Catch and Release Fishing in Destin

Do you want the experience of deep sea fishing but really do not want to keep the fish. If so, ask about our catch and release trips. These trips are designed for those who want the enjoyment of going out on the boat and hooking some big fish.  There are many stories to share when getting back from one of these adventure trips.

A Released Fish

In Destin has become a growing trend mainly because Destin is where the best fisherman congregates. Now you may be wondering why the ability of the fisherman has any bearing on whether they catch and release or not. As fisherman get better at catching fish they can easily catch their limit in a short amount of time. If you have hired a boat to fish the Destin area for the day and you catch all that you are allowed in the first couple of hours then you have a choice. You can either head back to shore to spend your day catching up on your yard work or you can enjoy the rest of the day doing catch and release fishing.

Remember that the point of catch and release is to have the fish survive the journey so you want to have a plan and know what to do:

 

  • When you land the fish you want to minimize the amount of time that it spends out of water
  • Do not use a net or a gaff since they can damage the fishes gills and cause injuries that would eventually kill the fish
  • Do not handle the fish any more than you have to and try to keep your hands moist when you do come into contact with the fish
  • Do not just toss the fish back into the water because the shock can sometimes kill them. Let he fish go into the water head first and if possible, let the fish make the plunge itself.
  • In most instances you will want to use single hooks that have the barbs pinched shut. They are the easiest to remove from the fish without injuring them unduly. Avoid using artificial lures and spoons because they are specially designed to hook the fish as deeply as possible.
  • It is best to catch and release after you have already caught your legal limit. If you are trying to decide which fish to keep and which to throw back then it will probably keep the fish out of the water too long while you make up your mind. If you know that you will be throwing back anything you catch then you can make the procedure quick and easy.

Destin Florida is a delightful place for the experienced fisherman to enjoy a day of catch and release fishing but you do not have to be a pro to do it. Many of the local fishing boats will be glad to show you the ropes and you can be out on the water catching fish in no time.

Backlash Fishing Team

The Backlash Fishing Team takes the anglers to where the fish are. The Backlash has state-of-the-art fish finding equipment and with Jason Mikel being a fourth generation fisherman, he knows where the best spots are as well. Jason has GPS locations of over 1200 great spots, including wrecks and where people have sank items to attract fish. When you step aboard The Backlash, be ready to alot of catch fish.

Backlash Best Charter Boat in Destin

The Backlash is designed for comfort and speed. The rod holders help you reel in the big fish. The Backlash is noted as being one of the top boats for consistently catching Amberjacks, Red Snapper, and Cobia. The Backlash’s deck hand “Chris” is said by many competing charters to be one of the best in Destin. Chris is very friendly and proactive. He always makes sure everything is ready for you to reel the fish in. He will even give you tips on how to hook the big ones. Jason and Chris are so experienced that they can tell you how far to drop your line with a counting method they have devised that works like a charm.

Catch and Release

If you want a fun-filled day of catch and release fishing, contact “The Backlash”. You will be glad you did.