What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Destin, Florida for the first time?

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Justin Higginbotham
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Рыбачил с Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters Май 20, 2024
Book a 6 hour trip at minimum because you will have travel time to your fishing spots. Do not eat a lot before your trip because you could get sea sick if your not use to boating. Bring sunscreen and wear long-sleeved shirts to keep the sun off of you.

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Lee Bjorklund
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Рыбачил с Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing Май 11, 2024
As a first time visitor to Destin you are dependent on the experience and knowledge of your captain. You have to put all trust in your captain and go with the flow. Your captain will take you to a spot where he feels you hav free the best chance to catch something and get you warmed up. After you are warmed you should ask about options. If you want to target a particular fish ask that question before you book your trip. You may be there at the wrong time. When I am in a new location and have no local knowledge I just tell the captain I would like to catch as many different types of fish as possible and always target what ever is biting at that time.

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Terry Brennan
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Рыбачил с 850 Charters—Capt. Jared Март 29, 2024
Definitely consider the type of species you aim to catch. Bigger fish require bigger/deeper water. This of course turns into longer boat rides to the necessary habitat. The time in travel can eat into the scheduled time for your trip. If bringing smaller children, you'll be able to get into feisty smaller fish for sure much sooner. They'll have a fantastic time getting into fish much sooner in the trip and have a very memorable time.

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Karl Klob
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Рыбачил с Reel Chill Charter Апрель 24, 2024
Experience matters ! Capt. Troy put us on fish at an early season date with cold water temps. His mate Dakota was knowledgeable and personable. My wife said she can't wait to come back, that say's it all !

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Raymond Krueger
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Рыбачил с East Pass Inshore Charters Апрель 8, 2024
Go out fishing with an open mind. Day to day the fishing changes. Weather is a big/huge factor. Be patient with your Captain. They are doing their best with what the day brings. You might catch fish non stop for your trip, or get only a couple. It's fishing. And be polite. May God bless your fishing adventures.

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Walter Selver
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Рыбачил с Another Last Cast Апрель 1, 2024
Go for it, the area offers a lot of great offer of fishing. It won’t disappoint. The only reason I did not write this 5 stars was because I’ve had better days fishing in Clearwater where I larger fish

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Rodd Gustafson
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Рыбачил с Apex Charters And Rentals Январь 30, 2024
Need to have realistic expectations for January fishing. Probably better to target smaller fish where you have a better chance to catch more fish, especially if you want to keep some. We didn't know when we might get back, so intentionally took a shot at bigger fish, knowing the timing wasn't ideal. Naturally we were hoping to have that rare "GREAT" day, that didn't happen, but we were very satisfied. We saw sharks close & dolphins at a distance which was fun.

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David Hamlin
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Рыбачил с 850 Charters Ноябрь 8, 2023
I spoke with Captain Matt after entering my previous review and found that he was sincerely apologetic about our fishing experience. He told me that he was preoccupied with other events in his life and assured me that he was refocusing his energy on his work to provide excellent service to his patrons in the future. I want to wish Matt the best in his fu.

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John Stout
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Рыбачил с King of Kings Charters Сентябрь 29, 2023
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!

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Brad Garner
Mooresville, NC
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Рыбачил с Charter Boat Into the Blue Август 11, 2023
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

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Tony Gonzalez
Houston, TX
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Рыбачил с Southern Country Charters Август 3, 2023
Check on the water temperature if its too high fishing near shore is not the best unless its early morning or evening but offshore should be anytime in the summer. Usually July through September water temps go up but ask the locals they will tell you.

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Andrew Wing
Lewisville, NC
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Рыбачил с Strike Zone Charters Июль 19, 2023
Mid to late July may not be the best time to fish, but everything else around Destin is fantastic. Take a longer charter if you can as 4 hours is just barely enough time to get going. Destin area is crowded and expensive - but that's just how it is.

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Nathan Elliott
Yukon, OK
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Рыбачил с Windwalker II Charters Июль 18, 2023
Bring sunscreen and water/drinks/snacks. If you plan to take Dramamine for motion sickness, take it the night before the trip. You’ll sleep well, you won’t me drowsy on the boat and it remains in your system to help with motion sickness. (I’m not a physician, but this was recommended to me on a previous charter.)

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Darvin Mounce
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Рыбачил с Lock N Load Charters Июль 7, 2023
Do your research on what is currently in season to catch, small boats rock hard in 3-4 ft waves, find charters that provide the bait and you dont have to catch it yourself. Talk to the Captian before you book a charter for fishing species for time of year or weather conditions, recommendation and expectations what can and may not happen.

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Madeleine Barksdale
Sutherlin, VA
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Рыбачил с MAXIMUS Июль 5, 2023
Don’t hesitate to book the trip! This was perfect for our family which included some experienced fishermen as well as our 10 year old who had never been fishing other than in the pond! The captain will take good care of you!

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Joe Jensen
Lawndale, NC
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Рыбачил с Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin Июль 4, 2023
You have a good chance of catching fish in Destin. Our trip was successful as we brought home plenty of fish but we weren’t able to catch any palegics as I had hoped. But we had a great time anyway!

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Walton Boudreaux
Houma, LA
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Рыбачил с Badlands Charters Июнь 23, 2023
First off, if you’re not used to being in the water, take some kind of sea sick medicine. Second, definitely go red snapper fishing with a good charter captain. If they know their stuff, they’ll put you on more than just red snapper. Third, just enjoy yourself, even if the fish aren’t biting to well, a day on the water is better than a day at work!

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Jared Hansen
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Рыбачил с Just B Cause Charters Июнь 21, 2023
Lots of red Snapper. Did take about an hour to get out but poor water conditions the day we went likely contributed to this. Weather rest of the week pretty good. Ken was able to get us on the water and fish safely and as comfortably as could be.

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Derek Wall
Wetumpka, AL
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Рыбачил с Just Reel Июнь 3, 2023
Make sure to bring sunscreen, sun glasses, hat, beverages and snacks. Talk to the Captain about what you would like and any suggestions they may have about the locale. This is their home and their livelihood, they know what they're talking about. You will have a great time and a wonderful experience!

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William H Gritton
Zionsville, IN
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Рыбачил с Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin Май 15, 2023
Fishing in Destin is great. If you get with a good outfit, you're guaranteed to catch fish. However, if you want to keep the fish you catch, you need to check the seasons for your targeted fish and plan accordingly. The seasons for many of Florida's game fish are pretty short. Booking a trip and catching a bunch of amazing fish you can't keep can be frustrating. But, all in all, great place to fish!

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Lowell Fox
Knoxville, TN
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Рыбачил с Just B Cause Charters Октябрь 15, 2021
If fishing on a charter for the first time, one be cause of sea sickness. Anyone that gets sick riding in the car will definitely get sick out at sea. Also pay attention to the wind and swell, high wind equals big waves, which will make you or those in your party sick. Plus for the ones that don't get sick, it's more difficult to fish. Other than that enough yourself, and listen to the first mate he will have to teach you a few new things when fishing for large fish in the deep, its a little different than fishing off your bass boat, lol.

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MARK VONBARGEN
McMinnville, TN
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Рыбачил с Affordable Fishing on Lucky Lina Апрель 19, 2021
Captain Steve said he would put us on top of fish, that's exactly what he did. We had 4 of us on the trip and almost every stop we were all hooking up on Fish that we could keep as well as getting a look at some that will; be ready to keep on a later trip as they get a little bigger. First mate Steve was great as well, experienced as well as fun to have along. Sometimes you would forget that he was working and was not just one of the gang that you brought with you. We ended up going out two days in a row and would highly recommend Steve and Steve. We have been going to the area for years and have found a boat and crew that will become our new regular go too crew !!!! We are already looking at the colander for our next opportunity to book.

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Gary Gibson
Cowlington, OK
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Рыбачил с Shamrock Charters Июнь 25, 2019
Pick shamrock ll and let them take all of your worries away! If possible take you're Dramamine the night before and the morning of. Drink plenty of water or Gatorade. Talk to the captain ahead of time and be specific on what you're expecting. He can put you on sharks even if you didn't book a shark trip. Remember it's called fishing not catching so don't expect the fish to jump on as soon as it hits the water!

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Eric Lenington
United States
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Рыбачил с Affordable Fishing on Lucky Lina Май 13, 2019
Check on the fish in season and verify with your captain that they can put you on your desired fish. I have fished many times in Destin and will continue for as long and often as possible. I have yet to have a bad or even mediocre experience. You will relish your time on the most beautiful water off the shores of the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village". Be sure to have a local restaurant like Dewey Destins cook up your catch. This will show you how to cook it up yourself when you take home a freezer full of fish.

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Logan Anglin
Ladoga, IN
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Рыбачил с East Pass Inshore Charters Март 7, 2019
I would avoid fishing Destin in the month of March. We tried fishing the gulf from shore as well as the bay from shore and by boat. There just wasn't much activity in the area. We talked to several other anglers who were also having a stroke of bad luck. I think it would be best to wait until the water has a chance to warm up and bait fish/shrimp move inshore. I couldn't say what month that would be because this was my first time fishing Destin but maybe mid summer after the water has a chance to warm up.

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Paul Tackett
Tulsa, OK
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Рыбачил с Hound Dog Fishing Charters Май 23, 2023
Don’t forget that what you catch can be your dinner. Several restaurants near the harbor, such as Dewey Destin’s, can prepare your fish any way you like with all the sides. DELICIOUS! I recommend bronzed or blackened. Thanks for the memories.

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Cody Blakely
Livingston, TN
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Рыбачил с Just B Cause Charters Май 16, 2023
Great for spring bottom fishing. Just B cause fishing with captain ken was really great. If first time fishing it’s a really great start specially for younger kids giving the the thrill but still being able to pull the fish in by themselves.

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Michael Braun
Rochester Hills, MI
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Рыбачил с King of Kings Charters Апрель 25, 2023
I am not an experienced salt water fisherman, in fact it had been 14 years since the last time. Being from Michigan my fishing is all fresh water. If you are in a similar position, I would recommend a 4 hour trip. That way you get a taste, and some education, and will know better what you want to do next.

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Matt Behan
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Рыбачил с No Alibi Fishing Charters Апрель 8, 2023
Some grouper and snapper were closed but still very fun to catch and release, same with the sharks. Fight quality fish till your arms fall off then hit a spot for some smaller but very tasty fish to fill the cooler

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AnnMarie Halterman
Vienna, VA
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Рыбачил с Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin Декабрь 23, 2022
The fishing here was excellent. Calm water and endless bites. Great for family or those that enjoy reeling in the fish. We didn’t troll today, our preference was for everyone to catch many fish. We caught our limit!