Fishing Reports Destin FL



Tons of Action!!! Feb. 13th, 2015

February 14, 2015
Are you looking to for a Destin Bay Fishing Charter? How about a Destin Deep Sea Charter? Check out our bi weekly reports and out Facebook for the where, when and how-to of Destin fishing!

Amberjack once again have been our go to the past week. After last weeks neap tide, they have become less finicky and will eat just about anything. I found that the best jig lately has been the "Shimano Butterfly Whirlijig" - it is a little wider than most jigs and has a bigger overall profile. It also better matches our bait selection for this area (pinfish, croakers, pig fish etc.) I noticed almost twice the hookups this week were on this wider style of jig over the longer, skinny vertical jigs (5-7 oz range.)

If you are on a budget, live shrimp is still AJ candy believe it or not. Fish them high and hold on. Yesterday we went through 5 dozen in just a couple of hours and almost each bait produced an AJ. The great thing about the winter shrimp, is that they are easy to keep alive and don't cost an arm and a leg like the jigs. Getting our limit of AJ has been easy and fun - a certain crowd pleaser for someone that wants to go home with meat and sore arms. Even these juvie jacks (10-30 lb range) will put up a great fight on light tackle.

Winter Reds have moved into the Choctawhatchee bay in large schools. If you find the birds working, there are likely reds beneath. Troll a Stretch or cast a fluke swim bait and a hook up is almost guaranteed. Most are over slot but there are some keepers in the mix. Also, on the way in yesterday I saw several large schools on the beach. Find a sunny day and have all the fun you want!

Pick Your Days January/Feb 2015

February 3, 2015
Well it is no secret that this time of the year can produce some sloppy conditions for fishing here in the panhandle. It is either really nice or extremely rough. I find myself praying for calm conditions whenever I have a gulf charter this time of the year. With that being said, if you can find a North wind, its fishable on the beach. The flounder are still stacked on the leeward sides of reefs and seem to prefer natural bottom right now. Also, if you have patience try combing the beaches fo...
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Deep Sea Fishing Destin FL 1-20-15

January 20, 2015
Sunny and 75 today and tomorrow! is it January?? Yall need to come get some of this. We filled the boat with Amberjack and Snapper yesterday - all on artificial. So much fun! Give us a call to take advantage of the winter rates while you still can - we have some availability coming up and the weather looks great! Whether you are planning a Destin bay fishing trip or a Destin deep sea charter, we have the boats and can design a customized trip just for you. Give us a call today!

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January 12th 2015

January 13, 2015
Gulf and near-shore fishing has been great lately especially if you can catch a day with a North wind. Big schools of Redfish are stacked off the bars East from the Destin pass. You can have all the fun you want using fluke style swim baits on jig heads. Live bait will also work but its a lot more fun on artificial!

Amberjack have been my go to lately. They are just too easy to target this time of year. We have still been using the butterfly jig method and it seems to be working the b...

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Sore Arms!

January 3, 2015
No, not from a new years resolution work out routine...Amberjack! Wow they have been hungry! Last week we tied into some pretty good ones on a few charters. Some we landed and some broke off. Using the classic butterfly jig technique is rewarding and a lot of fun once you get the hang of it! Yall come get some of this while they are HOT! Give us a call to book your next Destin fishing charter! We offer Bay fishing charters and Deep Sea fishing charters daily in beautiful Destin Florida!

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See You in 2015!

December 23, 2014
Thank you for a great year of fishing in 2014! You guys rocked it this year! New years is upon us and Spring is just around the corner. Set up your 2015 Spring Destin fishing charter now with Gulf-Angler Charters! March is in about 60 days! If you are here now, we are open year around for both bay and offshore. The Jacks are big and hungry and the bull reds are stacked at the bridges! Give us a call 850-428-0118

Have a sunny Merry Christmas!
Preston <><

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Inshore Action

December 10, 2014
Gulf-Angler charters has been doing some scouting lately! Here is the December report from Capt. Preston:

Destin Inshore Report

Bay Temp - 66 degrees and falling although daytime temperatures have been in the 70's still
Sheepshead are fired up in the inlets and bays where rocks, jetties and structure are present. Anchor on the windward side of the structure and cast toward it letting your bait gently sink. Bait of choice is live shrimp and locally caught oysters using nets to scrape the edge...

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Thawed Out and Ready!

February 24, 2014 would appear that ole man winter has left us (finally!!!) We had some down right cold days here in Destin this year! I dont think I have ever worn 4 layers plus duck bibs to go snapper fishing in Febuary...ever! With that said, the weather is turning beautiful down here the past week or so. The water is still chilly but it won't be long before that starts getting warmer as well. March is upon us and the phone has been ringing more and more. We went out about 5 miles the other day ...
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Thank You

July 3, 2013
    Okay, time for a much needed/long overdue update. The weather has us taking cover the next few days so I figured I would take a sec to write about how blessed we have been this year with awesome fishing and even better clients. LOTS of great fishing goin on out in the Gulf of Mexico aboard our newest addition "In-To-Wishin". We have fished everywhere from the the beach to the ledge and even done some backwater stuff with the weather was blowin. Anyone who has fished with me knows that Cob...
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Ahhhh (3-19-13)

March 20, 2013
....Spring again! The sun is warmer and the fishing is great! I was sitting at the dock today listening to the Seagulls call with the occasional lap of water against the boat hulls that were tied up; it is something I will never take for granted. Last week was such a great week as I had 3 repeat clients and several awesome new families. We even had a break in the weather to do some night fishing. Emily King caught a shark as the sun set in the back round - it was PERFECT! Will and Coors set o...
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