Destin Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters

Destin Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters

Best Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Destin

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Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Destin

Marlin (Blue)
  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Makaira nigricans)

If you’re looking for one of the best Billfish spots in the Gulf of Mexico, then Marlin fishing in Destin, Florida is something to be witnessed. This is one of the best places to go after these majestic beasts because it’s much closer to the Gulf’s bluewater than other fishing hubs.
 
Marlin (Blue and White) visit these waters in the heat of the summer, but the best time to catch something formidable is in September and October. White Marlin are particularly active during the fall, while Blues love higher temperatures.
 
On a good day, you can have anywhere from a couple hookups to 10, if you know where to go and you’ve got an experienced captain at the helm. The bite can start 12 miles from the shore, at the famous "100-Fathom Curve", and it only gets better the further you go. Blue Marlin love the open deep waters (600+ feet), and this is where you can hook a big one.
 
To get the most out of the Marlin-oriented trip, opt-in for the ones that last eight hours or more. You might need to travel 20–40 nautical miles from shore to get to the most productive hotspots, so you want to have plenty of time for everything (including the ride to and from the fishing grounds). Charter companies often offer multi-day trips, that can take out up to 150 miles offshore and put you on the intense Billfish action that will challenge you in every way.
 
You'll mostly be trolling with live bait to get the attention of voracious Marlin, though there’s a variety of lures you can use as well. When one is hooked, you’ll know it straight away – their acrobatic jumps are all the announcement you’ll need. Getting these gigantic fish (especially Blue Marlin, that can weigh anywhere from 200–900+ pounds) to the boat is a workout like no other and it’s not for the weak-kneed.
 
Marlin fishing in Destin, Florida is deep sea fishing at its best and the sheer number of anglers pouring into Destin every day is proof enough. If catching Marlin is on your bucket list, then this is the place to be!

Destin Marlin (Blue) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Marlin (Blue) fishing in Destin varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to September. Low season is January to April and November to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Destin

The Fish were biting
Richard E. fished with Charter Boat Malia Ann on May 7, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go on a guide boat. Captain Zachary on the Malia Ann is a local who knows the waters well. We caught lots of BIG fish
Great morning with Captain Robert
Rhonda M. fished with Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour on May 1, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, it was a lot of fun and so enjoyable to be out on the water.
Inshore fishing with Captain Robert James
Charles L. fished with Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour on April 30, 2021
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If you're fishing for the first time there is a lot to learn I would recommend that you bring your patience with you.
4 hour trip
William G. fished with Living Right Fishing Charters on April 28, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get rest the day before because you need it if going on a guided trip.
5 hour trip
Walter H. fished with MAXIMUS on April 27, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great fishing. They don’t call it the luckiest fishing village for nothing
Half day trip with captain Josh.
Jacob L. fished with Just Reel on April 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fish with captain Josh at Just Reel if you want a great day on the water!!
5 hour trip with Conner on 4/7/21
Ryan N. fished with Destin Backcountry Fishing on April 7, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Not just Destin but anywhere, going through the inlet can be a little rough and kids who aren’t used to being on a boat can be a little scared.
Midmorning 4 hour with Captain Steve
Monica D. fished with Lock N Load Charters on March 30, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charter a boat to learn about the Gulf. It's worth the effort!

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