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Destin Nearshore Run

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Bad To The Bone Destin Trip

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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1 - 8 People $

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trip description for Santa Rosa Beach Inshore Catch in Santa Rosa Beach

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a vacationer looking to experience Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast, fishing these beautiful waters with Captain Conner is an adventure you'll never forget. Captain Conner is an expert when it comes to inshore sportfishing. He’s been fishing the area for years, and knows exactly how to put you on the fish and help you land them, whether it’s your hundredth catch or your first. You'll be primarily looking for Snook, Drum, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. These classic Florida species are super fun to catch and are great eating as well—especially Redfish! In addition, you'll be able to catch Florida Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Flounder, and more out there! Captain Conner runs his trips aboard his 22' Pathfinder center console. She's a versatile boat that can handle all kinds of water, and she sports a 200-HP Yamaha outboard to get you to the fishing grounds fast. She also features top-of-the-line gear and electronics to enhance your trip. The captain will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon day. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sun protection, and a pair of sunglasses! The fish are biting—what are you waiting for?! Read More

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Santa Rosa Beach Inshore Catch

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22 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach
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trip description for Captain's Discretion in Fort Walton Beach

This is a trip based on the Captain's Discretion and what's going to be THE BEST fishing for YOU! Worth every penny, because the Captain will be able to take you to where he knows the fish are biting! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Captain's Discretion

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Panama City Beach
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trip description for Surf fishing in Panama City Beach

"Surf fishing off of Panama City Beach is what Max has done most of his 34 years of life. He takes pride in it and this shows by the fish he‘s been able to produce over the years. He provides his customers with top notch gear, the best tackle, an iced down fish cooler with bottled water, beach chairs & everything else needed for a successful day of fishing. For bait, we will be using live sand fleas, fresh cut mullet and shrimp. We will set out four surf rods and have a spinning rod on standby to site fish big fish that swim bye. I will personally clean your fish right there on the beach and have gallon Ziploc bags to put the fillets in. Surf fishing is fun for all ages so bring the kiddos with you. Read More

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Surf Fishing

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1 - 8 People $
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trip description for After Work/School Surf Fishing in Panama City Beach

"Surf fishing off of Panama City Beach is what Max has done most of his 34 years of life. He takes pride in it and this shows by the fish he‘s been able to produce over the years. He provides his customers with top notch gear, the best tackle, an iced down fish cooler with bottled water, beach chairs & everything else needed for a successful day of fishing. For bait, we will be using live sand fleas, fresh cut mullet and shrimp. We will set out four surf rods and have a spinning rod on standby to site fish big fish that swim bye. I will personally clean your fish right there on the beach and have gallon Ziploc bags to put the fillets in. Surf fishing is fun for all ages so bring the kiddos with you. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Panama City Beach

After Work/School Surf Fishing

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1 - 8 People $
Fishing in Destin
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trip description for Bay Fishing Trips in Destin

Join Captain David for your unforgettable fishing experience in the Choctawhatchee Bay along the Emerald Coast - the proximity of the Gulf Stream brings large prestigious game fish right to our doorstep, while the bountiful shallows along Florida's Coast provide a great variety of inshore species. On this trip you'll be exploring the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and the intercoastal waterways as you search for redfish, speckled trout, and other inshore bay species. Our experienced guide will take you to grass flats, oyster beds, docks, bridges, and jetties, providing the perfect setting for a memorable fishing adventure. We also offer a great option to Introduce young children to the wonders of the worlds luckiest fishing village with our 2-hour specialized Kids Trip/Catch and Release service at ECBC. Your little ones will enjoy an exciting adventure filled with boating, saltwater fishing, and the opportunity to see incredible SeaLife such as sea turtles and dolphins. It's the perfect experience to create lasting memories for the whole family. With light tackle and live bait, you’re guaranteed a successful and enjoyable fishing experience. Our fishing boat is a 22 ft Cape Horn flats center console boat restored in 2018 with a 2021 Yamaha 150 HP outboard motor. She will accommodate up to 4 adults, we do allow 5 guests if there are 3 or 4 children in your group. Captain David has over 20 years of Fishing Experience in the Destin, FL area which includes 12+ years as a Professional Guide. With the knowledge from his experience, he will take you to the hottest fishing spots in the area. Captain David offers a variety of fishing trips for anglers of any skill level and also provides a great experience for families with young kids looking to enjoy their day outdoors along the Beautiful Emerald Coast. We specialize in targeting Trout, Redfish, and other local species. Our goal is to give you an enjoyable, safe, and memorable fishing experience that you will never forget. Hop aboard with Emerald Coast Bay Charters in Destin Florida today! Read More

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Bay Fishing Trips

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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trip description for Destin Surf Fishing Trip in Destin

Join Robbie for an epic day of surf fishing on the beautiful beaches of Destin, FL! On this trip, you'll be able to relax on the beach while waiting for your rods to bend on big Redfish, Trout, and a ton of other inshore species. Surf fishing is a great way to enjoy some family time and soak up some sun while also hooking into some big fish! Robbie's land-based fishing charters are really fun for the entire family! It’s so easy and fun that even kids can do it. Robbie will provide the necessary tackle and bait, so you'll be all set for a great trip. All you'll need to bring are your favorite snacks, drinks, and your personal belongings, and Robbie will take care of the rest! Read More

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Destin Surf Fishing Trip

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21 ft 1 - 6 People $
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trip description for Getting the Most out of State Water in Destin

If you have never been to Destin, Florida before then you’re missing out! Read below to get the picture on what the 4 and 5 hour trips are like aboard Captain Tyler's awseome Sportfish! **4 Hour Trips:** are great for families, and beginners looking for rod-bending action! These trips are mostly catch and release shark trips where you'll be doing battle with big ole ferocious brutes. You can expect to do some light bottom fishing as well and its no problem if you'd like to take acouple fish home for dinner, but generally if your looking for fish for the freezer you'll want to book a 5 hour. **5 Hour Trips:** Are a great way to get a small taste of everything! You'll spend some time Trolling, switch over to Bottom Fishing, stack up some fish for dinner and the freezer, then move on to do battle with something bigger. Whether thats a big shark, and amberjack, or trying to stalk down a cobia, you and your crew are sure to feel the power of a big fish ripping the drag off your reel. Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, Captain Tyler will lead the way! These trips are great for families, especially because Captain Tyler enjoys teaching the little ones the ropes. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Tyler’s 40' Infinity sportfisher, a purpose-built vessel that's awesome for a luxury trip! She's powered by twin Caterpillar diesel engines, so you'll be off the dock and on the fish in no time. Captain Tyler will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Live bait is included in the price. The fishing license for the whole group is also included. Plus, the deck hand on board will fillet and package your fish, bait all your hooks, and overall make you feel comfortable on board the adventure! He works strictly of tips and the tip you give for the trip will go straight to him! Feel free to bring food and drinks of your choice as well as a cooler to bring home your day’s catch. Come on down to Destin, Florida and make some memories with Captain Tyler and his crew! Read More

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Getting The Most Out Of State Water

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40 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Bad to the Bone Destin Trip in Destin

If you have never been to Destin, Florida before then you’re missing out! And if you’re looking for a knowledgeable charter captain to take you out, Captain Tyler is a great choice. Captain Tyler will help you target a variety of species including Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, and Sailfish. Regardless of if you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, Captain Tyler will lead the way! These trips are great for families, especially because Captain Tyler enjoys teaching the little ones the ropes. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Tyler’s 40' Infinity sportfisher, a purpose-built vessel that's awesome for a luxury trip! She's powered by twin Caterpillar diesel engines, so you'll be off the dock and on the fish in no time. Captain Tyler will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Live bait is included in the price. The fishing license for the whole group is also included. Plus, the deck hand on board will fillet and package your fish, bait all your hooks, and overall make you feel comfortable on board the adventure! He works strictly of tips and the tip you give for the trip will go straight to him! Feel free to bring food and drinks of your choice as well as a cooler to bring home your day’s catch. Come on down to Destin, Florida and make some memories with Captain Tyler and his crew! Read More

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Bad To The Bone Destin Trip

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40 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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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 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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Combo - Reef/Trolling

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40 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Destin 12 Hour Private Fishing Charter in Destin

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

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Destin 12 Hour Private Fishing Charter

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65 ft 1 - 30 People $$$
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trip description for Destin 10 Hour Private Fishing Charter in Destin

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

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Destin 10 Hour Private Fishing Charter

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65 ft 1 - 30 People $$$
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trip description for Destin 8 Hour Private Fishing Charter in Destin

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

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65 ft 1 - 30 People $$$
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trip description for Destin 6 Hour Private Fishing Charter in Destin

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

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65 ft 1 - 30 People $$$
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trip description for Destin 5 Hour Private Fishing Charter in Destin

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

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65 ft 1 - 30 People $$$
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trip description for Destin Fishing Blitz in Destin

Join Captain Matthew on an action-packed outdoor adventure in Destin, Florida! Captain Matthew will help you catch Destin’s pelagic fish such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and even Sailfish. You can also bottom fish for Red Snapper, Vermillion (Mingo) Snapper, and White Snapper, all depending on the season. For these trips, Captain Matthew uses a 42 ft Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. It has ample space for your group (6 anglers max) to have a five-star fishing experience. The boat cruises a hair under 30 knots thanks to her Twin Cummins QSM-11 engines which kick out well over a combined 1,200 HP. The list of features aboard this beauty can be fairly summed up as “everything.” Inside, you will find a full head (restroom), galley (lounge), and cabins with bunk beds, all blissfully air-conditioned. Up on deck, you have outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, live wells, a fighting chair, and all the rods, reels, and tackle you’ll need to have a productive day on the water. Captain Matthew will provide all bait and fishing licenses as well. Bring food and drinks for the day as well as a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Fishing Blitz

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Overnighter Under the Stars in Destin

Prepare to enter the “Land of the Giant Fish” on this 1, 2, or 3 day adventure with Captain Matthew! You’ll be reaching the further reaches of the gulf (180+ miles) on this overnight charter, fishing the offshore rigs and drill ships in as deep as 12,000 feet of water. These waters are very productive for Yellowfin Tuna, but there’s no end to what you could catch. Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Sailfish, Red Snapper (depending on the season), Tilefish, Grouper, and many other species will be on the menu as well. Captain Matthew is more than happy to accommodate your day’s goals and interests. No matter if you strictly want to target one species, fish tag and release using live tunas (typically for Marlins), or make it a Captain’s choice, Captain Matthew will lead the way! For these trips, Captain Matthew uses a 42 ft Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. It has ample space for your group (6 anglers max) to have a five-star fishing experience. The boat cruises a hair under 30 knots thanks to her Twin Cummins QSM-11 engines which kick out well over a combined 1,200 HP. The list of features aboard this beauty can be fairly summed up as “everything.” Inside, you will find a full head (restroom), galley (lounge), and cabins with bunk beds, all blissfully air-conditioned. Up on deck, you have outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, live wells, a fighting chair, and all the rods, reels, and tackle you’ll need to have a productive day on the water. Captain Matthew will provide all bait and fishing licenses as well. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More

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Overnighter Under The Stars

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Rodeo Fishing Special Trip in Destin

Join Captain Matthew on an action-packed outdoor adventure in Destin, Florida! Get more bang for your buck when you book a trip with him in October during the Destin Rodeo. Established in 1948, this is the tournament that made Destin the world famous fishing hotspot it is today. Come see what all the hype is about! Captain Matthew will help you catch Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and even Yellowfin Tuna as you travel 45-60 miles offshore. You can also fish deep reefs for Scamp Grouper, Red Snapper and Vermilion Snapper (depending on the season), and Amberjack. For these trips, Captain Matthew uses a 42 ft Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. It has ample space for your group (6 anglers max) to have a five-star fishing experience. The boat cruises a hair under 30 knots thanks to her Twin Cummins QSM-11 engines which kick out well over a combined 1,200 HP. The list of features aboard this beauty can be fairly summed up as “everything.” Inside, you will find a full head (restroom), galley (lounge), and cabins with bunk beds, all blissfully air-conditioned. Up on deck, you have outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, live wells, a fighting chair, and all the rods, reels, and tackle you’ll need to have a productive day on the water. Captain Matthew will provide all bait and fishing licenses as well. Bring food and drinks for the day as well as a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Rodeo Fishing Special Trip

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Offshore Marlin Special in Destin

If you’ve never caught a Marlin before, today is the day to check it off your bucket list! This trip is for the more experienced anglers who enjoy the thrill of catching those trophy-sized billfish, and there's no better guide to lead you on this excursion than Captain Matthew! You’ll travel between 40-65 miles off the Florida coast in search of Blue Marlin and White Marlin as well as Sailfish. You might also get bites from Wahoo and Dorado (Mahi Mahi) along the way. For these trips, Captain Matthew uses a 42 ft Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. It has ample space for your group (6 anglers max) to have a five-star fishing experience. The boat cruises a hair under 30 knots thanks to her Twin Cummins QSM-11 engines which kick out well over a combined 1,200 HP. The list of features aboard this beauty can be fairly summed up as “everything.” Inside, you will find a full head (restroom), galley (lounge), and cabins with bunk beds, all blissfully air-conditioned. Up on deck, you have outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, live wells, a fighting chair, and all the rods, reels, and tackle you’ll need to have a productive day on the water. Captain Matthew will provide all bait and fishing licenses as well. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Offshore Marlin Special

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Everything to Know About Booking a Destin florida pompano fishing charter

What are the best florida pompano fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 florida pompano trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Nearshore Run guided by Robbie, Big Group Bay Trip guided by Robbie, and Bad to the Bone Destin Trip guided by Tyler.

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 Florida Pompano charter include Fort Walton Beach and Santa Rosa Beach.

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

What types of florida pompano fishing charters are common in Destin?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for florida pompano in Destin as well as nearshore fishing, flats fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Destin florida pompano fishing charters cost?

for florida pompano in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $375 to $1,286, but the average price for a half day trip for florida pompano in Destin is $670. The average price for a full day trip for florida pompano in Destin is $1,498.

What month is best for florida pompano fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for florida pompano fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 7 days in advance.

Do I need a Destin fishing license for florida pompano and what are the bag limits for florida pompano 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 florida pompano fishing in Destin all about?

Florida pompano is a highly sought-after saltwater species among anglers in Destin, known for its delicious taste and thrilling fighting ability. These silvery fish are commonly found in the warm coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including the waters off Destin, especially during the spring and summer months. Florida pompano are typically found near sandy beaches, sandbars, and inshore reefs, where they feed on small crustaceans, shrimp, and marine worms.

Fishing for Florida pompano in Destin often involves using light tackle and specialized rigs designed to target these fast-swimming fish. Anglers frequently employ techniques such as surf fishing from the beach, casting into troughs and sandbars where pompano tend to congregate. Additionally, anglers may also use small jigs, spoons, or shrimp-tipped jigs to entice strikes from pompano, particularly when fishing from piers, jetties, or inshore structures.

The prime season for Florida pompano fishing in Destin typically occurs during the spring and early summer months, from March to June, when water temperatures begin to warm up, and pompano become more active along the coast. However, these prized fish can still be caught year-round in the Destin area, with fall and winter months offering opportunities for anglers to target pompano in deeper channels and nearshore reefs. Overall, fishing for Florida pompano in Destin provides anglers with the chance to enjoy exciting fishing adventures while also indulging in the delectable taste of these prized saltwater delicacies.

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

In Destin, Florida pompano fishing seasons largely mirror the patterns of these fish in the Gulf of Mexico. While they can be found in the waters around Destin throughout the year, their presence and activity levels vary with the seasons. Generally, the prime season for Florida pompano in Destin extends from late spring through early fall, with peak activity typically occurring in the warmer months from April to September. During this time, water temperatures rise, and pompano become more abundant along the coast.

Spring and summer are particularly productive seasons for Florida pompano in Destin. As water temperatures warm up, pompano migrate closer to shore, following baitfish and crustaceans in search of food. Anglers targeting pompano during these seasons can expect to find them in the surf zones, along sandy beaches, and nearshore reefs. Additionally, spring and summer months often coincide with calmer seas and clearer waters, making it easier for anglers to spot schools of pompano and effectively target them with light tackle and specialized rigs.

While spring and summer are the peak seasons for Florida pompano in Destin, these prized fish can still be caught during the fall and winter months, albeit with potentially less frequency. During the cooler months, pompano may move to deeper channels and offshore structures, requiring anglers to adjust their tactics accordingly. Nonetheless, with proper knowledge of pompano behavior and fishing techniques, anglers in Destin can enjoy productive pompano fishing year-round, making it a popular target species for both locals and visitors alike.

What techniques are popular for catching florida pompano in Destin?

Fishing for Florida pompano in Destin requires a combination of skill, knowledge, and the right equipment. One of the most popular techniques for targeting pompano in Destin is surf fishing. Anglers often wade into the shallow surf or fish from the shoreline, casting their lines into the troughs and sandbars where pompano tend to feed. Using light to medium spinning tackle paired with fluorocarbon leaders and small hooks, anglers typically present bait such as live sand fleas, shrimp, or artificial jigs tipped with shrimp to entice pompano strikes.

Another effective technique for catching Florida pompano in Destin is drift fishing from boats or kayaks. Anglers drift along the coastlines, sandbars, and inshore reefs while casting baits or lures behind the vessel. This method allows anglers to cover a larger area and locate schools of pompano that may be feeding in different areas. When drift fishing, anglers often use bottom rigs or jigging spoons to target pompano, adjusting their presentation based on the water depth and current conditions.

Additionally, anglers in Destin can also target pompano using specialized rigs designed specifically for these fish. Pompano rigs typically consist of multiple dropper loops with small hooks, allowing anglers to present multiple baits simultaneously to increase their chances of hooking into a pompano. These rigs are often paired with small pieces of shrimp, sand fleas, or artificial baits and deployed from piers, jetties, or inshore structures. By employing these proven techniques and experimenting with different baits and presentations, anglers in Destin can maximize their chances of success when targeting Florida pompano in the rich waters of the Gulf Coast.

What other species are popular in Destin?

Destin, Florida, offers anglers a diverse array of species to target aside from Florida pompano, providing opportunities for exciting fishing adventures both inshore and offshore. One popular species among anglers is red snapper, prized for its delicious flesh and powerful fighting ability. Red snapper can be found inhabiting the reefs and wrecks offshore from Destin, particularly during the summer months when they gather in large numbers to spawn. Anglers often use bottom fishing techniques with live bait or artificial lures to entice strikes from these coveted reef-dwellers.

Another sought-after species in the waters off Destin is king mackerel, also known as kingfish. These fast-swimming predators are known for their blistering runs and aggressive strikes, making them a favorite target among anglers seeking an adrenaline rush. Kingfish can be found patrolling the nearshore and offshore waters around Destin, particularly during the spring and fall seasons when they migrate along the coast. Trolling with live bait or artificial lures is a common technique used to target kingfish, with anglers often deploying planers and downriggers to present baits at different depths.

In addition to red snapper and kingfish, Destin offers opportunities to target a variety of other popular species, including cobia, amberjack, and Spanish mackerel. Cobia are known for their strength and tenacity, often prowling the waters around reefs, wrecks, and buoys in search of prey. Amberjack, on the other hand, are prized for their brute strength and hard-fighting nature, inhabiting deeper offshore waters and providing anglers with challenging battles. Spanish mackerel are abundant in the nearshore Gulf waters, offering fast-paced action for anglers trolling or casting with small spoons or jigs. With its rich diversity of fish species and productive fishing grounds, Destin promises anglers an unforgettable fishing experience on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida.

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