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Artificial Lure Fishing Charters Near Choctawhatchee Bay
Join Captain Buddy on an unforgettable inshore fishing adventure in Destin, FL! He'll take you to various areas such as docks and bridges, backcountry bayous, and shallow grass flats to target Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and more. These areas are surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife, giving you a peaceful and beautiful backdrop for your fishing trip. Keep an eye out for birds, dolphins, sea turtles, and even manatees! Captain Buddy uses live bait and light tackle spinning gear, which has been proven to be successful over the years. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, he'll make sure you're ready to fish on your own in no time. The waters are usually calm, so no need to worry about getting seasick. All of Buddy's trips are kid-friendly and he can cater to specific requests such as targeting a specific species or catering the trip for younger children. Captain Buddy's 22' Sea Hunt is fully equipped with all the light tackle rods, reels, tackle, and bait you'll need for a successful outing. Just bring your sun protection, favorite snacks, and drinks and let Captain Buddy handle the rest. Read More
Destin Reds And Trout
Looking for an unforgettable fishing experience in the beautiful waters of Florida's Emerald Coast? Look no further than Captain Kent's Bay or Gulf fishing trips! With years of experience and a passion for fishing, you'll have the choice to embark on a fishing adventure staying closer to shore on Choctawatchee Bay or fishing further out in the State waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sticking around in the bay you'll be using light tackle and live bait targeting a variety of fish species, including redfish and trout. Fishing further out in the Gulf Captain Kent will bust out the heavier tackle and give you the option of Trolling for Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Amberjack or Bottomfishing for Trigger fish and a variety of tasty snapper and grouper species. Our fishing trips are perfect for families, friends, and individuals who want to explore the natural beauty of Florida and enjoy a day out on the water. With all equipment and bait provided, all you need to do is bring your sense of adventure and a love of fishing. Captain Kent's boat, a 29ft Luhrs Sportfishing vessel is equipped with the latest technology and safety equipment, ensuring that your trip is not only fun but also safe. You'll learn about the local marine life and ecosystems, as well as fishing techniques that will help you become a better angler. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the thrill of fishing in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Book your fishing trip with Captain Kent today and create memories that will last a lifetime! Read More
Destin Gulf Fishing
Experience the Thrill of Sight Fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay with Captain Scott! Prepare for a one-of-a-kind fishing adventure aboard our 18ft Maverick HPXV flats skiff, led by Captain Scott. We'll take you on an unforgettable journey through Choctawhatchee Bay, where you'll have the chance to sight fish for Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, and Bass, depending on conditions. What's in Store? Sight Fishing Delight: On this trip, we'll engage in the art of sight fishing. Depending on conditions, we'll target Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, and Bass while navigating the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. Adaptive Approach: If conditions aren't conducive to sight fishing, fear not! We'll seamlessly transition to casting artificial lures and using live bait, ensuring a successful and enjoyable fishing experience. A Variety of Fishing Techniques: Choose from a range of fishing techniques, including artificial lure fishing, fly fishing, kayak fishing, light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and sight casting. Captain Scott will tailor the approach to match your preferences and the conditions. Meet Captain Scott: Your Expert Guide Captain Scott is your experienced and friendly guide, ready to share his knowledge and lead you to the best fishing spots for Largemouth Bass, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon. With his expertise and the picturesque backdrop of Destin, Florida, you're in for an angling adventure like no other. Book Your Sight Fishing Expedition Today! Secure your spot now and get ready for a day filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the thrill of sight fishing in the stunning Choctawhatchee Bay. Captain Scott and the captivating marine life are eager to make your fishing dreams a reality! Read More
Destin Fly Fishing And Light Tackle
Hop on board with Captain Zack and prepare for an exciting day of fishing the flats! The Destin inshores provide stunning scenery and are the perfect spots for going after some prized Gulf catches without going too far from the dock. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Zack will cruise you into Choctawhatchee Bay where you can expect to go after some Blacktip Shark, Crab, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. You'll mainly be drift fishing with classic light tackle and either live bait or artificial lures. You can either let Captain Zack know what type of fishing you want to do, or you can let him customize your trip to what he thinks will get you the most bites and make your day on the water worthwhile! You'll be fishing aboard a 22’ Key West bay boat with a capacity for 6 people. Its 150 HP Yamaha engine will reliably get you from hotspot to hotspot. She comes with the fishing essentials such as GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Flybridge, a Wireless Trolling Motor, Tuna Tubes, and an Ice Box to store your catches. You'll even find Snorkeling Equipment and Spearfishing Equipment on board. Everything you reel in is yours to keep, and Captain Zack will happily clean any keepers for you to take home! Captain Zack will provide all fishing equipment you might need, including poles, gear, tackle, bait, life jackets, and fishing licenses for everyone onboard. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might need out on the water. Come get the true Destin experience with Captain Zack! Read More
Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing
Take your young ones out on the water for a 2-hour fishing adventure with Captain Buddy. This trip is perfect for kids of all ages, and Captain Buddy is not only great with kids but also loves introducing youngsters to the sport! On this trip, you will explore the inshore and backcountry waters around Destin. Captain Buddy has a bunch of honey holes around Choctawhatchee bay and backcountry bayous where the fish are always biting and he will try to maximize the most amount of action by taking you guys to them! Captain Buddy will have all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and licenses you could possibly need for an action-packed outing with your youngsters! All you need to bring is your sun protection and your kids to the dock and Captain Buddy will get to work making memories that will last a lifetime! Read More
2 Hour Kid’s Trip - 22’ Sea Hunt BX
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
Everything to Know About Booking a Choctawhatchee Bay artificial lure fishing charter
What are the best artificial lure fishing charters in Choctawhatchee Bay?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 12 artificial lure fishing trips in Choctawhatchee Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Inshore Adventure guided by Seth, Destin Fishing Adventure guided by Jimmy, and 3-Hour Kids Fun Trip guided by Mike.
Our guides in Choctawhatchee Bay are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9581 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 artificial lure fishing guides in Choctawhatchee Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly artificial lure fishing guides in Choctawhatchee Bay.
What types of artificial lure fishing charters are common in Choctawhatchee Bay?
Inshore fishing is the most popular for artificial lure fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for artificial lure fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. flounder, and 4. spanish mackerel.
How much do Choctawhatchee Bay artificial lure fishing charters cost?
for artificial lure fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $1,700, but the average price for a half day trip for artificial lure fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay is $684. The average price for a full day trip for artificial lure fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay is $1,188.
What month is best for on a artificial lure fishing charter in Choctawhatchee Bay?
The most popular season to go on a artificial lure fishing charter in Choctawhatchee Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 9 days in advance.
Do I need a Choctawhatchee Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Choctawhatchee Bay?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Choctawhatchee Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Choctawhatchee Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Choctawhatchee Bay.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
A great day - dodged the weather and spent the time looking and catching fish. Very curious and provided top end service all around. Until next time.
Paul R. with Kent P. of Niceville, Florida
Jake did a fantastic job. Told him number 1 priority was for grandkids catch fish and he made sure they did.
David C. with Jake S. of Destin, Florida
Captain Seth was great! Very flexible with times due to weather. Several good fishing stories, and everyone had a great time.
Jimmie D. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida
Like the QR code for payment. Nice experience. Unfortunately the species that we were catching all 4 was out of season to eat. Guide worked hard to keep baited lines in the water. Jake would be requested again.
Gary L. with Jake S. of Destin, Florida
Capt Mike, was great, first class captain. Put us on the fish, will fish with him again!
Matthew T. with Mike D. of Destin, Florida
Jake was a great guide and knew where the fish were going to be. He didn’t keep you in a spot for long if they weren’t biting
John M. with Jake S. 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
My som (age 10) and I went out this morning on a 4-hour charter, and we had a fantastic time! Super clean boat with plenty of room, and he knew all the best spots for redfish and trout. Captain Josh was great with my son, and I wouldn't hesitate to book with him again.
Matthew A. Madison M. with Joshua R. of Niceville, Florida
Captain Jimmy was awesome! The weather was not co-operating with us, but the Captain did everything that he could to get us on fish. we did catch a few - they just we not big enough to keep (spotted trout were 13" - 14") I think the Captain was more upset about us not catching fish than we were. Thank you Captain Jimmy!
Terry V. with Jimmy E. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
All I can say it that it was interesting. Our trip was scheduled from 7-10am and we boarded his boat a little before 7. Instead of having the bait ready, we took a 20 minute boat ride so he could buy bait for the day. It went downhill from there. We basically fished 3 places on Destin bay that even a guy who had never been on the bay could've chosen. A grass bed by the coast guard station, a rock jetty and bridge pilings. We boated zero fish from these spots. The final spot was fishing a cove that was basically 2 feet deep of crystal clear water and obviously we caught nothing there. At that point he did offer to go back to the grass bed but I had seen enough of his guiding abilities to know we were done. After a long boat ride back, in his anger, at full throttle thru relatively rough water, we get back to the dock. He asks for payment and I ask him what he thinks is fair. He states full price is what he thinks is fair. I told him that was really BS but didn't hesitate to provide the QR code for payment. After scanning the code I mentioned to him that he might want to pursue a different line of work since he obviously wasn't very good at finding catchable fish. I have seen better equipment at garage sales too. Half the reels didn't work properly and we all had issues with that. All of that aside, we paid in full but I did not tip him and we started our drive home. At this point I started to receive nasty texts from Seth Litton. He said he was going to tell all the captains in the Destin area to never take me or my family out on a guided fishing trip. He called me a cheapskate for not tipping. It was unreal. I received 3 nasty texts in all even after I told him to cease contact with me. I know there are some good guides out there. Anyone can catch fish on a good day. Guides are paid good money to at least catch a few on bad days. And in the rare event you don't, and it has happened in the many times I have done this, they will always offer you a future discount on a trip or discount the trip you just took. Neither of these happened. Looking back, from the poor equipment, the fact he didn't even catch local water bait, the places we fished, etc., I should've known this guy just simply wasn't up to the task. It's a shame it cost me 550.00 to learn that. Due to all of this I will probably never take a trip sponsored by Captain Experiences again. People will say there are 2 sides to every story but what I have stated here is 100% factual truth.
Steve D. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida
Great to work with, answered all questions we had for him. Very nice and prompt in what he was doing, kept the party active and ready to fish. Encouraged us along the way, would refer him to anyone and look forward to hopefully enjoying some fishing again with him one day!
Eric G. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida
We had A stellar day on the water with Captain Seth. He was at the dock ready to go when we arrived. The night before he had suggested we skip the bay and fish the gulf which ended up being the right choice. The day was beautiful with 2-3 foot swells. We saw dolphin on the way. We enjoyed the ride out to the first fishing spot with Seth providing insights to the area as well as giving us a rundown on the day and the fish we would be catching. Before Captain Seth could grab the second pole, my son was already pulling up the first fish, a large red snapper. Out of season, bummer! That set the tone. We caught fish all day and ate a portion of it that night. The 5 of us on the boat all took turns at brining in Amber Jacks and we were able to keep the two biggest ones. More than once we had 3 poles with fish on at the same time. Two poles with fish on to many times to count. Seth was fun to be with. He was attentive and personable. It was a blast watching him help my daughter bring a large amber jack. It was a great day with my family and captain Seth. I will recommend him to my family and friends. A great way to spend the day away from the crowds. Loved it.
Robert D. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida
We all had a great time, seth was awesome and very knowledgeable. He was also great with the kids. We will definitely be back!!!
Nicholas W. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida
Captain Seth gave us a great fishing experience and I highly recommend him. If we’re back in the area we’ll definitely go fishing with him again.
Joe R. with Seth L. of Niceville, Florida
Captain Jimmy is a gentleman and a scholar! I had one of the best days on the water. This was my first time salt water fishing and he got me hooked 🪝!!
Charlie P. with Jimmy E. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Jimmy thank you for being a great guide and person. You helped make the trip memorable we appreciate it very much.
Herbert G. with Jimmy E. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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