Captain
Mac Higgins

Member since March 2015 Destin, United States
Background
Captain Mac Higgins grew up on the beautiful Emerald Coast. Mac has had a passion for fishing for as long as he could remember. He then turned his passion into a successful career. Captain Mac’s fishing repertoire includes the waters of the Gulf, around the Intracoastal Waterways, and Choctawhatchee.

Hey, I'm Captain Mac Higgins

Destin, United States
Background
Captain Mac Higgins grew up on the beautiful Emerald Coast. Mac has had a passion for fishing for as long as he could remember. He then turned his passion into a successful career. Captain Mac’s fishing repertoire includes the waters of the Gulf, around the Intracoastal Waterways, and Choctawhatchee.
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Great day on the water

May 29, 2019

We spent the day fishing the flats. Plenty of speckled trout and redfish to go around. Books your summer fishing trip with Emerald Coast Anglers. Guaranteed great day on the water!! Read Full Report →


Bringing home dinner!

March 12, 2019

Spring fishing here in Destin is in full swing. Sheepshead,black drum and red fish have been the targeted species. Come get in on the action! Read Full Report →


Sheepshead season is here!

January 29, 2019

This time of year is great for bay fishing. We have sheepshead,black drum and redfish that we target in the winter/spring months. Not a lot of travel time and more fishing time. Here’s a couple clients that made it… Read Full Report →


Giant black drum!!

January 22, 2019

Giant black drum are a good fight. Pretty frequently caught here in Destin. And make for one awesome picture! Look Emerald Coast Anglers up on Fishingbooker.com to come out and get ahold of some of these dinosaurs! Read Full Report →


AJ’s and triggerfish

July 24, 2018

Amber jack and triggerfish will be back in season coming up in August. Just a few days away and slots are limited. Come on out with us for a great day on the water and fishing fun!! Read Full Report →


Gulf Fishing

June 16, 2018

Here in destin the bottom fishing has been very productive. With common catches of red snapper,gag grouper and cobia. Slow trolling has been producing a nice grade of king makeral as well. Look us up on fishingbooker.com and book… Read Full Report →


Red snapper season is almost here

May 21, 2018

The weather is clearing up and we have been getting after them! Red snapper season is opening up June 11th! We’ve been throwing these tasty fish back for months now. It’s almost time to throw them in the cooler!… Read Full Report →


King makeral

April 25, 2018

Well guy’s and gal’s the king makeral bite has really been picking up here in destin Fl. The bait has been showing up in big numbers and the weather has been warming up. Go ahead and book a trip… Read Full Report →


2018 Amberjack season is almost here!!

April 12, 2018

Greater Amberjack is a great tasting and hard fighting fish here in the state waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We don’t have to go very far to get ahold of these big guys. The season will be open… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper opening june11th to July21st

April 09, 2018

Red snapper season has been realesed for the upcoming 2018 season. Only 40 days total guys. Spots will fill fast and these fish have been hungry as we have been doing a lot of bottom fishing. Can’t get away… Read Full Report →


Redfish and speckled trout bite.

April 03, 2018

Bay fishing has been very productive here in destin Fl for the past couple of weeks. The weather is starting to heat back up and so has the fish bite! Reds and Trout have moved out onto the flats… Read Full Report →


Destin spring fishing is heating up!!

March 14, 2018

Redfish and speckled trout are being found on the grass flats. As well as in and around the inlets and coves of our Choctawhatcee Bay. Using both live bait and artificial. Sheepshead are nearing their annual spring spawn which… Read Full Report →


Grey trigger fish

March 13, 2018

Triggerfish season is in until the end of May. This fish is found out in the gulf on any kind of structure both man made and natural. Very tasty to eat and a lot of fun to crank in.… Read Full Report →


Spring sheepshead fishing

February 05, 2018

Here in destin Fl the sheepshead bite has been very productive the last few weeks. It will be getting better and better leading up to their spawn time around mid to late March. Give us a call to get… Read Full Report →


King Mac's and redfish

September 22, 2017

Had Mrs. Lindsey and her crew on board this morning. Beautiful weather and the fish were hungry! Limit of kings and a limit of reds. Read Full Report →


Red hot redfish bite

September 14, 2017

here in destin Fl the redfish bite has been picking up big time in the last couple of weeks. Catching limits of red fish and releasing almost more than we can count. Mangrove snapper have been around in good… Read Full Report →


Bay fishing

February 16, 2017

Sheepshead are starting to fire up here in destin. Redfish bite has been very good the last couple weeks as well. Come on out and let us show you a great time fishing choctawhatchee bay Read Full Report →


Swordfish

May 16, 2016

Went out on a friends boat for a overnight trip. No I'm sorry I can't take you to catch these I have a 22ft bay boat we would not make it out there in that but just wanted to… Read Full Report →


Great morning bite in the gulf.

May 13, 2016

Took some repeat clients out this morning for a fun filled trip full of action. From catching amberjacks on artificial to bottom fishing for triggers and red snapper. Had a blast and beautiful weather to top it off! Read Full Report →


Red snapper.

May 07, 2016

Red snapper season is in for the month of May weekends only until June come get in on some fishing fun!! Read Full Report →


Aj's and kings

April 29, 2016

The sun has been shining here on the emerald coast bringing in the bait in big numbers. King mackerel bites have been getting better and better here the last week or so. Greater amberjack have been loaded on our… Read Full Report →


Triggers for days!

April 23, 2016

The gulf fishing is starting to heat up here along the emerald coast. trigger fish have been a daily catch in the inshore state waters here out of Destin. As well as king mackerel and cobia. Come on out… Read Full Report →


The man in the brown suit!

April 16, 2016

This time of year along the emerald coast we have a annual cobia migration right off the emerald coasts white sandy beaches. We cruise along the shoreline looking for cobia and trust me when we find one and get… Read Full Report →


Redfish sheepshead Spanish makeral

April 04, 2016

This time of year is perfect for a day on the water. The bay fishing has been excellent here lately in Destin. Come on down and let us show you a good time out on the water. Read Full Report →


Red hot sheepshead bite!

March 27, 2016

The last couple days have been very productive here in Destin. Bay fishing is red hot with sheepshead and redfish daily. The bite has been excellent all day. Y'all come out and have a awesome day on the water… Read Full Report →


Holy makeral.

March 20, 2016

Hey guys beautiful weather here in Destin Fl here lately. We had a good couple of trips go out the other day with some great folks, got into some Spanish makeral and sheepshead. Y'all come on out the fishing… Read Full Report →


Sheepshead,redfish, and cobia!!!!!

March 18, 2016

Beautiful weather lately here in Destin Fl and the fish are hungry. Sheepshead have been on fire as well as red fish and black drum. The first cobia has been caught in the Destin area yesterday right off our… Read Full Report →


Fish on!!

March 06, 2016

Sheepshead are here in full swing as of a couple weeks ago. If your looking for a action packed day for folks of all ages come on and let us hook you up. Read Full Report →


King Mac's

April 18, 2015

Kings have been showing up in big numbers. Took some folks out before the rain and had a blast! Read Full Report →


Cobia!

April 15, 2015

Awesome day in the water with some great guys. Cobia are in full swing. Went 2-0. One 45 pounder and a stud 74.2! Read Full Report →


Bay fishing

March 30, 2015

Awesome day on the water with some great folks! Good redfish bite as well as sheepshead. Also a few bonus black snapper to finish it off. The weather is beautiful and the fish are hungry. Give us a call… Read Full Report →


Redfish and sheepshead!

March 28, 2015

Great day catching lots of sheepshead and plenty of reds! The weather has been beautiful here on the Emerald coast. Cobia are staring to show up as well. Call us and Book your fishing trip, spots are filling up… Read Full Report →

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4.65
out of 5 stars from 119 reviews
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Experience
3 hour bay trip with the kids
3 hour bay trip with the kids
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Derek R.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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3 hour bay trip with the kids

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Took a 3 hour bay trip with the kids and had a great time!  First two casts landed fish, was amazing.  Caught multiple...
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Billy R.
Frisco, TX
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Great day on the water ans didn't even catch a fish.

VERIFIED   NEW  June 18, 2019
We booked a 3 hour charter with Captain Mac, he was on time and ready to go. Weather wasn’t cooperating and the fish...
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Jonathan Y.
Haughton, LA
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Half day trip with Captain Mac

VERIFIED   NEW  June 24, 2019
This is our second trip out with Captain Mac and we had a great time just like our first trip. Weather kept us from getting...
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Dean R.
Asheville, NC
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Half day trip with Captain Mac

VERIFIED   April 2, 2019
We had a great time on our half day trip with Mac.  He was very down to earth and a pleasure to be around.  He was...
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Matthew C.
Albany, GA
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Half day trip with kids

VERIFIED   NEW  June 19, 2019
My 8 and 10 year olds loved Capt Mac.  He gave them more attention than me, which is exactly what I wanted.  Taught...
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