Destin Backcountry Fishing

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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 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $810
    price breakdown
    $810
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $810
    price breakdown
    $810
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $540
    price breakdown
    $540
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $540
    price breakdown
    $540
    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 the Captain

Taylor Waterfield
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
125 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.29
out of 5 stars from 125 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Awesome and Rare Permit Catch! (Released)
Half Day trip with Justin
My little lady and her Lady Fish
+86
Angler Rating
81
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11
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4
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
76%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Jennifer B.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2020
Our first family fishing trip and we’re all inexperienced. This was a Father’s Day gift and one that my husband was very...
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Allen R.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Captain Justin Jones

VERIFIED   May 28, 2020
We went on a 4 hour afternoon trip with Captain Justin Jones who turned out to be a great guy.  My Son and I are inexperienced...
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Lawrence D.
Destin, FL
 5.00
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Wonderful half day excursion!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 8, 2020
Our family went on our first-ever saltwater fishing trip, and we loved it!  We all caught some Red Snappers and a few...
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Steven S.
Atlanta, GA
 4.67
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Morning half day trip with capt Justin

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
We were fortunate to have the experience today of getting out on the water and enjoying our family day together.  Capt...
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Kurt W.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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Half Day

VERIFIED   June 4, 2020
Outstanding day on the water. Waves were rough and unable to go out for the “Big Boys.” Our Captian , Justin was...
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