Our Most Memorable Trips from 2016!

SEE YA 2016! We would like to say THANK YOU to all those who fished on the Backlash with us this past year and wanted to take a second to reminisce on some of the great trips we had over the year:

fishing trip

Always a great time fishing with this crew! What a catch and absolute gorgeous day on the water. A special thank you to Burt, Lynn, Tracy, Norm, Pam, and Brent!
girls fishing trip

WHAT A CATCH! A huge thank you to these girls and their hard work reeling in these big groupers and snappers

blue marlin trip

A day we will never forget! 300-pound Blue Marlin caught while tolling out to go Sword fishing! Thank you to our crew and God for this sea monster! She was caught and released.

From our four-hour half-day trips to our 3-day over-night trips, it was our pleasure being able to take y’all out on the water day after day! A huge thank you to all those who fished with us this past year on board the Charter Boat Backslash and we can’t wait to see y’all again in 2017!!!

Follow Us on Destin Offshore Charters Social Media

Despite the first day of summer officially not being until the 20th, we at Destin Offshore Charters are in full swing for the summer! With the kids out on their summer break, now is the perfect time to start creating memories and documenting all of your adventures. We have a few pictures we’d like to showcase from May that we have shared on our Instagram and Facebook last month. Going forward, at the start of the new month we will be showcasing a few pictures you have shared with us of your awesome days on the boat and of course – your catches!

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Now it’s your turn! Document your fun in the sun this summer. Follow us on Instagram, Like our Facebook page and tag us in your pictures. Use the hashtags #CHARTERBOATBACKLASH or #DESTINOFFSHORECHARTERS on social media and maybe you’ll be featured in our June round-up! We’re ready to double-tap your catches!

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Instagram: @charterboatbacklash
Facebook: facebook.com/charterboatbacklash

Curious about what other hashtags you should use in your social media? Try these: #destin #florida #fishing #deepseafishing #offshorefishing #grouper #mahimahi #snapper #amberjacks #triggerFish #tuna



Finally, red snapper season has been announced for federal waters. The Charter Boat Backlash will have 46 days for harvesting Red Snappers! These trips book up the fastest! Call ahead to be sure you won’t be left at the dock.

We will also be running night time Red Snapper charters. The Backlash is equipped with underwater lights and floodlights on the deck to light up the night. These trips are a great way to beat the heat and relax. Red Snappers bite just as good and sometimes better at night when the water gets hot in the summer.

If you are vacationing on the Emerald Coast, THE place to catch that trophy Red Snapper is on the Charter Boat Backlash. Captain Chris Kirby has a 100% success rate on ALL Red Snapper fishing trips. Call now for available dates.

Catch y’all on the water!

Amberjack Season is in Full Swing!


The Amberjack fishing has been awesome! The average amberjack weight is 40-50 lbs. These reef donkeys will give you a fight like no other. The Charter Boat Backlash is the boat to fish with if you want to target trophy Amberjacks in the Destin Florida area. Along with Amberjack fishing the triggerfish are still in season and we have been catching some beautiful triggers as well.

Don’t get left at the dock, book your trip on the Charter Boat Backlash with Destin Offshore Charters. Book it now! (850)685-9368

Overnight Fishing

Overnight fishing can be a lot of fun but if it’s your first time, it’s good to come prepared and know what to expect. Of course the captain and crew of the vessel you’re chartering will be there to provide any gear you may have forgotten to bring, help you learn the ropes, and have as much fun as possible. However, it’s always better to be as over prepared as possible instead of relying on the charter for gear that they may run out of. Bring necessities that you can’t be without, even if the charter already provides them, such as―changes of clothes, sunblock, and plenty of water. Extra fishing line and bait is always a good idea too, just in case the fish dine and dash one too many times!

It’s always good to pack your gear while keeping your targeted fish in mind; bring baits that will relate to the particular type of fish you will be fishing for. No need to bring the whole tackle box, considering space is limited on overnight charters. Everything you bring will for the most part have to fit below deck along with everyone else’s gear, so that the deck is clear to move around. The very last thing you want is the deckhands tripping over gear when they’re running up to net your big catch!

Carefully consider what type of fish you want to go fishing for as well. Think about the time of year it is, what type of fish are in season, and the location you’re chartering from. Depending on how new you are to overnight fishing, the captain may take care of most of this to start off with. But the more often you go out, the faster you will be able to make those decisions yourself and be responsible for your own adventure.

At Destin Offshore Charters we welcome beginners and seasoned fisherman alike to join us for overnight fishing off the beautiful coast of Destin. The Backlash and her crew are always prepared and knowledgeable on any type of fishing excursion you might have in mind. We will gladly walk you through the basics, or get out of your way so you can get down to reeling in the big one. And of course we’ll be there to back you up when you hold up your hands and tell your friends the fish was this big.

See y’all on the water!

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