Destin Fishing Report (Week of Jul 7, 2022)

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Welcome to another fishing report from Southern Country Charters. Our captains have new information to report on what’s biting in Destin this week. Here are the details:

Bottom Fish Biting This Week

  • Amberjack
  • Triggerfish
  • Vermilion Snapper
  • White Snapper
  • Black Snapper
  • Red Snapper
  • Shark
  • Gag Grouper
  • Scamp Grouper

Troll/Sight Fish Biting This Week

  • King Mackerel
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Mahi Mahi

From Captain Payton

Another week down, and some great fishing! We’ve been getting some pretty nice fish recently and been seeing some cool stuff brought back to the docks.

Let’s talk mahi. They have been THICK out there lately! Showing up in huge schools on anything floating, and they’re fired up too. We’ve been catching a ton of schoolies & a few nice ones. Here’s how we’ve been catching them.

Chum. Them. To. You. They’ve been getting fired up on a good chum pile by the boat and smashing cut bait. Also can get them really fired up on a small crystal minnow. It’s worth chumming a little whenever you stop on your bottom spots just to see if a few show up. Never knows what’s around! Free line cut bait to them on a small circle hook, and have fun!!

We’ve also been catching some nice grouper on pinfish. Some grouper on live cigars, but live pinfish seem to be doing the job best for Gags and scamp right now.

King bite has been slow, we’ve been getting some every now and then trolling and some free lining a live cigar on a stinger rig. Caught a nice mahi on a stinger too free lined while bottom fishing.

Spanish are out there too and always fun to catch. Bonita are everywhere, and cut Bonita has been proving to be pretty good for snapper when we don’t have any live bait to get them fired up.

Snapper fishing has been on & off but last few days have been on fire. They’re there still even if it feels like they’re all gone! Try changing baits often if you can’t get them fired up on live cigs alone.

That’s it for this week yall, just a few more weeks of summer snapper! Be sure to click that link to book us before the season is gone!

Tight lines y’all!

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