Grayton Beach Fishing Rates
1/2 Day – 4 Hours, up to 4 people – $700
$150 per hour for additional time, i.e. – 5 Hours $850
Summer Short Trips – 3 Hours $600
Indian Pass Fishing Rates
Tarpon – All Day $750
Trout – Redfish – Flats
All Day $600, 1/2 Day $450.00
Overnight Lodging Available at No Additional Charge
- We provide rods and reels, all bait, tackle and ice.
- The Charter price covers your Fishing License.
- You need to bring a camera, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, snacks and drinks.
- A cooler with ice is provided to store your drinks.
The history of fishing the Gulf waters off Grayton Beach is rich with color. Beginning in the late 1800s, early settlers and visitors to the area would roll their wooden boats across the beach on pine logs and row out to the inshore reefs to catch Red Snapper and Grouper. Today, fishermen fishing local waters for the first time are amazed at how close inshore Grouper and Snapper can be found.
Snapper and Grouper fishing along the Florida Panhandle has been legendary for more than a century. The waters off Grayton Beach have numerous, relatively shallow, natural and man-made reefs in water ranging from 50 to 100 feet. Most bottom trips are within six miles of the beach so you are usually fishing within twenty minutes of being picked up on the beach. There are usually no long rides to the fishing grounds from Grayton Beach. Target species include Grouper, Red Snapper and Trigger Fish,however, you just never know what might be on the other end of your line while bottom fishing.
If you prefer the spectacular action of surface fishing, the local waters provide opportunities to catch King Mackerel. Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Cobia and other migratory fish pass through the area on their movement to the east and west. Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Barracuda and even an occasional Sailfish can be caught just past the second sandbar. Combination surface, trolling, and bottom fishing trips often provide great mix of fish catches.
For fishermen from Panama City to Destin, early spring fishing means one thing – Cobia Fishing! The spring Cobia run brings the highly prized species right down the beaches of the Florida Panhandle on their westerly migration. Grayton Beach is usually right in the middle of the action. Cobia are caught by sight fishing the species from the boat’s tower and casting jigs or live baits (eels are preferred) to the fish. Watching a big Cobia turn into the bait is just short of heart-stopping. Ask Captain Larry “What is your favorite kind of fishing?” and he will quickly reply, “Cobia!”
During late Summer, you will usually find Captain Larry fishing inshore waters for Tarpon at Indian Pass, about 90 minutes east of Grayton Beach. A favorite story is the 200+ pound Tarpon that had been hooked for over two hours and started feeding again while still being hooked. Catching 150 to 180 pound Tarpon is not uncommon.