Bayflats Fishing Charters

Bayflats Fishing Charters is your ticket to the stunning waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Redfish, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more could be biting, depending on when you go. During the trip, you might be light tackle fishing, or maybe something more specialized for this area.

Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own.

Capt. Justin runs a 25’ Sea Pro bay boat with room for 6 passengers. It has everything you need for a productive day on the water. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, as well as, live bait.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Have in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

A few items to bring include sunglasses, sunblock (non-spray), and bottled water. Drinks will be available for you. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. There will be some light snacks included on board.

Get in touch with Capt. Justin below and start planning your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2-Hour Evening Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $450
    Inshore trip targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, etc. for up to 6 people. Pick-up time is flexible, but trips are ideally in the evening 5-7 pm. The trip includes all tackle, license, and bait.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    2-Hour Morning Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Inshore trip targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, etc. for up to 6 people. Pick-up time is flexible, but trip ideally starts 7 am. The trip includes all tackle, license, and bait.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3-Hour Fishing Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $550
    Inshore trip targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, etc. for up to 6 people. Pick-up time is flexible, but trips are generally 0700-1000 or 0800-1100. The trip includes all tackle, license, and bait.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3-Hour Fishing Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $550
    Inshore trip targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, etc. for up to 6 people. Pick-up time is flexible, but trips are generally 2-5 or 3-6 pm. The trip includes all tackle, license, and bait.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4-Hour Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    Inshore trip targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, etc. for up to 6 people. Pick-up time is flexible, but trips are generally 0700-1100 or 0800-1200. The trip includes all tackle, license, and bait.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4-Hour Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
    Inshore trip targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, etc. for up to 6 people. Pick-up time is flexible, but trips are generally 1-5 or 2-6 pm. The trip includes all tackle, license, and bait.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Crab Island Excursion
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    US $650
    Everyone who comes to the Destin area needs to take part in the Crab Island experience at least once. Plan on being picked up at a convenient Walton County boat ramp and spending the afternoon swimming, taking in the sun, and, of course, fishing. Fishing equipment is always available, so get ready for a great adventure! There’s plenty of room aboard to bring food/drinks, floats, and your favorite playlist. Trip time and length can be customized to suit any group's desire.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    All Day 8-hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,250
    A full day of fishing the Choctawhatchee bay. We’ll spend 4-hours chasing the morning bite and then catch a lunch at a local waterfront restaraunt. Following a lunch break to fill up and charge our batteries, we’ll head out for another 4-hour afternoon fishing excursion. This is a great way to spend the day on the water and see all the bay has to offer.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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FAQs about Bayflats Fishing Charters

Bayflats Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 2-Hour Evening Fishing Trip (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 2-Hour Morning Fishing Trip (2 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3-Hour Fishing Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3-Hour Fishing Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4-Hour Fishing Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4-Hour Fishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Crab Island Excursion (4 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - All Day 8-hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bayflats Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bayflats Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Fishing with live bait is very productive in the Choctawhatchee bay. Generally, I will have caught or purchased bait prior to your crew boarding boat to maximize fishing time. Live bait is always included in the overall price. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning your catch is complimentary and will be done at the boat ramp fish cleaning tables. I will clean and package in ziplock bags, so don’t forget a cooler!)
  • Snacks (There is plenty of storage on boat if you would like to bring lunches or snacks. I will have cheese crackers on board and they are proven to improve fishing success. Please do not bring bananas, they are bad luck. )
  • Drinks (There is a large cooler onboard and will be filled with bottled waters. Plenty of room to ice down any other drinks you would like to bring. )
  • Fishing License (I maintain a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Charter Captains license that covers all guests aboard the boat. I’ve got you covered!)

Bayflats Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bayflats Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Bayflats Fishing Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Justin Johnson
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
38 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2023
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I have been fishing the Choctawhatchee Bay since moving to Walton County in the summer of 1991. Becoming a successful charter Capt has been a lifelong goal of mine that now allows me to share my fishing knowledge and experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing with live bait is very productive in the Choctawhatchee bay. Generally, I will have caught or purchased bait prior to your crew boarding boat to maximize fishing time. Live bait is always included in the overall price.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning your catch is complimentary and will be done at the boat ramp fish cleaning tables. I will clean and package in ziplock bags, so don’t forget a cooler!
Snacks
There is plenty of storage on boat if you would like to bring lunches or snacks. I will have cheese crackers on board and they are proven to improve fishing success. Please do not bring bananas, they are bad luck.
Drinks
There is a large cooler onboard and will be filled with bottled waters. Plenty of room to ice down any other drinks you would like to bring.
Fishing License
I maintain a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Charter Captains license that covers all guests aboard the boat. I’ve got you covered!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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.
Child Friendly
Bayflats Fishing is 100% kid friendly and I enjoy teaching and encouraging young and/or new fishers. My boat, fishing equipment and safety gear are all set up for fishers of all ages.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (44)
Sons B-day Blast
Sons B-day Blast
April fishing trip
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
84%
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Curtis D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Sons B-day Blast

VERIFIED   NEW  3-Hour Fishing Trip (PM) on April 14, 2024
Had a great time. Took 4 12-13 year old boys for bday fun. Capt. was great. Communication was great. He made sure everyone...
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Colleen C.
Excellent
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Great Fishing Experience!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  3-Hour Fishing Trip (PM) on March 29, 2024
This was a great local 3 hour fishing trip for a couple teenage boys from Michigan.  Captain Justin was fantastic!!! The boys...
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Craig B.
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Justin

4-Hour Fishing Trip (PM) on April 21, 2023
Had an amazing day fishing with Captain Justin Johnson on the Choctawhatchee Bay. He arrived to the boat ramp ahead of schedule,...
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Jenn F. L.
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Great trip - great Captain

VERIFIED   NEW  3-Hour Fishing Trip (PM) on April 5, 2024
Had a great trip with Captain Justin!  He was great to chat with - knew a ton about the area, environment and fish!  Super...
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Al S.
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Captain Justin is Fantastic!

VERIFIED   NEW  3-Hour Fishing Trip (PM) on March 26, 2024
Captain Justin did a great job finding the fish and helping us pull them into the boat. I had such a great time with my sons,...
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