Captain
Steven Lathi

Member since January 2015 Destin, United States
Background
Never got to fish, always wanted to try, went all in, never looked back. I fished avidly from the Northeast Canyons to the Florida Keys. I have been fishing waters off Destin for 29 years. I love my job & "office"!!
Techniques
specialize in bottom fishing offshore, fishing reefs & homemade wrecks, live bait trolling w/lots of lines with lots ofl ines in the water, often chumming

Hey, I'm Captain Steven Lathi

Destin, United States
Background
Never got to fish, always wanted to try, went all in, never looked back. I fished avidly from the Northeast Canyons to the Florida Keys. I have been fishing waters off Destin for 29 years. I love my job & "office"!!
Techniques
specialize in bottom fishing offshore, fishing reefs & homemade wrecks, live bait trolling w/lots of lines with lots ofl ines in the water, often chumming
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Amberjack aka reef donkeys leg to youal

August 01, 2019

After throwing these things back since early this year we have successfully caught and released a lot of very large amberjack 7 hours or longer we can Target them I highly suggest you consider this species on your buc… Read Full Report →


RED GOLD Best snapper fishing is NOW!

June 01, 2019

Finally getting to retain these tasty beautiful hard fighting fish Don't Miss out; Capt. Steven Read Full Report →


Best eatin triggers still keepers

April 05, 2019

Everybody loves catching fish and some people don't mind catch-and-release but at the end of the day most want to bring home at least some healthy eating filets! Get em while we can TRIGGERFISH LAST DAY 5/10!!! Read Full Report →


Tasty Triggerfish reopensreopens 8-1!

July 24, 2018

After a somewhat shocking closure the tasty Gray Triggerfish currently abundant will be able to be caught and retained August 1st book now and cats and eat some of the tastiest fish available Read Full Report →


ALL species nearby, GAME ON!

March 27, 2018

Despite rough seas we,ve fished everyday with great catches, smiles & happy anglers! Read Full Report →


Adams Party catches 1st snapper slam 17!

June 15, 2017

We caught all 5 snapper species commonly pulled up in our region on this trip alone! Congrads guys!!Capt. Steve Read Full Report →


Exotic fish are welcome bonuses!

June 10, 2017

On our way to secret reefs & wrecks, we pull high speed lures & sometimes they make the trip! Read Full Report →


King Mackerel Bag limit INCREASED!!!!!

April 15, 2017

Rougher than expected, & tough to feel the bite still managed to catch 100 head & bring home 3 handfuls! Read Full Report →


trigger happy, AJ closes

March 18, 2017

The west wind made it challenging but we put together a mess including species not listed The grey triggerfish are difficult to fish through but provide unprecedented action on every spot! We just got the news the government will… Read Full Report →


Fishing Great , Unusually warm Gulf!

January 19, 2017

We commercial fish a lot in the winter & it keeps us knowing where the hot fishing is! Read Full Report →


Exotics Near shore!

October 12, 2016

Sailfish have been caught & released by multiple vessels as well as tunas & mackerels & wahoos! Great opportunity to catch an exotic! Capt. Steve Read Full Report →


Full Rack with nice center nail!

September 24, 2016

We missed a Blackfin,probably 2 & almost got spooled on a spinning rod. Perseverance pays & we tired this Wahoo out & boxed him to chill with the other not so lucky fish riding back on the Lucky Lina!… Read Full Report →


Walk ups caught more then the law allows

September 11, 2016

Anglers witnessed our previous catch had hi-lined the dock so talked there friends into a trolling trip. Quite proud of their catch! Read Full Report →


Hurricane Hermine Helps Fishing

September 05, 2016

Artificial lures, outfished the live bait. Didn't take long to produce this nice rack! Been hot each day since storm! Thanks Hermine! Read Full Report →


Example of an all day trip

June 26, 2016

We fished from 120 ft to 275 ft & most of the fish were caught in the shallower water We caught triggerfish & Amberjack galore but they were out of season. Majority of snappers we retain on longer trips… Read Full Report →


Dodging Fl weather

June 15, 2016

Grandma elected to stay back because of an adverse weather report. With the help of my radar & experience, I was able to make them a bottom fishing catch despite this was marketed as an inshore trolling trip. Just… Read Full Report →


4 species of nice snappers & a king

June 14, 2016

Along with nice grade of resd snappers, these fine anglers caught grey (mangrove), lane, vermillion snappers & king mackerel on the way in trolling. Lots of fish to bring home from a succesful & fun 6 hr fishing adventure! Read Full Report →


Two happy anglers w/tasty dinners

June 13, 2016

Just two anglers whose first trip in the Gulf experienced a difficult bite but pulled it off with a few quality & tasty fish. Their smiles depict the end result Read Full Report →


Six hours trolling out to secret wrecks

June 12, 2016

These 6 folks from Arkansas never been in the Gulf before. Here is the result from 6 hrs of fishing with me (38) keepers & many throwbacks which were out of season such as triggerfish & amberjack Read Full Report →


Daily kill

June 11, 2016

They caught a snapper slam! Six species: Red, White, vermillion, mangrove, bigeye, lane & let amberjacks, and lots of triggerfish go but still had tons to take home! Read Full Report →


SNAPPER TRIP PRICE GUARANTEE FOR 30 DAY

June 01, 2016

In the last few months, I have established a pattern of where the large red snappers have taken residence. Fish have tails, they swim & move. Savvy Captains have tales, we follow the fish! Beat our $ increase for… Read Full Report →


Snappers R Snappin',31 days left!

June 01, 2016

Great anglers fish w/me every year. Another sucessful trip! They promised to not wait a full year! Read Full Report →


Angler's perception of a 4 hr trip

June 01, 2016

This is why these guys come back year after year! The 4 hr trip the day before produced an unfair & pathetically inaccurate review. Read Full Report →


5 Hrs with request for Shark & stowaway!

April 21, 2016

A great afternoon 5 hr where we caught & kept a shark (Atlantic sharpnose) which the anglers had hoped to do. We also had a hitch hiker; I beleive some sort of kingfisher coastal bird exhausted from flying, landed… Read Full Report →


Close encounter w/ 200 yoa sea creature!

April 21, 2016

If gag & Red snapper were keepable, we'd of had 300 lbs. either way we slayed em'! Our 7 hour special gives you an xtra hr for less than 1/2 the hourly cost & I don't look at my… Read Full Report →


Warm winter water is great bottom fishin

January 02, 2016

lots of fish on this winter opening trip for trigger & amberjack. weather was a bit windy so we stayed in closer but the fish were there & biting Read Full Report →


Fishin' For Scallops!

August 28, 2015

Hi I went scalloping with Capt. Steven Lathi on his small boat the Summer Breeze. on 8/28 & we found them good just North of Carabelle Fishing is good when we go but the back to school has us… Read Full Report →


Drag screamers

July 29, 2015

This 4 hour am trip got lots of bites from better than average grade king mackerel. Capitalized on several 18-27 lb. fish. Exciting morning for these anglers! Read Full Report →


Trolling to productive bottom fishing

July 26, 2015

Picture says it all. They had 62 keepers & through two back for everyone they retained. Lots of action when you go a little longer. Well done by these Alabama anglers! Read Full Report →


Incredible short trolling trip

July 15, 2015

These two anglers had their hands full & filled the rack while on a 4 hour trolling trip. They hooked two cobia, caught one, along with lots of king Mackerel & dolphin (mahi-mahi) . Loads of fun! great short… Read Full Report →


Snapper Grand Slam!

July 11, 2015

It's hard to do anytime but these happy anglers have a reason to smile for the camera. They accomplished catching all 5 snapper species in a 6 hr trip!! Giant Lane snapper (> 15 years old), Red snapper, Grey… Read Full Report →


Surprise 11th B-day trip

July 10, 2015

Picture & smiles say it all! Happy birthday Wyatt!! Outdoor sports writer & his family really enjoyed their fishing adventure! Read Full Report →


Finally get to keep the Gags!

July 01, 2015

Challenging fish to keep out of it's hole; often get them w/jewelry (other hooks where anglers weren't successful still in fishes mouth because they take 2-3 weeks to rust or come out). Read Full Report →


Father's Day surprise

June 22, 2015

We kept this one a secret but 6 excited fathers got a fishing adventure from wife Ramona Hennigan! What a lucky husband for his wife's great idea & generosity! Just 4 hrs; we left at 10:30, caught live bait… Read Full Report →


Opening Day Federal Red Snapper

June 01, 2015

Today , the long awaited federal red snapper season (outside of 9 miles) reopened after only 9 days to retain them in @ 22 months. The full Moon overnight keeps them snapper full so one has to utilize old… Read Full Report →


KY getaway

April 07, 2015

Three anglers put together a mess that included Amberjack, King mackerel, bigeye snapper, vermillion snapper, red porgy, lane snapper all came home & the gag grouper, triggerfish, & red snapper all returned to the Gulf. Read Full Report →


Mako my day

March 21, 2015

While catching porgies, triggers, & snappers, the first uninvited guest was thick fog. The second was dining on our hooked fish. His appetite was his demise. After getting multiple hooks in his mouth & back, an aprox 110 lb.… Read Full Report →

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Justin P.
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Great time with Captain Steve and Steve !!!

VERIFIED   March 27, 2019
Went on a 5 hour trip on the Lucky Lina with two adults and three young fishermen aged twelve and under and could not of had...
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Clint F.
Saint Charles, Missouri
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7 Hour Trip With Captain Steve

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
My son and I booked the 7 hour trip with Captain Steve and First Mate Steve.  We couldn’t have asked for a better...
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We scheduled an 8 hour trip on the Lucky Lina a few months in advance.  We contacted Steve Lathi a couple of days before...
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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6-hr trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   March 25, 2019
I booked this trip with Captain Steve aboard Lucky Lina for my two teenage sons, my wife, and myself with one goal: to have...
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Atlanta, Georgia
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THE BEST BOAT IN THE HARBOR...

VERIFIED   February 16, 2019
This trip was made kinda last minute and considering it’s febuary 16 in the middle of winter was a little worried about what...
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