Destin Fishing News

Destin Fishing Report

Find your Destin Fishing Report for March below! Spring Fishing is coming in hot! In the surf, one could expect to catch some Spanish or Pompano, maybe the elusive Cobia. For Cobia, you can use Cobia jigs or live eel to catch them; they can be seen under floating surfaces (moving fish, rays, grassbeds) or […]

FWC announces 2019 Red Snapper Season

The 2019 Red Snapper Season has been released by the FWC. Our charters can expect Snapper trips from June 11, 2019 through July 12, 2019. There is the possibility of Snapper Season reopening in the fall, but only if quota is available. See the link here from the FWC website. Red Snapper are managed differently […]

Spring Fishing Line Up!

Spring is right around the corner and with it comes warmer weather and water temperatures. With the warmer water, you can expect baitfish to start showing up. With the bait comes the many different fish that call the Emerald Coast home and they come in with a vengeance. Inshore, you can expect to catch a […]

Destin Fishing Rodeo

Panhandle Fishing Charters will be participating in the Destin Fishing Rodeo for 2018. The Destin Fishing Rodeo is a month long, annual fishing tournament hosted by AJ’s. When you take a trip with a boat registered in the Destin Fishing Rodeo, you get to participate in the event for free. The Rodeo staff host several […]

Destin’s Elusive Trigger Fish

Destin’s Elusive Trigger Fish – Hear the sarcasm in that? They are everywhere. Come help thin the herd and get on some GREAT eating fish. Trigger Fish are a GREAT fish for children to target and we can always put the family on them. Trigger Fish season in Destin opens on August 1 and runs […]

Destin Amberjack Season

Destin Amberjack Season begins August 1 and runs through October 31. The Amberjack is a great memory fish; they are strong and resilient against the reel and will give you the fight of a lifetime. Amberjack are great fish for the stories to come. If you’re headed down to Destin, check out Panhandle Fishing Charters […]

Destin Flounder Gigging

Destin Flounder Gigging is heating up for the fall. Flounder Gigging generally begins in August and runs until December; then the Flounder start moving off to deeper shore where we target them in the Gulf during January and February. Destin Flounder Gigging will take place on our 20′ Carolina Skiff that is readily equipped with […]

Destin Shark Fishing

Panhandle Fishing Charters can put you on your next Destin Shark Fishing charter! Our most recent shark fishing charter, we put our customers on Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, and Mako Sharks all in the Gulf of Mexico. The customers had the fight of their life trying to bring those bad boys to the boat and […]

Destin Snapper Season

Destin Snapper Season is in full swing. The FWC regulations began Snapper Season on June 11, 2018 and it runs through July 20, 2018. The Red Snapper in the Gulf must be 16″ and only 2 per harvester can be kept. Our Destin Snapper Season started off with a bang as we chartered a six […]

Destin Trout Bite

The Destin Trout Bite is heating up! For Trout Fishing in Destin we can take either boat out for the evening; the 24′ Skeeter or the 20′ Carolina Skiff. In state water boundaries, Destin Trout can be up to 15″, but no more than 20″ (you can possess one trout larger than 20″ per your […]

Destin Amberjack Season

The Destin Amberjack season is upon us and they have been on fire lately. We made it out to the Gulf of Mexico and fished steel wrecks in 75-125′ of water. We used live Hardtails as bait and the tackle included Shimano Saragosa 8000.  Per the FWC, Destin Amberjack or Gulf of Mexico Amberjack, have […]

Destin Fishing Report: May 1

Destin Fishing Report: May 1 – you can find the lengthier version of this at Half Hitch’s website. Panhandle Fishing Charters fishes State Waters only; therefore must follow the FWC Rules and Regulations for State Waters. Trolling: King Mackerel are good on the reefs and wrecks to the east and west of the pass at […]

Destin Fishing Report

Destin Fishing Report as of March 28, 2018 Some information gathered from Half Hitch. The heat has turned on for majority of the spring species! Trolling; Near Shore: You can expect King Mackerel in the 50-125 FT. depths using live Cigar Minnows, Troll Yozuri and Rapalla plugs with 4-6 oz trolling lead. Spanish Mackerel can […]

Destin Cobia Season

The Destin Cobia season began with a bang! The Full Pull, a Destin native boat, reeled in the first Cobia of the 2018 season on March 5. The Cobia weighed 72.6 pounds which is a GREAT start to the Destin Cobia season. The Destin Cobia season offers multiple tournaments throughout the area. One of the most […]

Black Drum in Destin

My wife and I very seldom get to enjoy time together, much less, time together on the water. We have two daughters, age 6 year and the other, 5 months old. Our five month old does not sleep, we have no idea how we are both still functioning. We both run our companies and pull […]

Destin March Fishing Report

Destin March Fishing Report: We booked another group trip on Saturday, March 10th. This trip was ran by Captain Joey and Captain Adam. The trip was originally scheduled to be a Gulf of Mexico charter; however, as the charter date drew closer, we knew we would have to change it to a Bay fishing charter. […]

February Destin Fishing Report

February Destin Fishing Report: Our first trip in February was booked by clients from St. Louis. They booked a bay fishing charter for the day! On a bay fishing charter, we fish the Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding area waters. This particular day, they wanted to aim for Sheepshead to take home. We definitely put them […]

Destin Fishing Report: First fishing trip of 2018

Destin Fishing Report: Our New Year kicked off with a bang here in Destin with our first charter being in January! Despite the cold, the clients arrived at 10AM bundled up and ready for a fun-filled day of fishing. Fishing conditions were not their best as the wind was blowing and the current was ripping, […]

Destin Fishing Charters

It is the month of November when Gulf fishing slows down a bit and bay fishing tends to pick up. We have had five charters this week; all bay Destin fishing charters! Our clients have hooked Slot Reds, Bull Reds, Trout, Flounder and some Black Snapper. Don’t let the slightly cooler weather prevent you from […]

Destin Fishing Charters

It is the month of November when Gulf fishing slows down a bit and bay fishing tends to pick up. We have had five charters this week; all bay Destin fishing charters! Our clients have hooked Slot Reds, Bull Reds, Trout, Flounder and some Black Snapper. Don’t let the slightly cooler weather prevent you from […]

November Fishing in Destin

Looking for a charter in Destin, Florida in the month of November? Look no further! The bite is HOT! In the Gulf of Mexico, we are catching a variety of Snapper, Trigger Fish, Flounder, Pompano, Red Fish (more of an inshore bay fish, but eat around the jetties), and more! In the Choctawhatchee Bay, we are […]

Night time Flounder Gigging; Destin, Florida

We are adding another boat to our crew at Panhandle Fishing Charters in Destin, Florida. We have a 20′ 2006 custom Carolina Skiff that has a 2017 Suzuki 115HP 4-stroke motor complete with 6 LED lights for night time bowfishing and flounder gigging.The Skiff can handle up to 5 passengers comfortably, 3 passengers bowfishing at […]

Looking for a Family Outing? Try a Gulf Inshore Fishing Charter

Finding fun and exciting family outings can be difficult. Have you considered a Gulf inshore fishing trip? This provides fun for the whole family. Whether you want to simply enjoy the boat ride and time on the beautiful Gulf waters or the excitement of reeling in a big catch, your whole family will enjoy this […]

Amberjack for the Ladies

If you’ve never hooked an Amberjack from a Gulf fishing trip, you’re missing out on quite a fight. However, guys, don’t think that it takes a man to reel in this catch. This pictured Amberjack was hooked and reeled in by this lovely lady. Amberjack are well-known as one of the strongest fish in the […]

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