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Destin Fishing Adventure

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trip description for Deep Sea in Destin - 40’ Infinity in Destin

Are you looking for a fishing adventure that takes you off the beaten path and into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico? Look no further than this offshore trip with Captain TJ! You'll be on board his sleek 40' Infinity sportfisher, which was purpose-built for offshore sportfishing and comes packed with creature comforts and gear. Captain TJ is an expert angler and captain, with years of experience charting the waters around Destin. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice just looking to cast your line in the open ocean, Captain TJ will tailor your trip to your experience level, so you can have the best possible time. On your offshore adventure, you'll have the chance to catch a variety of big game fish, including Amberjack, Barracuda, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Red Snapper! These fish are some of the most exciting to catch, and with Captain TJ's expert guidance, you'll have the best possible chance of reeling in a trophy catch or a cooler-full! But it's not just about the fishing—the scenery around Destin is breathtaking. As you cast your line and wait for the fish to bite, you'll be surrounded by crystal-clear blue water, the smell of salt air, and the warm Florida sun on your skin. It's an experience that's sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Book your offshore trip with Captain TJ today, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget! Read More

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Deep Sea In Destin - 40’ Infinity

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trip description for Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing in Destin

Head further offshore to explore the Destin's prolific Gulf waters anywhere from 18-25 miles offshore! These 8 hour trips give Captain Kyle more time to implement a couple different techniques to catch different pools of species. Trolling these offshore waters can solicit a Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, or even a Tuna bite, while bottom fishing Captain Kyle's favorite reefs and offshore structure opens the door to a plethora of species like Grouper, Snapper, and Big Jacks. This trip is a great experience to catch some fish to bring home or to reel in just for a photo! Read More

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Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing

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trip description for Offshore Fishing in Destin

Head offshore to explore the Destin's prolific Gulf waters anywhere from 25-35 miles offshore! These 12 hour trips give Captain Kyle more time to implement a couple different techniques to catch different pools of species. Trolling these offshore waters can solicit a Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, or even a Tuna bite, while bottom fishing Captain Kyle's favorite reefs and offshore structure opens the door to a plethora of species like Grouper, Snapper, and Big Jacks. This trip is a great experience to catch some fish to bring home. Read More

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Offshore Fishing

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trip description for Almost All Day Fishing in Destin

Head further offshore to explore the Destin's prolific Gulf waters anywhere from 18-25 miles offshore! These 10 hour trips give Captain Kyle more time to implement a couple different techniques to catch different pools of species. Trolling these offshore waters can solicit a Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, or even a Tuna bite, while bottom fishing Captain Kyle's favorite reefs and offshore structure opens the door to a plethora of species like Grouper, Snapper, and Big Jacks. This trip is a great experience to catch some fish to bring home or to reel in just for a photo! Read More

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Almost All Day Fishing

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trip description for Deep Offshore Quest in Destin

Climb aboard Captain TJ's 40' Infinity luxury sportfishing vessel "High Cotton" for an incredible day of deepsea fishing off Destin! She is fully air-conditioned and boasts a private head and plenty of room to sit and rest out of the sun. She also has a large flybridge to take in the views in style. Destin is the closest port launch to the deepwater you can find anywhere. This makes for not only a comfortable ride but also a quick ride, out to the deep water where the fish are abundant! Once you've made it out deep enough, Captain TJ and his crew will either rig up the rods and outrigger to drag live bait or lures or set you up with circle hooks and weights to drop cut-bait down hundreds of feet to catch Snapper and other bottom dwellers. When trolling you can expect to catch Spanish Mackerel or King Mackerel, Tuna, and Wahoo! Captain TJ offers a tremendously wide range of trip options, so whether you want to head out with your family for some vacation fun, or get serious with your boys and chase down the trophy fish of a lifetime, Captain TJ has got you covered! Captain TJ will meet you at the dock fully loaded with all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, and comfortable seating you will need for an awesome day out on the deep blue, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and your sun protection, and Captain TJ and his crew will take care of the rest! Read More

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Deep Offshore Quest

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trip description for Destin Grocery Run - 40’ Infinity in Destin

Low Season rate runs Aug 16 - May 31. Head offshore with Captain TJ to fill your freezer with delicious offshore denizens like Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and Mackerel. On these trips you can do alot of trolling, if bottom fishing is what your after though, Captain TJ can make it happen. Read More

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Destin Grocery Run - 40’ Infinity

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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin false albacore fishing charter

What are the best false albacore fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 false albacore trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Offshore Discovery: Fishing Intro guided by Kyle, Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing guided by Kyle, and Destin Fishing - 21’ Cape Horn guided by Payton.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2549 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.

Another popular city nearby for booking a False Albacore charter is Fort Walton Beach.

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

What types of false albacore fishing charters are common in Destin?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for false albacore in Destin as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Destin false albacore fishing charters cost?

for false albacore in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $1,080 to $3,250, but the average price for a half day trip for false albacore in Destin is $1,243. The average price for a full day trip for false albacore in Destin is $2,482.

What month is best for false albacore fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for false albacore fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

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

False albacore, often referred to as "little tunny" or simply "albies," are a highly prized gamefish found in the waters around Destin, Florida. These sleek and powerful fish are known for their blistering runs and acrobatic leaps when hooked, making them a favorite target among anglers seeking an adrenaline-fueled challenge. Destin's reputation as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village" is further solidified by the presence of these feisty fighters, drawing seasoned anglers and novices alike to its shores in pursuit of the ultimate angling experience.

The fall months, in particular, see a flurry of activity as false albacore migrate along the Gulf Coast, often congregating in large schools within reach of anglers casting from the shore or venturing out into deeper waters aboard charter boats. These pelagic predators are drawn to the abundant baitfish that thrive in the warm waters off Destin, creating ideal conditions for thrilling battles between angler and fish. Whether casting lures or trolling with live bait, the challenge of hooking and landing a false albacore tests the skill and determination of even the most seasoned fishermen, adding an element of excitement to every fishing excursion.

Beyond the thrill of the chase, false albacore also offer a delectable reward for those fortunate enough to land one. Their firm, flavorful flesh is prized for its versatility in the kitchen, whether seared as steaks, smoked into savory spreads, or transformed into sushi-grade delicacies. For many anglers, the opportunity to savor the fruits of their labor adds an extra layer of satisfaction to the pursuit of false albacore in the rich waters surrounding Destin, creating lasting memories and inspiring return trips year after year.

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

False albacore seasons in Destin, Florida, are eagerly anticipated events among local anglers and visitors alike. These seasons typically coincide with the fall months when these fast-moving predators migrate along the Gulf Coast in search of abundant baitfish. As temperatures begin to cool and the waters teem with life, false albacore arrive in schools, offering anglers ample opportunities to test their skills against these powerful and elusive gamefish. The excitement of false albacore season permeates the air, drawing anglers from far and wide to experience the thrill of the chase in Destin's renowned fishing grounds.

During the peak of false albacore season, the waters off Destin come alive with frenetic activity as these sleek fish dart and dash in pursuit of prey. Anglers often target false albacore by casting lures or trolling with live bait, hoping to entice a strike from these voracious feeders. The explosive strikes and blistering runs of false albacore provide adrenaline-pumping action for anglers of all skill levels, making each encounter a memorable experience. Whether fishing from the shore, pier, or aboard a charter boat, the thrill of hooking into a hard-fighting albie is an experience that keeps anglers coming back year after year.

As fall gives way to winter, the false albacore season gradually winds down, but the memories of epic battles and camaraderie shared on the water linger long after the last fish has been caught. Anglers eagerly await the return of false albacore season in Destin, counting down the days until they can once again chase these elusive speedsters in the azure waters of the Gulf. Whether seeking the ultimate angling challenge or simply enjoying the beauty of nature, false albacore season in Destin offers something special for every fishing enthusiast.

What techniques are popular for catching false albacore in Destin?

False albacore fishing in Destin requires a blend of skill, strategy, and adaptability to successfully hook into these elusive speedsters. Anglers employ a variety of techniques to target false albacore, depending on factors such as water conditions, bait availability, and the behavior of the fish. One popular method is casting lures such as spoons, jigs, or flashy flies into schools of actively feeding albies. These lures mimic the movement of baitfish, enticing strikes from hungry false albacore as they blitz through the water in pursuit of prey.

Trolling is another effective technique employed by anglers targeting false albacore in Destin's rich fishing grounds. By dragging lures or rigged baits behind a slow-moving boat, anglers can cover a larger area of water and locate schools of albies that may be spread out over a wide area. Effective trolling speeds and lure selection vary depending on the depth of the water and the speed at which false albacore are feeding, requiring anglers to remain vigilant and adaptable to changing conditions.

In addition to casting and trolling, live bait fishing can also yield success when targeting false albacore in Destin. Anglers often use live baitfish such as pilchards, mullet, or menhaden rigged on light tackle to entice strikes from wary albies. Live bait fishing requires patience and finesse, as anglers must carefully present the bait in a natural manner to fool these discerning predators. Whether casting lures, trolling, or fishing with live bait, mastering the art of false albacore fishing in Destin offers anglers a thrilling and rewarding angling experience in one of Florida's premier fishing destinations.

What other species are popular in Destin?

While false albacore fishing is undoubtedly a highlight of angling in Destin, Florida, the area offers a diverse array of other species to target, ensuring that anglers have plenty of options for a memorable day on the water. One popular species sought after by anglers in Destin is the mighty king mackerel, known for its blistering runs and tenacious fighting spirit. These apex predators can be found prowling the nearshore and offshore waters of Destin, particularly during the spring and fall migrations, providing anglers with thrilling battles and the chance to land a prized trophy fish.

Destin's rich fishing grounds are also home to a variety of reef and bottom-dwelling species, making bottom fishing a popular choice for anglers looking to reel in a variety of tasty table fare. Red snapper, grouper, amberjack, and triggerfish are just a few of the species commonly targeted by bottom fishermen in Destin. Whether dropping baits or jigs over artificial reefs, wrecks, or natural ledges, anglers can expect to encounter a bounty of delicious fish that are as rewarding on the dinner plate as they are exciting to catch.

For those seeking a more laid-back angling experience, Destin's inshore waters offer excellent opportunities for targeting species such as speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and sheepshead. Anglers can ply the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay, the Santa Rosa Sound, or the numerous creeks and estuaries that dot the coastline, casting artificial lures or live bait to entice strikes from these prized inshore species. Whether casting from shore, wading in shallow flats, or exploring hidden backwaters by kayak or flats boat, inshore fishing in Destin provides a tranquil yet rewarding escape for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great time fishing with Kyle and Danny! Both were fabulous in making sure we caught plenty of fish and that the kids (and adults) had a lot of fun. Highly recommend.

    Adam T. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Highly Recommend!! Great experience for us with Captain and Mate Danny. They got us on fish the whole trip and there was never a time when one of our group wasn’t yelling fish on and sometimes with multiple fish on. Mate Danny was a legit machine preparing the rugs, removing fish and baiting hooks. Our fishing group of 3 was able to have a great Fish Taco Tuesday with our house group of 16 with all the fillets that they prepared for us. A fantastic experience for my teenage boys and myself. This crew left an everlasting experience with our family. And the fish tacos I prepared were almost as close to legendary as the fishing trip. FISH ON!

    Greg M. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Over the top! First class will use again! hopefully soon.

    John B. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, Kyle and Danny worked full time plus to get us on fish and get those fish into the boat. We limited out on red snapper and caught several other fish as well. Overall a good day of fishing , next time we will make it a longer trip hoping to find the bigger fish by getting out further and finding the more isolated spots holding some biggies. Thanks to both for a great trip. Jerry, Mike, Shelby and Peyton

    Jerry S. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Kyle and Danny are great. Had a fun trip.

    Scott M. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a good time. Boated only 2 red snappers and a amber jack.📬(released thr amber jack it was out of season). Had some mystery strike the hit hard and took the leaders off. Would book with them again.

    James F. with Payton A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Kyle and Danny were a great team! We caught great fish and had a great time!

    Eddie L. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent outing with Capt. Kyle and Danny and plenty of fish for the taking!!! Definitely the way to go!!!

    Cedric G. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mag was great, very knowledgeable and we felt like we had a friend with us instead of a captain. We felt really comfortable with him and caught a lot of fish and when we go again we will only go with him on his boat. Highly, highly recommended.

    Juan P. with Payton A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I lost a big one! I mean I struggled with all my might to see it get away… I will return next year. Captain Peyton was unavailable but his Co captain professional and knowledgeable and assist my friends and I. I look forward to next year!

    Joey M. with Payton A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great four hour fishing expedition with Captain Herbie! He definitely put us on the right spots, was always quick to assist us, and best of all - we had a great time!!! Just the keepers were 21 vermillion snappers, 3 red snappers, and 1 black snapper. And the stories of the “ones that got away” will continue to be retold and grow over time…. ;)

    Paul L. with Payton A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We enjoyed Captain Payton's interaction as well as his guiding skills. We had a great day fishing and caught a nice mess of fish.

    Greg P. with Payton A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful time! Few of us got sick, but that was beyond anyones control. Captain Kyle and Isiaha we’re very accommodating and made the trip great for everyone.

    James P. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

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