Upcoming Florida Panhandle Trip

Started by Wolfram M, July 24, 2022, 07:08:35 PM

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Wolfram M

In 70 days, I will be in Destin Florida from 10/3 to 10/8. I plan to fish every day I'm there as much of the day as I can-and into the night if the bite is still hot!

I'll be mostly fishing from the harbor charter fleets, which if it's just me, means as many charters as I can afford to board and head boat trips if that's what's available. If I can't get a boat, I'll head to the beach or to the jettys, or over to Okaloosa Island pier.

I still consider myself a saltwater novice, but I have good luck, and this is a meat fishing trip for me-I try to bring home as much as I can of as many different species as I can catch, preferably things I can't get locally from the frozen aisle.

Some of my best trips out of Destin harbor have been aboard the Screaming Drag with Brian Kelly, and the 100 Proof, who alternates captains and I only remember Captain Ben.

If there's anyone in the region who wants to go out on a day charter with me, I'm all for it. I plan to start making charter reservations soon. I usually only make one or two reservations and then just show up at the docks with cash the day I want to go out, I've filled the empty slot on a few really great trips that way.

jgp12000

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My cousin lives in Destin and I think the rodeo is in Oct sometime?The "Sweet Jody" is the boat we always have done well on,We always limit out on red snapper
(2 ea) in July.Don't catch em' all !

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.destinseafoodfest.com/&ved=2ahUKEwiH5IiRjMX5AhXbpokEHWuFB-4QFnoECAgQAQ&usg=AOvVaw15kp6zeAryoTqrj1YBtsGR

https://destinfishingrodeo.org/



Wolfram M

I've been on the Jody before, and have done "OK". Some of my family have had great days on that boat.

Rodeo is Oct 1 through 31 every year, it's why I used to go the last week of september; but now due to being a teacher I have to go during the fall break from school-we are not allowed to use any vacation time unless it falls during a break...which we aren't working during anyway.

Turns out, my two favorite captains have retired this past year, so I don't know what boats I'll be on for my charter days. We'll see what charters I can catch; I'd love to do an inshore trip but can't afford it. I can't see paying 600$ per person, for a 6hr inshore trip, when it's 180$/person for a 8hr offshore trip. Maybe one day. (but not likely, on a teachers salary!)