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trip description for Gulf Thrills: 5-8 Hour Fishing in Destin

Head out to explore the Nearshore and Offshore waters in the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Alex. His boat is Federally Permitted which means you can venture out past State Waters and go as far out into the Gulf as you want. In Destin however, the deep water is so close to shore that often you can still see the condos while sitting above 50 to 100 ft of water! For nearshore trips like these, you can expect to do a good mix of trolling and bottom fishing. Off Shore Gulf Fishing (Federal Waters), starting at 9 miles offshore, and reaching depths of 100 to 300 ft., you will be fishing for Amberjacks, Grouper, Snapper, Scamp, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Bonito, Shark and possibly Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and Tuna. Captain Alex's boat the "Silver King" comes loaded with all the gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water including all the rods, reels, tackle, bait and fishing licenses. So all you have to do is bring your favorite snack and drinks, your sun protection, and your camera, and Captain Alex will take care of the rest! Read More

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Gulf Thrills: 5-8 Hour Fishing

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trip description for Family Reel Time: 3/4 Day Fishing in Destin

Going anywhere from 12 to 20 miles into the Gulf of Mexico in search Of whatever is biting and in season to keep. Including Red snapper, vermilion snapper, lane snapper, triggerfish, grouper, king mackerel and many more. Of course catch and release is always an option. Always a great day A fun-filled family fishing trip in Destin, FL is an experience you won't want to miss! On this trip with Captain Tyler, you'll head out into the Gulf of Mexico, anywhere from 12 to 20 miles offshore, in search of whatever fish are biting and in season! Captain Tyler is an experienced captain who knows how to put his customers on fish. He'll guide you to the best fishing spots where you can catch a variety of species, including Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more. And if you prefer catch and release, that's always an option too! This charter is perfect for families looking for a fun and exciting day on the water. The crew will provide all the necessary fishing equipment, including bait and tackle, so you can focus on reeling in your catch. And with a spacious and comfortable vessel, you'll have plenty of room to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Gulf. So, gather your family and book a trip for an unforgettable fishing experience in Destin. With a variety of fish to catch, stunning views, and the guidance of the experienced crew, you'll have a great day on the water. Book your trip today and get ready to make some lasting memories! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Family Reel Time: 3/4 Day Fishing

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trip description for Half Day Trip - 22' Cape Horn in Destin

Captain John (“JT”) will take you on an unforgettable fishing adventure in Destin, Florida! On this 4-hour or 5-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! This trip is great for anglers of all ages and skill levels. 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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Half Day Trip - 22' Cape Horn

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trip description for Destin's Craziest Catches in Destin

8 Hour- This 3/4day trip will give you the chance to head out into the Gulf and explore the numerous productive reefs and wrecks, along with heading offshore to the deeper waters. Mix up your fishing techniques on this 8-hour trip. Offshore, let the trolling lines attract the fish before you spring into action at the bite of a Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, or Tuna. While nearshore, you'll get to bottom fish to try and catch a delicious Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, or something else. 6 Hour-This is a great trip for beginners or anglers that don’t want to go way out. You and the crew will troll along the shoreline for various types of Mackerel and Tuna. We also do some bottom fishing on these trips depending on time of year. Read More

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trip description for Big Group Bay Trip in Destin

Hop on board with Captain Robbie and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the Florida Panhandle! Destin fishing is world-famous for a reason, and the inshore and nearshore Destin waters are perfect for chasing some exciting catches not too far from the dock. On this 4-hour trip, Captain Robbie will take you through the inshore flats and bay systems around Destin where you can target a huge selection of fish including Blacktip Shark, Florida Pompano, Flounder, Redfish and Speckled Trout. On beautifully calm days, Captain Robbie can occasionally take you out on the Gulf side to target Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper and more. To target these fish, you'll be using a variety of techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and jigging. Whichever type of fish you want to catch, Captain Robbie will get you set up with the best method! You’ll be fishing aboard a 21' Cape Horn center console with a 250 HP Yamaha engine and enough seating to accommodate up to 4 passengers comfortably. This vessel is equipped with GPS, a Fishfinder, Tuna Tower, a Live Bait Well, and an ice box to store your catches. Captain Robbie will happily clean any keepers for no additional cost! Captain Robert will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is sunscreen and any food or drinks you might need. Climb aboard with Captain Robbie! Read More

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Big Group Bay Trip

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trip description for Winter Fishing Frenzy in Destin

No matter the time of year, there is always something to catch in Destin FL! Captain Jonathan has been fishing these waters year-round and is an expert on fish habits through changing seasons. For these winter trips inshore, banner days can be had on Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Most of the redfish are going to be slot-sized and limits can certainly be had. Big bull reds are slightly fewer and further between often lurking in the open water. To chase these, Captain Jonathan will scout the bays and shorelines for birds corralling schools of baitfish. These giant reds like to sit under these schools and get an easy meal. You can also target Bluefish, Mangrove Snapper, and the occasional Shark in the inshore water this time of year. If the weather permits, make your way into the nearshore waters to go after some Amberjack, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and various Snapper species. You can use a variety of techniques to target these fish, and this vessel is equipped to handle bottom fishing, drift fishing, heavy tackle, jigging, light tackle, and trolling. Just let Captain Jonathan know what you want to catch and he'll get you squared away with the best method! Captain Jonathan will meet you at the dock with a fully loaded 22' Cape Horn bay boat. Powered by a 250 HP Evinrude engine, this sturdy vessel will have no problem maneuvering the inshore Destin waters. She's equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jonathon will even clean any keepers you bring in at the dock. Captain Jonathan will provide all Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait and Fishing licenses you will need for a wonderful fall day out on the water. You can expect temps to be in the 40-60 degree range in the wintertime so make sure you bring a jacket and your favorite snacks and drinks. Captain Jonathan will take care of the rest to ensure you have an outstanding day out on the water! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin mangrove snapper fishing charter

What are the best mangrove snapper fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 36 mangrove snapper trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Fishing to the Fullest guided by Dennis, Destin Deep Sea Adventure guided by Cliff, and Half Day on the "Black Label" guided by Christian.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 4.95 out of 5 based on 2707 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 Mangrove Snapper charter include Fort Walton Beach, Niceville and Shalimar.

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

What types of mangrove snapper fishing charters are common in Destin?

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

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

How much do Destin mangrove snapper fishing charters cost?

for mangrove snapper in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $671 to $4,616, but the average price for a half day trip for mangrove snapper in Destin is $1,258. The average price for a full day trip for mangrove snapper in Destin is $2,982.

What month is best for mangrove snapper fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for mangrove snapper fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

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

Mangrove snapper, also known as gray snapper, are a popular target species for anglers in Destin, Florida. These fish are prized for their delicious flesh and are found inhabiting a variety of nearshore and offshore habitats, including reefs, wrecks, jetties, and mangrove shorelines. Mangrove snapper are known for their cunning nature and are often regarded as challenging adversaries, providing anglers with exciting battles and rewarding catches.

In Destin, mangrove snapper can be caught year-round, although their abundance and activity levels may vary depending on the season. During the warmer months, mangrove snapper can be found in shallower waters, such as around nearshore reefs and structure. In contrast, during the cooler months, they may move to deeper waters offshore. Anglers targeting mangrove snapper in Destin often use a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures, jigging, and casting around structure.

When targeting mangrove snapper in Destin, anglers typically use light to medium tackle to match the size and strength of these fish. Live bait such as shrimp, small fish, or squid is often the preferred choice for enticing mangrove snapper, although artificial lures such as jigs and soft plastics can also be effective. Patience and precision are key when fishing for mangrove snapper, as they are known to be wary and selective feeders. With their delectable flavor and challenging behavior, mangrove snapper provide anglers in Destin with enjoyable fishing opportunities and delicious rewards.

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

In Destin, Florida, mangrove snapper can be found throughout the year, making them a target species for anglers regardless of the season. However, their abundance and behavior may vary depending on the time of year. During the warmer months, typically from spring through early fall, mangrove snapper tend to be more active and widespread, inhabiting nearshore reefs, jetties, and mangrove shorelines. As the water temperature rises, mangrove snapper become more aggressive feeders, providing anglers with ample opportunities for successful fishing trips.

While mangrove snapper can be caught year-round in Destin, their behavior may change slightly during the cooler months. In the winter months, mangrove snapper may move to deeper waters offshore as they seek out warmer temperatures. Despite this, they can still be targeted by anglers using techniques such as bottom fishing around offshore structures and wrecks. Additionally, mangrove snapper tend to gather in larger numbers during spawning seasons, which typically occur in late spring and early summer. During these periods, anglers may find increased success targeting mangrove snapper around spawning aggregations.

Overall, mangrove snapper fishing in Destin offers opportunities for anglers of all skill levels throughout the year. Whether fishing from shore, a pier, or a boat, anglers can target mangrove snapper using a variety of techniques and enjoy the thrill of hooking into these feisty and delicious fish. With the right tactics and a bit of patience, anglers visiting Destin can experience rewarding catches and memorable fishing adventures targeting mangrove snapper.

What techniques are popular for catching mangrove snapper in Destin?

When targeting mangrove snapper in Destin, anglers have several effective fishing techniques at their disposal to increase their chances of success. One popular technique is bottom fishing, where anglers use a variety of baits to entice mangrove snapper from their hiding spots around reefs, wrecks, and structure. Live bait such as shrimp, pilchards, or small baitfish are commonly used to attract mangrove snapper, while cut bait or squid can also be effective. Anglers typically use light to medium tackle and a sliding sinker rig or a knocker rig to keep the bait near the bottom where mangrove snapper are often found.

Another effective mangrove snapper fishing technique in Destin is vertical jigging. Anglers can use vertical jigs or metal jigs in various colors and weights to imitate small baitfish or squid, which are natural prey for mangrove snapper. Vertical jigging allows anglers to cover a wide range of depths quickly and efficiently, making it a productive technique for targeting mangrove snapper holding at different levels in the water column. This technique requires anglers to drop the jig to the desired depth and then use a rhythmic jigging motion to entice strikes from mangrove snapper.

In addition to bottom fishing and vertical jigging, anglers in Destin can also employ casting and retrieving techniques to catch mangrove snapper. Using small artificial lures such as soft plastics, jigs, or spoons, anglers can cast around structure, rock piles, and mangrove shorelines where mangrove snapper are known to congregate. This technique allows anglers to cover a lot of water and target mangrove snapper in areas where traditional bottom fishing methods may be challenging. By varying retrieval speeds and lure presentations, anglers can effectively mimic the movements of baitfish and trigger strikes from mangrove snapper in the waters of Destin.

What other species are popular in Destin?

In addition to mangrove snapper, Destin offers a diverse array of fish species for anglers to target, making it a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. One popular species to catch in the waters of Destin is red snapper, prized for its firm texture and delicious flavor. Red snapper inhabit reefs, wrecks, and other offshore structures, where they can be targeted using techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures. With strict regulations in place to ensure sustainable fishing practices, anglers in Destin can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these prized fish during the designated fishing seasons.

Another sought-after species in Destin is the grouper, which includes varieties such as red grouper, gag grouper, and black grouper. These bottom-dwelling fish are known for their powerful fighting abilities and are commonly found around rocky ledges, reefs, and underwater structures. Anglers can target grouper using live bait, cut bait, or artificial lures, employing techniques such as bottom fishing or vertical jigging. While grouper regulations may vary depending on the species and location, anglers in Destin can experience exciting battles and rewarding catches when targeting these formidable fish.

Destin's waters are also home to a variety of pelagic species, including king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and cobia, which provide anglers with thrilling offshore fishing opportunities. King mackerel, known for their blistering runs and acrobatic leaps, can be targeted using live bait, trolling, or casting near bait schools and structure. Spanish mackerel, prized for their aggressive strikes and fast-paced action, can be caught using spoons, jigs, or live bait while trolling or casting. Cobia, often found near wrecks, buoys, and other structures, can be targeted using live bait or artificial lures, with techniques such as sight casting or bottom fishing proving effective. With a wide range of species to pursue, anglers visiting Destin can enjoy an unforgettable fishing experience in the Gulf waters.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    All of us had a blast. Enjoyed every minute of it. The kids caught a nice size keeper each. Definitely will come back again.

    Sidney B. with Jordan N. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Phenomenal trip! Cap’t Christian was ever the professional. We went out with Cap’n Andrew and he was awesome. We were on fish all day and even better, he helped the young one fish all day. I highly recommend this outfit and will definitely book again. PS….the boat is awesome as all get out.

    Keith M. with Christian D. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience with Captain Alex. We had a blast!

    Laura E. with Dennis M. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing day! Captain Alex was great and worked hard to keep us catching fish! Definitely recommend Silver King charters! Hope to make it down summer fishing soon!

    Jessie W. with Alex H. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Trip! Couldn’t ask for a better guide. He put us right on the fish.

    Justin T. with Cliff A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain John and Chris did an excellent job making sure we had a great experience on our fishing trip. This was the most we ever caught on a fishing trip! Thanks Captain John!

    Sean D. with Jon R. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Even with the thieving dolphins at the end!

    Jason N. with Tyler B. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Alex was great. It's been a rainy week in FL, and he was able to squeeze us in. He knew all of the spots. Multiple people had mentioned not catching anything the day we went out, and our group caught our maximum limit. We've concluded in order to have a great fishing experience you need the right captain, Alex is just that. We even were able to go shark fishing for about an hour and caught two sharks. Alex was easygoing, kept us safe, accommodated us, and made should we had a great experience. Next time we are back we definitely will be using Alex!

    Brian K. with Alex H. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    So fun! Captain Jon was great!

    Dena S. with Jon R. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Cliff and Kyle helped this old lady mark off a wish on her bucket list! My family and I had a wonderful time. God provided the perfect weather and the guys provided a perfect experience.

    Miriam W. with Cliff A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Cliff and Kyle were incredible! They are great with kids and did an awesome job keeping us on the fish. There was constant action. I highly recommend booking with Captain Cliff. We will definitely be back.

    Kevin S. with Cliff A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful time. Everything was great. This was a graduation gift to our son Ryan.

    Matt P. with Cliff A. 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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a perfect day fishing with Captain Alex! The morning was beautiful, the fishing was excellent, and the fresh caught mingo for lunch was delicious! We are experienced offshore and inshore fishermen from the Texas Gulf Coast and the Laguna Madre, so we can state with authority that Captain Alex is a great guide and I would highly recommend him and the Silver King to anyone looking for a good time. Thanks Alex from me and my son, Blake!

    Scott R. with Alex H. of Destin, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Capt John was absolutely amazing and we will be contacting him again when we come back for another great adventure. The weather was cold, windy, rough and going in was never suggested. He did anything and everything he could to make this trip a success and man did he deliver. Thank you Capt John for an unforgetable day on the water. Can't wait for round two!!

    Joey W. with Jon R. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Greatest time ever. I met captain Alex’s mom and Grandmother. I’m coming back and bringing others with me to share experience.

    Vincent G. with Alex H. of Destin, Florida

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