Destin Redfish Fishing Charters

Destin Redfish Fishing Charters

Best Redfish Fishing Charters in Destin

Destin: 116 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Destin
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trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(524 reviews)
Destin
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trips from US $480
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Destin
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(135 reviews)
Destin
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trips from US $480
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(658 reviews)
Destin
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trips from US $405
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(204 reviews)
Destin
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Destin
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trips from US $800
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(318 reviews)
Destin
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trips from US $200

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 28,559 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Redfish Fishing in Destin

We have used 5 different charters in Destin. Captain Si was by far the best. Use Nelson Charters. I won’t use anyone else from now on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have used 5 different charters in Destin. Captain Si was by far the best. Use Nelson Charters. I won’t use anyone else from now on.
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Go out fishing with an open mind. Day to day the fishing changes. Weather is a big/huge factor. Be patient with your Captain. They are doing their best with what the day brings. You might catch fish non stop for your trip, or get only a couple. It's fishing. And be polite. May God bless your fishing adventures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out fishing with an open mind. Day to day the fishing changes. Weather is a big/huge factor. Be patient with your Captain. They are doing their best with what the day brings. You might catch fish non stop for your trip, or get only a couple. It's fishing. And be polite. May God bless your fishing adventures.
East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
I'd recommend using King of Kings as he was great with myself and 5 high school seniors (4 of which had never done offshore fishing). They had a blast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend using King of Kings as he was great with myself and 5 high school seniors (4 of which had never done offshore fishing). They had a blast!
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Go for it, the area offers a lot of great offer of fishing. It won’t disappoint. The only reason I did not write this 5 stars was because I’ve had better days fishing in Clearwater where I larger fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for it, the area offers a lot of great offer of fishing. It won’t disappoint. The only reason I did not write this 5 stars was because I’ve had better days fishing in Clearwater where I larger fish
Another Last Cast
Another Last Cast
Not as good of fishing in March as it is in June when snapper and other fish are open for catching but still fun to reel in a lot of fish! Mingo is a good eater as is Trigger.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not as good of fishing in March as it is in June when snapper and other fish are open for catching but still fun to reel in a lot of fish! Mingo is a good eater as is Trigger.
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
Definitely consider the type of species you aim to catch. Bigger fish require bigger/deeper water. This of course turns into longer boat rides to the necessary habitat. The time in travel can eat into the scheduled time for your trip. If bringing smaller children, you'll be able to get into feisty smaller fish for sure much sooner. They'll have a fantastic time getting into fish much sooner in the trip and have a very memorable time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Definitely consider the type of species you aim to catch. Bigger fish require bigger/deeper water. This of course turns into longer boat rides to the necessary habitat. The time in travel can eat into the scheduled time for your trip. If bringing smaller children, you'll be able to get into feisty smaller fish for sure much sooner. They'll have a fantastic time getting into fish much sooner in the trip and have a very memorable time.
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
Dress warm in the morning, bring a towel and take motion sickness meds the night before
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm in the morning, bring a towel and take motion sickness meds the night before
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
I believe it’s not the best time of year for fishing in Destin but we still caught lots of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I believe it’s not the best time of year for fishing in Destin but we still caught lots of fish
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
Little cool early but warmed up quick. Guide cleaned the Spanish macs and we took them to the boathouse oyster bar and they blackened them and made fish tacos was excellent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Little cool early but warmed up quick. Guide cleaned the Spanish macs and we took them to the boathouse oyster bar and they blackened them and made fish tacos was excellent.
One More Last Cast
One More Last Cast
Don’t be obsessed with the amount of time out fishing. Get an experience boat captain and go catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t be obsessed with the amount of time out fishing. Get an experience boat captain and go catch fish!
Dawn Patrol Charters
Dawn Patrol Charters
Recommend a boat with a cabin to chill in as the weather is cool. Fishing is great if your captain gets you to them and you are dressed for the weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend a boat with a cabin to chill in as the weather is cool. Fishing is great if your captain gets you to them and you are dressed for the weather.
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
Check the weather. It was cooler than normal. Fish was just not biting very much
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the weather. It was cooler than normal. Fish was just not biting very much
Another Last Cast
Another Last Cast
We had a great overall experience. Just check what's in season if you have specific targets in mind.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great overall experience. Just check what's in season if you have specific targets in mind.
850 Charters
850 Charters
Trust the captain, and enjoy the ride. We caught a great amount of fish, it just took a couple spots to find them (as with any fishing)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust the captain, and enjoy the ride. We caught a great amount of fish, it just took a couple spots to find them (as with any fishing)
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Use this Charter, you will not be disappointed. Best time and great memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use this Charter, you will not be disappointed. Best time and great memories.
No Alibi Fishing Charters
No Alibi Fishing Charters
You're going to get wet, the waters are a but more choppy in December. Layer up and have a good time! Bring a cooler to bring your catch home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You're going to get wet, the waters are a but more choppy in December. Layer up and have a good time! Bring a cooler to bring your catch home.
850 Charters
850 Charters
The weather did not make it a very warm or comfy trip, but the fish were still biting! Dress in warm layers and you’ll be fine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather did not make it a very warm or comfy trip, but the fish were still biting! Dress in warm layers and you’ll be fine.
Lonestar Fishing Charters 33’
Lonestar Fishing Charters 33’
It's been a little tough with the rip current advisory, but dispite the water being a little rough the charter was a success.
Very good
4.0 / 5
It's been a little tough with the rip current advisory, but dispite the water being a little rough the charter was a success.
850 Charters
850 Charters
The fishing trips obviously the scenery and the people food is great and a vast choice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing trips obviously the scenery and the people food is great and a vast choice.
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin Clacton-on-Sea, England
Be prepared for cooler weather on the water and at speed on the boat…...layer your clothing. Sunglasses, hats a must! It sure beats sweltering in the summer heat though!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for cooler weather on the water and at speed on the boat…...layer your clothing. Sunglasses, hats a must! It sure beats sweltering in the summer heat though!!
Southern Country Charters
Southern Country Charters

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