Captain Doug Chason

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 25’ Champion center console boat, which is perfect for exploring the flats and inshore waters of the area. The boat can comfortably fit up to 6 people with 4 being able to fish at the same time. There’s also 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. You’ll be doing a lot of casting, so it’s recommended that you have a little experience with it in order to get the most enjoyment out of your trip.

Kids 9 and older are welcome to tag along, 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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Inshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This is a 7 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!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Flexible Departures
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This is a 4 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!
  • Private trip
    Quick Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    If you're short on time but still want to get your line wet, this is the trip for you. You'll stay close to shore and fish for Redfish, Trout, and whatever else may bite.
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About the Captain

Doug Chason
Eastpoint, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
26 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Papuan Black Bass Papuan Black Bass
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
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
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Relaxing on the boat
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Tressie B.
Eastpoint, Florida
 5.00
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Shelling Tour with ole Dougy boy

Shelling Tour on October 18, 2020
Such a fun time with Captain Doug! He took my 4 year old daughter and I to “Little St George” to do some Shelling. My daughter...
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Daniel W.
Alamogordo, NM
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Half Day Bay fishing

Half Day Trip – Flexible Departures on July 18, 2020
Had a great time today! We started off catching a lot of trout. My 6 year old son was able to catch some and Doug and Cody...
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VERIFIED   Quick Trip on July 12, 2020
I booked this trip for my husband and I for his birthday. We had a blast. Captain Doug knew what was biting, and where to go....
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Dug J.
Gainesville, Florida
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Worked great with my wheelchair

NEW  Half Day Trip – Flexible Departures on November 6, 2020
We had a great day on the water with Captain Chason. I was especially pleased with how well he worked around my wheelchair....
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Deb T.
Eastpoint, Florida
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Had an afternoon/evening trip with Capt. Doug .

Half Day Trip – Flexible Departures on March 17, 2020
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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