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Summer Inshore Fishing - 22’ Cape Horn

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4-6 Hr Inshore - 32’ Sailfish Express

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trip description for Kayak Fishing with Dave and Crew in Destin

This trip is the real deal! Don't expect a leisurely paddle out in the bay (which Dave also offers) instead expect to get pulled around by all kinds of different species as you fight down fish from the comfortable seat of a first-rate angling kayak. Once you book your trip, you and your guide will discuss the best fish feeding times and tidal information for the desired day you’d like to go out and figure out the best time and location for you to meet up and start your… Kayak Fishing Adventure. Dave and all his guides have the knowledge and skillset to put you on fish, whether you want to head out into the gulf, sneak into the backcountry, or hit the open bay in a kayak. Dave will provide each customer with first-class angler kayaks that come with the most comfortable seats in the industry, paddle or pedal driven Kayaks, gear and tackle, and all necessary safety equipment. Custom rods and reels are provided for the trip along with artificial tackle, live bait, dry storage containers, sunscreen SPF30+, and bug spray. Although all his guides will have coolers with ice onboard each of the kayaks, customers will have to provide their own 6 pack size cooler for their own drinks and snacks. Dave and all his guides will also take PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS of the fish you catch and email you all pictures upon your request. They will also bring along a GO-PRO camera to take any video of your preference upon request. You never know what footage might get snagged! Be prepared to expect the unexpected out on the water fishing around Destin in a Kayak, you never know what you're going too catch! They can also hire a professional photographer to film and photograph your whole trip for an additional cost. Ask us about that option if you are interested in having something to take home to your family. **Words of Advice from Dave** All Kayak passengers must know how to swim, wear the provided life jacket (PFD) at all times while on the water, be at least 18 years of age, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must supervise the minor at all times both on land and while on the water. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Destin

Kayak Fishing With Dave And Crew

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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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Half Day Trip - 22' Cape Horn

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22 ft 1 - 5 People From $850
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trip description for Bottom fishing and trolling in Destin

Start the morning catching bait if required, Bottom fish an array of rock, wrecks, and structures and troll live bait or lures. Sight fishing on the beach. Read More

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Bottom Fishing And Trolling

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $900
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trip description for Destin Nearshore Run 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 to 6-hour trip, Captain Robbie will take you through the inshore flats and offshore waters of Destin where you can target a huge selection of fish including Amberjack, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Florida Pompano, Flounder, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. 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 Robert 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, a Flybridge, 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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Destin Nearshore Run

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $940
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trip description for Destin Fishing to the Fullest in Destin

Hop on board with Captain Dennis and prepare for an action-packed fishing experience off the Florida Panhandle! The nearshore waters around Destin are a great spot to catch some sought-after fish without going too far from the dock. On this 4 to 6-hour trip, Captain Dennis will take you off the coast of Destin where you can fish the inshore and nearshore waters for Cobia, King Mackerel, Redfish, 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. Just let Captain Dennis know which fish you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! You’ll be fishing aboard a 25' Cape Horn center console with two 150 HP Yamaha engines and enough seating to accommodate up to 6 passengers comfortably. This vessel is equipped with GPS, a Fishfinder, and an ice box to store your catches. Captain Dennis will happily clean any keepers for no additional cost! Captain Dennis will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is sunscreen and any food or drinks you might need. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Dennis! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Fishing To The Fullest

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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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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin redfish fishing charter

What are the best redfish fishing charters in Destin?

Why should I book a redfish fishing charter in Destin with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 55 redfish trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Rod-Bender guided by Joshua, Summer Inshore Fishing - 22’ Cape Horn guided by Jonathan, and Inshore and Nearshore Fishing Charter guided by Brad.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 3212 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.

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

What types of redfish fishing charters are common in Destin?

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

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

How much do Destin redfish fishing charters cost?

for redfish in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $575 to $1,597, but the average price for a half day trip for redfish in Destin is $794. The average price for a full day trip for redfish in Destin is $1,387.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for redfish fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for redfish fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 17 days in advance.

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

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Destin, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Destin. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Destin.

What is redfish fishing in Destin all about?

In Destin, Florida, redfish are a highly sought-after species among anglers for their robust fighting abilities and delectable taste. These iconic fish inhabit a variety of coastal habitats, including marshes, flats, and estuaries, making them accessible to both shore and boat anglers. Redfish can be found year-round in the waters around Destin, offering anglers ample opportunities for exciting fishing adventures.

One popular method for targeting redfish in Destin is sight fishing in shallow waters, particularly during the early morning or late afternoon when redfish are most active. Anglers search for redfish cruising along the shallow flats or lurking near mangrove shorelines, often using polarized sunglasses to spot them more easily. Once located, anglers quietly approach the fish and present them with live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or pinfish, or artificial lures like soft plastic swimbaits or topwater plugs. The thrill of watching a redfish strike and the ensuing battle make sight fishing for redfish a favorite technique among anglers in Destin.

Additionally, anglers can target redfish using a variety of other techniques, including bottom fishing with cut bait or jigging near submerged structures such as docks, bridges, or oyster beds. Redfish are opportunistic feeders, often seeking out prey in areas with abundant cover and structure. Anglers can also use live bait rigs or Carolina rigs to present bait near the bottom, enticing redfish to bite. Whether fishing from shore or boat, anglers in Destin have numerous options for targeting redfish and enjoying the thrill of landing these prized fish.

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

In Destin, Florida, redfish can be found year-round, making them a consistent target for anglers seeking thrilling fishing experiences. However, certain seasons can offer unique opportunities for targeting redfish in specific areas and conditions. During the spring months, from March to May, redfish become more active as water temperatures rise and they begin to move into shallower waters. Anglers often find success targeting redfish in the shallows of bays, estuaries, and flats during this time, as they feed voraciously in preparation for spawning.

As summer arrives in Destin, redfish continue to thrive in the warm coastal waters, providing anglers with ample opportunities for catching these prized fish. During the summer months, redfish can be found in a variety of habitats, including shallow flats, grass beds, and along mangrove shorelines. Anglers may encounter larger schools of redfish during this time, making it an ideal season for anglers targeting multiple catches in a single outing. With the warmer water temperatures, redfish are also more likely to aggressively strike lures and baits, offering anglers exciting battles on the water.

In the fall, from September to November, redfish activity in Destin remains strong as water temperatures gradually cool. During this transitional season, redfish may move to deeper waters or migrate along the coast in search of food. Anglers can still find success targeting redfish in shallow flats and nearshore areas, especially during periods of low tide when fish are concentrated in deeper pockets of water. Fall also marks the beginning of the annual bull redfish run, where larger, trophy-sized redfish migrate along the coast, offering anglers the chance to hook into these impressive fish. Overall, while redfish can be caught year-round in Destin, understanding their seasonal patterns can help anglers maximize their chances of success on the water.

What techniques are popular for catching redfish in Destin?

In Destin, Florida, anglers have a variety of effective fishing techniques for targeting redfish in the area's diverse coastal waters. One popular method is sight fishing, particularly in shallow flats and marshy areas, where anglers use polarized sunglasses to spot redfish cruising along the surface. Once located, anglers quietly approach the fish and present them with live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or pinfish, or artificial lures like soft plastic swimbaits or topwater plugs. The visual aspect of sight fishing adds an exciting element to the experience, as anglers watch for the telltale signs of redfish behavior before making their cast.

Another productive technique for catching redfish in Destin is bottom fishing near submerged structures such as docks, bridges, or oyster beds. Anglers can use Carolina rigs or live bait rigs to present bait near the bottom, where redfish often congregate in search of prey. Cut bait such as mullet or pinfish, or natural baits like shrimp or crab, can be effective in enticing redfish to bite. Anglers may also use jigging techniques with soft plastic or bucktail jigs to mimic the movement of injured baitfish, attracting the attention of hungry redfish.

Moreover, anglers can target redfish using a variety of artificial lures, including spoons, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits, which can be cast and retrieved or trolled along the shoreline. These lures mimic the movement of baitfish or crustaceans, effectively attracting the attention of predatory redfish. Anglers can experiment with different lure colors, sizes, and retrieval speeds to determine what triggers a strike from redfish in the area. Whether sight fishing in shallow flats, bottom fishing near structures, or casting artificial lures along the shoreline, anglers in Destin have a range of techniques at their disposal for pursuing and catching these prized fish.

What other species are popular in Destin?

In addition to redfish, Destin, Florida, offers anglers a rich diversity of species to target, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One notable catch in these waters is the spotted seatrout, a popular inshore species known for its aggressive strikes and tasty flesh. Spotted seatrout can be found in a variety of habitats, including grass flats, estuaries, and channels, where they prey on baitfish and crustaceans. Anglers often use live bait such as shrimp or mullet, or artificial lures like soft plastic swimbaits or spoons, to entice these elusive fish.

Moreover, anglers visiting Destin can also target species such as flounder and sheepshead, which inhabit the area's nearshore waters and estuaries. Flounder, with their distinctive flat bodies and camouflaging coloration, are often found lying on the sandy or muddy bottom, waiting to ambush passing prey. Anglers can use live bait such as mud minnows or artificial lures like soft plastic jigs to tempt flounder into striking. Sheepshead, known for their prominent teeth and strong fighting abilities, are commonly found around pilings, docks, and other submerged structures. Anglers often use fiddler crabs or barnacles as bait to entice sheepshead to bite.

Furthermore, offshore anglers in Destin can target species such as grouper, snapper, and mahi-mahi, which inhabit the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Grouper species such as gag grouper and red grouper are prized for their delicious flesh and powerful fights, often found near reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures. Snapper species such as red snapper and mangrove snapper are abundant on the reefs and ledges, offering anglers exciting battles and impressive catches. Mahi-mahi, with their vibrant colors and acrobatic leaps, are pelagic predators commonly encountered offshore, particularly around floating debris or weed lines. With its diverse range of species and habitats, Destin promises anglers an unforgettable fishing experience along Florida's Emerald Coast.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jason is very knowledgeable and worked hard to assure we had a safe and enjoyable trip. The two youngsters on board, ages 11 and 12, had a blast catching snappers and a variety of other species while bottom fishing. Later switched to trolling for mahi and kings but those species didn't want to cooperate that day. His 26ft boat offered a stable and dry ride for our 5 person charter even in a light chop well offshore. Captain Jason well deserves his 5 star "damn good" rating and we will definitely contact him should we decide to fish this area again.

    Steve K. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Seth did a great job! He went above and beyond! We enjoyed our day and highly recommend!

    Ann M. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip. My son and I took this trip to get on snapper and we did. Then we ended up hooked on a bull shark and the captain did everything in his power to get the shark to the surface. It was definitely a life time experience that we will never forget. Thank you for the amazing memories I made with my son. Worth every penny.

    James L. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time. Caught a good many fish, of different species.

    Jeff K. with David S. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hunter was our guide for the trip and was a pleasure to fish with. Very knowledgeable. New where to go, took care of our 2 teenage boys from baiting all our hooks to untangling the boys quite a few times with a smile. We enjoyed the trip and will be calling again ne t year when we come back.

    Jeffrey B. with Hunter R. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great trip. I caught some pretty fish and a stingray. Captain Seth was a great guide and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this guide!

    Wiley W. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My 12 yr old daughter and I went out with Robbie on June 24, 2024. Robbie knew where the fish were. It was a great day and even better memories with my daughter. Thanks again, Robbie. I look forward to fishing with you again next year!

    Drew A. with Robbie B. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guy. Did an awesome job!! Caught multiple species. Would 100% book another trip with Jason.

    James T. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. A bit too windy but caught lots of fish.

    Stanley M. with David S. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time. Captain Jay was extremely knowledgeable and found us the perfect spots. We had our limit early on large red snappers and trolled for mahimahi. The boat was clean and handled a moderately rough water very well. We highly recommend and will be back!

    Tracy L. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip! The boys loved it as well as my dad! They haven't stopped talking about it!

    Jared D. with Kent P. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip! You guys did a great job! Thanks for the memories that will last a lifetime!

    Jared D. with Kent P. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hell of a time. Captain and first mate were awesome!! Some of us didn’t have much fun tho!! 😂🤣😂

    Alison B. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip out with Captain Marvin. He was great with the kids and helpful with tips and observations well beyond what he needed to be.

    Matt B. with Marvin G. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Joshua was great! We had several young people fishing, and he was very patient with and attentive to them. We caught redfish, speckled trout, and Spanish mackerel and had a great time. Highly recommend him!

    Thomas R. with Joshua C. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Trip! Weather was great and caught some fish

    Brian S. with David P. of Destin, Florida

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

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

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

    Laura E. with Dennis M. of Destin, Florida

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