Ruthless Fishing Reports

A Great King Mackerel Day!

September 29, 2017

This trip with Joshua and Dave (Father and Son) turned into an awesome day. The prize for the most fish went to Pops (Dave) and the first fish prize went to Joshua. All total we caught 7 king mackerel… Read Full Report →

Lotsa Kings!

September 27, 2017

Everyone had a great time! We loaded up on the kings! The boys were very helpful and were very eager to gaff the fish as well as bait up the hooks and letting out the lines. Can hardly wait… Read Full Report →

An Awesome DAY!!!

September 26, 2017

Took my friend Deana Conn and her family out for a day on the water. The King Mackerel were biting HOT!!! Everyone had a great day and returned to the dock with tired arms and a cooler of fillets!… Read Full Report →

We caught our limit of Kings for a great

September 23, 2017

Mike Nash and his wife had a great day fishing for Kings! We left the dock at 6:30 and had a great sunrise. The gulf was almost flat as we motored out to look for the fish! After getting… Read Full Report →

Had a Great Day!

September 23, 2017

Matt Verost and his group enjoyed a great day on the water with some nice Kings! The sunrise was beautiful and the day was so enjoyable! Glad you guys had a good Day!!! Thanks again for using my charter! Read Full Report →

Soldiers on the Water- Great Day

September 16, 2017

This day was for our Wounded Warriors who have served in the US Military! Had a great day with Garry and Carol taking out our warriors, Will and his daughter, and Aaron and his dog Tango!! I would love… Read Full Report →


August 25, 2017

Peter Couzens and his group enjoyed a full day on the water catching kings and happened to luck up on a nice Black Fin Tuna!!! The group ended up with 13 king mackerel and a very nice prize catch!… Read Full Report →

Cody caught the Big One!!

August 24, 2017

The Armstrong family had a great day of fishing for King Mackerel! Cody ended up landing this huge king mackerel. They will be eating lots of king for a long time! Had a great day fishing with you guys!!!!… Read Full Report →

Good Day for King Mackerel!!!

August 22, 2017

The Allen family enjoyed a beautiful sunrise and had a great day fishing for King Mackerel! They took home lots of fillets to enjoy! Thanks for using my charter! Hope to see you both again soon! Read Full Report →

Spectacular Day!

August 11, 2017

As we headed out the sunrise was glorious! We had to stop and take pictures - absolutely breathtaking! We trolled and did a little bottom fishing. They had a great day catching and releasing. We caught trigger, bonita and… Read Full Report →

The Last Day for Snapper - Federal Water

July 19, 2017

Jesse Jones and his group enjoyed the last day of Snapper Season in Federal Waters! What a great catch and a glorious sunrise!! Thanks for using my charter! Glad you had a great Day. We caught our limit of… Read Full Report →

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 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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

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