Destin Redfish Fishing Charters

Destin Redfish Fishing Charters

Best Redfish Fishing Charters in Destin

Destin: 111 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(410 reviews)
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4.8 / 5
(87 reviews)
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(22 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(173 reviews)
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5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
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4.9 / 5
(107 reviews)
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
(198 reviews)
Destin
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
(296 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $700

Redfish Fishing in Destin

Redfish
  • Size 3 to 12lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Sciaenops ocellatus)

Known around the world as “the world’s luckiest fishing village,” the angling opportunities for Redfish Destin has to offer definitely live up to this reputation! Destin provides access to a variety of fishing grounds that this fish thrives in, providing plenty of opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to hook this Floridian favorite. Come and find out just how lucky these waters are!
 

What to Expect

A visit to Choctawhatchee Bay, north of Destin, is a must for newbies and experienced anglers alike. If you’re a budding angler, charter captains suggest opting for a half day trip, which will give you plenty of time to explore the shallows around Destin’s shore, as well as heading out to the deeper waters around Mid-Bay Bridge, where huge Bull Reds lurk. 
 
More experience under your belt? Plenty of captains here will take you to “Destin Pass,” where the bay meets the Gulf. These waters are usually pretty fast-moving and tumultuous, and are a great place to test your light tackle skills against huge Bulls!
 
If you’re willing to travel further east, you’ll have the opportunity to drop lines in the plentiful Hogtown Bayou as you make your way to the Choctawhatchee River. Both of these locations offer up more local-style fishing, with fly fishing and light tackle being the norm here. It’s the perfect area for Redfish enthusiasts to earn some serious bragging rights!
 

How to Prepare

Destin’s captains know better than most how important it is to make sure guests are “hooked up” with top-quality fishing gear, so you’ll be provided with everything you need for your day on the water. Just bring your favorite snacks and drinks, and get ready to try your luck against some huge Redfish in the world’s luckiest fishing village!
 
 

Destin Redfish Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Redfish fishing in Destin doesn't vary throughout the year. High season is January to December. There is no closed season.
Destin
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Redfish Fishing in Destin

Bring plenty of sunscreen, food, and drinks. Wear the appropriate clothes and have hats/sunglasses
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of sunscreen, food, and drinks. Wear the appropriate clothes and have hats/sunglasses
Sean  G.
Sean G. Kansas City, MO
Don’t forget that what you catch can be your dinner. Several restaurants near the harbor, such as Dewey Destin’s, can prepare your fish any way you like with all the sides. DELICIOUS! I recommend bronzed or blackened. Thanks for the memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t forget that what you catch can be your dinner. Several restaurants near the harbor, such as Dewey Destin’s, can prepare your fish any way you like with all the sides. DELICIOUS! I recommend bronzed or blackened. Thanks for the memories.
Paul  T.
Paul T. Tulsa, OK
I Would have liked to wait one more week, so bull red snapper would have been in season. June 1st.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I Would have liked to wait one more week, so bull red snapper would have been in season. June 1st.
Jimmie  J.
Jimmie J. Holdenville, OK
Fish with Capt Dean and Billy on the Seahorse. You will have the best time!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Capt Dean and Billy on the Seahorse. You will have the best time!!!
William  W.
William W. Woodbury, GA
Great for spring bottom fishing. Just B cause fishing with captain ken was really great. If first time fishing it’s a really great start specially for younger kids giving the the thrill but still being able to pull the fish in by themselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great for spring bottom fishing. Just B cause fishing with captain ken was really great. If first time fishing it’s a really great start specially for younger kids giving the the thrill but still being able to pull the fish in by themselves.
Cody  B.
Cody B. Livingston, TN
3-4 hour trip is long enough . Go in the morning or early as possible is other recommendation.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
3-4 hour trip is long enough . Go in the morning or early as possible is other recommendation.
Rob  C.
Rob C. Zwolle, Louisiana
A great 3 hour trip our whole family enjoyed. I highflying recommend this fishing experience with Last Cast Fishing Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A great 3 hour trip our whole family enjoyed. I highflying recommend this fishing experience with Last Cast Fishing Charters!
Jane  B.
Jane B.
Fishing in Destin is great. If you get with a good outfit, you're guaranteed to catch fish. However, if you want to keep the fish you catch, you need to check the seasons for your targeted fish and plan accordingly. The seasons for many of Florida's game fish are pretty short. Booking a trip and catching a bunch of amazing fish you can't keep can be frustrating. But, all in all, great place to fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in Destin is great. If you get with a good outfit, you're guaranteed to catch fish. However, if you want to keep the fish you catch, you need to check the seasons for your targeted fish and plan accordingly. The seasons for many of Florida's game fish are pretty short. Booking a trip and catching a bunch of amazing fish you can't keep can be frustrating. But, all in all, great place to fish!
William  H.  G.
William H. G. Zionsville, IN
Great fishing. Just check to make sure Red Snapper or Grouper are in season if you want more meat to bring home.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great fishing. Just check to make sure Red Snapper or Grouper are in season if you want more meat to bring home.
Ryan  H.
Ryan H. Evansville, IN
Al -Lin is a good choice. Mighty fine or 100 proof would be a good choice as well. Son and Daughter of Captain Harold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Al -Lin is a good choice. Mighty fine or 100 proof would be a good choice as well. Son and Daughter of Captain Harold.
Jay  K.
Jay K. Jackson, GA
May is great time because the weather is great and it is much less crowded than later in the year. Fishing Booker was big help in selecting a charter and scheduling the trip?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May is great time because the weather is great and it is much less crowded than later in the year. Fishing Booker was big help in selecting a charter and scheduling the trip?
John  G.
John G. Mogollon, NM
Take a guided trip your first time. The guides are full of knowledge you can use in the future.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a guided trip your first time. The guides are full of knowledge you can use in the future.
Alex  L.
Alex L. Los Angeles, California
I am not an experienced salt water fisherman, in fact it had been 14 years since the last time. Being from Michigan my fishing is all fresh water. If you are in a similar position, I would recommend a 4 hour trip. That way you get a taste, and some education, and will know better what you want to do next.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I am not an experienced salt water fisherman, in fact it had been 14 years since the last time. Being from Michigan my fishing is all fresh water. If you are in a similar position, I would recommend a 4 hour trip. That way you get a taste, and some education, and will know better what you want to do next.
Michael  B.
Michael B. Rochester Hills, MI
Tell the captain what you and your group are looking to do and they seem to accommodate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tell the captain what you and your group are looking to do and they seem to accommodate
David  N.
David N. Jeffersontown, KY
Pack a bag with some snacks, have the appropriate clothing on so you can stay cool and not get burned. Also, wear a patch if you are prone to getting sea sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack a bag with some snacks, have the appropriate clothing on so you can stay cool and not get burned. Also, wear a patch if you are prone to getting sea sick.
Aaron  Z.
Aaron Z. Cypress, TX
I would recommend a private fishing charter on the bay for first timers. It’s relaxed, more personable, and sure to be a great time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend a private fishing charter on the bay for first timers. It’s relaxed, more personable, and sure to be a great time
Hannah  M.
Hannah M. Spartanburg, SC
Book a larger boat of 27’ or more for a comfortable ride and plenty of room to fish front and back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a larger boat of 27’ or more for a comfortable ride and plenty of room to fish front and back.
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Atlanta, Georgia
Some grouper and snapper were closed but still very fun to catch and release, same with the sharks. Fight quality fish till your arms fall off then hit a spot for some smaller but very tasty fish to fill the cooler
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some grouper and snapper were closed but still very fun to catch and release, same with the sharks. Fight quality fish till your arms fall off then hit a spot for some smaller but very tasty fish to fill the cooler
Matt  B.
Matt B. New Orleans, Louisiana
If u never been deep sea fishing be prepared with some medicine in case u get sea sick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If u never been deep sea fishing be prepared with some medicine in case u get sea sick
Jessica  A.
Jessica A. White Plains, MD
Water was a little rough and a little cold for some of the fish to be biting yet but we stayed busy catching (and releasing) small Trigger Fish and Vermillion Snapper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was a little rough and a little cold for some of the fish to be biting yet but we stayed busy catching (and releasing) small Trigger Fish and Vermillion Snapper.
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Bellefontaine, OH

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