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What anglers said about fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay

For first timers, try a four-hour nearshore charter, but if you want to deep sea fish you will probably need a full day. We booked with Captain Jayson Self on the King of Kings boat, a 38-footer with covered area and a toilet. Captain Jayson & Juan were very helpful and fun to be with. Having a great captain, crew, and a boat with a covered area and toilet makes for a great trip. We caught 35+ fish which also makes for a great charter!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For first timers, try a four-hour nearshore charter, but if you want to deep sea fish you will probably need a full day. We booked with Captain Jayson Self on the King of Kings boat, a 38-footer with covered area and a toilet. Captain Jayson & Juan were very helpful and fun to be with. Having a great captain, crew, and a boat with a covered area and toilet makes for a great trip. We caught 35+ fish which also makes for a great charter!
John  S.
John S.
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Joelle  M.
Joelle M. Crawfordville, Florida
The fish weren’t biting heavily today, but we were able to catch about 2 lbs of fish for dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish weren’t biting heavily today, but we were able to catch about 2 lbs of fish for dinner.
Marc  B.
Marc B. United States
Try one of the party boats first round out. It's an inexpensive way to get a taste of the area and you have a ton of space to get out of the sun if needed.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try one of the party boats first round out. It's an inexpensive way to get a taste of the area and you have a ton of space to get out of the sun if needed.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Canaseraga, NY
Make sure to ask what’s in season and you what you can take home by law..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to ask what’s in season and you what you can take home by law..
Jonathan  G.
Jonathan G. Denham Springs, Louisiana
Many options. Know the difference between state and federally permitted charters. State can only go up to nine Miles out. Federally permitted charters can go out deeper so your options increase but so generally does the cost.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Many options. Know the difference between state and federally permitted charters. State can only go up to nine Miles out. Federally permitted charters can go out deeper so your options increase but so generally does the cost.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Canaseraga, NY
It was a great morning. I think you will be satisfied with your decision to come here and fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a great morning. I think you will be satisfied with your decision to come here and fish.
DENNIS  B.
DENNIS B.
Go when there haven't been any storms so your trip doesn't get cancelled from the bad weather
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go when there haven't been any storms so your trip doesn't get cancelled from the bad weather
Troy  L.
Troy L. Springfield, TN
Unusual in that there had just been a hurricane nearby, but I would say a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference. I tried some surf casting in my own and about got beat to death BY the surf!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unusual in that there had just been a hurricane nearby, but I would say a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference. I tried some surf casting in my own and about got beat to death BY the surf!
Marie  V.
Marie V. McCalla, AL
Be ready fish are strong and you catch one after another. Trip of a lifetime
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready fish are strong and you catch one after another. Trip of a lifetime
Carrie  J.
Carrie J. Clarksville, Tennessee
It’s just hot! We got lucky and most of our trip was overcast but as soon as that sun came out the kids were getting hot very quickly, especially with having to wear life vests.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s just hot! We got lucky and most of our trip was overcast but as soon as that sun came out the kids were getting hot very quickly, especially with having to wear life vests.
Ashley  L.
Ashley L.
The fishing is great when you have a captain who knows what he's doing. Had a great time. Will charter again the next time I'm in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing is great when you have a captain who knows what he's doing. Had a great time. Will charter again the next time I'm in Destin
Ronald  S.
Ronald S.
Verify what you are going to catch, I personally thought we would be catching bigger fish. Also fish booker made it nearly impossible to get in touch with the captain prior to our trip.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Verify what you are going to catch, I personally thought we would be catching bigger fish. Also fish booker made it nearly impossible to get in touch with the captain prior to our trip.
JOey  W.
JOey W. Woolwich Township, NJ
Bring food and drinks. Take motion sickness medication an hour before the trip. Be respectful respected practice is to tip your crew at the end of the trip.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring food and drinks. Take motion sickness medication an hour before the trip. Be respectful respected practice is to tip your crew at the end of the trip.
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Rogersville, AL
Charter Into the Blue and Captain Nino with First Mate Caden! They are friendly and fun and so knowledgeable!! On top of their game. Literally you will not be disappointed. Our boys have always wanted to go deep sea fishing and now they are literally “hooked”. And they both say we can ONLY go on this boat with this crew!! A new family tradition!! Thanks Nino and Caden
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter Into the Blue and Captain Nino with First Mate Caden! They are friendly and fun and so knowledgeable!! On top of their game. Literally you will not be disappointed. Our boys have always wanted to go deep sea fishing and now they are literally “hooked”. And they both say we can ONLY go on this boat with this crew!! A new family tradition!! Thanks Nino and Caden
Brad  G.
Brad G. Mooresville, NC
If you are booking a charter, read the reviews ! Be open to catching what is in season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are booking a charter, read the reviews ! Be open to catching what is in season.
Karen  D.
Karen D. Knoxville, TN
Find a local who knows the sports and the gear to use. This makes for a very successful and fun time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a local who knows the sports and the gear to use. This makes for a very successful and fun time.
Dylan  F.
Dylan F. Destin, FL
Bring sunglasses, sun screen, hat, loose fitting clothes, and stay hydrated.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunglasses, sun screen, hat, loose fitting clothes, and stay hydrated.
Billy  S.
Billy S. Taylor, AL
Set time aside for an offshore fishing trip while in Destin. It’s worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set time aside for an offshore fishing trip while in Destin. It’s worth it.
Jason  M.
Jason M. Miramar Beach, Florida
Bring lots of sun screen! ? Early morning trips, are better for less choppy water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of sun screen! ? Early morning trips, are better for less choppy water.
Sarah  H.
Sarah H. Ames, IA