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 on: September 25, 2013, 08:20:46 pm 
Started by InshoreFishingDestin - Last post by Destinfishing
Welcome and thank you for the fishing report!  Tight lines,


 on: September 25, 2013, 03:52:01 pm 
Started by InshoreFishingDestin - Last post by InshoreFishingDestin
How's it going guys?  Here's the latest inshore report from the Ships Chandler Guide Service.

The inshore bite has really turned on in the last couple weeks and should continue to get better and better as the cooler weather approaches.  This is by far our favorite time of the year for all types of fishing, especially inshore for reds and trout. 

The redfish bite has been very good as of late.  You can find the bigger bull reds stacked up around the jetties and local bridges.  The bite has been much better on an outgoing tide.  The biggest thing you can do to help you get more bites is finding the right baits.  Bait is everything when it comes to big redfish.  Right now, big croakers and spot minnows is where it's at.  The 5-8" bait are the ones you want.  The best way to find bait is to cast net around the drop offs in the local bayous or use a sabiki rig tipped with squid.  It may take you a while to find the bait, but you'll get twice the bites, so it's worth it.  The slot fish are starting to show up good around the deeper docks in the bayous and on the grass flats.  Around the docks use finger mullet, shrimp, or menhaden.  With the cooler nights, the grass flats have been good, longer, up in the day.  Try throwing top waters and submersibles, (mirrordines, mirrodine minis, and badonkadonks) in the early morning and late afternoons.  One big tip this time of the year, follow the mullet.  When you see the big schools of mullet, cast towards the back side of the school with jerk baits or a gold spoon.

The trout bite is on fire.  It's been the best couple weeks for BIG trout that we may have ever seen.  There's plenty of fish on the grass flats.  Fish for them the same way you would for redfish, top waters, etc in the mornings and late afternoons.  The lights are still holding fish very good, just not the real big ones.  If you're hunting the real big trout, you need the big bait.  The same big bait you're using for the redfish (croakers, etc), use those.  Try finding sandy pot holes in 4-8ft of water in grass beds and soak some baits there.  You'll be surprised at the size of bait a big trout will eat. 

The flounder are slowly starting to show up.  We've been catching a few around the mouths of the bayous around docks.  It shouldn't be long though before they start to show up good.

With the Destin Fishing Rodeo fastly approaching, we'll start posting more frequent reports.  Good luck fishing!!

 on: September 25, 2013, 12:28:10 pm 
Started by Destinfishing - Last post by Destinfishing
Test.  Thanks

 on: September 18, 2013, 07:50:23 pm 
Started by Capt. Blake Nelson - Last post by Capt. Blake Nelson

 on: August 23, 2013, 04:05:03 pm 
Started by Destinfishing - Last post by tarheelstate84
New to the area. Just moved here from NC. Love to fish, especially off of the pier (sometimes boats and my stomach disagree). ANy helpful hints or other pier fishermen?

 on: August 23, 2013, 10:43:22 am 
Started by Bowhunter22 - Last post by CaptBishop2013
I can take them any day after Sunday. 35ft Donzi ZF.

 on: August 23, 2013, 09:27:32 am 
Started by Bowhunter22 - Last post by Bowhunter22
Hello fellas!
I am new on here and want to take a minute to say hello! I am leaving today Aug. 23 for Desting Florida! Super pumped and cant wait! My question is...... Are there anyone who takes a small crew out for shark fishing( like 4 maybe 5 guys) for a cheaper rate than the other charters? I have been once before to Desting 4yrs ago and paid a guy 100 dollars per person to take me and two other family members on his personal boat for 4 hrs and had the best time fishing for sharks. However, he has since passed away... Would love to go but not pay 300+ per person even though i know this is worth it... My budget is tight this year. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you! God bless

 on: August 23, 2013, 09:19:27 am 
Started by Bowhunter22 - Last post by Bowhunter22
Hello! I am new to the forum and wanted to ask if anyone offered a shark fishing trip for a small crew ( about 4 guys) on their boat? Not looking to spend several hundred dollars, but more like 100-150 per person. Thank you

 on: August 06, 2013, 07:55:00 am 
Started by Destinfishing - Last post by jwpursuit
Brand new here. Looks like a cool forum

 on: August 03, 2013, 09:34:44 am 
Started by Destinfishing - Last post by dalemilam58
Hello all...I'm coming to Destin on or around Aug 10th...I'm bringing my boat...17' Princecraft with a 50 4 stroke...I am visiting my son who is stationed at Eglin AFB...I was wondering what type of fishing I can do from the boat...stay in the bay area or venture out into open water (weather permitting)?...I don't have a clue on what to fish for, what to use, and where to go...please help me make this a good trip...

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