Summer is now in full swing and we hope you’re ready to fish! Captain Sloan has a special offer for family fishing trips this year. We’re offering a discount for family fishing, so bring the kids and get ready to have a blast onboard a 20′ Cape Horn fishing vessel.
What’s So Special About The Choctawhatchee Bay
The Choctawhatchee Bay is a unique body of water. It’s fed by the Choctawhatchee River and a handful of other freshwater tributaries, creating brackish regions around them as they spill into the salty bay. The Bay also connects to the Gulf Of Mexico through the East Pass and indirectly through connected bays and the intercoastal waterway. There are lots of sand and grass flats, as well as structures, such as the Hwy 331 and Midbay bridges. These factors work to foster a unique and diverse ecosystem that provide some of the best fishing you’ll find anywhere.
What You Might Catch On Choctawhatchee Bay
There is a large variety of fish that are in season during this time of year and we want to talk a little about some of the most popular. The diversity in the Bay means you never know what you’ll catch, but the chances a pretty good that you’ll catch one of the fish we’re about to talk about next.
Jack Crevalle can grow up to 125 cm and up to 32 kg. These fish like to hang around the flats, both grassy and sandy. They are also abundant and in no danger of running thin any time soon. Can you eat it? You bet! Check out this article on livestrong.com, How to Cook a Jackfish.
Redfish (Red Drum)
Redfish get up to around 35 lbs. These fish tend to hang out around jetties and manmade structures, like bridges. This is one of the most popular fish in the area among anglers and tourists alike. We even found a great video about how to cook Red Drum. Disregard the shopping suggestions, since you’ll be bringing home fresh Red Drum!
This is purely a game fish and must be released once caught. This fish, however, is an amazing fish to catch. For those who really enjoy the sport of fishing, this is a catch you don’t want to miss and one that makes for a great fish tale.
Black Drum are bottom feeders but it’s a great fish to eat. Popular in many restaurants, this is a great catch because it’s a fun catch and taste really good when cooked in a variety of ways.
Boarding at Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
We board at Charles E Cessna Landing in Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach, just outside the 30A and Rosemary Beach, and within a short drive from Miramar Beach, Florida.
Book Your Summer 2017 Family Fishing Trip
Book a fishing charter and get booked for an hour on Captain Sloan’s Airboat for only $185, normally $225. Powered by an aircraft engine, Sloan’s Airboat is an exhilarating way to experience the deeper recesses and natural habitats of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Maximum of 3 passengers.