If you’re an angler with some experience under your belt and you’re looking for a fishing adventure 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 25’ Champion center console boat, which is perfect for exploring the flats and inshore waters of the area. The boat features plenty of 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.

You’ll prowl the shallow waters of the area, targeting fish such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Tripletail, and Speckled Trout. Note: You must know how to cast spinning reels and have at least intermediate fishing experience to get the most out of these trips. They’re not well-suited for beginners.

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 Inshore (7 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Spend the day prowling the waters of the productive Apalachicola Bay. Capt. Doug will take you to some of his best spots where you'll be able to target Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and more. To make the most out of your trip, it's recommended that you have at least intermediate experience and that you know how to cast spinning reels.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip A.M.)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Explore the productive Florida waters on this 4 hour trip. Start your day by going out on the water in the morning, and exploring the inshore and flats waters of the area. You'll target Redfish and Trout but will most likely run into some Flounder and other species as well. This trip is suited for anglers with at least intermediate experience, as you'll need to know how to cast a spinning reel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip P.M.)
    Just booked! Last booked: 46 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Explore the productive Florida waters on this 4 hour trip. Start your day by going out on the water in the morning, and exploring the inshore and flats waters of the area. You'll target Redfish and Trout but will most likely run into some Flounder and other species as well. This trip is suited for anglers with at least intermediate experience, as you'll need to know how to cast a spinning reel.
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About the Captain

Doug Chason
Eastpoint, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2019
Like many other guides, I have been fishing since I could hold a fishing pole. Fishing is my way of life and I am excited to introduce others to it.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Champion (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 56 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Mastercard
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Paul G.
Alpharetta, GA
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Half Day bay fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip A.M.) on June 11, 2021
Captain Doug was great and gave the two of us all of his attention.  Kept the baits in good shape and the right amount of...
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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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Half day trip june 2021

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip A.M.) on June 10, 2021
We had a group of 4 and had a great day on the water with Captain Doug. We had a mixed bag of newbies and experienced fisherman;...
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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Great Captain!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip A.M.) on June 8, 2021
Had alot of fun and taught us alot about fishing in the bay. Would definitely book another trip next time we visit the area....
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Montezuma, GA
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Half day trip with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip A.M.) on June 5, 2021
This makes our second trip with Captain Doug and each time we have had an amazing time on the water with him With his helpful...
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FAQs about Captain Doug Chason

Captain Doug Chason offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip P.M.) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip A.M.) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Inshore (7 Hours) (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Doug Chason, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Doug Chason include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Mostly Penn.)
  • Live Bait (Bought before the trip.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water.)
  • Fishing License

Captain Doug Chason offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Doug Chason offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Doug Chason include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail