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Destin Fishing To The Fullest

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Offshore Discovery: Fishing Intro

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Live Action Trolling Trip

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Destin Deep Sea Adventure

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48 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Summer Destin Gulf Trip - 36’ Tiara

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36 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Destin Mixed Bag Trip in Destin

Join Captain Alex on the 25' Silver King for an exciting morning of fishing in Destin, FL! As a lifelong resident of Destin, Captain Alex has spent years fishing the waters of the area, and his expertise ensures that you'll have a great time on the water. Destin is known for its proximity to deep water, which means there are plenty of big fish to be caught! During the four-hour trip, Captain Alex will take you out to the nearshore depths, where you'll either troll or bottom fish to catch the biggest and tastiest fish. Likely catches while trolling include Spanish or King Mackerel, Wahoo, and Mahi, while bottom fishing can yield Grouper, Snapper, and Triggerfish. On the day of your trip, you'll meet Captain Alex at East Pass Marina, where the Silver King is docked and ready to go. The 25' boat is fully equipped with everything you'll need for your fishing adventure, so all you need to bring are your lunch, snacks, drinks, and sun protection. So come aboard the Silver King with Captain Alex, and get ready for an unforgettable fishing experience in Destin, FL! Read More

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Destin Mixed Bag Trip

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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 18-20 miles offshore! These 6 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! You'll be fishing aboard captain Kyle's 40-foot Bertram Widebody Classic Sportfish that's powered by twin Cummins turbo desels! She has been customized with underwater fins to improve on an already superior stable ride. For your comfort during your trip, the boat is furnished inside the fully Air-Conditioned salon which includes a bathroom, microwave, DirecTV on the flatscreen television inside and Sirius Satellite Radio which can be enjoyed inside and out. She is also customized with a tower, downrigger, outriggers, and a large live well. For the nighttime hours, she has above water illumination as well as powerful underwater lights. No expense has been spared with a full array of state-of-the-art electronics, and top-notch fishing tackle. Captain Kyle and his crew will provide all the rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want. Read More

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Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing

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40 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Nearshore Gulf Trolling or Bottom Fishing - "Black Label" in Destin

Your trip starts at the docks in the Harborwalk Village of Destin. Upon arrival you will meet with your captain or one of our associates. Begins at 7am (In the spring months) that is when your charter boat will set off from the docks. Starting May 22nd, the charter leaves at 6am and the season price will be in affect until October 21st. About The "Black Label": 2019 Cape Horn 31T w/ Twin Suzuki 350HP This is an Near-shore Gulf or Offshore Deep Sea Fishing Private Trip with Destin Inshore Fishing Company. The "Black Label" 31T (Tournament) truly has the professional in mind. This newest design delivers a ride quality and a new standard in dryness that can only be achieved when 30 years of boat building experience meets modern technology. The 31T has more standard fishing features than any other in this professional class. Dual live wells 30/60 gal., 26 rod holders, Hard Top, Electronics box, 85 quart built-in drink cooler, Fresh water/Raw water washdowns, a marine head (restroom) and a (7') 740 qt. Insulated fish box. Great time to bottom fish for Red Snapper, Gag Groupers (seasonal season), Scamp Groupers, Red Groupers, Amberine, Almaco Jacks, Vermillion Snappers, White Snappers, Amberjack (Seasonal season), & Triggerfish (seasonal). Also, you can Troll offshore for King Mackerel, BlackFin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish and Bonito Tuna. Off-season pricing from October 22 - May 21 Season pricing from May 22 - October 21 June 1st departures at 6am Read More

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Nearshore Gulf Trolling Or Bottom Fishing - "Black Label"

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Deep Sea-Nearshore Gulf Experience in Destin

On your private charter, we’ll venture out to the Deep Sea Nearshore waters on the Gulf of Mexico for a 4, 5 or 6 hour trip to target a wide range of species to include Snapper, Grouper, Mahi, Mackerel, Tuna, Cobia and Sharks. We’re typically fishing well within sight of land anywhere between 2 - 9 miles offshore, but don’t think for a moment this has an impact on the quality or the quantity of the fish you’ll catch! The coastal waters off of Destin quickly reach depths in excess of 100 feet within the first few miles. Due to this unique coastal reef geography, fish of all shapes and sizes call these waters home. This allows minimal travel times to your fishing spots thus increasing your actual time fishing. While out on the boat you’ll often see dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life. Our family-friendly guides will coach you to success on catching the fish of your dreams and make sure everyone has a fun time fishing. Once your trip is over we will clean, filet, bag and ice your catch. You then can take your filets home with you or to one of the highly recommended restaurants by our marina who will prepare your catch any way you’d like it along with all the tasty sides. Read More

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Deep Sea-Nearshore Gulf Experience

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Spring Offshore Special in Destin

Spring into action with Captain Matthew on an action-packed outdoor adventure in Destin, Florida! Captain Matthew will help you catch Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and even Yellowfin Tuna as you travel 35-55 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 during this year's spring special! Read More

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Spring Offshore Special

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trip description for Destin Rod-Bender in Destin

Inshore bay fishing for Redfish is Captain Josh's all-time favorite way to fish, and that's really saying something, considering how much fishing he's done. There's truly no better way to enjoy the water and get some great fights that hooking Bull Reds in shallow water. In addition to Redfish, there's also a good chance you'll hook Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Ladyfish, and more on this trip. On this trip, you'll be casting lures and baits, especially shrimp under popping corks, to draw in big bites. When a Red hits that hook, get ready for a tussle! These fish make great runs, and will do their best to tire you out before you bring them over the rail. You'll be fishing aboard Captain Joshua's 25' Sea Hunt bay boat, which is perfectly suited to inshore fishing! She features a 300-HP Yamaha engine to get you out on the best fishing grounds fast, and also has a bathroom to keep you fishing. In addition, she sports multiple live wells for bait, plus a full suite of Simrad electronics and a trolling motor to sneak up on the fish! Everything you need, from rods and reels to bait and tackle, is included! All you need to bring is proper clothing and a smile—no sunscreen needed on a night trip! Read More

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Destin Rod-Bender

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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin spanish mackerel fishing charter

What are the best spanish mackerel fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 84 spanish mackerel trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Fishing to the Fullest guided by Dennis, Offshore Discovery: Fishing Intro guided by Kyle, and Live Action Trolling Trip guided by Zachary.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 4.94 out of 5 based on 2529 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 Spanish Mackerel charter include Fort Walton Beach, Niceville and Shalimar.

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

What types of spanish mackerel fishing charters are common in Destin?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for spanish mackerel in Destin as well as nearshore fishing, inshore 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 spanish mackerel fishing charters cost?

for spanish mackerel in Destin prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for spanish mackerel in Destin is $1,600. The average price for a full day trip for spanish mackerel in Destin is $3,829.

What month is best for spanish mackerel fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for spanish mackerel fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

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

In Destin, Florida, Spanish mackerel are a popular and abundant species sought after by anglers for their fast-paced action and delicious taste. These sleek and agile fish inhabit the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, making them accessible targets for anglers fishing from piers, jetties, and boats. Spanish mackerel are known for their distinctive greenish-blue backs, silver sides, and razor-sharp teeth, making them formidable predators that feed on small fish and crustaceans.

One effective technique for targeting Spanish mackerel in Destin is trolling along the coastline or nearshore waters. Anglers troll with small spoons, plugs, or flashy lures behind the boat at varying speeds to mimic the movement of baitfish. Spanish mackerel are attracted to fast-moving lures and are known for their aggressive strikes, providing anglers with exhilarating action as they reel in these speedy fish. Trolling allows anglers to cover a large area of water and locate schools of mackerel actively feeding near the surface.

Moreover, anglers can also target Spanish mackerel using casting or jigging techniques from piers, jetties, or beaches. Anglers cast small jigs, spoons, or shiny lures into the surf or around structure-rich areas where Spanish mackerel congregate. Retrieving the lures with quick, erratic movements mimics the fleeing behavior of baitfish, enticing strikes from hungry mackerel. Additionally, anglers can use live bait such as small fish or shrimp suspended under a float to attract Spanish mackerel within casting distance. With their aggressive feeding behavior and thrilling fights, Spanish mackerel provide anglers in Destin with exciting opportunities for light tackle action and memorable catches.

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

In Destin, Florida, Spanish mackerel can be targeted by anglers throughout much of the year, with peak seasons presenting ideal conditions for successful fishing endeavors. Typically, the Spanish mackerel season in Destin is most productive during the spring and summer months, from March to August. During this period, warmer water temperatures draw Spanish mackerel closer to shore, where they can be found in abundance feeding on baitfish schools. Anglers often encounter larger concentrations of Spanish mackerel during these months, making it an optimal time for targeting these fast and feisty fish.

Another peak Spanish mackerel season in Destin occurs in the fall, from September to November. As water temperatures gradually cool, Spanish mackerel continue their coastal migrations, providing anglers with continued opportunities to catch these prized fish. During the fall season, Spanish mackerel may move slightly farther offshore, but they can still be found in nearshore waters around reefs, jetties, and piers. Anglers can expect active feeding behavior from Spanish mackerel during this time, making fall an excellent season for targeting these high-energy fish.

While Spanish mackerel can be caught in Destin throughout the year, anglers may encounter fluctuations in their abundance and behavior depending on prevailing environmental conditions. Factors such as water temperature, currents, and baitfish availability can influence the movements and feeding patterns of Spanish mackerel. Anglers should adapt their fishing strategies accordingly, focusing on areas where Spanish mackerel are most likely to be found based on seasonal patterns and local knowledge. With their year-round presence and peak seasons offering optimal conditions, Spanish mackerel provide anglers in Destin with exciting opportunities for light tackle action and memorable catches.

What techniques are popular for catching spanish mackerel in Destin?

In Destin, Florida, anglers employ various effective fishing techniques to target Spanish mackerel, offering thrilling opportunities for both beginners and seasoned fishermen. One popular method is trolling along the coastline or nearshore waters, where Spanish mackerel are known to congregate in search of baitfish. Anglers troll with small spoons, plugs, or flashy lures behind the boat at varying speeds to mimic the movement of the mackerel's prey. Trolling allows anglers to cover a large area of water and locate schools of mackerel actively feeding near the surface, resulting in exciting strikes and fast-paced action.

Another productive technique for catching Spanish mackerel in Destin is casting or jigging from piers, jetties, or beaches. Anglers cast small jigs, spoons, or shiny lures into the surf or around structure-rich areas where Spanish mackerel often gather. Retrieving the lures with quick, erratic movements mimics the fleeing behavior of baitfish, enticing strikes from hungry mackerel. This technique is particularly effective when mackerel are feeding close to shore, providing anglers with thrilling battles and memorable catches from land-based locations.

Moreover, anglers can target Spanish mackerel using live bait such as small fish or shrimp suspended under a float or free-lined behind the boat. Anchoring near reefs, jetties, or other structure-rich areas, anglers present live bait to actively feeding mackerel, enticing them to bite. This technique requires patience and precise presentation, but it can yield rewarding results, especially when Spanish mackerel are feeding aggressively. With their aggressive nature and willingness to strike a variety of baits and lures, Spanish mackerel provide anglers in Destin with exciting opportunities for light tackle action and memorable catches.

What other species are popular in Destin?

Aside from Spanish mackerel, Destin, Florida, offers anglers a diverse range of species to target, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One notable catch in these waters is the red snapper, prized for its firm flesh and delicious taste. Red snapper inhabit the reefs and offshore structures around Destin, making them accessible targets for anglers fishing from boats. Using bottom fishing techniques with baited rigs or artificial lures, anglers can entice red snapper to bite. With their strong fighting abilities and impressive size, red snapper provide anglers with thrilling battles and memorable catches.

Moreover, anglers visiting Destin can also target species such as king mackerel and Spanish mackerel, which inhabit the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. King mackerel, known for their speed and aggressive strikes, provide anglers with fast-paced action offshore. Spanish mackerel, found in shallower waters, are popular targets for anglers fishing from piers, jetties, and beaches. Both species are known for their acrobatic leaps and powerful runs, offering anglers exciting battles on light tackle.

Furthermore, Destin is renowned for its abundance of grouper species, including gag grouper, red grouper, and black grouper. These bottom-dwelling predators are commonly found around reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures in the Gulf of Mexico. Anglers often use live bait such as squid, mullet, or pinfish, or artificial lures like jigs or diving plugs, to entice grouper into biting. With their impressive size and strength, grouper provide anglers with challenging fights and rewarding catches. Whether targeting red snapper, mackerel, grouper, or other species, anglers in Destin have numerous options for an unforgettable fishing adventure along Florida's Emerald Coast.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Judah and his crew were amazing. We slaughtered 60 red snapper in 4 hours. We also reeled in 2 sandbar sharks. Judah was steering excellently and the crew worked their tails off to make sure we could immediately recast after reeling in a catch. The custom boat was also a great touch with a nice rearfacing bench for resting from catching so many fish. Definitely book these folks

    Samuel E. with Judah B. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We fished with Capt'n Blake on the 32 Sportsman. Blake was friendly, energetic and most of all, he was determined to put us on the fish. My 13 year old son and his friend were with us, and Blake was extremely attentive and helpful with the youth anglers. I would highly recommend Capt'n Blake, and Captain Experiences, and I would book this same exact trip again if given the opportunity. Tight lines!

    William A. with Ryan H. 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

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

    Brian S. with David P. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome fishing trip with Captain Richie and Mikey! It was our first deep sea fishing experience and one to remember!

    Molly P. with Richie R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My buddy and I had an awesome time! Captain Alex is a super great dude. He put us on some great fish and we limited out. Definitely going to be coming back to him next time we’re in Destin. One of the best charter experiences I’ve had.

    Cole S. with Alex S. of Destin, Florida

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

    Laura E. with Dennis M. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Tons of fun, caught tons of fish!

    Jonah J. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I had an amazing experience kayak fishing! 10/10 recommend! Great fishing option for one person. My guide Brett was knowledgeable and fun! I’ll be booking again!

    Jennifer G. with David P. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Zach and first mate Jason were amazing! They made sure to get my 7 year old son his first deep sea catch! They knew exactly where to go to find the big boy fish. It took less than a minute to snag a 40lber right off the bat. We were catching fish all day...it was awesome! Can't wait to visit them again! Thanks for an awesome day!

    Leo M. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! The First Mate, Jason, was really knowledgeable and we did really well.

    William with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Tyler and Mickey are fun!! Thanks for a great day!!!

    Michelle T. with Tyler B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    It was a very good trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful.

    Robert M. with David P. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was fantastic!! The Captain asked what our goals were and he totally came through - we caught A LOT OF FISH!!! 1st Mate was a great guy, made it a great experience. Looking forward to next year!

    Gary J. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Taylor and his first mate (Shaun )did an excellent job with fishing today. I would highly recommend them for anybody that wants to have a good time and catch fish. 👍👍

    Steve B. with Tyler B. of Destin, Florida

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