The Soggy Bottom II

Destin FL, United States

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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.

22 ft
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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray)

Born and raised fishing out of Destin, Florida, Captain J.J. Botelho specializes in providing customizable bay, gulf and inshore fishing excursions on the waterways of his 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, Destin’s Ultimate Guides also offer 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. J.J. 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.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Tank
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
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 trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, American Express.

About the Captain

J.J. Botelho
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
I was born and raised fishing out of Destin, Florida. Fishing has always been a passion of mine and growing up its basically all we did! Now that I'm older nothing makes my day more than taking others fishing, especially the kids, and watching their exitement when the bite happens and the fight is on!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.74 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews

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Great fishing trip. Captain JJ put us on the fish with the first cast. Highly recommend soggy bottom.

Jose Lopez • Fished Aug 03, 2016
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Tanya Adcock • Fished Jul 29, 2016
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Had a great day with Capt. J.J. On The Soggy Bottom.  The weather was working against us in the beginning…trips being rescheduled. But, Capt. J.J. fit us in before our vacation was over.  We hit our first spot and immediately started catching fish.  Had one on before the second pole even got in the water. There we caught several kingfish. From then on it was steady catching. Our trip was a short four hours, but packed with action. We boated bonita, grouper, kings and snapper consistently.  That just goes to show you that you don’t need to charter a big boat to catch fish and have a good time. Capt. J.J. knows his business and is very good at what he does.  I will charter The Soggy Bottom every time I’m in Destin.
Lots of fun!  Thanks again J.J.


Shawn Krolczyk • Fished Jul 28, 2016
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  • U.S.98, Destin
    FL 32541, United States