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22 ft 1 - 5 People From $850
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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 From $525
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trip description for Destin Nearshore Angling in Destin

Captain John (“JT”) will take you on an unforgettable fishing adventure in Destin, Florida! On this 6-hour or 8-hour adventure, you’ll be targeting Bonito, Cobia, Flounder, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel. Captain JT knows just where the fish bite. Take his advice and you could land yourself a trophy-sized fish! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain JT’s 22-foot Cape Horn center console equipped with one 250 HP Yamaha engine. This boat can accommodate up to five anglers, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain John will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait. He will also clean your day’s catch at the end of your trip free of charge. Should you want to fly fish, he will also provide the gear. All you need to bring is food and beverages of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. The crew is excited to give you a great fishing trip – it doesn’t matter if you’ve fished a hundred times or whether this is your first time taking the family fishing – there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read More

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Destin Nearshore Angling

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22 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,250
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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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26 ft 1 - 5 People From $760
Fishing in Niceville
Fishing in Niceville
Fishing in Niceville
trip description for Destin Inshore Adventure in Niceville

Join Captain Seth on this picture-perfect fishing adventure in the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you want to catch, Captain Seth can put you on it, whether that means targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout with light spinning tackle over grass flats and oyster bars, or hunting Snappers and Groupers around docks, bridges, jetties, and the nearshore reefs. Depending on the time of year, you can expect to catch Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Blue Fish, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, and Black Drum as well. On a longer trip, you can also choose to go further off and troll for speedy fish such as Mackerel, Mahi, and even Wahoo! Most of the time, you'll be throwing live baits, but Seth can easily accommodate more experienced anglers who want to try their skill on artificials. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Seth's 22' Ranger bay boat, a super-popular boat that's ideal for fishing in all kinds of water and weather. She's got a t-top to keep you out of the Florida sun, and a 200-HP Yamaha to get you on the fish fast! Everything you need is provided and comes loaded aboard. All you need to bring is sunscreen, a good pair of polarized sunglasses, non-marking shoes or flip-flops and a camera. A clean cooler with ice is provided on the boat, so feel free to bring your beverages and food of choice. No glass, please. A cooler to put your catch in at the end of the trip is also recommended! Read More

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Destin Inshore Adventure

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22 ft 1 - 6 People From $525
Fishing in Santa Rosa Beach
Fishing in Santa Rosa Beach
Fishing in Santa Rosa Beach
trip description for Family Special - 22’ TranSport in Santa Rosa Beach

Take your young ones out on the water for a 2-hour fishing charter with Captain Trey. This trip is perfect for kids ages 4-17, and Captain Trey is not only great with kids but also loves introducing youngsters to the sport! On this trip, you will explore the inshore waters around Santa Rosa Beach. Captain Trey has a bunch of honey holes in this area where the fish are always biting and he will try to maximize the most amount of action by taking you guys to them! This trip is catch and release only, but there will be a lot of it going on... catching and releasing I mean! Captain Trey will have all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and licenses you could possibly need for your adventure. All you need to bring is your sun protection and your kids to the dock and Capt. Trey will get to work making memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

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Family Special - 22’ TranSport

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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin flounder fishing charter

What are the best flounder fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 flounder trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Nearshore Run guided by Robbie, 3-Hour Kids Fun Trip guided by Mike, and Half Day Trip - 22' Cape Horn guided by John.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 4.73 out of 5 based on 2705 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 Flounder charter include Niceville, Fort Walton Beach and Santa Rosa Beach.

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

What types of flounder fishing charters are common in Destin?

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

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

How much do Destin flounder fishing charters cost?

for flounder in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $563 to $1,625, but the average price for a half day trip for flounder in Destin is $768. The average price for a full day trip for flounder in Destin is $1,353.

What month is best for flounder fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for flounder fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 6 days in advance.

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

Flounder are a popular and sought-after species among anglers in Destin, known for their unique appearance and delicious taste. These flatfish can be found in the sandy bottoms and shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where they often lie camouflaged to ambush their prey. Flounder fishing in Destin can be enjoyed year-round, with peak seasons typically occurring in the spring and fall when these fish are most active and abundant along the coastal areas and inshore waters.

Anglers targeting flounder in Destin often employ techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures. Common live baits used to entice flounder include small fish like mullet, finger mullet, and minnows, as well as shrimp and squid. Artificial lures such as soft plastic jigs, swimbaits, and spoons can also be effective when jigged or retrieved slowly along the bottom. Flounder are known to feed primarily on the ocean floor, so presenting baits or lures near the bottom where they can easily be detected by scent or movement is key to success.

Flounder are prized for their delicate, mild flavor and make for excellent table fare, making them a popular target for both recreational and commercial fishermen in Destin. Anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these elusive fish while exploring the diverse coastal habitats and scenic waters of the Destin area. Whether fishing from shore, a pier, or a boat, targeting flounder in Destin offers anglers of all skill levels a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience in the waters of the Gulf Coast.

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

In Destin, flounder fishing seasons can vary throughout the year, influenced by factors such as water temperature, spawning behavior, and migratory patterns. Generally, flounder can be found in the waters off Destin year-round, but their abundance and activity levels may fluctuate seasonally. Spring and fall are typically considered prime seasons for flounder fishing in Destin, as these periods coincide with their spawning migrations and increased feeding activity along the coastal areas and inshore waters.

During the spring months, flounder begin their annual migration from deeper offshore waters to shallower coastal areas and estuaries for spawning. This movement often leads to higher concentrations of flounder along the shores and inlets of Destin, making it an ideal time for anglers to target these prized flatfish. As water temperatures rise and daylight hours increase, flounder become more active and aggressive in their feeding habits, providing ample opportunities for anglers to hook into these elusive fish.

Similarly, the fall season in Destin also offers excellent flounder fishing opportunities as the fish begin their migration back to deeper waters after spawning. As temperatures gradually cool and daylight hours decrease, flounder become more concentrated along the coastal areas, making them easier to locate and catch. Anglers can take advantage of this seasonal movement by targeting flounder in shallow bays, channels, and nearshore reefs using a variety of baits and fishing techniques. By understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of flounder in Destin, anglers can maximize their chances of success and enjoy a rewarding fishing experience throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching flounder in Destin?

Flounder fishing in Destin can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it requires some specialized techniques to increase your chances of success. One popular method for targeting flounder is bottom fishing, where anglers use live bait or artificial lures and present them near the ocean floor where flounder often lie in wait. Live bait options include small fish like mullet, finger mullet, and minnows, as well as shrimp and squid. Anglers can also use artificial lures such as soft plastic jigs, swimbaits, and spoons, which can be jigged or retrieved slowly along the bottom to mimic the movement of natural prey.

Another effective technique for catching flounder in Destin is drift fishing, where anglers drift with the current over known flounder habitats while presenting baits or lures near the ocean floor. This method allows anglers to cover a larger area and locate active flounder feeding grounds, increasing their chances of hooking into these elusive fish. Drift fishing can be particularly effective in areas with sandy bottoms, shallow flats, and along the edges of channels and drop-offs where flounder often congregate.

Sight fishing is also a popular technique for targeting flounder in Destin, especially in clear, shallow waters where flounder can be spotted lying camouflaged on the ocean floor. Anglers can use polarized sunglasses to reduce glare and enhance visibility, allowing them to locate flounder and cast baits or lures directly to them. This method requires patience, keen observation skills, and precise casting to avoid spooking the fish. By employing these various fishing techniques and adapting to the conditions and preferences of the flounder, anglers in Destin can enjoy a successful and enjoyable flounder fishing experience in the waters of the Gulf Coast.

What other species are popular in Destin?

Aside from flounder, Destin offers anglers a diverse range of species to target throughout the year. One popular species sought after by anglers in Destin is redfish, known for their powerful fights and abundance in the area's coastal waters. These hard-fighting fish can be found inshore around grassy flats, oyster beds, and mangrove shorelines, making them accessible to anglers fishing from boats, kayaks, or shorelines. Redfish can be caught using a variety of baits and lures, including live bait such as shrimp, mullet, and crabs, as well as artificial lures like soft plastic jigs, spoons, and topwater plugs.

Another prized species to target in Destin is spotted seatrout, a favorite among anglers for their aggressive strikes and excellent table fare. Spotted seatrout are commonly found in shallow grass flats, channels, and estuaries, where they feed on baitfish, shrimp, and crabs. Anglers can use live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like soft plastic jigs, spoons, and topwater plugs to entice these fish. Spring and fall are typically the best seasons for targeting spotted seatrout in Destin, as they become more active and abundant during these times.

In addition to redfish and spotted seatrout, Destin offers opportunities to catch a variety of other species, including sheepshead, pompano, Spanish mackerel, and flounder. Sheepshead are commonly found around structures such as docks, bridges, and jetties, where they feed on crustaceans like crabs and shrimp. Pompano are often targeted in the surf and nearshore waters using sand fleas, shrimp, and artificial jigs. Spanish mackerel are known for their aggressive strikes and can be caught using live bait or fast-moving lures trolled behind a boat. With its diverse range of species and productive fishing grounds, Destin offers anglers an abundance of opportunities for exciting and rewarding fishing experiences.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Had a wonderful time. Was crazy windy but we made the best of it. Caught about 19 fish between the 5 of us.

    Nikema B. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Seth was great! Very flexible with times due to weather. Several good fishing stories, and everyone had a great time.

    Jimmie D. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Trey was awesome. The wind was high, water was rough and bite was slow but Trey worked very hard to find fish. We only caught 1 redfish but it was not from a lack of trying. He talked and cut jokes with the kids and made the day fun. He kept “Bocephus” rocking the radio too. I will definitely book with Trey next time we’re in town.

    Scotty L. with Trey S. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Mike, was great, first class captain. Put us on the fish, will fish with him again!

    Matthew T. with Mike D. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jason was such a pleasure to be around and very knowledgeable about the fish we were looking for. He made sure we had the best experience possible!

    Heather G. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Unfortunately we all wet shut out for the day but Captain Trey tried really hard to find fish.

    Andy M. with Trey 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

  • ★★★★★
    All I can say it that it was interesting. Our trip was scheduled from 7-10am and we boarded his boat a little before 7. Instead of having the bait ready, we took a 20 minute boat ride so he could buy bait for the day. It went downhill from there. We basically fished 3 places on Destin bay that even a guy who had never been on the bay could've chosen. A grass bed by the coast guard station, a rock jetty and bridge pilings. We boated zero fish from these spots. The final spot was fishing a cove that was basically 2 feet deep of crystal clear water and obviously we caught nothing there. At that point he did offer to go back to the grass bed but I had seen enough of his guiding abilities to know we were done. After a long boat ride back, in his anger, at full throttle thru relatively rough water, we get back to the dock. He asks for payment and I ask him what he thinks is fair. He states full price is what he thinks is fair. I told him that was really BS but didn't hesitate to provide the QR code for payment. After scanning the code I mentioned to him that he might want to pursue a different line of work since he obviously wasn't very good at finding catchable fish. I have seen better equipment at garage sales too. Half the reels didn't work properly and we all had issues with that. All of that aside, we paid in full but I did not tip him and we started our drive home. At this point I started to receive nasty texts from Seth Litton. He said he was going to tell all the captains in the Destin area to never take me or my family out on a guided fishing trip. He called me a cheapskate for not tipping. It was unreal. I received 3 nasty texts in all even after I told him to cease contact with me. I know there are some good guides out there. Anyone can catch fish on a good day. Guides are paid good money to at least catch a few on bad days. And in the rare event you don't, and it has happened in the many times I have done this, they will always offer you a future discount on a trip or discount the trip you just took. Neither of these happened. Looking back, from the poor equipment, the fact he didn't even catch local water bait, the places we fished, etc., I should've known this guy just simply wasn't up to the task. It's a shame it cost me 550.00 to learn that. Due to all of this I will probably never take a trip sponsored by Captain Experiences again. People will say there are 2 sides to every story but what I have stated here is 100% factual truth.

    Steve D. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great to work with, answered all questions we had for him. Very nice and prompt in what he was doing, kept the party active and ready to fish. Encouraged us along the way, would refer him to anyone and look forward to hopefully enjoying some fishing again with him one day!

    Eric G. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had A stellar day on the water with Captain Seth. He was at the dock ready to go when we arrived. The night before he had suggested we skip the bay and fish the gulf which ended up being the right choice. The day was beautiful with 2-3 foot swells. We saw dolphin on the way. We enjoyed the ride out to the first fishing spot with Seth providing insights to the area as well as giving us a rundown on the day and the fish we would be catching. Before Captain Seth could grab the second pole, my son was already pulling up the first fish, a large red snapper. Out of season, bummer! That set the tone. We caught fish all day and ate a portion of it that night. The 5 of us on the boat all took turns at brining in Amber Jacks and we were able to keep the two biggest ones. More than once we had 3 poles with fish on at the same time. Two poles with fish on to many times to count. Seth was fun to be with. He was attentive and personable. It was a blast watching him help my daughter bring a large amber jack. It was a great day with my family and captain Seth. I will recommend him to my family and friends. A great way to spend the day away from the crowds. Loved it.

    Robert D. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We all had a great time, seth was awesome and very knowledgeable. He was also great with the kids. We will definitely be back!!!

    Nicholas W. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Seth gave us a great fishing experience and I highly recommend him. If we’re back in the area we’ll definitely go fishing with him again.

    Joe R. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida

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