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.

On a typical trip, you’ll prowl the shallow waters of the area, targeting fish such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Tripletail, and Speckled Trout.

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
    7 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Explore the productive Florida waters on this 7-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
    Inshore 6 Hour Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Explore the productive Florida waters on this 6 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
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    Explore the productive Florida waters on this 5-hour trip. Explore 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
    Inshore 5 Hour Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Explore the productive Florida waters on this 5 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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    Explore the productive Florida waters on this 4-hour trip. Explore 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
Apalachicola, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
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84 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

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American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on December 29, 2021
Had a great trip with Captain Doug despite some rough seas and a slow bite.  After having to abandon our first option due...
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4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on December 7, 2021
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VERIFIED   Inshore 5 Hour Trip AM on July 26, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore (4 Hour Trip P.M.) on July 14, 2021
My family has been coming down from Chattanooga to fish the waters around Apalachicola for decades. We have had both good and...
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VERIFIED   Inshore 5 Hour Trip AM on June 25, 2021
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FAQs about Captain Doug Chason

Captain Doug Chason offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Inshore 5 Hour Trip AM (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Inshore 6 Hour Trip AM (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Inshore (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
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

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