. Will be telling all our friends from up North to book!

    Mark H. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida

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