Bow fishing in Destin, Florida is gaining popularity fast. Panhandle Fishing Charters ran multiple bow fishing charters throughout the summer and each has it’s own story.
FISHING CHARTERS IN DESTINE FLORIDA
Some of the legal species in Destin, Florida for bow fishing are Black Drum, Gar, Catfish (non-edible), Cobia, stingrays, and many others.
At Panhandle Fishing Charters, we make sure we have you set up with all of your bow fishing needs in order to start shooting as soon as we hit the water. Our trips run during the daytime hours as Destin has Emerald Green waters with white sand, so you can actually see the fish 20-30 yards away. We rarely run nighttime bow fishing charters as there is safety risk involved.
When bow fishing, actually hitting the fish, requires a bit of practice. We tell our clients to aim towards the tail of the fish as the deflection of the water is deceiving.
Each charter is different and you never know what to expect. The past few bow fishing charters have been some for the books!
To book your bow fishing charters in Destin, Florida today- call Capt. Joey at 850-420-5502! Also, you can follow.
Destin, FL is a premier and destination fishing location. On any given day you have the opportunity to catch trophy fish, if, you pick the right crew. Here is how you you pick the right Destin, FL fishing charter tailored for you and not leave your adventure to chance.
Not all boats and charters are created equally. Here at Reel Legend Sportfishing, we are all in. This means we have invested in the best boat, top of line gear and top rated crew. We are not bragging as this is very expensive and hard work.
We do this to give our customers the best opportunity at catching trophy fish in their short time with us. In fact, most cases we want to catch fish more than our clients! Whether you are fishing a half day or full day, it is our job to maximize each adventure.
When shopping for a good fishing outfitter in Destin, FL, here are a few considerations to take into account that could very well save your trip:
Is the Guide Full Time? We have a lot of part-time fishing charters here and “water time” is important to dial in the bite. We are are the water daily here in Destin allowing us to know where the fish are, how deep, target species, etc. We also keep extensive logs to dial in trends of baitfish, migratory fish and more.
Does the charter cater to kids? As fishing charters captain’s introduction children to fishing is the joy of the grind. However, it is easier said than done and this is why you need to be very careful. Our kid-friendly charters go above and beyond to ensure you child gets an educational trip as well as a safe trip. Children leave our fishing boat having learned fishing techniques and conservation.
Beware of cheap pricing! I can’t tell you how many clients we have fished with that have been burned by other so called “Charters” in the area that were half our price. They book us shortly after, with the same story, “We should of booked you first!”. The cost of a charter has many factors including the price to rent the boat, captain and mate, gear, bait, etc. Just ask a boat owner, this stuff is not cheap. Do yourself a favor and don’t fret over price. You just might put your family and friends in an unexpected situation.
If you are looking to go fishing in Destin, FL, trust the you found a top notch Captain and Crew in Reel Legend Sport Fishing. As stated, we are truly all in. This is what we do for a living and we are very passionate about it. Each morning is an opportunity to put a smile on your face with a memorable adventure. We put our reputation on the line daily and our 5 star reviews make it all worth it.
If you would like to book a fishing charter, please call or book online at your convenience.
DEEP SEA FISHING PARTY BOAT IN DESTIN
Looking for fishing, talking, learning, and fun? Then the Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin is a great choice
Olin Marler Charters is the longest running charter boat operator in Destin — and for good reason. This trip provides anglers with the opportunity to cast, converse, and learn from fellow fishermen from across the country. Bring your own small cooler with ice, food, and drinks, so you can really relax and have a great time.
Catch an assortment of popular reef fish — including red snapper and grouper. The experienced captain and crew will help you along the way — including filleting your catch so you can bring home dinner!
This 65-foot walk-around boat has bathrooms and an air-conditioned cabin onboard. The trip is 4 hours total, and is for ages 7 and up. DISCOUNT TICKETS!
PRIVATE CHARTER FISHING
We offer private charters on several of our fishing boats to accommodate large or small groups of any size. Private charter trips can range from 4 hours up to 12 hours for bottom fishing, trolling, site fishing offshore. We may target any number of species depending on the season, including a variety of Snapper, Grouper, Trigger, Drum, Sheepshead, Amberjack, Tuna, Swordfish, and many others.
AMBERJACKS: RUGGED FIGHTERS
When we stop to fish the bottom structures, our clients are going toe-to-toe with the stubborn and huge Amberjacks. These fish are a blast to catch and are sure to lead to a good night’s sleep afterward!
These are truly trophy fish that will fight for every inch of line on your reel. Our Amberjacks are averaging 50-60 lbs and we’re catching them with live and dead bait over bottom structure. They are often lurking on the same structure as the snapper and grouper we target.
GROUPER AND SNAPPER: RING THE DINNER BELL!
Speaking of Grouper and Snapper, we’ve been catching our limits of both on recent trips over bottom structure using live and dead baits. Be sure to ask about the Reel Legend 8-Hour trips if you want to catch your fill of Grouper and Snapper!
KINGFISH AND WAHOO: TOOTHY BUT TASTY
The Wahoo bite is on fire! We’ve been catching Wahoo like the one below high-speed trolling offshore with a variety of lure and color combinations, with red/black seeming to be the most effective right now. High-speed trolling is a very effective way to trigger the Wahoo bite.
We continue to be amazed by the scorching runs that Wahoo make and our clients never forget the tackle-testing drama. They certainly don’t forget the tasty meals that Wahoo make either. We’re catching Wahoo that are averaging 20-40 lbs and larger.
Kingfish (King Mackerel) are another toothy species but we tend to target Kings with live baits such as hard tails and with cut or strip baits. Kingfish are nicknamed “Smokers” not only because they can smoke the drag of a reel when hooked but because many like to put huge Kingfish hunks on the smoker to make fish dip. Right now, our Kingfish are averaging 15-30 lbs.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT COBIA!
No gamefish screams “Destin Sportfishing!” quite like Cobia and we’re still catching plenty of Cobia…and they’re huge! Our Cobia are averaging 35-40 lbs and we’re catching them on just about everything: Live bait, dead bait and artificials! Did we mention just how tasty Cobia can be? Give us a call to jump on this great bite too!
DESTIN FISHING RODEO
There is still time to book your Destin Fishing Rodeo trip before the end of October! Reel Legend Fishing is a registered charter boat to participate in our famous Rodeo! Give us a call now to get in on the Rodeo!
Check out our Rates Page to find the trip that best suits you. Right now, our 3/4 day, 8-hour trips are the best value and give you enough time to experience our fantastic Fall action! Let’s go fishing!
SEMI-PRIVATE GROUP FISHING CHARTER
This Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter with Olin Marler is great for people looking for a genuine deep-sea fishing adventure, but prefer fewer passengers. By having fewer passengers, your fishing experience will be enhanced because you’ll have more space, and a better chance at hooking fish!
Guests will typically fish with 8-15 passengers on a 65′ walk around.
Go bottom fishing for snapper, grouper, triggerfish, and more. Bathrooms and an air-conditioned cabin can be found onboard. The 4-hour excursion includes bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
DEEP SEA PRIVATE FISHING CHARTER
Set out to sea to hook a prize-winning catch on a private charter with Great Escape Fishing Charters!
With over 20 years of sportfishing experience Captain Jason and his crew will provide you with first-class fishing experience. Get ready to bottom fish for vermillion snapper, troll for shark, and sight fish for cobia in the deeper waters on a spacious 36′ Tiara Motor Yacht equipped with an air-conditioned galley.
Four-, 6-, and 8-hour charters are available. Bait, tackle, and fishing license included.
$135-$149 per person for a 6-hour trip. Shared fishing charters will have between 8-25 passengers on the boat and the catch is shared equally between all anglers. This is the perfect fishing trip at a great value if you want an option in-between the party boat with 65 people and the private charter. On the shared charter, you will be bottom fishing for a variety of fish including Snappers, Porgies, Mingo, Sea Bass, and more.
KID-FRIENDLY DESTIN FISHING CHARTERS
These fishing charters are perfect for the youngest members of your family. From educational fishing trips, to fun fishing for the whole family — these fishing charters are sure to thrill your kiddos.
FISHING THE BAY: 4 PASSENGER, KID-FRIENDLY FISHING CHARTER
Treat the little ones in your group to this family-friendly fishing charter!
This kid-focused fishing trip is designed to introduce your children to the excitement of saltwater fishing and the love of the Florida outdoors. Share your love of the open water with your kiddos on this 2- or 3-hour customizable fishing trip.
Your experienced captain will take his time explaining the different types of fish and gear. Your kids will have the opportunity to catch some fish and enjoy quality time with their loved ones on the water. This is a catch-and-release trip.
KID’S FISHING TRIP WITH ROLLING TIDE CHARTERS
Do you have some little anglers itching to cast a line? Bring them aboard Rolling Tide’s 22-foot, Skeeter Bay Boat for a 2- to 4-hour inshore fishing adventure!
A comfortable cruise fit for up to 6 passengers, your kids will target and track the biggest, most delicious fish in Northwest Florida! This is typically a “catch and release” educational trip, geared towards young anglers under the age of 8. Lunch can be included for an additional fee.
KID’S INSHORE FISHING WITH EMERALD COAST BAY CHARTERS
Fishing in Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay is a great option for families and those who do not want to take a long boat ride to catch fish.
For ages 4 and up, you can choose from a 2, 3, or 4-hour catch and release trip. This trip seats 2 adults, and 3 kids max. Tackle and license included.
FAMILY FUN COMBO: DOLPHINS, SWIMMING, AND FISHING
Enjoy some family-friendly fun for everyone on this private and captained charter for up to 6 guests. You don’t have to choose what to do – you can do it all!
Customize your day and experience a dolphin cruise, inshore/bay fishing trip, and swimming all packed into one awesome combo trip. Spend half the time inshore fishing and dolphin touring, and the other half relaxing in the water at Crab Island or on the beach. Get out on the Choctawhatchee Bay and leave your worries at the dock.
Air conditioning, shade, restroom, and shower on board.
SHARK FISHING ADVENTURES
Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Do you consider yourself a thrill seeker? Then this is the charter for you!
Get out on the water for this Destin area Shark Fishing Adventure and choose from half to a full day out at sea on a 32-foot Sailfish. Spend the day fishing for some of the coolest fish in the water, including nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, bull sharks, black tip sharks, tiger sharks, and more!
On this private charter, you will spend the day on the beautiful emerald waters battling one of nature’s apex predators – certainly not an experience you will forget.
Bait, tackle, and fishing license are included, and morning and afternoon charters are available.
MISS NAUTICA PRIVATE DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTER
With over 30 years of fishing the Gulf of Mexico, bays, and intercoastal waterways, Miss Nautica Inc. Charters is your go-to option for everything fishing on the Emerald Coast.
Chase and catch monster fish and delicious species like snapper, triggerfish, amberjack and more.
The boat holds up to 22 passengers (the first 6 are included in the price), and gear and license are included. The captain will fillet and bag your catch.
OFFSHORE FISHING ADVENTURE
This private, custom fishing charter for up to 6 guests is the perfect way to fish the waters around Destin.
Hop aboard your own 32-foot Sailfish Express Cabin Cruiser and cast your worries in the sea on this fishing charter. You will cruise to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and target fish like amberjack, cobia, Jack Crevalle, king mackerel, tarpon, triggerfish, and more! (The types of fish possible are season dependent.)
Morning and afternoon charters available. Gear and license included.