Captain
E. Rogers

Member since April 2015

Destin, United States

Background
I grew up in Biloxi, MS and have been fishing since I was in diapers. I started with bream fishing with a cane pole and graduated to deep sea fishing. After catching my first Gulf fish I was hooked. I just can't go back to fishing for smaller fish. My bait is bigger than a bream. LOL
Techniques
I really love to bottom fish. We use cigar minnows and also squid. During amberjack season we can do butterfly jigging or free lines to catch the big boys.

Hey, I'm Captain E. Rogers

Destin, United States
Background
I grew up in Biloxi, MS and have been fishing since I was in diapers. I started with bream fishing with a cane pole and graduated to deep sea fishing. After catching my first Gulf fish I was hooked. I just can't go back to fishing for smaller fish. My bait is bigger than a bream. LOL
Techniques
I really love to bottom fish. We use cigar minnows and also squid. During amberjack season we can do butterfly jigging or free lines to catch the big boys.

My Charter Listings

    
Destin
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US$ 520
Fort Walton Beach
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US$ 200

Fishing Reports

Red Snapper and a Dolphin Experience

June 27, 2017

Today was a perfect day for running out 20 miles. We started out at 6 AM. Since Tropical Storm Cindy we had trouble getting live bait so we opted for frozen cigar minnows. We motored out and it was… Read Full Report →


Father and his Twin Sons had a great day

June 26, 2017

The day started out with breezy white capping conditions. We were hoping to get some live baits from the bait guys but they were having trouble. We motored out 12 miles to the East to one of my spots… Read Full Report →


Friends go fishing

June 25, 2017

Took a fishing trip with Roberto, his son and a friend. We went out to the South about 19 miles and had to play with the snapper to get them to bite. We ended up with our limit but… Read Full Report →


Giant Trigger Fish

June 17, 2017

As usual, the weather prediction was 3-5 MPH winds and 1 foot seas. When we arrived at the Destin Pass he waves were 2ft. The wind was at least 15 MPH. While pulling up to the bait boat the… Read Full Report →


Stormy but fun!

June 15, 2017

Since this was a full day charter I was able to motor farther out. We headed to the SE and checked out a few spots. The dolphin came around and immediately started ripping off fish and stealing bait. We… Read Full Report →


Great Day on the Water

June 04, 2017

The morning started out with breezy white capping conditions. That darn weatherman who predicted 1 ft seas was dead wrong...again. After a slow trip we finally were able to get on a spot and found a few white snappers… Read Full Report →


Playing with the AJs...Damn Triggers

June 03, 2017

Three anglers were ready to fish! The AJs were everywhere on our spot. Unfortunately the trigger fish were EVERYWHERE. Since the season has been closed for 2017 the triggers are even bigger and they attack the bait before we… Read Full Report →


Great Day on the Water!!!

June 01, 2017

We started out very early and had to wait a while for bait. Since this was the first Federal Day for snapper there were lots of boats anxious to get out and catch their limits. Even though we caught… Read Full Report →


Our Big Fat Grouper

May 10, 2017

Took a full day fishing with Carol and Mark from Michigan. We motored to the SE and hit some grouper holes as well as mingo snapper holes. The fish were fast biting and the rods were constantly in action.… Read Full Report →


Birthday Boy with his Cobia

May 09, 2017

The Gulf was absolutely beautiful. Very rarely do you get days like this...flat...like a lake. We motored out to the SW to a special spot and on the first drop we hooked up on a cobia and a snapper.… Read Full Report →


SIX NICE KINGS!!!

May 06, 2017

Vu and his family were ready to leave when they decided to take a quick 4 hour trolling trip for some king mackerel. We stopped to get some baits before heading east to a special spot where kings have… Read Full Report →


Kings and more Kings

May 02, 2017

For the last week the Gulf has been very, very rough. Can I add one more VERY!!! This charter was supposed to be on Monday but we had to move it to Tuesday due to 7ft + seas!!! This… Read Full Report →


Cold, Rough but fun!

December 02, 2016

The weather report called for 2-4 ft seas with "breezy whitecapping conditions" but we braved the elements and gave it a shot. My two anglers, Richard and Cheryl, were bundled up and ready for some fun. The wind was… Read Full Report →


Beautiful Day on the Water

September 21, 2016

My group today came in from Branson, Missouri. The day started out at 6:30 at the dock. As we motored under the Brooks Bridge the sun was just coming up over the condos in Destin. Of course we had… Read Full Report →


SOLDIERS ON THE WATER

September 17, 2016

On September 17th the annual Soldiers on the Water took place in Destin, FL. Last year I found out about this event and joined the annual celebration. This year I was glad to see two of my members back… Read Full Report →


Throwback Thursday!!

September 15, 2016

My anglers on this trip were from Ohio. They had booked with me last year but because of the weather they could not go out. This time we were determined to go out! The weather forecast called for 1… Read Full Report →


SORE ARMS AND GREAT TIMES

September 10, 2016

What a beautiful day!!! We started out early and by the time we approached the Destin Bridge the sun was just coming up over the condos. The sky was red as the big red ball peeked out to start… Read Full Report →


Holy Mackerel

September 07, 2016

The weather was supposed to be great....20% chance of rain with 1 ft seas. We packed up and left the dock at 6:00 AM in hopes to buy bait from the bait boat. Unfortunately the bait boat was no… Read Full Report →


Another rough day

August 17, 2016

The day started out with rough seas. The weather report showed 2 ft but we had lots of wind at the start. We trolled for a while to try to get some kings. When we reached our destination we… Read Full Report →


ANOTHER SHARK ATTACH!!!! DARN IT!!!

July 20, 2016

This charter was a 1/2 day afternoon charter. The weather cooperated but the bait did not. We could not catch or buy bait in the morning and when we came in from the morning trip the bait boat was… Read Full Report →


Stormy But Fun

July 12, 2016

This morning started out with a glorious sunrise. The predictions for the seas was supposed to be 1ft. We arrived at the Destin Pass and quickly located the bait boat and bought bait. The water was a little rough… Read Full Report →


Shark Bite!!

July 08, 2016

The morning started out very rough. The seas were up to 2-3 ft and the weatherman was wrong again. The water was very choppy. The bait guys were having trouble keeping up with the demand but we finally hooked… Read Full Report →


Nice day on the water!

July 06, 2016

Everyone enjoyed this wonderful day on the water. We caught snapper, a blue fish and triggers. We also got a visit from the U.S. Coast Guard (4th one in 3 week) while we were out in Federal Waters. They… Read Full Report →


Dang weather people!!!

July 01, 2016

The forecast for the weather was 20% chance of rain with 1' seas or less. Yup, they got it wrong again!!! When we got out through the Destin Pass there were storms all around us. The bait boats were… Read Full Report →


Sharks Everywhere!!!

June 28, 2016

Today we left the dock at 5 AM. After stopping by to visit my friend Steve at Channel 80 Baits to hook up on a scoop of minnows we headed out to the East. We have had good luck… Read Full Report →


Trolling for Kings!

June 27, 2016

My anglers wanted to do a little king fishing and bring home some meat for the table. As we left the dock the sunrise was beautiful coming over the Brooks Bridge. We stopped at the bait boat and grabbed… Read Full Report →


Good day at fishing

June 26, 2016

The sunrise was beautiful. Willie and his two sons Jacob and Joshua (twins) had a great time with sudden large fish and several breakoffs. With all the cobia in the area I am leaning on two large cobia in… Read Full Report →


A Cobia Day!!!

June 25, 2016

I had 5 anglers ready to go out (one was a small child). We were up early and beat the rush and were the first ones in line at the bait boat. We purchased some live cigs and went… Read Full Report →


Today Rocked!!!

June 24, 2016

Some days just seem to work...others are just so so. The day was beautiful. We left the dock at 5:30 AM. The bait guys were out but still trying to catch bait. We had to wait a while for… Read Full Report →


Smoker King!!! Amberjack Day!!

June 23, 2016

The weatherman predicted 1' seas for today...he was off again!! The seas were 2-3+ in the morning and the wind died down later on but the swells were still there. We tried to bottom fish but we decided to… Read Full Report →


Nice Cobia

June 22, 2016

We headed out early to the south after getting bait from one of the bait boats. We motored to a few spots which were non productive. We decided to motor a little farther out and had several nice triggers… Read Full Report →


Rough but fun!!

June 21, 2016

The weather report showed 1 ft on one site and 2 ft on another. We left the dock at 6 AM and had to wait in a long line for live bait. We had the option to fish for… Read Full Report →


Totally Awesome Day

June 14, 2016

The trip started at 6 AM. The sun was beautiful as we were going across Choctawhatchee Bay. Photos were taken of the beautiful red sky. We met up with Steve (Channel 80) bait boat and purchased a supply of… Read Full Report →


A Rough Day but still FUN

June 13, 2016

Well, the weather report was wrong again. Buoy Weather showed 1 ft seas and calm winds. Accuweather showed 2 ft seas with 8-10 MPH winds. Both were wrong...the seas were 2-3 and very windy. We were able to get… Read Full Report →


What a catch!!

June 12, 2016

The day was absolutely beautiful. We motored to the East about 15 miles and were able to hook up some red snapper, lane snapper, AJs (returned not in season) and white snapper (porgy). One snapper was very large (SOW)… Read Full Report →


Everyone Happy!!

June 10, 2016

The sea was very calm today. We headed out to the West but soon moved to the East. We used live bait and some squid. The AJs were EVERYWHERE. We dropped several baits and they were instantly slammed by… Read Full Report →


Nice Gag and Snapper

June 08, 2016

The Gulf was a little rough early on but soon flattened out. We went 20 miles to the SW to a grouper spot I had planned to check out. The first casualty was Kale who became sea sick and… Read Full Report →


1st Day of Snapper Season!!!

June 01, 2016

The day was absolutely beautiful. The water was flat and we motored out about 12 miles to the SW to a nice little snapper spot. The action was on. Both young boys on board were so excited to see… Read Full Report →


Graduation Fishing Trip!!!

May 24, 2016

The Gulf was beautiful. We started out at 7:30. My anglers were celebrating their graduation from high school. Everyone was pumped for the fishing. We hooked up on lots of snapper but the sharks were crazy today. The guys… Read Full Report →


ALL SMILES

May 23, 2016

This has to be the most beautiful day we have had this season!! The seas were flat and we were able to motor out to several different spots to the South. We did butterfly jigging for amberjacks and were… Read Full Report →


A Nice Catch

May 22, 2016

We started out at 7 AM. The wind was blowing so we had choppy water on the trip out. The wind eased up when we were fishing. We hit a spot with lots of Vermillion Snapper (mingos) and then… Read Full Report →


Tim the Birthday Boy has his catch

May 19, 2016

Tim's birthday was today and his wife bought him a fishing trip. We started out at 7 AM and the seas were flat...not even a ripple!!! Although one person was sick everyone had a great time catching fish. Tim… Read Full Report →


Great day but still can't keep snapper..

May 12, 2016

The water was absolutely beautiful. We motored to the South and hit up on some Amberjack. We jigged for AJs and they were everywhere...unfortunately they were under 34". They still gave a good fight. We also hooked into some… Read Full Report →


Great Day on the Gulf

April 19, 2016

The trip started at 7 AM. The Gulf was supposed to be around 2 ft; however, it was a little rougher the farther we went out. We headed to the South and ended up about 18 miles out to… Read Full Report →


Butterfly jigging for AJs!!!

April 09, 2016

Today started out absolutely perfect. The Gulf was flat and we could run to the South 20 miles to my favorite fishing spot. My anglers started out bottom fishing and we had our limit of triggerfish in record time.… Read Full Report →


Bradley Family Competing

April 05, 2016

The weather was supposed to be fairly calm on Tuesday so the charter was moved from Wednesday which was showing Small Craft Advisory. The Bradley family was very eager to fish so they had no problem changing their dates.… Read Full Report →


Father and Son Trip - What fun!!

April 04, 2016

The water was a little rough but we all braved the elements and went to the East. The surf was up 3' and there were large swells but we ran with the current. On the way out we were… Read Full Report →


Monster Triggers

March 16, 2016

The day started out really beautiful with calm winds. I thought this would be the perfect day...after all, the seas have been so rough I have not been out for the season until today. I found out the military… Read Full Report →


Amberjake

October 16, 2015

This day was absolutely beautiful. The Gulf was very flat and we were able to run about 18 miles to the South. We hit several spots with no luck and then headed to another area where I knew there… Read Full Report →


Grahamberjack

October 15, 2015

Today was a wonderful fishing day. Another beautiful flat day...the kind we all look forward to with lots of fishing and action. We caught lots of vermillion and had a few hook ups with some AJs. The action was… Read Full Report →


Fun with Nurse Shark

October 14, 2015

This trip was for my actual bed and boating charter. I had everyone get up at a decent hour since the sun is rising later and later. Everyone participated in getting the ice bagged, bait loaded and packing the… Read Full Report →


Holy Moly Mama

October 12, 2015

The day started out rough. We lost power in one battery and had to return to the dock. After getting repairs the group had a fantastic time catching lots of fish. See video on You Tube for a laugh!!… Read Full Report →


SHARK BITE!!!

October 07, 2015

The seas were almost flat! We were lucky enough to get some live baits for the trip. We could run my usual trip to the East and fished several areas. We found a spot with bull vermillion which made… Read Full Report →


Monster Snapper

September 26, 2015

The sunrise was beautiful and the waters were a little choppy. The East wind made it a little difficult to get out too far. I had a very large bait and when I put it on the hook the… Read Full Report →


Lots of Vermillion

September 25, 2015

The day was beautiful and the trip was totally awesome! My anglers were steadily bringing in the vermillion snapper and red porgys. We had a few snapper and triggers in there but couldn't keep them since they were out… Read Full Report →


Red Grouper Trip

September 21, 2015

We started out this trip with a beautiful sunrise. The sky looked like it was painted. I was certain we would have a great day. We started out bottom fishing and caught red porgies as well as vermillion snapper… Read Full Report →


Sailors on the water/Wounded Warrior Tri

September 19, 2015

This trip was through the SOW (Sailors on the Water) program through the Wounded Warrior Program. Saturday started out a little windy but by the time we arrived at the fishing area the waves had calmed down. I had… Read Full Report →


Maxed out on Mingos!!!

September 09, 2015

Although Snapper were out of season for my boat we headed out to catch a bunch of fish. Damien and Linda had a great time pulling in this catch. Damien also had the opportunity to hook into a 4… Read Full Report →


Great fishing day

July 29, 2015

This trip started out at 5:30 AM. The sun was beautiful as it came over the condos in Destin. The water was calm and we were able to run to a nice fishing spot where the fish were very… Read Full Report →


Big Red and his friend the dog snapper

July 13, 2015

Five thirty came early for these anglers. The seas were flat and we motored out quickly to the snapper hole. They saw the fishing report and were wishing for a "Volkswagen" and ended up getting their wish. Robert hooked… Read Full Report →


Big Red!

July 12, 2015

We landed a giant RED GROUPER! The day started out slow. We hooked up on some live bait and then stopped to get some squirrel fish for bait. The extra time paid off when this big red grouper slammed… Read Full Report →


Big King & 2 snappers

July 11, 2015

With being a Charter Captain I take relatives out for trips. My niece and her friend came to visit and wanted to go out for a couple of hours. The water was calm. When we reached the fishing spot… Read Full Report →


A Great Day

July 10, 2015

The water was a beautiful emerald green as we headed out to "the spot". My anglers caught their limit on snapper and bagged two kingfish and two mingos. They were a good tired when we arrived back at the… Read Full Report →


Giant King and Giant Snapper

July 09, 2015

The water was a beautiful emerald green and very calm. We had to wait for the bait boat to catch us some live cigs. After that we headed to the snapper hole. Haley (age 14) was the first land… Read Full Report →


4 Snapper & Two Kings

July 06, 2015

The catch today was great! We caught 4 snapper and two king fish. We had several more hook ups but were not able to get the fish in the boat. One of the hook ups were so big we… Read Full Report →


4th of July fishing fun!

July 04, 2015

Today we caught a mega shark...8 ft long! The trip started out slow. The seas were rough and bait was scarce. Luckily the bait boat saved us by rustling up some live cigar minnows. We went out about 20… Read Full Report →


Rough Seas but fishing good

July 02, 2015

Weather forecast called for 2 ft seas in the afternoon and 1 ft in the morning. We were lucky to get live bait from the bait guys who sit at the rocks. We headed to the snapper honey hole.… Read Full Report →


Nice catch - Everyone was HAPPY!

June 29, 2015

The prediction for the weather was "small craft advisory". When we reached the Destin Pass the water was slick. We bought live bait and motored 20 miles and hit up on a great spot. The angler who hooked into… Read Full Report →


Snappers, kings, mingos & scamp

June 26, 2015

After a 1 hour rain delay we finally made it to the fishing spot. The weather seemed to cooperate but only for a short time. This half day trip produced 4 snappers (one was very big), one kingfish, one… Read Full Report →


The Kids had a Snapper Blast

June 24, 2015

The weather did not cooperate with us today. There was lightening and thunder and we had to delay our start. The 1ft sea prediction was incorrect. We had seas of 2ft+. The boys had a great time once we… Read Full Report →


Snapper Mania

June 23, 2015

We left the dock at 5 AM and lucked out to get live bait. We motored about 20 miles and found our spot. The snapper were so hungry they sucked down the baits instantly! We had our complete catch… Read Full Report →


What a Catch!

June 18, 2015

The Gulf was blue-green and as flat as glass. We reached our destination quickly because we could run really fast. Everyone was anxious to drop down and the fish were very hungry after 6 straight days of high surf.… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Snapper Haven

June 06, 2015

A wonderful snapper day. Using live cigs we dropped down to find an abundance of red snappers. Seemed like they just wanted to get in the boat with us!!! We also caught king fish and a shark. We were… Read Full Report →


Nice day at fishing

June 02, 2015

Fishing was great!! Caught snapper, cubera snapper and some kings. Everyone had a great time. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 68 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, August 25, 2017

Excellent and enjoyable trip, Capt. was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable . Caught full limit of fish. l would recommend this Capt. and her boat with out reservation.

Fished August 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Thank you for the nice review!  Hope to see you again soon.

Went fishing on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Everything went as planned! The captain was wonderful and she helped us with everything! All we did was catch the fish reel them in and she did all the rest from cleaning to packing the fish for us! She works really well with women and had absolutely no issues!

Fished August 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 25, 2017

Thanks so much for the nice review!! You guys were amazing!!!  Hope to see you again!

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fished August 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 21, 2017

Thanks Bunches!!!!

Went fishing on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Very knowledgeable captain. She put us where fish were just and everyone got to boat fish.

Fished August 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thanks for the great review. I loved the photos and videos!  Glad you guys had a great time.  Hope to see you again soon!

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Elaine was outstanding, very personable, knowledgeable, very transparent in advance of finalizing reservation, everything you would want in a small fishing charter. We caught around 20 fish but she was transparent up front as to what we could keep. We went into this expecting fun, hopefully catching fish, but not expecting to bring any home, as the season was late. We felt like family with Elaine. My expectations for the 23’ boat were higher having been on numerous 40’ boats, but more expensive. Not much room to walk around when four are fishing plus Elaine but the price was right. The only real downer for me was the smell from the potty,. Never smelled it when not in use. The cabin smelled a bit like mildew, but when someone went to the bathroom, the smell on deck was horrible till the breeze swept it away. It happened twice. She said that never happened. ? Other than that, the experience was excellent if you are not looking for a larger boat.

Fished August 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 17, 2017

So sorry about the potty smell!! I was shocked to say the least.  I do a pump out when I Fill up but guess the pump out didn’t get everything out.  Did it again after our trip and it seems fine now.  As far as the moldy smell that is something we live with because of locking up the cabin and the humidity. I love my boat but would prefer more fishing space than cabin.  Yes it can be tight. 

Glad you had a good time anyway. Hope to see you again now that the potty is cleaned out.

Went fishing on Friday, August 11, 2017

It was my first time deep sea fishing, and I had a great time! Captain Elaine was great! She was very knowledgeable and so much fun! I will definitely book with her again!!!

Fished August 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 17, 2017

I am so glad you all had fun. Getting out there on the Gulf is always beautiful and fun!! Hope to see you again soon.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

It was an amazing experience for us.  My son, age 12, was taken care of from the time we were picked up until we were dropped off.  We caught 30 fish between the two of us.  Captain Rogers is the best!  A shark left us with just the head on the last cast.  It was our first time deep sea fishing and we will be back on the Ruthless in the future!  Thank you Captain Rogers!

Fished July 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

I had an awesome time taking you guys out for a day of fun fishing!  Still wish I had a video of the “training class” and the slam dunk that trigger fish gave you!  The day was absolutely perfect.  Glad you could catch all those fish.  Sorry for the blister on your finger from reeling in all those fish.  See you guys again soon.

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Elaine was wonderful. We had a great time and would do this again!

Fished July 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

I really loved the trip to Crab Island with you guys.  I had a great time talking and visiting with you guys.  Hope to see you again soon!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Very accommodating to young (sick) kids. The ginger gum worked for me. Wishing more were in season.

Fished July 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

I loved taking you out. Yes, the rules and regulations are hurting our business and the customers as well.  Seems like they keep cutting back and pretty soon we are only going to get a half a fish per person!  LOL Hope to see you guys again next time you come for a visit

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Awesome trip with captain Elaine Rodgers aboard ruthless!! The captain worked hard and fast to bait our hooks and get us on the fish. She even had to get in the water to get the lines untangled after a trigger wrapped it around the prop. Captain Elaine also kept us relaxed while we were caught up in a pretty good storm while we were out. I would definitely book another trip with captain Rodgers and highly recommend her!

Fished July 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thank you so much for the nice review!  Yes, that storm was pretty awesome Those triggers run all around tangling up everybody!  So nice to meet you both!  I had a great time!  See you again soon

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My trip was very good. We caught our limit on red snapper plus some that we had to throw back but that was what we intended to catch. We also caught trigger fish that we had to throw back due to them being out of season. We also caught vermilion that we got to keep. The trip was very fun for my 3 kids ranging in age 15-17. That is a lot Elain!

Fished July 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 20, 2017

I am so glad you and your boys had a good time.  those were some pretty snapper filets.  hope you enjoyed your ” heavenly fish” recipe see u next year!!


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trip was originally scheduled for bottom fishing, but rough water prevented us from going out. So, we trolled for 5 hours and each of my daughters was able to reel in a fish which was my main objective for the trip.  Captain Rogers was great. She is very friendly, professional and knows what she is doing. We had one of our fish grilled up at Dewey Destin’s and it was absolutely delicious.  We grilled the other on after we got home, and it was delicious too.  So much fish! We ate 3 meals of it. It is good that the third one got away! Thanks for a great time, Captain Rogers!

Fished June 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 10, 2017

I am so glad you had a great time in spite of the weather being bad.  I had a blast taking you and your family out for the trip and glad you got some fish for your vacation.  Nice to help with making memories.

Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

We enjoyed our day with the captain however was disappointed as we did not catch any fish.

Anthony Steve Ansley does not recommend Ruthless

Fished July 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 10, 2017

I am so sorry the kings were not chewing that day. We started out trolling but they just were not hungry. Unfortunately when we change in mid trip to a bottom fishing trip we can’t get to the off shore spots. Wish I could have done more. Sorry

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Awesome time with family . Captain Elaine is fantastic she put us on the fish. Hooked up with variety of fish and stayed busy all day. Guys don’t be afraid to use the pink rod it has all the luck. Thanks Elain for some great family memories.

Fished June 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 30, 2017

I had a blast taking you all out.  Yes, that pink pole is a really good fish catcher!  Hope you are enjoying the fish.  Take care and come back again soon!


Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

My family and I had a great time with captain Elaine. She was considerate of the fact that my girls had not been on a boat in years,while still making it a really fun ride. She made Sure we had plenty of photo opportunities with dolphins as well as finding lots of hermit crab while snorkeling on Crab Island. Elaine seemed more of a long time friend than someone we had just met as my wife and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. I would recommend this charter to anyone with a family, my children fell in love with Elain. It was an occasion we will remember fondly for years to come.

Fished June 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a very nice review for me.  I am so glad you and your family had a great time.  Your family is adorable and I enjoyed showing them around and even having them over to my house to play the “ring game”.  I too felt like you were part of my family.  So glad we could meet and enjoy all that this “paradise” has to offer.

Capt. Elaine

Went fishing on Sunday, June 18, 2017

We had a great time with Elaine and Mark!  Highly recommend fishing with them. They were wonderful and accommodating to our family between our 16 year old to our 3 year old. It was a great experience and will definitely book with ruthless again!

Fished June 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review.  I had a great time taking you all out to fish.  I love the photos!  I am going to post the beautiful picture of your daughter.  I really enjoyed having her on the boat.  She is such a people person and a cutie pie!!!


Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Four of us went on fishing trip and in 8 hours only caught 2 keeper fish. We caught 11 trigger fish that we couldn’t keep. To pay that kind of money we were very disappointed. The stay for 2 nights at Elaine’s was great. I’ll never pay that kind of money again to catch only 2 fish.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thanks for selecting my charter.  I am sorry you were disappointed with the fishing trip.  When we left the house for the trip I was thinking the seas would be calm and the waves would be 1ft as predicted.  As you know we got out to the Destin Pass and the waves were extremely high…something we cannot control.  We bought bait and I informed you we would try to troll to see if the waves would subside some so we could go out to fish.  We trolled for about 1 hour and finally saw a break in the waves.  Because of the direction of the waves it was slow going to get to a spot to fish.  At that time I offered to turn back and to refund the trip and only charge for the cost of the accommodations but you all acted disappointed and wanted to go out to fish.  I proceeded to a spot 20 miles out only to find the spots loaded with trigger fish.  Trigger fish was not opened in 2017 because of being over fished as I explained.  We could have stayed at the spots we stopped and caught tons of triggers but we moved around to see if we could find snapper.  Unfortunately, it is fishing and not catching.  We try our best to get you fish but we all have to contend with government regulations, weather and waves.


Went fishing on Thursday, June 15, 2017

My 11 year old son and I had a beautiful and wonderful day of fishing with Captain Elaine Rogers and 1st mate, Mark. This was by far the best fishing trip we have ever had.  Captain Elaine is experienced, top-notch,  and knew exactly where to find the best fishing spots.  On our trip, we were able to hook red and white snapper, ambereen, and mango snapper.  We brought 3 gallons of fish home to Tennessee.  Wonderful time!  Thanks so much, Elaine!

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 18, 2017

We had a wonderful time taking you and your son out fishing.  At least the weather started out good so we could ride and then catch some good eats.  I look forward to taking you both out again.  Maybe next time we can get the rest of the family to go out for a great time!  See you soon.


Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thanks for the 5 star review.  So glad you all could go out fishing with me.  Hope to see you all again soon!!


Went fishing on Sunday, June 4, 2017

We had an absolutely amazing experience and the customer service was top notch!! Captin Elain is very friendly, professional and very knowledgeable! She really went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience! We caught some awesome fish today!! We not only caught enough fish for dinner tonight, but we have enough to take home with us! We caught multiple red snapper, 2 white snapper and 1 lane. She even sent us some awesome recipe recommendations. Her first mate, Mark, was also awesome! He too was very friendly, professional, and very fast. He made sure we had our hooks rebated just as soon as it came out of the water. Mark was also patient and kind to me when I made a mess with one of my lines. Overall it was a really great day and definitely an experience my family loved and wil never forget!

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thanks for the great review!  Let’s do it again really soon!!!

Went fishing on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Had a great time. This was my 3rd year with Capt Elaine and already booked next years trip. Highly recommend!!

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thank you so much for the nice review!!  See you next year!!


Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Great fishing trip caught alot of different kinds of fish we got the red snapper we wanted. I highly recommend anyone to go fishing with Ruthless thanks again.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thanks for the great review.  Glad you got to catch some big ones!  Hope you enjoy those nice red snapper fillets!!


Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

The cap was awesome!

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Thank you so much for selecting my charter!  I had a great time taking you and your son out for the trip.  Glad you both were able to hook up on some fish..even though we couldn’t keep most of those famous red snapper.  Although you didn’t get to keep the snapper…Mr. Shark had his snack for the day!  I enjoyed the contest of First, Biggest, Most and Last. 

Hope to see you both again soon.  Snapper season usually starts June 1st for federal waters.


Went fishing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The fishing trip was awesome.  We caught two Red Grouper’s, Mingo Snapper, White Snapper, we also caught Trigger and Red Snapper that we could not keep.  Also saw a shark come to the surface after it had taken 3/4 bite of a large snapper. We had Captain Elaine charter our boat.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!  Hope to see you again really soon!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A wonderful day exceptional captain. Educational and fun. Ok for older kids. Not for little ones but fun had by all , awesome weather perfect day

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I had a great time taking you all out today.  The day was absolutely beautiful!!!  Thank goodness we were able to get you a cobia and an ambereen to put on your table tonight.  Please let me know how it tasted and how you cooked it.  Hope to see you all again soon!!!

Went fishing on Saturday, May 6, 2017

I booked a half day trip with Captain Elaine and it was fantastic. I went with my fiancé and her mom and we maxed out on our limits of kings in 4 hrs. I highly recommend Elaine to anyone that is going to being fishing in Destin.

Fished May 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

That was a totally awesome fun trip. Thanks for booking with me!!! See you for snapper season soon.

Went fishing on Thursday, April 20, 2017

This was the perfect way to spend the day.  We left the docks early and were treated to a beautiful sunrise.  Before heading out to the Gulf for some fishing we stopped to grab some live bait.  (On other charters you have to fish for the bait.)  As it was explained, why waste valuable fishing time trying to catch bait when you can buy it? 

After getting the bait we headed out for fishing.  On every stop we caught fish.  Red Snapper, Trigger Fish, Mingo Snapper, and White Snapper.  Unfortunately we had to release the Reds and Triggers since they were out of season.  Elaine explained to us the ways to identify the fish and in no time we were able to tell the differences between the different types of Snapper.  We were pulling them in faster than we could reel.  The whole time Elaine was there to help and teach us.  She was just as excited about catching a fish as we were! 

After a long day of fishing we returned to the dock where our catch was cleaned and bagged and ready to be put on ice.  The whole trip was wonderful.  Next time we are there we will booking a charter on the Ruthless and maybe a trip to Crab Island!

Fished April 2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thank you for the nice review of your trip on the 21st of April.  Had a great time taking you guys out.  Hopefully the seasons will change and they will loosen up more on the fishing seasons.  Triggers are always good eats but unfortunately we cannot keep them.  Maybe next time.  Check with me again in June or July for fishing for snapper when we can keep them.

Went fishing on Sunday, May 7, 2017

Went out with Captain Elaine Rogers and some friends on a private boat. We caught some King Mackeral and Snapper. We had a great day fishing and an even better dinner!!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommended fishing trip!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

Had an awesome day with Captain Elaine and the Ruthless.  Took our catch to a local restaurant and had an a fantastic meal. Fun day!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

We had a fantastic trip with Captain Elaine!  She was very accommodating and rescheduled our excursion because of bad weather.  This was a birthday trip for my husband and we had the best time!  Captain Elaine was very friendly and helpful throughout our excursion.  We highly recommend booking a fishing trip with Captain Elaine on The Ruthless! 
The Honza’s from Texas
May2,2017

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I had a fantastic time watching you all pull in those nice kings!!! Everything about the day was great. Hope to see you guys from the lone star state come back again soon.

Went fishing on Friday, December 2, 2016

This was a hard trip for anyone due to the weather. But our Captain did a outstanding job make us comfortable and finding the fish. We caught several large Trigger fish and had a grea

Fished December 2016

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thanks for taking this rough trip.  You both hung in there like real champs!!  I would love to take you both out again in the summer when the weather is much better…well, sometimes… 

Hope to see you both again.


Went fishing on Friday, October 14, 2016

This was our first time aboard the Ruthless but by no means first time on the water. We booked our annual guys trip with Capt Elaine. She and First Mate Mark kept the hooks baited and put us on the fish. (Their lively banter kept us entertained between spots!) We caught white and mingo snapper, a scamp, and triggerfish. Had to let the triggers go as they were out of season. But the catch of the day was an 8.5 lbs red snapper! Great trip! Highly recommend them!

Fished October 2016

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, October 15, 2016

I am so glad you guys had a good time!  The weather cooperated and was cool and the seas were almost flat….a great day!  That pink pole is a killer when it comes to the “bite”.  You happened to be the lucky user who caught the first and the biggest fish of the day!  My deckhand Mark is always a joy to have on board.  Wish he could be with me all season….then I wouldn’t get small gifts in the mail from him…LOL.  Hope you guys come back and visit again.  Take care and let me know if you win an Emmy from your filming.


Went fishing on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 9, 2016

Thank you so much for the review.  Glad you all had a nice time and caught some fish.  Hope to see you again next time around.  Maybe the Federal Government will lighten up on the regulations and let us catch more fish!!


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We were very empressed with our experience with Capt Elaine. She took the time to call us several weeks ahead of time and ask us what type of fishing we wanted to do. She was very professional and took the time to find out what we expected out of our fishing trip. Our trip was fabulous and we had a great time. Capt Elaine took us to great fishing spots and we enjoyed seeing all the fish jumping. We also had the opportunity to see some Dolphines, which came up to our boat. I would highly recommend a fishing trip with Capt Elaine on Ruthless. We are looking forward to coming back next year and catching some more fish on Ruthless. Thank you Capt Elaine for our great memories.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I am so, so glad you had a good time.  I loved all the pictures of the “ass fish” as your son called it…LOL.  That was just hilarious!!!!  I had so much fun taking you out.  That was the highlight of my week!!!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Had an awesome time. She knew right where the fish would be. She bought bait so we did not have to catch bait. Saved time. I would highly recommend Ruthless.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 7, 2016

I am so glad you guys had a good time. Wish the seas were calm so we could go out farther. Have a great week here on the emerald coast. See you soon.

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ms Elaine is awesome. We booked a 5 hr trip on June 28th, 2016 and we loved it . We caught our limit on red snapper. We caught 5 bull sharks, 8-10 ft in lengths . We couldn’t keep them but it sure was an experience . Loved it , she knew exactly where the fish were biting !! I would highly recommend booking your next trip with the Ruthless , I know we will !! Thank you Ms Elaine , we see you next year !!
             
Kent and Gadrienne Ardoin and Nick Bertrand
            Basile , La

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thank you so much for the very nice review.  Yes, the sharks were all around us and did add to the experience.  Hope you enjoy those snapper!!  I had a great time taking you all out and hope to see you again really soon.  At least you don’t live very far away and can come for a visit and a fishing trip anytime.

Went fishing on Monday, June 27, 2016

Elaine was wonderful!  She keeps her boat in excellent condition and was very concerned with maximizing our enjoyment. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to charter a boat!

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thanks Courtney.  I am so glad you enjoyed your fishing trip and look forward to seeing you again soon!  If you want more recipes like the ones I gave you just let me know.  You have my phone number and can text me at any time.  Just so you know..snapper season usually starts on or around June 1 and usually goes to 7/16.  If you want to book a bottom fishing trip for snapper please let me know.  You can call me to book early for next year if you would like.

Looking forward to fishing with you again!!!


Went fishing on Friday, June 24, 2016

I’ve been fishing with Captain Rogers for 6 years and I don’t plan on ever looking for a new charter as long as she’s around. Captain Rogers is very knowledgeable in every aspect of the sport, from knowing what’s in season, legal sizes, specie limit , catching method and rotating fishing spots to minimize the possibility of not catching anything (which is always a possibility) . Every trip I’ve had with her has been a good trip, some better than others but Captain Rogers always makes it a great experience!

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 26, 2016

Thanks for the wonderful review.  I love taking you, friends and family out for a day of fishing.  Yes. some days are better than others!!!  The last trip was awesome with the cobia!!!  Seems like they are just coming in a little late this year.  They seem to be on all the wrecks just waiting for a drop down.  Of course, the kings are also there making it a fun filled day!!! 

Hope to see you guys again soon!

Captain Elaine


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

We had a wonderful time with capt Elaine,  not only did we find some huge fish, but the place to stay and her accommodations are outstanding.  A true example of how things could be done.  Very personable lady and fun to be with!  Thank you for the wonderful time and it was an honor to meet you.

Sincerely,
Dave Scott.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thank you so much for coming down to our beautiful Emerald Coast and taking back those awesome fillets!!  You guys did a great job snagging those SOWS!!  I would like to also thank you for cooking that awesome meal while you were here and for bringing down that front 1/4 of beef.  Can hardly wait to dive into that as soon as things slow up…Maybe in September….:)

Hope you had a safe trip back up North.  Come down again any time to enjoy this area and what it has to offer.

Capt. Elaine


Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

We had a great time fishing with Elaine and Mark. The sea was a little rough which made finding the fish a bigger challenge. She eventually found a fish and we went home with some red snapper! We also had fun catching some Bonita.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I had a great time taking you and your family out to fish.  Fishing is always a challenge when the weather sets in and the seas are rough.  Bottom fishing is always my favorite but trolling can be exciting when the fish are running.  Hope you enjoyed the snapper fillets.  Call me next time you are going to be in town and hopefully the weather and the Gulf will cooperate.  Take care and have a safe trip home.

Capt. Elaine

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

We had a great fishing trip with Elaine on Ruthless.  She put us right on the fish.  We had an excellent day and caught tons of fish.  We took our 6 and 8 year old boys.  She was great with them and they had a blast on their first deep sea fishing trip.  I would definitely recommend Elaine to anyone!!!  She was well prepared and I guarantee she will put you on the fish!!

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 3, 2016

Thank you so much for using my charter service.  I enjoyed watching everyone fish and even enjoyed watching the shark come up and get the giant snapper. Sometimes those things happen.  Your boys were so cute and I am sure you made memories for them.  See you soon….

Capt. Elaine


Went fishing on Thursday, May 26, 2016

The seas were two feet swells and the 23 ft boat was very rough riding. Calm water might have made a big difference. The captain was very friendly and worked hard.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Thank you for your review. Sometimes we have to put up with rough sea.  Unfortunately on your trip the Gulf did not cooperate with us and it was a little rough.

Went fishing on Monday, May 23, 2016

Captain Elaine’s patience and experience allowed everyone in our party to catch plenty of large fish, including a 30-35 pound gag grouper! (Couldn’t keep it, not season, but still fun fight!!!) Captain Elaine is full of energy and very upbeat. Great personality!  Would definitely recommend this charter. We’ll be using again.

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 29, 2016

I am so glad you had a good time.  I enjoyed taking you all out and hope to see you again soon.  Glad you were able to pull in some big ones!

Went fishing on Thursday, May 19, 2016

I booked this charter boat for my husband’s birthday.  Captain Rogers was wonderful. Her knowledge about the fish, rods, & places where the fish gather helped make our trip so much fun.  If you are looking for a fun fishing trip with a knowledgeable Captain, be sure to book Ruthless!

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E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 20, 2016

Taking you all out was a real pleasure.  I just hate it when I go to spots and the fis