Rusty Anchor Charters

Rusty Anchor Charters is the place to go for plenty of great fish and a whole boatload of awesome memories! They will pick you up from a dock that’s easiest for you, then they can head out close offshore to target fish like Mingo, Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia and much more. The choice is yours!

Whatever you want to do, Rusty Anchor’s 24’ Sportsman 231 is a great boat to use. Fully equipped with GPS, fishfinder, live bait or lures (again, whatever you want), and all the tackle for loads of kinds of fishing including light and heavy tackle, trolling, and bottom fishing. It also has a top cruising speed of 35 knots, so you won’t be wasting any time getting where you want to go! Captain Mike is an experienced and skilled angler from a family of fishermen. He just loves being out on the water and will do everything he can so that you love it too!

Captain Mike knows all the best spots and will take you to where you need to be to catch the fish you’re after, while his skilled first mate will work tirelessly to make sure you stay hooked up all day long. And at the end of the day, Captain Mike will also clean and fillet anything you want to take away. Don’t forget to tip the deckhand for helping you catch fish and cleaning it cleaning.

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  • Private trip
    Inshore/Nearshore Destin Harbor
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    This is an excellent trip for those looking to get out into the Gulf of Mexico and target Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, and more! This is a flat rate fee that includes tackle, rods, reels, license, bait, ice, and cleaning and filleting. Please note, tips are not included. The only thing you need to worry about are your snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Mike Casley
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2016
Hi I'm Mike! Captain of Rusty Anchor Charters, I am experienced in every aspect of fishing the bountiful Emerald Coast waters. You could say I come from generations of fisherman. I like to think of my customers as friends, building a relationship to last a life time. I retired here in Pensacola, Florida from the Navy because I love the great southern hospitality, white sand beaches and the fishing here is the best I have ever seen. I have fished Pensacola for years, I do not hesitate to think outside the box in order to make your experience the best in the area. Safety and the care of my customers is my number one priority. Whatever your preference, trolling or bottom fishing, or just taking a cruise, I am the jack of all trades in the fishing industry. I will customize your trip to maximize your enjoyment. Whatever your needs, whatever your dreams, let me try my best to make them come true and let our family build a lasting relationship with you and your family.

About this listing

Targeted Species

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Sportsman 231 (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

24 ft
4 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
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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