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Amazing Fall Fishing in Destin

The Fall Fishing is Beyond Belief!

We at Reel Legend Fishing continue to let our clients experience the offshore fishing that made Destin, Florida famous! Our clients are catching species that our Panhandle fishing grounds can provide: Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, Amberjacks, Cobia, Wahoo, Kingfish, Sharks, and more! We remain open for business and the entire Reel Legend Team is in full compliance with all CDC and local health guidelines to do our part to keep everyone healthy.

NOW is the time to book your Fall fishing Destin, FL trip to enjoy our mild marine conditions and to take advantage of Destin’s world-famous fishery. Now, let’s get to the latest Fishing Report.

Amberjacks: Rugged Fighters

When we stop to fish the bottom structures, our clients are going toe-to-toe with the stubborn and huge Amberjacks. These fish are a blast to catch and are sure to lead to a good night’s sleep afterward!

These are truly trophy fish that will fight for every inch of line on your reel. Our Amberjacks are averaging 50-60 lbs and we’re catching them with live and dead bait over bottom structure. They are often lurking on the same structure as the snapper and grouper we target.

Grouper and Snapper: Ring The Dinner Bell!

Speaking of Grouper and Snapper, we’ve been catching our limits of both on recent trips over bottom structure using live and dead baits. Be sure to ask about the Reel Legend 8-Hour trips if you want to catch your fill of Grouper and Snapper!

Kingfish and Wahoo: Toothy but Tasty

The Wahoo bite is on fire! We’ve been catching Wahoo like the one below high-speed trolling offshore with a variety of lure and color combinations, with red/black seeming to be the most effective right now. High-speed trolling is a very effective way to trigger the Wahoo bite.

We continue to be amazed by the scorching runs that Wahoo make and our clients never forget the tackle-testing drama. They certainly don’t forget the tasty meals that Wahoo make either. We’re catching Wahoo that are averaging 20-40 lbs and larger.

Kingfish (King Mackerel) are another toothy species but we tend to target Kings with live baits such as hard tails and with cut or strip baits. Kingfish are nicknamed “Smokers” not only because they can smoke the drag of a reel when hooked but because many like to put huge Kingfish hunks on the smoker to make fish dip. Right now, our Kingfish are averaging 15-30 lbs.

Don’t Forget About Cobia!

No gamefish screams “Destin Sportfishing!” quite like Cobia and we’re still catching plenty of Cobia…and they’re huge! Our Cobia are averaging 35-40 lbs and we’re catching them on just about everything: Live bait, dead bait and artificials! Did we mention just how tasty Cobia can be? Give us a call to jump on this great bite too!

Destin Fishing Rodeo

There is still time to book your Destin Fishing Rodeo trip before the end of October! Reel Legend Fishing is a registered charter boat to participate in our famous Rodeo! Give us a call now to get in on the Rodeo!

Check out our Rates Page to find the trip that best suits you. Right now, our 3/4 day, 8-hour trips are the best value and give you enough time to experience our fantastic Fall action! Let’s go fishing!

Tight Lines!

Captain Tyler

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