Okaloosa Island

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Fishing in Okaloosa Island

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.

Okaloosa Island
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Reviews of Fishing in Okaloosa Island

Captain Kent for a 5 hr Shark experience
Jason L. fished with Broke Tip Charter on October 2, 2020
There were ALOT of jellyfish, hundreds. Not sure if they were migrating through of if this is a common thing.
Fishing on the Gulf with Kent and Bobbi
Shawn H. fished with Broke Tip Charter on September 5, 2020
I will fish the gulf again next spring and hopefully next summer.
Awesome Kids Trip
Jacob H. fished with Broke Tip Charter on July 24, 2020
Be for flexible to flow with the weather.
Half day trip with Captain Gary!
Chuck S. fished with Hot Reels Fishing Charter, LLC on August 1, 2019
Go early!!! Too hot to fish in afternoon!!
Very Kid friendly Bay Fishing
Tonya G. fished with Broke Tip Charter on July 16, 2019
Find the areas where the most fish are being caught and the bait being used to catch these fish.
Half day trip with captain Richard
Joshua E. fished with Southern Charm Fishing Charters on June 29, 2019
Had a blast. Had our limit within 4 hour trip
Fishing with captain Gary
William S. fished with Hot Reels Fishing Charter, LLC on June 13, 2019
It is a great place to visit so have fun.
Awesome experience! Great boat and lovely captain!
Danny M. fished with Hot Reels Fishing Charter, LLC on May 26, 2019
Particularly great if state allows you to keep the catch. They are very finicky with allowing dates and species, forcing small boat owners to purchase expensive licenses.

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