Just Reel

What better way to explore the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” than with a local guide? Just Reel’s Captain Josh Glidden was born and raised in Destin. An avid angler, he says he’s living the dream, doing what he loves for a living. The only thing that makes the job better is seeing customers smile! He invites you aboard to explore the range of productive fishing grounds that the Panhandle has to offer.

From the shallow inshore water to deeper water up to 9 miles offshore, you’ll explore them all aboard a 26’ Parker center console. A versatile vessel, she’s comfortable on all kinds of water. There’s plenty of space on board for up to 6 guests, while 4 people can fish at the same time. Take advantage of the onboard ice box to keep your catch fresh, but make sure to bring a cooler full of drinks and snacks to make the most of your trip.

You’ll start by filling up the livewell with some bait. On inshore trips, you could be fishing within just 5 minutes, while on longer trips you’ll head up to 9 miles offshore. Explore the productive flats and backcountry waters just out of Destin. Troll these shallow waters and try to reel in plenty of tasty Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, Mackerel, and more.

Offshore, you’ll fish the productive reefs and wrecks out in the Gulf. These fishing grounds are famed as they’re a favorite haunt of plenty of beautiful, tasty fish to hang out. Get ready for a hands-on experience as you bottom fish with mainly Penn gear. Go after Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Triggerfish, and plenty more to fill up the boat.

When you head back to shore, the captain will clean and fillet your catch, so you’re all set for a tasty treat later that evening. Capt. Josh welcomes anglers of all ages and abilities aboard, so bring the whole family for a memorable fishing experience. Let Just Reel show you why Destin has earned its prestigious title. Get out on the water and don’t look back!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Head up to 9 miles offshore on this full-day trip and experience some serious reef and wreck fishing. Home to an abundance of beautiful, tropical, and delicious fish, you'll have the chance to bottom fish to lure their bite. Get ready for an intense battle as you work hard throughout the day to fill the boat with something tasty to take home to shore. Known for their game qualities and taste, you're in for a thrilling day reeling in Cobia, Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, Mackerel, and many more fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get out on the water and discover the productive, tropical reefs nearshore out of the Panhandle. Leave Destin behind and discover why it's known as the 'World's Luckiest Fishing Village." Explore these fishing grounds by bottom fishing. You're in for a very hands-on day, as up to 4 people can fish at the same time to entice the bite of some dazzling, delicious fish. Get ready for a workout as you try to reel in Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Triggerfish, and many more delicious creatures.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spending 5 hours on the water will give you enough time to explore a range of fishing grounds. Famed for its fishing, you'll get to see why Destin is known all over the world for inshore fishing, along with the reefs and wrecks nearshore. Troll the shallow waters and bottom fish further out as you aim to fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. It won't be easy, though. Get ready for an intense battle to land anything from Snapper, Grouper to Mackerel, Sheepshead to Sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    A traditional half-day trip will give you enough time on the water to fill the boat with delicious fish, as well as giving you the chance to test your skills. Newcomers are also welcome to see for themselves why Destin is revered all around the world for its fishing. Explore the productive inshore waters as you troll to catch the bite of tasty Trout, Sheepshead, Mackerel, and monster Sharks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Depending on the conditions, the start time of this afternoon trip may vary. Don't worry about that, though, as you're guaranteed an afternoon full of incredible fishing. Discover the inshore waters protected by jetties from the Gulf of Mexico and get your fix of fishing, or just see what it's all about. These stunning waters are overflowing with plenty of tough-fighting and delicious fish. Troll to entice the bite of Trout, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Sharks, and many more exciting fish.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Kids/Trolling Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fun for kids and beginner anglers
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About the Captain

Josh Glidden
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
Ever since he was a little boy, Capt. Josh has been out on the water. Fishing has been his passion throughout his life and he just knew that, when he grew up, he wanted to spend his life doing what he loved. Upon finishing high school, he persevered with this dream and has now been a captain for over 15 years. Other than getting to spend time doing what he loves, he claims that the best part of the job is watching customers' faces, especially kids, light up when they make their first catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Scamp)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 300 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
American Express
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Shane S.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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Just Reel...for reals!

VERIFIED   September 4, 2019
I came down to Destin for a couple days to get a little R n’ R & booked a 5 hr trip with Captain Josh.  What...
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Cañon City, CO
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Half day trip review and my opinion.

VERIFIED   August 16, 2019
After spending a half day out there (5 hours) I was worried how many fish would would be able to bring back, but Capt. was...
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Paul J.
Baton Rouge, LA
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4 hour trip with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
We had an amazing time with Captain Josh! We felt immediately comfortable him. Went over everything we need to know before...
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Matthew D.
Covington, Louisiana
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5 Hour Charter with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   June 30, 2019
The fishing charter we booked with Captain Josh - “Just Reel” was a memorable experience.  Started out in...
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Matthew M.
Destin, Florida
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3 hr fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
Captain Josh on the Just Reel was awesome. It was my two boys (9 & 7) first time saltwater fishing and they had an amazing...
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