Captain Doug Chason

4 reviews
In demand!

If you’re up for a fishing experience in Apalachicola Bay in Florida, look no further! Captain Doug Chason is a passionate angler who’s been fishing all his life, and he’ll be happy to show you around the area and take you to some of his best fishing spots. His goal is to create a wonderful experience you’ll remember for years to come.

You’ll go out in his 17’ Palm Beach center console boat, which is perfect for exploring the flats and inshore waters of the area. The boat can comfortably fit 3 people fishing at the same time, and there’s enough storage, so feel free to bring whatever you think you’ll need.

Capt. Doug will provide you will all the equipment you’ll need, and you’ll be using mainly Penn rods and reels. He’ll provide live bait, as well as a fishing license. If you’d like to taste your catch after a day of fishing, he’ll be happy to clean it so it’s ready to go straight to the table!

You’ll explore some of the shallow waters of the area, so expect to do some trolling and bottom fishing, as well as spinning, jigging, and popping. There’s a variety of fish you can target on these trips, including Flounder, Sheepshead, Redfish, Tripletail, and Speckled Trout.

Kids older than 5 are welcome on board, but make sure to bring life jackets for their safety. Show your children the beauty of spending time in nature and make this a trip they’ll always remember! Pack some snacks and drinks for your refreshment, as well as some sun protection so you can enjoy your day.

Come explore the rich waters of Apalachicola Bay with Captain Doug Chason, and make some lifelong memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
  • Private trip
    Triple Tail Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    Lets go hunt some Triple Tail! A great tasting fish that puts up an incredible fight. We will depart from Apalachicola and take a short boat ride out to Indian Pass where we will have an incredible time catching Triple Tail.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Flexible Departures
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    This is a 5 hour trip on the beautiful Florida waters. You'll go out on the water in the early morning, and explore the shallow inshore and flats waters of the area. This is the trip for you if you're ready to get some tight lines. A small group helps the captain focus on helping you have a successful fishing adventure. You'll fish for Redfish and Trout but will most likely see some Flounder, Tripletail, and Sheepshead as well. Bring some snacks and drinks, some sunscreen, and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Doug Chason
Eastpoint, Florida, United States
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4 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2019
I grew up in South Georgia fishing Lake Seminole and in 2007 started fishing the Apalachicola Bay. I fell in love with saltwater fishing and eventually moved with my family to the St. George Island and Apalachicola area. If you have to work, you might as well enjoy what you do, and fishing for a living sounded pretty good. I enjoy teaching others, young and old, about fishing and our bay. Fishing is a passion for me, and I stay on the water almost every single day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Champion (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

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Deb T.
Eastpoint, Florida
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Captain Doug did a great job putting me on fish. My trip was targeting spotted sea trout, a great fish to catch and eat. Short...
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Brooke M.
Apopka, Florida
 5.00
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Captain Doug is the best

VERIFIED   February 14, 2020
Captain Doug was so knowledgeable about the water and gave us the best inland boat trip. We can’t wait for the next time....
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John L.
Havana, Florida
 5.00
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GREAT DAY ON THE WATER!!!

September 28, 2019
The best inshore fishing day that I have ever had. Captain Doug put us on the meat. We absolutely slayed the Trout and Red...
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Jonathan N.
Centerville, Georgia
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Trip to Apalachicola

October 19, 2019
Doug took us out in the bay and we maxed out! 1 Redfish, 1 Triple Tail, 1 Sheep’s Head, 1 White Trout, 5 Speckled Trout,...
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