The Jig is Up Charters

Book your next trip with The Jig is Up.  We are a family favorite charter in the Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island area.

Depending on the conditions, you might hook into Amberjack, Bonito, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, King and Spanish Mackerel, and plenty more. For these species, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. Any fish within the legal limit and regulations is yours to keep. Plus, your catch will be cleaned and bagged by us.

You’ll be fishing aboard The Madaly, a 32’ Center console that holds up to 6 passengers. It has twin Suzuki 350 HP engines, outriggers, downriggers, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on board, so you won’t be catching it yourself.

There will be a First Mate on board to help your trip run smoothly. It’s customary to tip the Mate 10–20% to show your appreciation. Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat. Keep in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. Captain Bob will help you follow regulations while you fish.

Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are welcome! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, it’s no problem we got your kids covered.  A few items to bring include snacks (no banana’s they are bad luck for fishing), drinks, sunblock (non-spray), and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation.  Let’s leave hard liquor and fur babies off the boat and save for the celebration and stories once the Charter is complete.  Please no glass bottles. Smoking is not permitted.

Safety is key.  We keep an eye on the weather and sea conditions to give you the best trip possible.  When you book please let us know if you have flexibility incase of bad weather or sea conditions. Go ahead and treat yourself to a day on the water with The Jig is Up



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Seas the Day Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $500
    This is a great afternoon trip is great for a family that is looking to catch fish short on time. It might be your first Gulf experience. Species targeted; Vermillion snapper (Mingo's) and other small near shore fish. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. We can look for Dolphin and cruise the Harbor. The rods, reels, bait, and license are all included in the trip's price. Pack snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Seas the Day Evening
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    US $500
    This is a great evening trip is great for a family that is looking to catch fish short on time. It might be your first Gulf experience. Species targeted; Vermillion snapper (Mingo's) and other small near shore fish. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. We can look for Dolphin and cruise the Harbor. The rods, reels, bait, and license are all included in the trip's price. Pack snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Seas the Day Morning
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $500
    This is a great morning trip is great for a family that is looking to catch fish short on time. It might be your first Gulf experience. Species targeted; Vermillion snapper (Mingo's) and other small near shore fish. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. We can look for Dolphin and cruise the Harbor. The rods, reels, bait, and license are all included in the trip's price. Pack snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    This is a great morning trip for someone looking to catch fish short on time or your first Gulf experience. Bring the kids and the family! We’ll target several species like Grouper, Red Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel, Triggerfish Mingo Snapper and Amberjack. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. Live and cut bait. The rods, reels, and license for the day are all included in the trip's price. Pack snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $750
    This is a great afternoon trip for someone looking to catch fish short on time or your first Gulf experience. Bring the kids and the family! We’ll target several species like Grouper, Red Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper and Amberjack. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. The rods, reels, bait and license for the day are all included in the trip's price. Pack snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    This is a great morning trip Bring the kids and the family! We’ll target several species, including Grouper, Red Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, and Amberjack. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. The rods, reels, bait (live and cut) and license for the day are all included in the trip's price. Pack snacks, drinks (especially water), sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $850
    This is a great morning trip for someone looking to catch fish short on time or your first Gulf experience. Bring the kids and the family! We’ll target several species, including Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Triggerfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Amberjack. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. The rods, reels, and license for the day are all included in the trip's price. Pack snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This is a great morning trip. Bring the kids and the family! We’ll target several species, including Grouper, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi-Mahi, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper and Amberjack. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. We fish with live and cut bait on wrecks and reefs. The rods, reels, and license for the day are all included in the trip's price. Pack snacks, drinks (especially water), sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Offshore Trolling w/Near
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This is a great morning trip to go out over 9 miles offshore in federal waters to Troll. Back into state waters Nearshore for bottom fishing. Bring the kids and the family! We’ll target several species, including Grouper, Red Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Billfish and Amberjack. Seasonal regulations/migrations will determine what we target and keep. We supply all the rod, tackel and bait (live/cut). Pack snacks, drink (especially water), sunglasses and hat.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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FAQs about The Jig is Up Charters

The Jig is Up Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Seas the Day Afternoon (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Seas the Day Evening (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Seas the Day Morning (3 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour – Offshore Trolling w/Near (6 hours)

When you book a trip with The Jig is Up Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Toilet is enclosed and flushable
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with The Jig is Up Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We do not take up your time fishing for live bait. We do that off hours and bring it in a live well the day of your trip. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning and bagging of fish is included and not an extra fee. )
  • First Mate (10% - 20% Tip is customary)
  • Fishing License (Fishing license is included and not an additional charge. Beware If a captain is asking for you to get a license they are more than likely not certified to be a charter. )

The Jig is Up Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles bottom and trolling)
  • Offshore Fishing (trolling only past 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

The Jig is Up Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Jig is Up Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)

Meet the Captain

Captain Bob
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
26 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 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.
Captain Bob served 32 years in the USAF. You can almost always find him on the water. When he's not on the water, he spends his time with family. The discussion at dinner is usually about a new technique they saw on YouTube or how they can find a new spot for fishing. Captain Bob is USCG certified and is also certified in CPR and first aid. While he can't guarantee what fish the Sea Gods will make available the day of your trip. His number one priority is to give his customers the safest, most enjoyable experience he can. Stories you can talk about with friends and family later.
Our Team
Bobby S.
Captain
Kevin G.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Worldcat (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 350HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles bottom and trolling
Offshore Fishing
trolling only past 9 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Toilet is enclosed and flushable
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We do not take up your time fishing for live bait. We do that off hours and bring it in a live well the day of your trip.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning and bagging of fish is included and not an extra fee.
First Mate
10% - 20% Tip is customary
Fishing License
Fishing license is included and not an additional charge. Beware If a captain is asking for you to get a license they are more than likely not certified to be a charter.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We are a family friendly charter and enjoy having kids on board.
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
77%
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Jason C.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Perfect charter

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Seas the Day Afternoon on March 31, 2024
Jig is up and Captain Bob were the perfect charter. First spot we went to we did not get a bite. Captain Bob quickly moved...
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Ryan H.
Excellent
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Great family trip. First timers.

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (PM) on March 27, 2024
Captain Bob and crew were awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice boat, nice equipment. Knew where to take us based...
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4 Hour Near Shore

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (AM) on August 20, 2023
This trip far exceeded any expectations we had. Captain Bob and his wife Kim were absolutely incredible people! The conversations...
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Laura K.
Excellent
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Wonderful Day with Knowledgeable Crew

VERIFIED   3 Hour Seas the Day Morning on October 22, 2023
Thank you Captian bob and first mate Kim for a wonderful day on the water! The boat is lovely and very smooth. They even took...
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Doug R.
Excellent
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Cpt. Bob was great

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Gulf (AM) on April 8, 2024
Had a great time. Super friendly captain and crew. Lots of room on the boat.
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