Okaloosa Island

6 Fishing Charters

Okaloosa Island Fishing Charters

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Always happy to introduce this beautiful island to new anglers, Okaloosa Island fishing charters will show you all the spots that put this fishery on the map. Located on Florida’s stunning Emerald Coast, Okaloosa Island forms a barrier between Choctawhatchee Bay and the plentiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whichever one you choose to fish in, it’s going to be a trip to remember!

Newbies and families can cruise the inshore waters of the bay for Speckled Trout, Flounder, Redfish, and other tasty table fare. More experience under your belt? Head south to the nearshore reefs and wrecks of the Gulf for Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel species among others. The Gulf also offers up some incredible offshore action, with Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish lurking in deep waters.

Inshore family trips are typically over in four hours. This allows for enough time to visit some popular spots, see what’s biting, and take home a mixed bag on a productive day. Reefs and wrecks often warrant more time, especially if you’re not aiming for the ones closest to the shore. Finally, offshore trips to the Gulf almost always require a full day. Don’t worry, your hard work will be handsomely rewarded out there.

The locals here have fishing in their blood. You’ll find plenty of capable captains and charters aimed at fishermen of all ages and skill levels. A popular starting spot is the boat ramp in Ross Marler Park – making this a good spot to begin your search. After getting there, choose your angling adventure and discover what this island has to offer!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re joining one of Okaloosa’s licensed charters for a trip to the fishing grounds, hooking your target is the only thing you need to focus on. Your captain will provide you with all the necessary licenses and information on fish seasonality and bag limits.

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Fishing with Michael
Kevin G. fished with Sun Chasing Charters on August 2, 2021
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We didn’t care what kinda fish long as we caught fish and captain Mike put us on trigger fish
3hr. Trip
Neely K. fished with Anarchy Fishing Charters on June 15, 2021
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Honestly it depends on the person and their commitment to fishing. We could have easily done the 1/2 day tour, we knew our son wouldn’t make it that long so we booked the 3hr…. Which is closer to shore.
Half Day Trip W/ Captain Cory
Shea B. fished with Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter on May 30, 2021
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Hard to say what to recommend to folks who actually know what they're doing when it comes to deep sea fishing. None of us had ever gone before, and it was an absolute treat catching whatever was biting, and things were biting as the bait hit the bottom!
Great time with the grandchildren!
Babette F. fished with All Out Fishing on April 7, 2021
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It was a little chilly & the fish were not biting but I know when they are biting the fishing is great
Half day with Gabby.
Matt U. fished with Lady Luck Adventures LLC on July 29, 2019
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Take sunscreen and be prepared to have fun.
Half day trip with captain Richard
Joshua E. fished with Southern Charm Fishing Charters on June 29, 2019
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Had a blast. Had our limit within 4 hour trip
Fantastic Kids Fishing Charter
Eric J. fished with Lady Luck Adventures LLC on April 23, 2019
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Great place for fishing, caught fish the entire time on the water.
Full Day
Alan B. fished with Southern Charm Fishing Charters on September 15, 2018
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A four hour trip would be preferred. Eight hours is a commitment to fishing.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Okaloosa Island

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Okaloosa Island costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $628, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $991. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Okaloosa Island is 25 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Sun Chasing Charters, Anarchy Fishing Charters, and Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter are some of the most popular fishing charters in Okaloosa Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Okaloosa Island.

Sun Chasing Charters, Anarchy Fishing Charters, and Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Okaloosa Island.

The best way to experience fishing in Okaloosa Island is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Okaloosa Island.

The most popular fish species you can target are King Mackerel (Kingfish), Snapper (Red), and Snapper (Mangrove). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, heavy tackle, and trolling. Nearshore fishing, wreck fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.