ResortQuest of Northwest Florida and Alabama Blog,
Originally published Wednesday, December 29, 2010 —
By Kristin Destin, ResortQuest Northwest Florida
Recently, ResortQuest had the pleasure of hosting Bill Ando, Senior Editor of Southern Boating Magazine, at the beautiful Silver Shells Beach Resort in Destin. One of the many activities that he wanted to partake in while visiting the area was to go deep-sea fishing, and what better place to do that than in Destin, the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village!"
We hosted Bill on a charter with Captain Tommy Browning, a local fishing legend, aboard the Finest Kind, which is docked at the Harborwalk Marina. No experience needed, as the Finest Kind's capable crew will teach you all you need to know. Waking up early for our 6-hour trip was hard, but the experience was well worth it!
We were lucky enough to go out on the last day of Red Snapper season, and brought in an abundance of Red Snapper, catching our limit! We played tug-of-war with the dolphins for some of our catch, which added to the excitement. We also caught quite a few Triggerfish, my personal favorite.
Even though Red Snapper season is closed until next summer, don't fret. Because no matter what time of year you go fishing in Florida, there's always something in season that not only tastes great, but is exciting to catch! Some of the fish without a regulated season are Amberjack, Black and White Snapper, Trigger, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo.
Whether you're fishing for sport or for dinner, you'll never be disappointed with your catch from the alluring Gulf of Mexico. Book a charter on one of the many vessels in the Destin area, or just grab a pole and head down to a fishing pier. Cook up your fresh catch in your ResortQuest vacation rental, and you'll dine like a king!