Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters

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Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters invites you to 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 will use his experience of more than 20 years to guide you to the best spots and biggest fish in the area.

Captain Brad operates a 23’ Sea Pro center console. It’s a fast and comfortable vessel that will get you to the desired fishing grounds in a heartbeat. You will love the T-top as it provides the much-needed shade in the hot Floridian Sun. The boat is also equipped with all the USCG approved safety gear, electronics, and a wireless trolling motor.

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’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. Seeing his clients with the biggest smiles on their faces after hooking up on a big bull Red is priceless for Captain Brad.

Pickup can be arranged at a location convenient to you anywhere from Panama City to Destin, just book a trip to your liking and let the Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters team do the rest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Based on when you book – Redfish and Trout are available throughout the whole year, while Sheepshead and Flounder are great in the winter months, and Cobia and more species are available in other seasons. Your trip will last 4 hours, but if you're really enjoying yourself and want 1 more hour on the water, Captain Brad will give you an extra hour free!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a versatile trip that will allow you to get a lot of fishing done in this relatively short time. Depending on the season when you book this trip will see you targeting anything from year-round species such as Redfish and Trout to seasonally available Cobia, Sheepshead, and Flounder. Furthermore, if need be, Captain Brad can extend the trip for an extra hour!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Have kids that want to fish but you’re unsure if they want to go for a full 4 hour? Then this is the trip to book! Two hours on the water may not get you a ton of fish to take back home to cook but there will plenty of fish hooked for the kids to reel in! It’s always a fun trip! Book now and make those memories with the kiddos!
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About the Captain

Brad Bishop
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
72 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Captain Brad has been on the water since he was 6 years 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Had a great time with the captain very pleasant person easy to talk to and doesn\u2019t mind teaching what I didn\u2019t know my first time deep-sea fishing
Had a great time with the captain very pleasant person easy to talk to and doesn\u2019t mind teaching what I didn\u2019t know my first time deep-sea fishing
June fishing trip
+60
Angler Rating
59
10
1
1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Chris B.
Birmingham, Alabama
 4.67
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Night Trip Rescheduled to Morning

VERIFIED   NEW  June 25, 2020
Capt Brad was awesome. Will definitely book with him on our next trip. We were originally booked for night fishing but Capt...
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Brittain L.
Newnan, GA
 5.00
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Don’t look anymore! You are just wasting time and money.

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
My daughter and I took a half day morning trip with Capt. Brad. It was everything I was hoping for and more. Capt. Brad is...
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Kim P.
Gallatin, TN
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
The weather had been rough days before our trip so the fishing was kind of slow. Captain Brad contacted us the day of the trip...
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Jay Skytop Sales Pewitt
Lindale, GA
 5.00
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Had a great time Highly recommend will be go back and fish with this captain again.
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Tim J.
Columbia, AL
 5.00
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Captain Brad is the real deal

VERIFIED   May 27, 2020
Laid back and easy going, Brad did an excellent job with the whole trip.  He knows the bay as well as ANYONE, and he was...
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