Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters

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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     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)
     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. 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

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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
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Monster Black Drum fillets on the Grill! Fantastic
Half Day Bay trip w\/Capt. Brad
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Moses Moreno
Helotes, TX
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Half day morning trip with Captain Brad Bishop

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
Before heading to Destin, my wife and I read all reviews on every guide.  Lots of them stated that the guide wasted an...
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Cynthia Rayburn
Albany, Georgia
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Half Day Trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
We had a great time. Brad was a great laid back leader for our afternoon outing. We caught quite a few fish, none of them keepers...
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Troy Schneider
Evansville, IN
 4.00
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Half day off shore trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   June 4, 2018
The water was still very cloudy from a recent week long storm.  Luckily, an hour into the trip we came across a school...
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Alan Doyle
Louisville, TN
 5.00
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Inland trip with Captain Brad.

VERIFIED   July 9, 2018
Captain Brad is a very knowledgeable about the different areas to fish. He is very professional and will help you in anyway...
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Herman Neese
Pensacola, FL
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Half day with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
We had our daughter and nephew. Captain Brad was very patient with the kids. Everyone caught fish. We had 3 speckle trout and...
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