Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Inshore Fishing Charters in Destin, South Walton, and along Hwy 30A. Please take a few minutes the FAQ to have a fun and exciting fishing trip.
How do I book a Hotspur inshore fishing trip? Give us a call, book online, or connect with us on social media.
What does Hotspur provide? Fully equipped boat, experienced captain, bait, all fishing gear, fishing licenses, ice (for fish), the best fishing spots along the Emerald Coast & Forgotten Coast, and we will clean and bag your fish once we’re done.
How many people can go on a charter? Rates are for up to 4 people, but we can accommodate up to 6 for an additional $50 each additional person. For larger groups and corporate trips, we can book additional boats. Please book as far out as possible to ensure other boats will be available.
Where do you pick up? Blue Water Bay, Boshamps, Multiple 30A Area, Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola.
What do I need to bring? Sunscreen, buffs, jacket (or windbreaker), sunglasses, hat, snacks, drinks, and a camera.
What are we going to catch? The two main fish that we will target will be speckled trout and redfish. But depending on the time of the year and/or your preferences we will also catch flounder, sheepshead, pompano, tarpon, cobia, black drum, sharks, bluefish, spanish and king mackerel and some trash fish that sneak in from time to time.
Are the fish any good to eat? Yes. Most of the fish we catch are good to eat. The two main fish that we target, speckled trout and redfish, are very good. A personal favorite is redfish on the half-shell.
What do we do if it rains? I leave this decision up to you. The fish bite rain or shine so if you have some good raingear and an adventurous spirit, we’ll go fishing in the rain. However, I will not fish in any weather that will put myself or my clients in any danger such as a torrential downpour, heavy winds, any lightning, or heavy fog.
Is the fishing any good in the winter? Yes. It can get chilly along the panhandle during the winter months but the continuous front tend to fire off the bite.
What should we wear? Always prepare for cooler weather than expected. You can always shed layers, there is plenty of storage space in the boat.
Do you take credit cards? No, only cash or check.
Should we tip the captain? Typically 15% to 20% is customary. Although you cannot put a price on a lifetime experience, it is up to the customer’s discretion.
“Capt Scott Lane put us ALL OVER the fish. Boiling schools of Jacks and BULL Reds. Wore us out on the afternoon trip. Best fishing adventure we have ever been on. Still smiling!!!” – Joyce Miguel