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Let’s Catch Some Fish

You know you want to get on the water and fish, so get in touch with Rising Son Expeditions now and book a trip. Whether you want to go alone or have friends going along, the fishing will be great.

Inshore fishing always has something to offer, so you won’t be disappointed. On top of that, trips are very affordable now, so you don’t have to feel bad about spending the money. Besides, you’ll be bringing dinner home.

If you bring the kids along, they can fish and catch the excitement of what’s on the end of the line. A day fishing will be fun for the entire family, not to mention the memories you’ll make.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, inshore fishing in local waters can be very rewarding.

Your guide will know what’s biting and the best spots to drop your line. You’re angling for great fish stories to tell your friends when you book a charter with Rising Son Expeditions.

Angling for Inshore Catches

While almost every fish has a season, there are always fish to catch when inshore fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay. The Bay provides some of the best fishing around, so don’t hesitate to schedule a fishing trip with Rising Son Expeditions. It’s a great way to experience the best fishing in the Florida Panhandle.

You may catch a catfish, redfish, black drum, or a speckled trout. Cobia can be caught inshore, as well as offshore. Sheepshead is a popular fish for all experience levels. Simple gear will do the job, so drop a line near structures, such as jetties, piers, pilings – any place that offers them a place to hide while they look for food.

Red Snapper season isn’t open until June 17, but there are seven other species of Snapper in season. In particular, Mangrove Snapper is great and can be found inshore in grassy areas. They are very good eating.

Check with your guide and let his experience guide you to the best inshore spots. If you want to know what’s in store for you ahead of time, look for the Fish Rules App in your App Store and Google Play for IOS and Android.

You’re angling for some great fish stories, and you’re sure to catch your limit on an inshore fishing trip with Rising Son Expeditions.

Book an Affordable Trip Now

If you’re an avid fisherman or if you’re a beginner, now is a great time to book a fishing trip with Rising Son Expeditions. Spring is the best time to go before the summer sun starts blazing. Mention that you’re a local and get a $50 discount.

If you want to play “catch,” get out on the water for the best fishing experience. Rising Son Expeditions knows where the best fishing spots are and what fish are in season. You’re sure to return to the dock with a great catch.

Choctawhatchee Bay and other inshore areas are home to many types of fish year-round, so inshore fishing is always in season. You won’t be disappointed.

If you want to know ahead of time what fish may be in store for you, look for the Fish Rules App in your App Store and Google Play for IOS and Android.

You may even want to come back for another trip once you tell your friends your fish stories. You know they’ll want to play catch, too.

Spring Fishing Is Great

It’s spring, and fishing is what you want to be doing, so contact Rising Son Expeditions and sign up for an inshore fishing trip today. It’s hard to find a place where the fishing isn’t great.

Our spring weather may not cooperate every day, but inshore is calmer than offshore, and you’re sure to get some bites. Your captain won’t have a problem finding the right spot for a successful trip.

While bass and catfish are a distinct possibility, you’ll probably catch a speck (spotted seatrout) easily. During spring they congregate in shallow water.

Flounder is a favorite inshore fish, and they’re really good on the table. Another popular fish inshore is redfish. You may also catch tarpon, which are inshore superstars, and targeted by many anglers.

If you have kids along, bonnethead and blacktip sharks can be found inshore, and will give the kids a thrill. You, too, for that matter.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned angler, inshore fishing is fun and will reward you with some delicious fish for lunch or dinner.

Call today and make a reservation for some great inshore fishing with Rising Son Expeditions.

Locals Get a Discount Now

Spring is coming, so let’s go fishing. Now is the best time to head out for some great inshore fishing on Choctawhatchee Bay and its waterways. When you mention locals’ discount, you’ll receive $50 off, so don’t forget to say the magic words.
Our captain is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain with 40 years of experience, and he knows which fish are in season and where they are most likely to be caught, so hurry and book this locals’ deal.
Other affordable trips are available now, too. Decide how long you want to be gone, then book 4 hours, 6 hours or even a 2-hour kid’s fishing trip. You may also be interested in a 2-hour sunset cruise for a perfect Florida evening event with the sun reflecting on the water.
Don’t forget your camera to catch the moment you hook a fish or to capture the sunset. You’re making memories on a fishing trip with Rising Son Expeditions, so book today online or call if you need more information.

November Fishing Season is On

Tasty Flounder will be on your plate soon, as November is the time to hook one inshore/near shore in the Bay or in the Gulf. You may catch several, so be prepared.

You may also catch Gag Grouper or Red Grouper, as well as Black Drum, Redfish, which is great eating, Sheepshead, Bass, Flathead Catfish, speckled Seatrout or Tuna. While Red Snapper is not in season now, Black Snapper, Mingo Snapper, Vermillion Snapper and White Snapper are. Triggerfish is also in season during November and December.

Fishing can be fast and furious, but not all fish are available year-round. As the seasons change, so do the fish in season. Water temperatures change and fish spawn then move on. Fortunately, there is always a variety available in any given month. Your charter captain will know exactly what you can catch and where, whether it’s near a bridge, grass flats or a near shore structure/reef, to catch all you want.

Don’t forget your fishing license. If you’re from Florida or another state, getting a license is as simple as going to myfwc.com/license to get yours.
Get your gear ready and book a charter. Any day fishing is a good day, and you’re sure to catch a cooler full when you charter with Rising Son Expeditions.

Fall Inshore Fishing Fun

Every fish has a season, so there’s no need to put away your fishing rods yet. There are fish to be caught.

Rising Sun Expeditions can take you to the best inshore/near shore fishing spots for you to catch your dinner, along with some fish stories. Until December 31 gag grouper is still in season. During October and November, striped bass (stripers), sunshine bass (sunshines) and catfish are in season. October and November are prime time in our region for big flatheads and blue catfish. You may also find good results with bass, bluegill and specks through November.

There is no reason to be disappointed with fall fishing because there are plenty of fish to be found in local waters. Inshore fishing is always in season, so get ready to cast off. You won’t be disappointed.

Your guide will be happy to provide info on fish in season and pertinent regulations regarding size and number of fish you can catch for the best fishing experience you could imagine.

Don’t forget your fishing license whether you live in Florida, or you’re from out of state. Simply go to myfwc.com/license to get yours for 3 days, 7 days or one year, depending on the number of times you plan to fish in Florida.

We’re confident you’ll want to fish again with Rising Son Expeditions, and we’ll be glad to see you again.

Reel ’em in With Rising Son Expeditions

Rising Son Expeditions know where the best fishing spots are inshore, and you’re sure to return to the dock with your catch of the day. What better way to experience the Florida Panhandle than with a fishing trip in Choctawhatchee Bay.

While you can fish the Bay year-round, almost every fish has a season. Some of the best fishing in local waters takes place during September and October. Flounder season closes statewide on October 15 and goes through November 30. Gag Grouper season is from June 1 to December 31. Good fishing opportunities are available during these months.

You may be surprised to catch a Tarpon, a game fish that will put up a pretty good fight and add a little excitement to your fishing adventure. Jack Crevalle is another fun game fish that will put up a fight and have you smiling.

Choctawhatchee Bay is home to many types of fish year-round, so inshore fishing is always in season. No matter where your boat captain takes you in the Bay, his experience will guide you to the best inshore spots where you will enjoy a great fishing experience.

While your guide will advise you with in-season fish and the pertinent regulations, you may want to know ahead of time what’s in store for you on the water. Look for the Fish Rules App in your App Store and Google Play for IOS and Android.

You’ll have the best fish stories to tell your friends after your inshore fishing experience with Rising Son Expeditions. Book your fishing charter trip online!

Inshore Fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay

Each year thousands of people flock to the Emerald Coast. Some come for a relaxing time on the sandy beaches, and others come for the world-class fishing around Choctawhatchee Bay. Choctawhatchee Bay lies north of Destin and stretches over 130 square miles. The Bay is bordered by the Santa Rosa Sound on the west and the Choctawhatchee River to the east. This area includes a complex network of marshes, coves, bayous, rivers, flats, reefs and oyster beds. What makes the bay special is that it’s an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico and connects all the way to Destin Pass. The tides push water, which include baitfish and crabs, from the Gulf to the Bay and the other way around. This gives our area an advantage over other destinations on the Gulf Coast.

Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder and Sheephead are the primary fish types that you will see out in the water. Speckled Trout and Redfish are the most popular and common fish you’ll catch. Redfish are big and strong, and they will put up quite a fight. They’re first-rate gamefish and make a great meal. They’re not only tasty but they’re also a beautiful looking fish, their red scales almost turn gold in the sunlight. Redfish swim close to the shallow flats and are most plentiful in the eastern corner of the Bay, near the mouth of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Speckled Trout is another popular fish among anglers in the area, and easier to catch. Speckled Trout make their home around the Bay stretching east near the marshes of the mouth of the Choctawhatchee River, down towards Hogtown Bayou and then west to Destin. They tend to stay in shallow water and swim in schools.

As summer is upon us, a lot of people head out to catch Red Snapper out in the Gulf of Mexico. Let them go. That just means there’s more water open to you on the Bay. In fact, this is the best time of the year to explore our waters. If you want light tackle action at its best, head to the east part of the Bay.

If you want to take your family, friends, or corporate party around the Bay and River on a Sunset Cruise, Rising Son Expeditions offers the perfect opportunity? Our DeFuniak Springs cruises offer the best seats to visit Choctawhatchee Bay, viewing the most beautiful sunset in Northwest Florida. Contact us online to schedule your next fishing adventure or call us at (850) 419-3373.

Rising Son Expeditions serving DeFuniak Springs

Rising Son Expeditions strives to give you the best inshore, light tackle fishing experience in Northwest Florida. Captain Trey Senterfitt is USCG licensed and fully insured. He fishes from a top-of-the-line 22’ Blue Wave bay boat fully equipped with the latest electronic technology in fish finding equipment. Captain Trey has over 40 years of experience in Choctawhatchee Bay and the connecting waterways. He has spent thousands of hours on his boat perfecting the art of inshore fishing and knowing where to find fish in all conditions. His objective is to give anglers the best opportunity to succeed out on the water.

All you need to do is bring yourself; Rising Son Expeditions provides all the equipment you will need for a successful fishing trip including Diawa Reels, heavy duty rods with Penn Reels, lurers, tackle, cast nets, live boat, ice chest and saltwater fishing license. If you prefer the Choctawhatchee River Charter you will need a freshwater license.

More and more people are discovering the benefits of inshore calm water fishing in the protected backwaters of Choctawhatchee Bay. With a wide variety of species to pursue in the unique ecosystem and maze of bays and creeks, there is always a lot of action. There are many different fish species to chase after in the Bay including Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder and Sheephead to name a few. Captain Trey was raised on the local backwaters and has the knowledge to put you where the fish are.

Call Rising Son Expeditions today at (850) 419-3373 with any questions or schedule your next fishing adventure with the local’s choice by contacting us online. Get ready for an unforgettable fishing adventure with Captain Trey.

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