Captain
Mac Higgins

Member since March 2015

Destin, United States

Hey, I'm Captain Mac Higgins

Destin, United States

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Destin
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Fishing Reports

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 →

Customer Reviews

4.60 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Great trip, very knowledgeable Captain, can’t wait to book another trip with Capt. Mac.

Fished March 2017

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Mac Higgins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Definetly looking forward to next time Ernie! Had a blast with y’all for sure. Thanks again and until next time, tight lines to you and your girls.

Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

Our family had a fun morning fishing in the bay with Captain Mac! We felt right at home and enjoyed a relaxing time catching redfish and spotted trout. We plan to book again the next time we’re in Destin!

Fished February 2017

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Mac Higgins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 20, 2017

Thank you for the kind words. Can’t wait till next time but until then, tight lines to you all!

Went fishing on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Great time w/Cap. Mac.

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 20, 2016

Cpt Mac, excellent and will recommend to anyone!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 14, 2016

My wife and I went out with Captain Mac on Sunday, August 14th, 2016. We were originally scheduled for the 11th, but due to less than satisfactory weather ( i believe 24 inches of rain that week), Captain Mac slid us into a time that would give us a better overall experience. Given the weather the 4 days prior (strong storms, wind, rain) we made the most of the trip, and captain Mac worked hard to put us on to some good fish. We started the day by cleaning up on some smaller fish (macerol, etc) , and as the tide changed put us onto some real nice red fish. We caught 2, and had a 3rd that ripped the line being too powerful.

You could really tell that Mac worked hard for us trying to locate fish, baiting hooks, and helping my wife out on overall fishing technique. He also was very easy to talk to , and very courteous throughout the day. Would certainly recommend Mac, and will plan on using on my next trip to Destin!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Let me start off by saying the weather stunk last week and it probably effected the experience. The Captain was a nice guy, but could have been more professional.
So here we go.
We showed up early excited and ready to go, but the Captain was late, and the boat was not in the water. So we waited. After the boat got in the water it had to be fueled up, so we waited. Then we went by the convenience store for ice and the Captain’s breakfast, so we waited. Then we finally went for bait. All of this was done on the time we were paying for, and I felt like this should have been done before we showed up so that we could maximize our fishing time. Once we were able to start fishing, we got a bite right off the bat, second cast. The captain began reeling the fish in and did not hand the rod to anyone. The fish broke the line and got away. Seems to me that since we were paying for this trip we would be the ones fishing, but what do I know? We stayed at this spot for A few before the Coast Guard came by and told the captain he was not allowed to fish where we were and had to move. This again took up more of the limited time we had to fish. Once we moved there we did not get any more bites on the lines so we moved again. The next spot was on the opposite side of the bay and took some time getting to. We then rode around looking for more bait fish with no luck. After that we trolled for another 10-15 minutes and headed back in, and got back just as our time was up. No fish and felt a little jipped because of all the time wasted. Was the most expensive boat ride I had ever been on.

David Rushing does not recommend Emerald Coast Anglers

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Had a great time fishing. Would recommend this captain. Took my son, son-in-law and 2 grandsons. They all said they really enjoyed the fishing trip. Caught some Amberjack, but couldn’t keep because they weren’t in season, and some King and Spanish Mackerel.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Booked trip at nine the night before and was able to work us in at ten the next morning. Captain was very experienced and knowledgeable of species of fish. Definitely use again.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

This fishing trip was awesome. Captain Mac was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Will definitely be going back with him in the future.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, June 27, 2016

Great guide, great time.  Mac was awesome, I have already recommended him to friends going down in a few weeks.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Me and my family went out with Captain Mac and had such a great time. We were not experienced at all with deep sea fishing and Captain Mac made it easy to catch so we could catch lots of fish. This is worth the money and I will define try use them again on our next trip

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Not enough fishing.  Paid for his fueling time. Nice guy.

Thomas Horton does not recommend Emerald Coast Anglers

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

It was a nice time with Captain Mack.  He was a really nice guy. My only complaint would be that when we started we spent the first hour getting fuel, bait, and ice.  I think this should have been done ahead of time.  I paid for 4 hours of fishing, not 3 hours of fishing.  All and all the experience was good, but it certainly could have been better.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Captin Mac was very knowledgeable and very helpful. I would recommend his services to anyone. All in our group were very pleased

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, May 30, 2016

Captain Mac is the Mac Daddy. He is an awesome guy and a professional angler. Put us on the fish immediately and caught a limit. He is a great guy and easy to get along with. If you want a great experience and good time fishing call him now. I will be coming back soon to fish with him !!!!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Captain Mack is the s**t!!! Had us on fish quick, honest, hard working, an overall hell of a guy. I went out with my son along with my father and little sister in law. Went from Wisconsin for spring break. We had soooooo much fun. I felt like I was fishing with one an old friend who knows more about fishing than most of my old friends. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking to enjoy a good day of fishing in the gulf

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You can get in touch with the captain very quick and he is a very likeble guy. The boat itself was very clean and well equipped. We reschedule our fishing trip twice because of the nasty weather and the day we decided to go out, the weather didn’t cooperate either and we got soaked from the splashing water in the way out and the way back.
And for the fishing I wasn’t satisfied at all. We catch lot of bait fish and only 1 keeper black snapper about 11”, got 2 bites of probably red fish and couldn’t bring it on board.
And captain decided to shorten the trip after 3 hours.
I paid total of $480 and I still tip the captain $20 just to make it right. But I would definitely won’t come back to use this service.

Edwin Fino does not recommend Emerald Coast Anglers

Fished September 2015

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Mac Higgins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, October 3, 2015

I’m sorry the weather didn’t cooperate with us today Edwin.

Went fishing on Monday, August 31, 2015

all you need to see are these photos, I and my wife have never been with such a young captain that showed years of experience putting us on the fish. we estimated about 7 foot bull shark around 250lbs, hour and a half to get it in.

Fished August 2015

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Mac Higgins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 6, 2015

Dan thanks for the kind works. Definitely appreciated And I’m looking forward to future fishing fun with you two!!


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My guest and I had a great time. The Guide was excellent…very knowledgeable and worked hard. We caught 8 reds and two mackerels. It was a lot of fun. Only complaint was having to wait to fill up…took away from our fishing time…seemed like that would have been taken care of before. Other than that a very good guide and experience.

Fished June 2015

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