Champion Charters Fishing Reports

Mackerel Fever

May 17, 2017

Today was a great family day for my crew of six from Ohio, including Mom & Dad, their two sons and their respective girlfriends. They wanted to specifically target larger fish so we hit the East pass around 8:30… Read Full Report →

Mother's Day Mahi

May 14, 2017

Took some locals out on a Mother's Day 6 hour trip. We came back with one of the best mixed bags of fish I've seen this year! I gave them the option to go West and exclusively target red… Read Full Report →

Calms seas and hungry fish

May 09, 2017

What an amazing day on the water! The seas could not have been any calmer. Slick water, bright sunshine and a light breeze. It doesn't hurt that the fish were biting too! We couldn't get a king mackerel to… Read Full Report →

Day 2 of Red Snapper Season (Destin)

May 08, 2017

Opening day of Red asnapper season in Destin can be a bit hectic to say the least. We picked up our crew from St. Louis at 6:30 and headed straight for the bait boat. Due to some recent weather… Read Full Report →

Persistence is the Key...

April 20, 2017

After a short notice cancellation, David and his crew called me to book a trip while they were in town for some training. The seas were calm and the bait was plentiful, but the Kings just didn't seem interested… Read Full Report →

Fire Truck Alert

April 01, 2017

Julio brought his crew down from Atlanta for a day of fishing. It was a great day on the water. There was plenty of bait to be caught and the waters were calm. We put a few dozen cigar… Read Full Report →

Big Snapper, but not much else

February 28, 2017

Any charter captain who's honest will tell you that not every day is a record breaker. Well, this was one of those days and I think its just as important to make those reports as reporting awesome days. My… Read Full Report →

Snapper and Jacks

February 17, 2017

We've had some really strange and warm weather this winter. I'm not complaining by any means, but it makes you wonder if we will get a late cold snap at some point. In the mean time we have been… Read Full Report →

Big Cobia Surprise

July 28, 2016

It started out like most other six hour trips. We made a stop at a known King Mackerel spot to kick things off. After boating a few Macs we spotted a Cobia lurking just below the surface. I sent… Read Full Report →

Big Kings

July 02, 2016

This trip was booked months in advance and moved several times. Probably the most important trip of the year and I didn't make a dime! This trip was specifically for my family, my son Andrew in particular. He had… Read Full Report →

Good variety available now!

June 02, 2016

The red snapper have been a little finicky lately, but with a little work you can find them. Even if they don't want to cooperate, there are plenty of other hungry fish to keep you occupied. The black snapper… Read Full Report →

Opening Weekend of Red Snapper

May 07, 2016

The much anticipated opening weekend of red snapper didn't disappoint. There were a ton of boats out enjoying the near perfect weather. The seas were calm and the fish were chewing! We headed down the West beach towards Pensacola… Read Full Report →

Big jacks and sore backs

April 09, 2016

It started out as a Cobia trip, but my crew and I quickly grew bored looking for them along the East Beach. We made the decision to head south to deeper water after some Amberjack. It didn't take long… Read Full Report →

Early Spring Triggers

March 18, 2016

After a quick check of the radar and determine we had a small window to get the trip in, we headed out of the East Pass in search of triggerfish. After landing and releasing a nice Gag Grouper caught… Read Full Report →

Big Triggers and nice AJs

February 29, 2016

Spring time in the Florida Panhandle can be unpredictable. Sunny and 70s one day and a gloomy 50s the next. Fortunately we have a couple day weather window to get off shore and wet a line. We headed out… Read Full Report →

Pre-Spring Break Triggers and Jacks

February 05, 2016

Its almost spring break time again. Unlike last year we are able to keep Triggerfish and they are chewing pretty good! We've also been seeing some nice Amberjack on the artificial wrecks. Mingo snapper are mixed in along with… Read Full Report →

September and October Fishing Forecast

September 07, 2015

September and October are two of the best months to fish in Destin. The waters are still warm and some exciting species start to come close to shore. We've already hooked up a nice sailfish and expect to see… Read Full Report →

Warm Waters = Hot Fishing

July 31, 2015

The waters are just about as warm as they are going to get. Some days reaching nearly 90 degrees. This means the fish will be constantly moving looking for cooler waters and food. The early morning bite has been… Read Full Report →

Plenty of Snapper still available

June 10, 2015

Red Snapper season is well under way and most of the public spots have been fished pretty hard. There are still plenty of snapper in state waters to be caught. Knowing what to look for is key to filling… Read Full Report →

Near Shore Wahoo

May 13, 2015

It was a typical day on the Gulf State waters, plucking away at the bottom fish, trolling over broken and natural bottom, you know the drill. While trolling for King Mackerel about 15 miles East of the Destin Pass,… Read Full Report →

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