The Soggy Bottom II

(38) In high demand!
U.S.98
Destin FL, United States

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.


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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
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 captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, 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%

Destin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 38 reviews

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Adam was great with the kids.  Great boat and overall experience.

Matthew C Head  • Fished March 27, 2017
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We had a great time with Adam. I was worried some of our inexperienced fishers wouldn’t get a chance to feel one on the line. We all ended up getting at least 6 onto the boat. He was very easy going and didn’t get upset with all of our uneducated questions and comments. He was attentative and friendly, if we come back we will definitely be going with this company again.

Samuel Hughey  • Fished March 9, 2017
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Great experience and had a good time

Willie Chen  • Fished January 15, 2017
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