Captain
Paul Nickens

Member since July 2016

Destin, United States

Background
Captain Paul is an avid saltwater fisherman and has been fishing the gulf waters for 30yrs. During this time he has established fishing hot spots from inshore to 50 miles offshore. He offers a very family friendly fishing adventure that caters equally to the 1st time fisherperson and to the avid angler.
Techniques
We specialize in bottom fishing for snapper and grouper but also equipped to troll.

Hey, I'm Captain Paul Nickens

Destin, United States
Background
Captain Paul is an avid saltwater fisherman and has been fishing the gulf waters for 30yrs. During this time he has established fishing hot spots from inshore to 50 miles offshore. He offers a very family friendly fishing adventure that caters equally to the 1st time fisherperson and to the avid angler.
Techniques
We specialize in bottom fishing for snapper and grouper but also equipped to troll.

My Charter Listings

 
Destin
trips from
US$ 795

Fishing Reports

Red Snappers everywhere

May 07, 2017

Left the dock at 8am due to rough seas. After filling up the baitwell with cigar minnows we headed to our fishing grounds. After a short run to our fishing spots when dropped our baits into an area of… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper Season Is Here

April 18, 2017

Our private fishing spots are loaded up with huge snappers waiting on a lively cigar minnow to swallow. Plenty of other tasty species eager to bite your hook. We are seeing Amber Jacks, Cobias, Groupers, Large King Mackerels, and… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Took my two teenage sons out for a half day of fishing. Wonderful experience!  Far exceeding our expectations!  Captain Paul was great and would certainly recommend to anyone. Even better, both of my boys said they would recommend as well and already making plans for next time we’re down.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

We had a wonderful day on the water with Captain Paul Nickens.  My three boys (Matthew 12, Noah 11, and Jacob 10 caught many fish today), very big varieties of species were caught, Cobia, Red Snapper, Scamp Grouper, Triggerfish, and a bonus King Mackerel was also caught off the bottom.  Captain Paul is very knowlegable and went the extra mile to help all of us have an overall excellent fishing experience, and he is such a nice guy. I definetely would recommend any angler to go out fishing with him and I plan on using his services in future trips.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Had a great time with Captain Paul! Took an 8-hour charter and caught a variety of fish, including a 10 foot bull shark! Would definitely go on this charter with Captain Paul again!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We had a great time with Capt. Paul.
The weather just wasn’t very good and the fish weren’t biting.  You know, it happens.  The fish don’t bite every day.  Even the bait boats couldn’t catch bait.  Capt. Paul gave it his best.  I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again. A real nice and knowledgeable guy!
  We liked him so much that we’ve already referred him to other people looking to charter a fishing trip.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, May 29, 2017

Captain Paul was wonderful. Very pleasant, knowledgeable, courteous and a pleasure to be with. He also helped us reschedule due to stormy weather conditions. Three of us all caught our allowed limit of red snapper and then tried a few other spots to try other species. We will definitely use Capt Paul again and recommend him to friends and family. This was the best part of our vacation. He is the best!!!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Best 50th birthday gift from my husband!  We had so much fun, caught several nice fish all despite rough seas!  Capt. Paul was very friendly and professional!  Will definitely go again!

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

After a recommendation, we booked our trip with captain Paul during our family vacation. Could not be more delighted with the trip. Everyone had a terrific experience.

Paul was very knowledgeable and professional. He was able to assess everyone’s level of fishing experience and assist accordingly. Even the ones that had never done this before were catching fish in no time. Before fishing a spot he would show us the graph and let us know what to expect.

If you are looking for an exciting fishing adventure, I’d highly recommend Paul. We have already started planning our next vacation so we can fish with him again.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My boys and I had a chartered fishing trip on our bucket list for years. We finally got the chance with Captain Paul in July, 2016. It was a great trip that we’ll never forget! Captain Paul is a friendly and skilled fishing guide and he put us right on the fish. We caught our limit, including several giant red snapper. And, the cost was extremely reasonable When we go back to Destin, we’ll definitely go out with Captain Paul again!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 2, 2016

I booked this fishing trip for my husband, father and relatives.  They had a very good time and Paul was wonderful and took great care of them.  They caught a lot of fish!  They loved it so much that they booked another trip with Paul during our weeks vacation.  Every FL vacation we plan to do it again.  Thanks Paul for a great time!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

We had an awesome time with Captain Paul. We actually went out two days and had a great time!! I’ve recommended him to several of my friends and hopefully we will be booking another trip next year. He definitely knows where the fish are!!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

We had a great time,every one was nice.fishing was great.A very pleasant experience.Would recommend.Can’t wait to go back.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Captain has many many spots charted and can go direct to them not wasting time riding you around . Boat is clean and well maintained . Captain was there before we were which is a change from most Destin captains . First mate , April is a pleasure to be around and knows her fish as well .

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Best fishing trip ever! Can’t wait to go again and again and again!

Fished June 2016

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