Lady Luck Adventures invites you to spend a day on the waters of Okaloosa Island, Florida with Captain Gabrielle Mercado. She specializes in light tackle inshore fishing and nearshore wreck fishing for a multitude of desirable species.

Captain Gabrielle offers three, four, and five-hour trips in the daytime and the nighttime to the inshore waters and the nearshore wrecks. You can target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Pompano, and Spanish Mackerel, in the shallow water. Kingfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and Red Snapper, and Groupers can all be targeted in the deeper waters.

Fishing is done aboard a 21-foot Nautic Star center console originally built in 2014 with a 4 person capacity. Powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, this boat gets you to the fishing grounds in a flash.

The vessel also has a wireless trolling motor for super shallow trolling, an icebox for the catch, a livewell for the bait, and all the safety equipment you might need. The boat is equipped with top of the range GPS and fish finding equipment.

Lady Luck Adventures will provide all the fishing gear you might need such as rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, and a fishing license. Captain Gabrielle can also clean and fillet you fish so you can enjoy eating your own day’s catch.

For the best fun in the sun for the entire family with an experienced and passionate guide, book Captain Gabrielle Mercado and Lady Luck Adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,000
    Fishing artificial and natural wrecks off the beautiful emerald coast for Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Grouper, and many other species by bottom fishing and trolling.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Wreck Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $850
    Nearshore wreck fishing off of the beautiful Emerald Coast for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, and countless other species by bottom fishing and trolling. (1–4 Anglers with a 4-hour minimum.)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    Fishing artificial and natural wrecks off the beautiful emerald coast for Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Grouper, and many other species by bottom fishing and trolling.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    Light tackle Inshore fishing Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding Bayous for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and many more! Fishing inshore provides calm waters and peaceful scenery, fitting for kids of any age.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    Children's fishing trip in Okaloosa Island. This trip is catered to small children 10 and under who just want to catch fish no matter the size. We will not only teach them the basics but put them on the most abundant fish at the time. This is the perfect trip for your future angler who still needs to make nap time after lunch!
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About the Captain

Gabrielle Barnes
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
60 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2017
Captain Gabrielle was born and raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and has fished with her father ever since she could walk. She has traveled all over the world fishing wherever she went. Some of the most memorable experiences are fly fishing for Bonefish in the sandy flats of the Bahamas and catching giant Mekong Catfish in Thailand on a chicken thigh. Gabrielle is a knowledgable Captain and her passion for putting people on fish is on display with every trip she takes. She is great with children and makes sure everyone knows the best techniques to land the big fish!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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Derrick W.
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Short Trip, Short Notice. Much Obliged. .

VERIFIED   NEW  Special 3 hour trip for Derrick Widzinski on November 9, 2021
We caught fish and The Captain Gabrielle was a charn.
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Wreck Fishing on November 18, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Wreck Fishing (AM) on June 26, 2019
We had an absolute blast fishing with Gabby and Lady Luck Adventures.  We started out catching bait which was a lot of fun. ...
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Rachel D.
Linden, Tennessee
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4 hour inshore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip: Inshore on May 10, 2019
Highly recommend Gabrielle!!  She was awesome with the kids (and me lol). Very patient and let them help all day with baiting,...
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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4 hour trip with Captain Gabby

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Wreck Fishing (PM) on October 14, 2019
Had an awesome day out fishing with Captain Gabby.  We caught plenty of fish to keep and caught plenty more we threw back. ...
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FAQs about Lady Luck Adventures LLC

Lady Luck Adventures LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Kids Trip (2 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Inshore Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Wreck Fishing (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip – Wreck Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Wreck Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lady Luck Adventures LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lady Luck Adventures LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Lady Luck Adventures LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Lady Luck Adventures LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lady Luck Adventures LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Speckled Trout