Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters

Member since April 2015

Destin, United States

Background
Captain Steve Brown of Lock N Load Charters has been fishing the waters of the Emerald Coast for 16 years. Captain Steve has perfected his skills and techniques which has led many clients to place in the world famous “Destin Fishing Rodeo.” As a result, he won “Captain of the Year” in 2011.

Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters

Destin, United States
Background
Captain Steve Brown of Lock N Load Charters has been fishing the waters of the Emerald Coast for 16 years. Captain Steve has perfected his skills and techniques which has led many clients to place in the world famous “Destin Fishing Rodeo.” As a result, he won “Captain of the Year” in 2011.
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4.94 out of 5 stars from 42 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Excellent trip

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Went fishing on Monday, July 24, 2017

I surprised my husband with a fishing trip on our vacation, and although the weather didn’t want to cooperate, Captain Steve made it a wonderful memorable experience for us! My kids (son-7 and daughter-11) and I had never been on a boat on the ocean and although we didn’t land a keeper, Captain Steve made it a wonderful memory and a new tradition for our family by bringing us to some awesome and fun fish to catch! Great boat and a great captain - If he’s available book it… you won’t regret it!!!

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I enjoyed taking you guys fishing so much, what a beautiful family, I had a great time, thank you so much for choosing to go fishing with me!

Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Enjoyed the experience. Grandson had the best time ever. You put us on some great fish. Outstanding job.

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 21, 2017

What a great day Tommy & Riley, thank you so much for choosing to go with us!

Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 16, 2017

we had such a great time, thanks for going with us!


Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 16, 2017

What a great time fishing with a wonderful family! Thanks for choosing us

Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Took my 14 y/o son and his friend.  We are experienced fishers and own our own boat.  I treat myself to one charter a year away from home so that someone else can do all the work and I get to do some fishing.  I am so glad that one trip was on the LockAndLoad.  Captain Steve has a ton of great numbers, he’s extremely personable, great with the kids and put us on fish.  I was a little nervous when I found out mid-trip that he is only licensed in state waters (9 miles out) but when we filled the box with red snapper and king fish, not to mention the two grouper I let get away, I quickly forgot that 9 mile limit.  The 30’ Mako does great in heavy seas and has plenty of room for fishing.

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 10, 2017

what a memorable day, thanks for going with us!

Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

We had an absolute blast with Capt Steve. A very personable guy, knowledgeable, and was great with the kids. We will definitely look him up for another trip next time we are in Destin!

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

What a great day with a great family thank you so much for going with us!


Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Trolling over a spot loaded with King Mackerel. Then left to find a few great Amberjack fights

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

We had a great time didn’t we? Thanks so much for going with us!

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

I chartered captain Steve for 5 people on a 6 hour trip and had an awesome time. We caught fish by trolling, bottom fishing, and fishing top water, I would highly recommend Captain Brown and look forward to fishing with him again.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Great time had by all. King Mackerel, Speckled Trout and a 10 Ft plus Tiger Shark!
Had a blast! Would Highly recommend it.

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

What a great bunch of guys! Fantastic day on the water, that’s the biggest shark we’ve caught at over 400 lbs. thanks for choosing to go with us!


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Capt Steve was great.  Did what it took to catch some fish.  We will definitely do again.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We had a great trip with Captain Steve and first mate Cameron. It turned out to be a beautiful day with a great catch. We caught several king mackerel and Bonito. We are even having our catch for supper tonight. Thanks a bunch, Captain Steve! See you again next time!

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thank you so much for choosing to fish with us, ya’ll did a great job. we had an enjoyable time visiting as well, it was our pleasure!

Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

We had a great day of fishing with Captain Steve Brown and his first mate Cam!  Everyone in our party caught several fish (nice variety) and we all caught keepers.  I had never been on a fishing trip before, but Captain Steve did a great job of explaining and demonstrating the correct technique and I felt very comfortable on my own.  Steve and Cam provided a great experience and I would definitely recommend chartering with them.  After Captain Steve filleted our fish, he directed us to a local restaurant that prepared them for us, creating the best meal we had on our trip.

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cpt. Steve worked hard in treacherous seas to put our crew on fish. Numerous bites lead to 2 big amberjacks in the boat (which unfortunately weren’t in season and were returned). Trolling for king mackerel on the trip out and back in was fruitless, but not for lack of effort by Cpt. Steve! He put us on fish in rough seas (when other boats wouldn’t launch), but nature doesn’t always cooperate! Great time even if the fishing wasn’t great!

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Went fishing on Monday, April 24, 2017

Captain Steve made our trip so much fun! We caught what we could keep and once our cooler was full he took us to do a little catch and release fun. He is great with finding where the fish are and knows what he is talking about on how to catch them. This was our honeymoon trip and he definitely made it a trip we will never forget! We can’t thank him enough!!!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Captain Steve was great!  We not only snagged dinner and more, but we saw dolphins, sea turtles and jellyfish!  It was such a good family time and we will definitely go back with Captain Steve on our next visit.  My only regret…...my son couldn’t make the trip!

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Great day on water with Captain and mate that helped kids have a GREAT time.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Our fishing trip with Captain Steve Brown and his crew assistant, William,  was excellent. We did a four hour trip trolling for King mackeral. We caught several kings, a Spanish mackeral, and several Bonita. The bite was a little slow, but Captain Brown did an excellent job hunting for them with our best interest in mind. Captain Brown works hard and diligent for success and having 16 years in the business was a plus. I would highly recommend Captain Brown!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Great experience! Impressed w Capt. Steve who is knowledgable and helpful! Each person caught several fish on our four hour trip!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Captain made it really fun for the three kids on the trip as this was their first charter fishing experience.  Ready for another trip next year.  Highly recommend Lock And Load Charter.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 25, 2016

My son and I went out with Capt. Brown & William for a short morning trip.  We spent about an hour catching bait, which started slow this morning, then headed out to troll for Mackerel It was a challenging day, with moderate seas, and not much biting.  After a couple hours and one lost bite, we headed elsewhere to try our luck.  Eventually, each of us got a hit on Amberjack, which we had to release, but it was fun reeling them in for the photo op.  We both had a great time. Capt. Brown and William did a great job trying to find us something to reel in on a slow day. I would definitely recommend Lock N Load Charters.

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Went fishing on Friday, July 15, 2016

Captain Steve and 1st mate William took good care of us during the excursion.  Stopped to fish for bait at first so we lost some fishing time.  The mackerel were not biting well, but we caught enough for a couple of dinners.  Tried shark fishing, but no luck.  Captain Steve is a very personable guy, and we had a good time. It was just an off week for catching fish.  Tunes would have been good.

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Steve made sure we had a great trip! All three of my older teenage grandchildren caught fish. He was very patient, showing them the correct way to hold the rod and reel’em in like champs!

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Had a good time. Being that we were not deep sea and fishing inland area, I thought we would do more cast fishing than trolling. Spent more time catching bait than fishing. Good friendly captain and we did catch some fish trolling. Next time I hope to have a more active fishing time. I still would recommend them.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Captain Steve was a great fishing guide.  Well knowledgeable about everything fishing.  Really enjoyed Dad and I’s time aboard the Lock and Loaded.  Although Dad was a little rough,  I still managed to pull in a King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, 2 Amber Jacks one over 40lbs and the other over 20lbs.  Two of the biggest fish I have ever caught.  The 40lb took me over 20 minutes to reel in and I thought I’d never make.  What an incredible fight and experience.  Thank you.  P.S.  Steve send me the video to my email of that catch. cjsobol@yahoo.com

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Capt. Steve was great and so nice.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

We took a 4-hour trip with Steve in June 2016 and had a great experience.  He was very helpful and patient throughout the trip (despite our inexperience) and we came away with a solid haul that included 4 King Mackerel and a 40-50 lb shark.  We’ll give him a call back next time we’re in Destin!

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 3, 2016

We chose Cap’n Steve based on great reviews, and we were not dissapointed.  Me and the family had a great time on Lock N Load with Cap’n Steve and first mate William. William even tok a hook as my daughters reeled in 2 huge fish.  Everything was done very professionally by Cap’n Steve. Best of all, I think we converted him to be an Aubuen fan.  Ok, maybe not, but he was a great guide. I highly recommend Cap’n Steve and Lock N Load to all.

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 23, 2016

We had opportunity at several king mackerels and caught two large ones.  We also caught a few Bonitas.  The snapper were not biting but we were not far offshore due to 4 hour trip.  We were late due to traffic but Steve our captain gave us four hours anyway.  I did not even ask him to but he did!  The boat sits 6 in the front easily and it’s covered from the sun.  The back is open if you want sun. 

We are not experienced at fishing in the gulf so we learned quite a bit too.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I’ve chartered multiple fishing trips and this was by far the best! Capt. Steve was extremely nice and helpful. I’ve been on trips where it was here’s the boat, here’s the rods, times up now hand me my money. We caught our limit of Mackrel and then Capt. gave us options of what we could do next. Don’t waste your time looking at other charters! If you’re looking for a relaxing trip and want to catch fish this is it! See you next trip Lock N Load!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, June 20, 2016

Booked a 4 hr trip with Captain Steve and First Mate William. It was a wonderful day of fishing on the Lock N’ Load. Have been on 5 other charters and can honestly say this was one of the best trips we have had. The water was choppy so we only trolled, but came home with 5 King Macks, and 2 Bonito. Would have had 3 more had it not been for a Dolphin picking our lines. Everyone in our 5 person group caught a fish, and was comfortable on the boat even in some good size waves. I would definitely recommend the Lock N’ Load to anyone. Captain Steve will put you on the fish, and keep your lines tight all day.

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Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

We had a fantastic time with Lock n load charter captain Steve Brown. Steve did an excellent job putting us on the fish. We limited out on Red Snapper. Steve and 1st mate William were very patient and encouraging with the grandkids. We look forward to our trip next year. I highly recommend Lock n load charter.

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fishing with Captain Steve is always a great time!  We’ve fished with Steve many times over the past few years and we are never disappointed.  He always puts us on the fish and does a great job with the kids.  Looking forward to our next trip!

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 30, 2015

I done two trips with Captain Brown. Four fisherman on one and six on the other. Both trips exceeded all expectations. Capt Brown and crew were completely professional and experienced. His service is perfect for family fishing trips. You will not be disappointed with Lock N Load Charters!

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 2015 We went out with Steve Brown for a half day trip it was the best time ever!! Steve made us feel like family we got lots of fish and him and Leum cleaned all the fish and bagged them up and had us all fixed up I would highly recommend Lock N Load and Captain Steve!!! Going out again next week!!! Can’t wait!!!

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 7, 2016

We’ve used Steve before on previous fishing trips so knew we was going to have a good day on the boat and as we expected Steve and his deck hand William did not disappoint. It was the start of snapper season and lots of boats were going out of the pass in the morning, we caught decent sized snapper within the hour and once we caught the first couple the rest quickly followed, 5 of us had a very successful trip and caught some great fish. I would highly recommend Steves fishing charters and will definitely be using lock n load again in the future.

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 20, 2015

The trip I took on the lock and load charters was fabulous!! I had my son and elderly parents with me. We caught lots of fish, and the crew was amazing.  The captain really made my parents feel comfortable,  all the while keeping us on the fish. This was the best trip I’ve ever been on!!!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fishing with Steve Brown was the best thing we ever found in Destin. His knowledge and passion for what he does is the number one reason why we chose him.  We always like to fish for shark and Steve never lets us down he knows where to find them and how to catch them.  We followed him from his Beginnings on other boats and we continue to follow him to where he’s at now he’s the best.  If you’re looking for a great fishing experience and finding a good friend not just a captain call Steve Brown of Lock and Load charters guaranteed for a good time.

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Went fishing on Friday, June 5, 2015

This was our first time out.  We had s great time capta and crew was very nice and helpful. Steve shared a lot Infornation about the fishing in the area. We could not have ask for a better Captian and crew.  We will be back be back and we will want Capt. Steve to take us.  GREAT time fishing and I don’t normally fish

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Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 15, 2015

I had such a great time fishing with the Waller family, you are the perfect customers, thanks so much for choosing to fish with us, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Went fishing on Monday, July 27, 2015

We had a great time. This was our first time taking a fishing trip like this and it was a great experience. Steve Brown was an awesome captain and lots of fun. The boat was really nice and while we had a beautiful clear day, even if the weather had been worse, the boat would have made it no problem. We had five people and we all had a blast. We will all remember this trip. I would highly recommend the “Lock N Load”.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Steve Brown is a great captain and fisherman.  We enjoyed him helping enhance our fishing experience.  He is very knowlegable, his boat is safe and the time on his boat was a great family experience.  I would gladly join him for a charter on another trip to Destin.  Thanks Capt. Steve!

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Capt. Steve did a great job putting us onto mackerel and snapper.  My 9 year old reeled in a 20 lb amberjack (unfortunately out of season) and my 6 year caught a baby bull shark.  Great fishing charter for families with young kids.  Will definitely be back.

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