Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters

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4.64
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews See all 33 reviews
21997 US Highway 331 South
Santa Rosa Beach FL, United States

Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters invites you for an unforgettable inshore fishing adventure out of Freeport, Florida. The charter is owned and operated by one of the best captains around, Captain Brad Bishop. He has spent over 20 years of his life on the water, working and fishing. He will use this vast knowledge and experience in guiding you to the best spots and fish.

The town of Freeport is conveniently located in the Choctawhatchee Bay which offers outstanding fishing year round. You can fish for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Cobia, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. Depending on the season and the fish you want to target, Captain Brad will take you to the places he knows produce good amounts of that fish.

Captain Brad operates a 23’ Sea Fox center console. Powered by a 175 HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots, this boat is a beast on the water. It will get you to the desired fishing grounds quickly and in comfort. You will love the T-top as it provides the much-needed shade in the hot Floridian Sun.

Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters’ boat is equipped with all the USCG approved safety gear, electronics, and a wireless trolling motor for the extra shallow waters. Captain Brad’s number one priority is safety and putting meat in the boat.  He will provide the necessary fishing gear including rods, reels, terminal tackle, and a fishing license.

Captain Brad says: “Seeing our clients with the biggest smiles on their faces after hooking up on a big bull Red is priceless. We look forward to booking trips with everyone!”.

Pickup can be arranged at a location convenient to you anywhere from Panama City to Destin.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore 4 PPL MAX
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Head off the coast and target some bigger fish such as Red Snapper, Groupers, King Mackerel, and Cobia. You will be fishing within state waters, up to nine miles from the coast.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Redfish and Trout are available during the whole year, Sheepshead is great and Flounder in the Winter months, as well as Cobia and more species available in other seasons. Your trip will last 4 hours, but it you really love it and want one more hour on the water, Captain Brad will give you one Free hour!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Redfish and Trout are available during the whole year, Sheepshead is great and Flounder in the Winter months, as well as Cobia and more species available in other seasons. Your trip will last 4 hours, but it you really love it and want one more hour on the water, Captain Brad will give you one Free hour!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of 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
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

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
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

About the Captain

Brad Bishop
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Member since April 2017
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Captain Brad has been on the water since he was 6 yearrs old and started to drive his dad's boat. For 11 years he worked on the Mississippi River and ICWW, pushing barges. He then decided to come back home and start his own Fishing Charter Business. Captain Brad works for TowBoatUS Destin when not running charters. He knows the bay like the back of his hand.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.64 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Had a great time trying to catch fish with Capt. Brad. Had a few captain errors during our trip though, resulting in lost fish. “Just a joke we had going everytime a big fish broke our line” Thanks for a good time!

Fished July 11, 2018
Brad Bishop (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 12, 2018

Its was tough fishing for sure! We got it done though!

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Captain Brad is a very knowledgeable about the different areas to fish. He is very professional and will help you in anyway he can to get you those big fish. We all had a great time even though the bite was a bit slow. Captain Brad will put you on the fish.

Fished July 9, 2018
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We had our daughter and nephew. Captain Brad was very patient with the kids. Everyone caught fish. We had 3 speckle trout and one Spanish makerel that were legal to keep. We had a great dinner that night thanks to Captain Brad! We highly recommend him. We will use him again.

Fished July 7, 2018
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