Destin Backcountry Fishing

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404 Harbor Boulevard
Destin FL, United States

Destin Backcountry Fishing specializes in showing their clients the best time in the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village’. The crew has the ability and talent to put you on top of the hottest bite. Join them on your next Destin vacation and have a trip of a lifetime!

Whichever fishing trip you have in mind, just let your captain know and he will work hard to make it happen. Check the bite on the shallow flats and back bay for Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. Test the water around docks, bridges, and shallow grass flats. You will be using light tackle and live baits.

If the weather cooperates, make a run to the area’s many wrecks. Target Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, King Mackerel, Jacks, and many more using cut and live baits.

Destin Backcountry Fishing will take you out aboard a 22’ Sea Hunt center console. This is a seaworthy boat, which comes powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine with a top cruising speed of 30 knots. There is plenty of fishing space for up to six anglers.

The versatile boat performs well on both shallow flats and offshore waters. It is outfitted with many professional accessories and electronics to save your time while searching for fish. All aboard!

The trips come with all the licenses needed, as well as quality gear, tackle, and bait. When you return to shore with your ‘catch of the day’, it will be cleaned, filleted, and freezer bagged.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 May
    US$ 810
    up to 6 persons
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Morning
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 May
    US$ 810
    up to 6 persons
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 May
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip- Morning
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 May
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Morning
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 540
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Destin Backcountry Fishing is flexible and can cater to your specific needs. Fish the bays and flats for a variety of inshore species or head out for some Snapper, Jacks, Triggerfish, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 540
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Taylor Waterfield
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
83
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I was born in Destin, Florida, a place built around saltwater charter and commercial fishing. I have always loved to fish and began learning from Destin's best fishermen as early as I could get someone to take me on a boat.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

4.47 out of 5 stars from 83 reviews

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Unbelievable experience fishing with Captain Matt and can’t wait until we book again with Captain Matt!!! Also he’s great with kids! Thanks again Captain Matt

Fished July 13, 2018
Taylor Waterfield (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 17, 2018

Thanks for the review. Glad yall had a great time!

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We had originally booked the trip with Taylor Waterfield after we looked his video on the fishingbooker.com website.  It advertised a bay fishing trip.  Since we had been deep sea fishing the past couple of years, we decided to try it so that is why we were good with a smaller boat. 

Taylor didn’t pick us up that morning, but Matt did.  He was awesome, but when I told him we were going into the bay, he said that the fishing there wasn’t any good so we went deep sea fishing again.  This was after I specifically asked Taylor if the fishing in the bay was good a week ago through the website.  He said they were catching all kinds of fish in the bay. 

My little brother, who I convinced to go since we would be in the bay, got seasick and threw up a couple of times overboard.  We wound up catching some snapper and trigger fish.  All but one were too small to keep so dinner that night wasn’t very filling and it was a very expensive fish!  We certainly weren’t the group that are in the pictures showing off all the fish they caught!

Very disappointing.

Fished July 10, 2018
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Fished July 6, 2018
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