Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Choctawhatchee Bay

Choctawhatchee Bay: 208 fishing charters available

Beaver’s Guide Service
Beaver’s Guide Service

Santa Rosa Beach • 22 ft • 5 persons

Beaver’s Guide Service is a small and successful fishing charter.

"5/21/24 We did an AM trip with Alex booked over 6 weeks ago." —⁠ Sally,
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trips fromUS $375
30A Bay Guide Service
30A Bay Guide Service
 State licensed

Santa Rosa Beach • 22 ft • 5 persons

Have fun catching fish and relax on the water with 30A Bay Guide Service.

"Captain Marvin was very knowledgeable and helped us have a good day of fishing in spite of rough waters and high winds." —⁠ Joan,
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trips fromUS $385
 State licensed

Destin • 24 ft • 6 persons

Nelson Guide Company offers a variety of fishing adventures on a budget.

"We went out trying to catch bigger fish we don’t eat fish and are from Arizona." —⁠ Bryan,
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trips fromUS $600
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Bayflats Fishing Charters
 State licensed

Santa Rosa Beach • 25 ft • 6 persons

Bayflats Fishing Charters is your ticket to the stunning waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

"An epic experience!! This Man works so hard to get you on the fish!" —⁠ Douglas,
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trips fromUS $450
Got 2 Go Fishing Charters
Got 2 Go Fishing Charters
 State licensed

Shalimar • 22 ft • 6 persons

If you're in the market for a day to remember, look no further than Got 2 Go Fishing Charters.

"Our family’s deep sea fishing adventure in Florida was nothing short of spectacular!" —⁠ Harry,
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trips fromUS $500
**Above C-Level Charters**
**Above C-Level Charters**

Fort Walton Beach • 22 ft • 4 persons

Join Above C-Level Charters, based out of Fort Walton Beach, Florida at Adventure Marina, and together you will explore the Bay, marsh flats, and the Gulf!

"My two sons and I went on a long weekend to visit my other son stationed in Florida in the Air Force." —⁠ Mike,
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trips fromUS $350
 State licensed

Destin • 26 ft • 6 persons

Capt. Alex Short runs trips out of Destin aboard a 26’ Worldcat.

"We booked this charter for my family (husband 15yr old and 11yr old and me) we had never been on a boat in the ocean, never fished in salt water, and my daughter and I have Zero experience fishing at all." —⁠ Rita,
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trips fromUS $444
Sparkling Water Charters
Sparkling Water Charters

Fort Walton Beach • 30 ft • 6 persons

Destin has a fish with your name on it, so let Sparkling Water Charters help you catch it!

"Well will start with how comfortable they made my grandson feel and the time they took with them on there first deep sea fishing experience." —⁠ Donald,
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trips fromUS $750
Beaver’s Guide Service – Bay Boat
Beaver’s Guide Service – Bay Boat

Santa Rosa Beach • 22 ft • 5 persons

Based out of Santa Rosa Beach, Beaver’s Guide Service is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

"A group of three of us went out yesterday morning on a fishing trip." —⁠ Benjamin,
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trips fromUS $375
Ranger Angler Fishing Charters
Ranger Angler Fishing Charters
 State licensed

Santa Rosa Beach • 22 ft • 4 persons

Ranger Angler Fishing Charters is located in Santa Rosa Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"We booked an AM half day trip with Captain Quinn and had a fabulous time." —⁠ Ginny,
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trips fromUS $385
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Choctawhatchee Bay

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Fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay

Northeast of the “Luckiest Fishing in the World,” the Choctawhatchee Bay fishing scene is nothing short of superb. It’s one of the Florida Panhandle’s best inshore fishing grounds, and offers brackish waters, flats, wrecks, and much more to explore. Come year-round and discover the riches of fishing on offer here, and you’re sure to want to return for more!
 
Redfish and Trout are the two ubiquitous fish here. Whenever you come, you can find one of these exciting and delicious creatures at the end of your line, wherever you go. Hit the flats, bridges, and even the bayous, and you’re sure to get your hands on these beauties. 
 
Come summertime, and Spanish Mackerel come to the fore, along with Pompano, Sharks, and even Tarpon. In winter, Flounder and Sheepshead make for a warming dinner, with “Bull” Redfish stealing the show in fall. There literally isn’t a bad time to come.
 
The beauty of fishing here is that you’re just a stone’s throw from shore, so a trip as short as a couple of hours can yield great rewards. Beginners are welcome to test the waters, while pros can fish all day long, if they wish.
 
You’re sure to find a tailored Choctawhatchee Bay fishing charter wherever you look around the shores. Explore the rivers from Port Washington, the Hogtown Bayou from Santa Rosa Beach, or be in with a chance to hunt some reef fish out of Destin and Fort Walton Beach – take your pick, and away you go!

 

Rules & Regulations

When fishing with a charter, your saltwater license is covered. If you feel like exploring the Choctawhatchee River, too, then you’ll need to get a freshwater license. We suggest that you get in touch with your captain before traveling, and they’ll let you know what you need and what’s biting.

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Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Seasons

January

Choctawhatchee Bay offers up excellent year-round fishing, so start things off in the best way by indulging in some top angling action. Flounder, Sheepshead, and Redfish can be found pretty much all over.

February
Cooler waters mean that Flounder and Redfish can be targeted close to shore. If you’re lucky, you might encounter some Snapper species around the bay’s underwaters structures, too, so get your fill of tasty fish!
 
March

Sheepshead are back in full force, with the South Pass jetties offering up an abundance of this species. Redfish are on offer all through the bay, and the Trout fishing is back with a bang. 

April

Things start really heating up, in the water if not above. The “grand slam” of Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish can be found. Try your luck around the underwater structures, and you might hook yourself a Grouper.

May

Fishing the jetty? You’re likely to reel in Spanish Mackerel, or even Shark species. The flats are brimming with Spotted Seatrout and Redfish, and Sheepshead and Black Drum can be found in deeper waters.

June

June sees the temperature and fishing on offer really heat up! Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder...it would be easier to say what isn’t on offer. If you’re fishing in Destin, book early – this is when charters start to fill up!

July

Charters are getting busier and busier, so make sure you book well in advance. If you can, opt for early morning trips to beat the crowds! Bull Redfish and trophy-sized Trout are on offer, and anglers are flocking to them.

August

If you can handle the heat, August is the perfect month to hook into huge, tasty table fare, with Bull Reds and Gator Trout both on offer. School’s out, so expect the waters to be bustling with tourists and families!

September

There's no sign of the weather nor the fishing cooling down, although the fish start to move closer to shore. The flats around Hogtown Bayou are brimming with Redfish, while Trout and Flounder fishing remains strong.

October

October sees the bay bustling again, thanks to the Destin Fishing Rodeo bringing crowds of avid anglers. Fishing remains strong during the month, with Sheepshead, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout all on offer.

November

The temperature may have dropped, but Choctawhatchee Bay’s fishing is still seriously hot. The waters are much quieter, so get ready to explore them and hook anything from Spotted Seatrout to Redfish, to Flounder.

December

The year's coming to a close, but Choctawhatchee Bay’s fishing opportunities remain open. Treat yourself to the best holiday present by hooking a huge Bull Redfish – it may not be traditional, but it'll sure fill you up!

Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Calendar

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Featured photos from Choctawhatchee Bay

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What anglers said about fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay

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Top Types of Fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay

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Top Fishing Techniques in Choctawhatchee Bay

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Top Targeted Species in Choctawhatchee Bay

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