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Fishing Charters Near Freeport, Fl
Come aboard Captain Matthew's sportfisher for an action-packed close offshore adventure! After launching from the dock, you will ride out of Destin Pass and start your fishing trip. On this 12 hour trip, you can travel up to 50 miles offshore. At this distance offshore you can expect to hook into some true sea monsters! While trolling with Captain Matthew, you may have a chance to catch many species, such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonitas. These are the more common fish. Other species you might encounter as well are Wahoos, Dolphins, Blackfin Tunas, Barracudas, and Sailfish. During your travel out to deeper water, the mates will be working to make sure you are ready to go when we get to our fishing spot. They will be cutting bait, getting rods ready, and teaching you the basics of fishing school. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a complete novice, Captain Matthew and his crew are very patient and do the best job possible to make sure you are trained up and ready to go. Once you arrive at our fishing destination, Captain Matthew will have you fishing for different species in various ways, depending on what you're after! When we are finished fishing, we will head back home. During this travel time, we will also troll. When we get back to the dock, we will unload fish and your belongings. Your mates will hang up your fish and this is the time for you to take pictures of your catch! After pictures, the mates will clean and bag your fish for you to take home and enjoy. Captain Matthew's vessel also comes loaded with all the fishing gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. So all you need to bring is your sun protection, snacks, drinks, and a tip for the mates, and Captain Matthew and his crew will take care of the rest to ensure you have the best experience out on the water. Read More
Offshore Sea Monsters
Looking for a fishing adventure that's off the beaten path? Join Captain Will on his 22' Sea Hunt center console for a one-of-a-kind fishing charter off of beautiful Panama City Beach, FL! With an incredible variety of game fish, including Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and more, this is a fishing trip that promises to be full of action! You'll be chasing these fish on light tackle, which makes for great fights! Trolling, bottomfishing, live baiting, you name it—Captain Will can put all these different techniques to work to make sure you get on trophy fish. Plus, His 22' Sea Hunt center console is fully equipped with all the latest fishing gear and technology, so the only thing standing between you and a cooler full of keepers is you! If you're ready for an exciting fishing adventure in one of the most beautiful areas of Florida, book your charter with Captain Will today and get ready to experience the thrill of the catch! Read More
PCB Light Tackle Fishing
This trip is perfect for anglers looking to explore the inshore and nearshore waters of the Gulf, and try their hand against a range of species. On this trip, there's a good chance of encountering everything from topwater Cobia, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel, to pulling up heavy-duty reef species such as Amberjack, Triggerfish, and Gag Grouper! On this trip, you'll be casting both lures and baits to draw in big bites. Your tackle and technique will vary according to the target species and conditions, so let Captain Josh point you in the right direction! 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 to help you find 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
Inshore Gulf Fishing Frenzy
Join Captain Billy out of Panama City Beach, FL for an epic trip focused on catching one of the biggest, baddest, heaviest fish in the Gulf! On this trip, you'll be dropping lines on heavy tackle to attract Goliath Grouper, an absolutely monste species that lurks in nearshore waters all around Florida. The largest Goliath Grouper can grow up to eight feet long and nearly 800 pounds! Although there are record fish out there, you're more likely to see Goliaths in the 100-200 pound range—still nothing to scoff at! To attract bites, you'll be fishing a bunch of different lures and bait, jigging and bottomfishing where the big lunkers like to hang out. Captain Billy has tons of tips and tricks to help you hook a monster, and there's no better opportunity for a personal best than this trip! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Billy's 22' Cape Horn center console, which is equipped with a 200-HP Yamaha outboard for a smooth, fast ride. She's also fully kitted out with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box for your catches! Captain Billy will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Come on down to Panama City Beach and make some lifelong memories! Read More
Goliath Grouper Special
Prepare to enter the “Land of the Giant Fish” on this 1, 2, or 3 day adventure with Captain Matthew! You’ll be reaching the further reaches of the gulf (180+ miles) on this overnight charter, fishing the offshore rigs and drill ships in as deep as 12,000 feet of water. These waters are very productive for Yellowfin Tuna, but there’s no end to what you could catch. Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Sailfish, Red Snapper (depending on the season), Tilefish, Grouper, and many other species will be on the menu as well. Captain Matthew is more than happy to accommodate your day’s goals and interests. No matter if you strictly want to target one species, fish tag and release using live tunas (typically for Marlins), or make it a Captain’s choice, Captain Matthew will lead the way! 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. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More
Overnighter Under The Stars
If you’ve never caught a Marlin before, today is the day to check it off your bucket list! This trip is for the more experienced anglers who enjoy the thrill of catching those trophy-sized billfish, and there's no better guide to lead you on this excursion than Captain Matthew! You’ll travel between 40-65 miles off the Florida coast in search of Blue Marlin and White Marlin as well as Sailfish. You might also get bites from Wahoo and Dorado (Mahi Mahi) along the way. 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. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More
Offshore Marlin Special
Spend the perfect amount of time out on the water on this 6 hour trip with Captain Zach aboard a spacious and luxurious 42 ft sportfish! These 6-hour trips are usually combination trips: Captain Zach will spend some time bottom fishing for red snapper, triggerfish, and other assorted reef fish, and spend the 2nd half of your trip trolling for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, wahoo, and other assorted pelagic fish Captain Zach and his crew strive to make sure that every passenger gets more than enough personal attention and assistance for an enjoyable saltwater fishing experience for the whole family including the kids. All bait, tackle, ice, license and permits rods and reels. As a general rule, Captain Zach will stop on your way out and catch live bait almost every day, if you decide you do not want to spend the time to catch bait there is a live bait boat that offers fresh live bait (when available) (not included in the base price of trips) There will be a professional mate working with you on the back deck throughout the day, helping you with knot tying, de-hooking, and icing the fish as they are caught. Once back to the docks your mate will hang your fish for photos, then clean, bag, and ice your fish. Read More
Relaxing Offshore Special
Explore the Thrills of Trolling along Destin's Shoreline with Captain Judah! Join us for an exciting fishing journey that's perfect for beginners and seasoned anglers alike. With Captain Judah at the helm, you'll troll along the picturesque shoreline of Destin, Florida, targeting a diverse range of prized species. What's in Store? Trolling Adventure: Cruise along Destin's shoreline in search of Blacktip Shark, Bonito, Bull Shark, Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and Vermillion Snapper. This trolling trip offers a dynamic and engaging experience. Fishing Techniques: Choose from a variety of fishing techniques, including artificial lure fishing, bottom fishing, cut bait fishing, and live bait fishing. Captain Judah ensures you have all the tools you need for a successful day on the water. Perfect for All Anglers: Whether you're a novice or prefer to stay close to shore, this trip caters to your preferences. It's an excellent opportunity for beginners and those looking for a fantastic day of fishing without venturing too far out. Meet Captain Judah: Your Experienced Guide Captain Judah is your skilled and friendly guide, ready to lead you to the best fishing spots and share valuable insights. With his expertise and the prime location of Destin's shoreline, you're in for a memorable angling experience. Book Your Trolling Adventure Today! Don't miss the chance to embark on this thrilling fishing adventure along Destin's stunning shoreline. Secure your spot now and get ready for a day of angling excitement, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments. Captain Judah and the vibrant marine life are eager to make your fishing dreams a reality! Read More
Trolling Destin's Shoreline
Hop on board with Captain Philip and experience an action-packed day of fishing outside of Fort Walton Beach! A professional angler with a wealth of local knowledge, Captain Philip is more than familiar with the most productive fishing grounds in the area. On these 6 hour adventures, you can expect to target Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper (Red and Vermilion), Sharks, and Triggerfish. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Phil's 33-foot Grady White equipped with twin Yamaha 300's. This baby has plenty of comfortable seating, and plenty SunShades toward the Bow and Stern perfect for those really hot summer days out on the Gulf. Captain Phil will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. He will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day (Capt. Phil will provide bottled water), a hat, sunscreen, a good pair of sunglasses, and some good company! **Note**: Children are more than welcome on board, although please let Captain Phil know how many you are bringing and how old. He does not recommend bringing children under 5. Read More
Grocery Run - 1/2 Day Trip
Hop on board with Captain Philip and experience an action-packed day of fishing outside of Fort Walton Beach! A professional angler with a wealth of local knowledge, Captain Philip is more than familiar with the most productive fishing grounds in the area. His boat is Federally Permitted as well which means he is not restricted to fishing within 9 miles from shore. The ocean is your oyster when you board with Captain Philip! On these 6 or 8-hour adventures, you can expect to target Amberjack, Bonito, Cobia, Grouper, Kingfish, Shark, Red Snapper (when in season), Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Philip's 33-foot Grady White equipped with twin Yamaha 300's. This baby has plenty of comfortable seating, and plenty SunShades toward the Bow and Stern perfect for those really hot summer days out on the Gulf. Captain Philip will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. He will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day (Capt. Philip will provide bottled water), a hat, sunscreen, a good pair of sunglasses, and some good company! **Note**: Captain Philip will only accept trips during the week if they are for the **full day** (8 hours). Children are more than welcome on board, although please let Captain Philip know how many you are bringing and how old. He does not recommend bringing children under 5. Read More
Emerald Coast Adventure
Hop on board with Captain Nick and prepare for an action-packed day of offshore fishing! Destin is the perfect spot to enjoy beautiful beaches and catch some big fish! On this 4 to 6-hour trip, Captain Nick will take you off the coast of Destin where you'll be fishing for a huge selection of fish including Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and Vermillion Snapper. Depending on the fish you can choose from a variety of techniques and this boat is equipped with light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Let Captain Nick know what you want to fish and he'll get you set with the location and technique! Captain Nick fishes aboard a 31’ Cape Horn Tournament center console with a capacity for 4 people. Powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will get you where you need to be to start casting lines! The do-it-all vessel is complete with GPS, a Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Nick will even clean your fish for you for no extra charge! Captain Nick will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want. Book your trip today and get ready to catch some fish! Read More
Into The Deep: Destin Offshore
There’s nothing like spending quality time on the water with a rod in your hands, and there's no better place for it than Panama City Beach! Head out with Captain Justin for a wonderful day on the water, chasing Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, and more! Whether you’re fishing with family, friends, or coworkers, Captain Justin is adept at handling all skill levels and is able to customize your trip to your preferences. On this trip, you'll fish the entire water column, chasing bites from topwater species such as Kingfish and Mahi as well as reef species like Triggerfish and Grouper. Using different techniques like this ensures that you'll have a successful day and come home with good photos, great memories, and a full cooler! You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Justin's 23' Sportsman 227 bay boat. This puppy comes equipped with a powerful 150-HP Yamaha outboard, plus a range of amenities to enhance your experience. This boat is perfect for a family fishing trip, with a T-Top for shade, Simrad electronics, and multiple live wells for bait. Captain Justin will provide you with all the equipment, tackle, and bait you need, plus ice for your food, drinks & fish. He'll also clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day! All you need to bring is your sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, any food & drinks you'd like to enjoy onboard. Beer is welcome, but please—no hard liquor or wine, and no glass containers. If you've got Captain Justin at the wheel, your fishing adventure will surely be one to remember! Read More
Nearshore Combo Trip
Launch aboard a 26' Mako with Captain Zach to explore the prolific waters of the Emerald Coast! Capt. Zach has lived in Destin his whole life and has been fishing these waters year-round since he was a kid! Captain Zach's favorite types of fishing are sight fishing Cobia in the spring and whacking Mackerel while trolling live bait. He can do it all though and loves fishing all kinds of different methods depending on the time of year. On the day of your trip, you will meet up with Capt. Zach at the East Pass Marina where the Malia Ann sleeps, but don't worry, this 26' beauty is always loaded with all the gear you could possibly need, ready and rearing to take you out on the water for an epic saltwater adventure! Thus, all you need to bring is your lunch, snacks, drinks, and sun protection, and Capt. Zach and his trusty vessel will take care of the rest! Read More
Run And Gun Destin - 26' Mako
Hop on board with Captain Jimmy and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing the flats in the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village"! The inshore waters around Destin, namely Choctawhatchee Bay, are a great spot to catch some sought-after fish without having to trek into the deep waters. Captain Jimmy will help you target a variety of species on this 4 to 6-hour adventure, including Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. All you'll need to target these picture-worthy fish is classic light tackle with artificial lures or live bait. Whichever fish you want to go after, just let Captain Jimmy know and he'll get you set up with the best bait/lure to get one on the line! He'll even clean any keepers you catch for no additional charge. You’ll be fishing aboard a 18' Pathfinder bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. Its 90 HP Yamaha engine will get you where the fish are biting in the beautiful blue Choctawhatchee waters. Captain Jimmy's vessel is equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and a Wireless Trolling Motor to make your fishing experience as seamless as possible. Captain Jimmy will provide all license,rods, reels, tackle and live bait. We recommend you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and any food or drinks you might need to keep those energy levels up. Climb aboard with Captain Jimmy! Read More
Destin Fishing Adventure
Welcome aboard the ultimate offshore fishing adventure in Destin, FL! As you step onto Captain Nick's 31' Cape Horn center console, you'll be in a prime position to chase down some epic offshore sportfish species, including Black Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. As you venture further offshore, you'll be surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf, with stunning views of the coastline and wildlife along the way. Once you reach your fishing grounds, you'll troll a variety of baits and lures at depth, looking to attract bites from migrating pelagic sportfish! Captain Nick's expertise and years of experience in the waters off Destin mean that he knows exactly where to find the fish and how to hook them. He'll provide all the guidance you need to make the most of your day on the water, whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer! When it comes to reeling in your catch, his spacious and well-equipped boat has everything you need. From the latest fish-finding technology to a comfortable and shaded seating area, you'll have all the amenities necessary for an unforgettable day of fishing. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly adventure or a challenging and exhilarating fishing experience, this offshore charter with Captain Nick is the perfect choice. Come on board and make some memories that will last a lifetime! Read More
Destin Bluewater Trip
Sight fishing in the panhandle is an exhilarating experience that should be on any angler's bucket list! Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, it's a great way to fish and provides a unique challenge! The opportunity to see your "prey "before casting your line is an entirely different experience from blind casting, and it requires both speed and accuracy to be successful. On this trip with Captain Scott, you'll be heading out to chase all the panhandle classics: Redfish, jack cravalle, tarpon. To make the most of your trip, it's important to come prepared. Captain Scott will provide the gear and the expertise, but it's recommended that you practice your cast before coming down. There's nothing worse than hearing "Tarpon, eleven o'clock!" and not being able to successfully place the fly or the lure. Bring your "A game" and a great attitude, as sight fishing requires focus and perseverance. The "double haul" technique is especially useful in these conditions, as it allows for longer and more accurate casts. If you're new to fishing or bringing someone who is, let your guide know ahead of time so they can tailor the trip to your skill level. Overall, a sight fishing the panhandle is an unforgettable experience that combines the beauty of the Florida with the thrill of the chase. With the right preparation and a little luck, you'll have the opportunity to land some of the most sought-after game fish in the world. So bring your gear, your enthusiasm, and your sense of adventure, and get ready for an incredible day on the water! Read More
30A Fly Fishing And Light Tackle
If you're looking for the fishing experience of a lifetime, come on down to Panama City Beach and get out there with Captain Terry on this epic shark-fishing trip! Sharks are a blast to catch, and are the pound-for-pound hardest fighters on this side of the Atlantic. On this trip, you'll be able to hook a couple different types, including Blacktips and Nurse Sharks. You'll draw bites with cut bait, which sharks love. When a big one takes the hook, hold on! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Terry's 24' SeaPro center console, which is equipped with a 250-HP Yamaha outboard to give you a smooth, fast ride. She's also fully kitted out with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box, and Life Jackets for all passengers. Captain Terry will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Come on down to Panama City Beach and make some lifelong memories! Read More
Shark Trip - 24' SeaPro
Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Freeport
What are the best fishing charters in Freeport?
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What types of fishing charters are common in Freeport?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Freeport as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Freeport are: 1. kingfish, 2. red snapper, 3. spanish mackerel, and 4. gag grouper.
The most common fishing techniques in Freeport are bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle fishing but heavy tackle fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.
How much do Freeport fishing charters cost?
in Freeport prices can range anywhere from an affordable $150 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Freeport is $1,161. The average price for a full day trip in Freeport is $3,258.
What month is best for fishing in Freeport?
The most popular season for fishing in Freeport is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.
Do I need a Freeport fishing license and what are the bag limits in Freeport?
If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Freeport don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Freeport. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.
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Webster J. with Trey S. of Freeport, Florida
A very disappointing experience today. I understand that it is impossible to guarantee fish, but a professional guide should, at the least, have live bait to fish with. He did attempt to catch some beforehand and during our trip with no success. Should have bought some live bait. Fishing with dried squid and trolling for saltwater catfish doesn’t cut it with me. Yes, I did leave him a nice tip. Hal Land
Hal L. with Sloan S. of Freeport, Florida
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