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Destin Bay Fishing specializes in light tackle fishing for speckled trout, redfish, and flounder with both artificial and live bait. Our captain is great with kids and treats people the way he would want to be treated.
We are now booking for 2023 by phone call or text (850-217-7301) – quickest via text.
2023 Fishing Rates
Morning and Afternoon trips available (up to 4 people)
(Pricing for 4 persons)
*2 hour trip is for the afternoon only
15-20% gratuity is customary for the captain & greatly appreciated
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a Destin inshore fishing trip? Give me, Captain Wes, a call or text at (850) 217-7301 and make a reservation. The quickest way to book is via text.
What does Destin Bay Fishing provide? Fully equipped boat, experienced captain, bait, all fishing gear, fishing licenses, ice (for fish), the best fishing spots in Destin, and we will clean and bag your fish once we’re done.
How many people can go on a charter? My rates are for up to 4 people, but we can accommodate up to 6 for an additional $100 per 5th and 6th person. For larger groups, I can set up additional boats. For additional boats, book as far out as possible to ensure other boats will be available.
Where are you located? I am located at the southern end of the Mid-Bay bridge (SR 293) at Legendary Marine, in Destin (large building with whales painted on it). This is right next door to Lulu’s restaurant. We’ll meet on Dock E.
How do I pay? Cash or Check to be paid at the conclusion of the charter.
What do I need to bring? Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, snacks, drinks, and a camera.
What are we going to catch? The two main fish that we will target will be speckled trout and redfish. But depending on the time of the year and/or your preferences we will also catch bluefish, spanish and king mackerel, flounder, sheepshead, pompano, tarpon, cobia, black drum, sharks, and some trash fish that sneak in from time to time.
Are the fish any good to eat? Yes. Most of the fish we catch are good to eat. The two main fish that we target, speckled trout and redfish, are very good. A personal favorite is blackened redfish.
What do we do if it rains? I leave this decision up to you. The fish bite rain or shine so if you have some good rain gear and an adventurous spirit, we’ll go fishing in the rain. However, I will not fish in any weather that will put myself or my clients in any danger such as a torrential downpour, heavy winds, any lightning, or heavy fog.
Is the fishing any good in the winter? Yes. It can get chilly along the panhandle during the winter months but the fishing doesn’t slow down at all.
What should we wear? Always prepare for cooler weather than expected. You can always shed layers, there is plenty of storage space in the boat.
About Captain Wes
Captain Wes was born and raised in the Destin area and has been fishing on Choctawhatchee Bay his whole life. He is an experienced angler who has been a Charter Captain since 2010. He also fishes in many local and professional redfish tournaments with his brother Captain Blake Nelson and his oldest son Keller.
We fish out of a 24 ft Skeeter bay boat. The boat is fully rigged with Power-Pole Shallow water anchor, top of the line electronics, Minn Kota trolling motor, Yamaha four stroke motor, and enough space to accommodate up to 6 clients.