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Spring Fishing Trip - 22’ Cape Horn ( Offshore/Inshore )

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Winter Fishing Frenzy

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Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
trip description for Fun and Fish Combo in Fort Walton Beach

This is a fun and fish combo - fish for a couple of hours in the bay and then take a cruise throughout Destin and see all it has to offer. Take a quick trip to the jetties, through the harbor and enjoy the wind in your hair! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Destin

Fun And Fish Combo

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22 ft 1 - 6 People From $660
Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
trip description for Freeport Inshore Trip in Freeport

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a vacationer looking to experience the amazing fishing off of Freeport, FL, this trip with Captain Sloan will be the inshore adventure of a lifetime! Captain Sloan is a true expert when it comes to hooking monster Jack Crevalle and Redfish, plus a variety of other inshore species. He's fished this area for a long time, and loves to show clients what it's all about! On this trip, you'll be hunting down Florida gamefish using both live bait and lures, and a combination of light tackle techniques and drifting. Captain Sloan will make sure you have the proper tackle working for you, and is happy to give you some pointers as you go. You'll be fishing from Captain Sloan's 20' Cape Horn center console—a perfect vessel for the calm, shallow waters you'll be fishing. She's powered by a 200-HP Yamaha outboard, and has everything you need for a comfortable and productive day, including GPS, fish finder, flybridge, and a live well for your bait. Captain Sloan will bring everything else, including top-tier rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and a pair of polarized glasses, and you'll be good to go! You can also bring a cooler with snacks and drinks. Read More

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Freeport Inshore Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $475
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
trip description for FWB Quick Run in Fort Walton Beach

Head out with Captain Cory for fishing at its best, Destin is known as "The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village"! You will be fishing on a 26' Crevalle Open, powered by a 350 4-stroke Mercury outboard. This vessel also features state of the art electronics. You never know what you’ll catch in the Gulf of Mexico! King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, Tuna sharks and more. Captain Cory will guide everyone, from the most experienced anglers to family trips. Don’t forget to bring the kids! Cory also provides licenses, bait, tackle, water, and ice. Things that you want to bring include towels, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, snacks, drinks, a small cooler, and your favorite music playlist! Read More

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FWB Quick Run

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Fishing in Niceville
Fishing in Niceville
Fishing in Niceville
trip description for Destin Reds and Trout in Niceville

Join Captain Buddy on an unforgettable inshore fishing adventure in Destin, FL! He'll take you to various areas such as docks and bridges, backcountry bayous, and shallow grass flats to target Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and more. These areas are surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife, giving you a peaceful and beautiful backdrop for your fishing trip. Keep an eye out for birds, dolphins, sea turtles, and even manatees! Captain Buddy uses live bait and light tackle spinning gear, which has been proven to be successful over the years. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, he'll make sure you're ready to fish on your own in no time. The waters are usually calm, so no need to worry about getting seasick. All of Buddy's trips are kid-friendly and he can cater to specific requests such as targeting a specific species or catering the trip for younger children. Captain Buddy's 22' Sea Hunt is fully equipped with all the light tackle rods, reels, tackle, and bait you'll need for a successful outing. Just bring your sun protection, favorite snacks, and drinks and let Captain Buddy handle the rest. Read More

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Destin Reds And Trout

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Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
trip description for Kid's Fishing Adventure in Fort Walton Beach

Take your kids out on the water and get them hooked on fishing on this trip with Captain Joey! He'll teach them how to fish in the calm waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay—both perfect places to learn how to cast and retrieve. This is a catch-and-release trip, so bring along a camera to capture some great memories! Captain Joey is experienced in CPR fishing – “Catch, Photo, Release”. This way, you’ll ensure you do minimal harm to the fish you catch, which will then be safely released back into its natural habitat. On this easygoing trip, the kiddos will be targeting Black Drum, Bluefish, Catfish, Sheepshead, and a few other species as well. Captain Joey primarily uses live bait, but is happy to use artificials as well. The species you'll target are perfect for beginners and will provide a captivating fishing experience for kids! From the first-time angler to the skilled professional, Captain Joey will do his best to keep you on the fish and put a smile on your face. Don't forget to bring your favorite snacks, drinks, and a tip for your guide. All the fishing equipment for your group is provided by the Captain, along with fishing licenses for all occupants of the boat. Book your trip and Captain Joey will take care of the rest! Read More

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Kid's Fishing Adventure

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Fishing in Niceville
Fishing in Niceville
Fishing in Niceville
trip description for 2 Hour Kid’s Trip - 22’ Sea Hunt BX in Niceville

Take your young ones out on the water for a 2-hour fishing adventure with Captain Buddy. This trip is perfect for kids of all ages, and Captain Buddy is not only great with kids but also loves introducing youngsters to the sport! On this trip, you will explore the inshore and backcountry waters around Destin. Captain Buddy has a bunch of honey holes around Choctawhatchee bay and backcountry bayous where the fish are always biting and he will try to maximize the most amount of action by taking you guys to them! Captain Buddy will have all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and licenses you could possibly need for an action-packed outing with your youngsters! All you need to bring is your sun protection and your kids to the dock and Captain Buddy will get to work making memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

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2 Hour Kid’s Trip - 22’ Sea Hunt BX

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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin bluefish fishing charter

What are the best bluefish fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 bluefish trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Rod-Bender guided by Joshua, Spring Fishing Trip - 22’ Cape Horn ( Offshore/Inshore ) guided by Jonathan, and Winter Fishing Frenzy guided by Jonathan.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 4.29 out of 5 based on 2694 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Bluefish charter include Fort Walton Beach, Niceville and Santa Rosa Beach.

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

What types of bluefish fishing charters are common in Destin?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bluefish in Destin as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Destin are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but trolling and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Destin bluefish fishing charters cost?

for bluefish in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $522 to $1,078, but the average price for a half day trip for bluefish in Destin is $739. The average price for a full day trip for bluefish in Destin is $1,027.

What month is best for bluefish fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for bluefish fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 16 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Destin don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Destin.

What is bluefish fishing in Destin all about?

Bluefish are a popular and exciting species to target for anglers visiting Destin. Known for their aggressive nature and powerful fights, these fish offer thrilling action for both novice and experienced fishermen alike. Found in abundance in the Gulf of Mexico waters around Destin, bluefish are known for their voracious appetite and will readily strike a variety of baits and lures.

Bluefish can be caught year-round in Destin, with peak seasons typically occurring during the spring and fall months. During these times, bluefish migrate along the coast in large schools, making them more accessible to anglers. However, they can still be targeted successfully during the summer and winter months, especially around areas with abundant baitfish and strong currents.

Anglers targeting bluefish in Destin often employ a variety of techniques, including trolling with spoons or plugs, casting and retrieving artificial lures, and live bait fishing. These fish are known to feed aggressively on the surface, particularly during feeding frenzies, making topwater lures an effective choice. Additionally, anglers can use cut bait, such as mullet or menhaden, to entice strikes from bluefish patrolling deeper waters. With their sharp teeth and tenacious fighting ability, bluefish provide an exciting challenge for anglers looking for an adrenaline-pumping fishing experience in Destin's waters.

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

In Destin, bluefish are a prevalent species that can be targeted throughout the year, but their abundance and activity levels may vary depending on the season. Generally, the prime seasons for catching bluefish in Destin coincide with the spring and fall months. During these times, bluefish migrate along the coast in large schools, following baitfish and taking advantage of favorable water temperatures. Anglers often find success targeting bluefish during these peak seasons due to the increased activity and abundance of fish.

During the spring months, typically from March to May, bluefish begin their migration northward along the Gulf Coast. This period marks the start of their peak season in Destin, as they move through the area in search of baitfish, such as mullet and menhaden. Fall, particularly from September to November, is another excellent time to target bluefish in Destin. As the water temperatures begin to cool and baitfish populations increase, bluefish become more active and readily feed along the coast, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these hard-fighting fish.

While spring and fall are considered the prime seasons for bluefish in Destin, they can still be caught during the summer and winter months. However, their numbers may not be as abundant during these times, and they may be more scattered along the coastline. During the summer, bluefish can often be found in deeper waters or near structures such as jetties and piers. In the winter, they may move offshore or seek out warmer waters, but anglers can still encounter them closer to shore on milder days. Overall, while bluefish may be more prevalent during certain seasons, they remain a viable target for anglers year-round in Destin.

What techniques are popular for catching bluefish in Destin?

Fishing for bluefish in Destin can be an exhilarating experience, and several effective techniques can help anglers reel in these aggressive predators. One popular method is casting lures such as spoons, jigs, or topwater plugs. Bluefish are known for their aggressive strikes, and lures mimicking baitfish or small prey can entice them to bite. Anglers can cast these lures into areas where bluefish are known to feed, such as around jetties, nearshore reefs, or along the surf zone, and retrieve them at varying speeds to imitate injured baitfish, triggering a reaction from hungry bluefish.

Another effective technique for targeting bluefish in Destin is live bait fishing. Anglers can use a variety of live baits, including mullet, menhaden, or pilchards, to attract bluefish. Depending on the size of the baitfish and the preferred depth of the bluefish, anglers can present the live bait using a variety of rigs, such as a Carolina rig or a free-lined presentation. Fishing with live bait allows anglers to present a natural and enticing offering to bluefish, increasing the likelihood of a hookup.

Trolling is also a productive technique for targeting bluefish in Destin, particularly when they are scattered or moving along the coastline in search of prey. Anglers can troll with spoons, diving plugs, or feather rigs behind a boat at various speeds to cover more water and locate feeding bluefish. This method is effective for targeting bluefish both nearshore and offshore, depending on their location and preferred habitat. By varying trolling speed and adjusting lure depth, anglers can effectively target bluefish at different depths and locations, increasing their chances of success.

What other species are popular in Destin?

In addition to bluefish, Destin offers anglers a wide variety of other species to target, making it a diverse and exciting fishing destination. One popular catch among anglers is the red snapper, known for its delicious taste and fighting spirit. Red snapper can be found in abundance in the waters off Destin, particularly around artificial reefs, wrecks, and ledges. Anglers can use a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or jigging to target these prized fish, making for an exhilarating fishing experience.

Another sought-after species in Destin is the grouper, with species such as red grouper, gag grouper, and black grouper being commonly caught in the area. Grouper are known for their powerful fights and can be found in a variety of habitats, including reefs, ledges, and rock piles. Anglers can target grouper using live bait, dead bait, or artificial lures, and techniques such as bottom fishing or trolling are often successful. Grouper fishing in Destin provides anglers with the opportunity to hook into some impressive-sized fish and enjoy a challenging battle.

For those looking for a thrilling offshore adventure, Destin offers opportunities to target pelagic species such as mahi-mahi, wahoo, and sailfish. These species are often found in deeper offshore waters and are known for their fast-paced action and acrobatic fights. Anglers can troll with a variety of lures, including ballyhoo, artificial plugs, and skirted baits, to entice these pelagic predators. Additionally, live bait fishing with rigged ballyhoo or other baitfish can also be effective in targeting these species. Whether fishing nearshore or offshore, Destin provides anglers with an abundance of opportunities to target a diverse range of species and enjoy an unforgettable fishing experience.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    We were set up to go out with Joey, but there was a last minute change to Captain Taylor. He was a very knowledgeable and patient guide and was great with the kids. Weather was cool and cloudy to start, but he eventually put us on some fish and was a great family experience. It was a catch and release trip which was slightly disappointing but hey, still had a blast. Would definitely book again, hope to return for an offshore experience soon!! Thank you Captain Taylor!!!

    Matthew L. with Joey S. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    A very disappointing experience today. I understand that it is impossible to guarantee fish, but a professional guide should, at the least, have live bait to fish with. He did attempt to catch some beforehand and during our trip with no success. Should have bought some live bait. Fishing with dried squid and trolling for saltwater catfish doesn’t cut it with me. Yes, I did leave him a nice tip. Hal Land

    Hal L. with Sloan S. of Freeport, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Brandon was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and patient with the 2 teens I had with me. I would recommend for both beginners and experienced anglers.

    Bryan H. with Brandon S. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My som (age 10) and I went out this morning on a 4-hour charter, and we had a fantastic time! Super clean boat with plenty of room, and he knew all the best spots for redfish and trout. Captain Josh was great with my son, and I wouldn't hesitate to book with him again.

    Matthew A. Madison M. with Joshua R. of Niceville, Florida

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