Red Snapper Season Begins in Florida


During the April Commission Meeting, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 78-day recreational Red Snapper season in Florida State Waters that begins each Saturday and Sunday in May 2017. That makes the first day of the recreational season May 6th this year. Beginning May 27th, red snapper can be fished daily through July 9th in State of Florida Waters. The season will also allow fishing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September and October, including Labor Day.

Remember that the FWC defines Florida State fishing waters as the following:

  • In the Gulf of Mexico, from shore to 9 nautical miles
  • In the Atlantic, from shore to 3 nautical miles

Other rules anglers should keep in mind that there is a 2 per person each day bag limit with a 10 per harvester per day bag limit (Charter Captains and crew limit is zero). Also, each fish must be a minimum of 16” TL. These limits are in place to ensure a sustainable red snapper population.

The Federal Regulations have also been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Waters recreational season will begin June 1st and end June 3rd for recreational fisherman from privately owned boats. This will be the shortest season ever for federal waters. Federally permitted charter operations (For-hire Components) season will allow a total of a 49-day season beginning June 1st and ending July 19th. The short recreational season is being blamed on overfishing which occurred in 2016, which NOAA reports exceeded the limits by 129,906 pounds.

Bring your Family and friends out for a day on the water chasing down a beautiful red snapper for yourself. Book your charter today with Destin Inshore Charter or Destin Offshore Charters by calling (850) 685-9368. Captain Chris Kirby, Shelby and the entire team will make sure that you have a great experience.


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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

GOODBYE 2016! Thank you for the memories and a great season on the water! Here are some of our most memorable trips from the past year:


bull redfish fishing trip

Catch and releasing big bull redfish on light tackle one after another, never gets old!
mackerel rally in destin

When you enter into a mackerel rally you never know what will happen. This crew left with lots to take home for dinner!
family fishing trip in destin

These boys reeled their arms off fighting these Red Snappers and King Mackerel. As they were leaving the dock they said, “That was the best fishing day we have ever had!” That is what its all about!

As we look back at 2016, we want to say THANK YOU to ALL those who fish aboard the Adios and the Amigo here at Destin Inshore Charters. We are very thankful for your time and look forward to taking y’all out again soon! Whether we were catching Red Snappers or Red Fish, we were able to share lots of memories and feed a lot of mouths. It just doesn’t get any better then that! Hope to see everyone back in 2017!!

Follow Destin Inshore Charters Social Media

With June comes the official start of Summer. The kids are out of school, the water is perfect, and we at Destin Inshore Charters are in full swing! Summer is the perfect time to create some family memories and document all of your adventures. Today we will showcase a few pictures from May that we’ve shared on our Instagram and Facebook. Document your fun in the sun this summer. Follow us on Instagram, Like our Facebook page and tag us in your pictures. We’re ready to double-tap your catches!

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Destin Inshore Charters Social Media
Instagram: @destinshorecharters
Facebook: facebook.com/destinshorecharters

Taking your own pictures and wanting us to see? Use the hashtag #DESTININSHORECHARTERS on social media and fora chance to be featured in our June round-up! Here are some bonus hashtags you can also use on your posts: #fishing #destin #florida #lighttackle #backwater #nearshore #redsnapper #kingmackerel #triggerfish

Inshore Charter Fishing Boats

Bay-Boats-Destin-Inshore-ChartersDestin Inshore Charters has two beautiful 22ft Cape Horn Bay series boats. Built right here in the Panhandle of Northwest Florida. They are well known for being the driest, softest riding inshore fishing boats on the market. They are powered by strong, reliable Yamahas.

There is plenty of dry storage for all your valuables. Both boats are equipped with custom-built towers for sight fishing redfish on the flats or chasing cobia and tarpon on the beach. These boats are made for bow fishing as well! Also, equipped with state-of-the-art electronics from Furuno and Garmin.

Who’s ready to go fishing?! – Call now and schedule your next Destin Inshore Fishing Charter at 850.685.9368.

Half & Full Day Fishing Trips

Guided-Fishing-TripsWe offer guided excursions from 4 hour (half day) to 8 (all day) trips.

Whether you fish 75 days a year or just want to have fun with the family, fishing the calm backwater of the Choctawhatchee Bay is a perfect fit.

All fishing trips include

  • Bait, Tackle, Licenses, and Ice.
  • Things to bring: hat, sunblock, snacks, drinks, sun glasses and a small cooler if you’re wanting to take a few fish home for dinner.
  • Don’t forget your camera so you can keep those memories for a lifetime
  • For more info – Call Destin Inshore Charters for your next Destin Inshore Fishing adventure.
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