Top fishing trips in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
What are the best fishing charters in Santa Rosa Beach?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 10 trips in Santa Rosa Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Fishing Adventure guided by Jimmy, Kids Special - 22’ Tran Sport guided by Trey, and Destin Inshore - 23’ Cape Horn guided by Nick.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Santa Rosa Beach?
Inshore fishing is the most popular in Santa Rosa Beach as well as flats fishing, river fishing, and offshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Santa Rosa Beach are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, 3. black drum, 4. sheepshead, and 5. flounder.
The most common fishing techniques in Santa Rosa Beach are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but trolling and bottom fishing are popular as well.
How much do Santa Rosa Beach fishing charters cost?
in Santa Rosa Beach prices can range anywhere from $430 to $2,200, but the average price for a half day in Santa Rosa Beach is $694. The average price for a full day in Santa Rosa Beach is $1,298.
When is the best time to go fishing in Santa Rosa Beach?
The most popular season for fishing in Santa Rosa Beach is summer, and most anglers book their trips 7 days in advance.
Where can I get a Santa Rosa Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Santa Rosa Beach?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Santa Rosa Beach, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Santa Rosa Beach. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Santa Rosa Beach.
Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Charters
Santa Rosa Beach is just down the coast from Destin and has fishing charters for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Some of the best fishing in the country is done along the Florida panhandle, and Santa Rosa Beach has direct access to remote backwaters where the bite stays on.
This year-round fishery has a variety of species to target, including redfish, trout, black drum, flounder, and so many more. If you love inshore fishing, Santa Rosa Beach is a must visit fishing spot.
Santa Rosa Beach Inshore Fishing
Santa Rosa Beach is on the back side of the coastal landmass and faces away from the gulf. Because it’s surrounded by protected waters, this location is ideal for inshore fishing. Santa Rosa Beach sits on the Hogtown Bayou, which is part of the larger Choctawhatchee Bay system. The Choctawhatchee Bay is fed freshwater by the Choctawhatchee River, creating a rich brackish environment that allows a variety of inshore species to thrive.
Santa Rosa Beach inshore fishing takes full advantage of the brackish backwaters surrounding the area, which creates some of the most productive inshore fishing spots. With direct access to the Choctawhatchee Bay, there are endless spots to target popular inshore species.
Fishing for redfish, flounder, and speckled trout is great throughout the year in Santa Rosa Beach. Redfish charters are especially good year-round as redfish are hearty and thrive in various water temperatures—hot or cold.
With sharks frequently visiting the area, shark fishing is great year-round. Giant tarpon can occasionally be found patrolling the shoreline and flats from May through August on their annual migration around the Gulf.
Anglers can be successful with a variety of tackle when targeting inshore species in Santa Rosa Beach. Whether casting artificial lures in the Choctawhatchee River, dropping jigs in Choctawhatchee Bay, or throwing live bait for ambushing predators, these inshore waters are sure to bring the action.
Things to Do in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Santa Rosa Beach is only a short drive from the white sand beaches on the Gulf side. Blue Mountain Beach is one of the most scenic and beautiful beaches on the Emerald Coast, making it the perfect spot for relaxing when you’re off the water.
If you prefer to get out and explore nature, this area is surrounded by state parks and forest land where you can enjoy a long hike. With Highway 98 running just south of Santa Rosa Beach, there are a variety of food options, from drive-thrus to upscale seafood restaurants. Whatever you’re looking for from your next vacation, Santa Rosa Beach has something for everyone.