Destin Fishing Report (Week of Jun 23, 2022)

Offshore saltwater Fishing for Snapper

Fishing reports weekly! That’s our promise here at Southern Country Charters and we keep our promises. Our captains have been out fishing this week and have all the details on what fish are currently biting.

Here’s what’s biting in Destin this week:

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
  • Mahi Mahi

From Captain Payton

Holy cow what an opening week it has been!! A game of chess with these snapper some days, but we have been wearing them out with some awesome clients! Dead bait has been pretty useful with the looooong lines for the bait bait and catching live bait taking so long at the moment.

Mingos continue to bite well, we keep catching bull mingos while fishing for red snapper! Lots of big black snapper out there, we pulled one in on opening day north of 10lbs! (Chumming them up has been working well and is a lot of fun to catch on a free line).

Scamp and gag grouper have been biting pretty good! We’ve had a few keepers here and there this week while targeting red snapper. The bonus fish are always fun!

King bite is starting to pick up again (finally)! Live bait is the key on the king bite right now.

Little mahi are still scattered around out there close to shore. Try trolling some lures and checking every patch of weed you find out there for mahi! We’ve chummed some to the boat the last few days as well.

One week down, many more to go for snapper season! You can still book a spot in July to go after your snapper with us! Just click that book now button.

Tight lines y’all!

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