The Soggy Bottom II

U.S.98
Destin FL, United States

The Soggy Bottom is a locally owned and operated Destin fishing charter. Specializing in customizable bay, gulf and inshore fishing excursions, all these charters take place on the waterways of the captain’s hometown. You’ll be fishing aboard a 22ft. 2004 Cape Horn powered by a single 225HP Yamaha engine, available for up to 5 passengers per charter. The boat is equipped with the standard in marine and navigational electronics, including a Garmin GPS, fishfinder as well as a VHF radio. It is located at the East Pass Marina on the Destin Harbor, in between The Boathouse and Brotula’s restaurants.

Many refer to Destin as the world’s luckiest fishing village, and the captains at Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service are committed to show you why. You’ll be fishing for some of the Emerald Coast’s and Florida’s favorite game fish, including Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggergish and many other species, depending on the season. And since they are confident in their ability to put you on fish, Soggy Bottom also offers a Catch Fish Guarantee or you get an extra hour added to your trip for free.

The Captain will give you a call a few days ahead of your trip to discuss where the bite is best, and what the weather forecast looks like for the day you’ve reserved. Capt. Adam utilizes a variety of bait depending on the season, and the species you’d like to target, including Croakers, Cigar Minnows, Pilchards, Herrings, Hardtails and more. The tackle on board consists of Shimano and Quantum rods and reels, as well as appropriate spinning rods for bottom fishing.

The trip price includes everything you need for the day including your fish being cleaned at the end of the trip along with ice to keep them cold on the way home. All you are responsible for is your drinks, snacks, and sunscreen.

The Soggy Bottom is a locally owned and operated Destin fishing charter. Specializing in customizable bay, gulf and inshore fishing excursions, all these charters take place on the waterways of the captain’s hometown. You’ll be fishing aboard a 2


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  • The Best of Both Worlds!
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1375 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • US$ 1000 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • US$ 800 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • US$ 675 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Shark Fishing Charter
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Afternoon Bay/Gulf Charter
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 550 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • US$ 550 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • US$ 550 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Kid's Fun Trip
    3 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 425 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Cape Horn 22 Bay Series (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Flounder

 
Grouper (Black)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Redfish

 
Sheepshead
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Triggerfish (Gray)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Charter Operator

Destin's Ultimate Guide Service
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
Destin Ultimate Guide Service is a local company in Destin, Florida. It is operated by Captain JJ Botelho and Captain Adam Schroeder, who are both experts in fishing the local waters. Nothing makes their day more than taking others fishing, especially the kids, and watching their excitement when the bite happens and the fight is on!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.73 out of 5 stars from 61 reviews

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We are totally satisfied with our day on the Bay! Asked for Off Shore And was told the storm upset the fishing and seas were rough so we stayed in the bay. Had a hit on every cast and most of the time a fish!!! First catch a Bull Red! Caught. Our limit of Reds quick! Black Snapper oh yeah! Thanks JJ And Adam!

Fished October 14, 2017
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I took two 11 year old boys on their first fishing trip.  I asked Adam to help us catch a variety of fish and also something we could eat.  He quickly put us on some Black Snapper, and after we caught enough for dinner, we headed to another spot offshore to try for some other types of fish.  There we caught and released Triggerfish, Grouper and Red Snapper.  After that he took us to another spot where we were able to experience a couple of large Redfish.  Adam was great with boys and also cleaned our fish for us.  All in all a great trip.

Fished August 23, 2017
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Adam was great with the children, Great patience, very knowledgeable about fish species and helping children identify fish they were catching.

Fished August 16, 2017
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