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"World Class Fishing in the panhandle"


Capt. Scott Whitehurst

Light Tackle Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico


NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!


Capt. scott whitehurst  is a native of the Destin, Florida Panhandle area.  Captain Scott has been fishing the bountiful waters of Destin, Ft. Walton beach & the Florida Panhandle for over 30 years. Captain Scott fell in love with fishing from the time he was big enough to hold a rod! He is a personable Captain who enjoys sharing his passion for "catching fish" & teaching others how to do just that!  He is a very well respected Capt. in his angling community with numerous tournament victories!

Captain Scott has patience, and professionalism which allows him to provide his customers with the "Most" out of their fishing adventure.  In addition, Capt. Scott also fishes his clients in area tournaments that's led to seven 1st Place victories for them!   Capt. Scott can  consistently target any species of game fish that inhabit the West Northwest Coast of Florida.  His favorites include; Tarpon, Redfish, Sea Trout, Cobia, Pompano, Grouper, Snapper, & Shark!

Coverage Area:  The Panhandle from Pensacola to Fort Walton and Destin

Species Targeted:    Redfish, Sea Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Black Drum, Sheephead, Snapper, Flounder and Bluefish.


Please click HERE for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter.


Methods:  Spin & Plug Tackle.  Artificial Lures & Live Bait.


Near-shore / Offshore Charters:  Capt. Scott is also available for Nearshore & Gulf Charters, which are especially popular from May through August, when the Cobia make a presence in the Destin & Pensacola area.


Sight Seeing & Nature Tours:  Available for personalized sightseeing & nature tours. 

Maximum Anglers:  Four


Boat:  Captain Scott's boat is a 22 Hydra Sport, Bay Series boat with a 225 Evinrude, running at high speeds topping 50mph, resulting in quicker fishing access to many secret spots in the Panhandle area.


Charter includes:  Rod, reels, live, dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, sodas & water, ice, fish cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee.  Our professional and friendly attitude is free of charge.


Reserve Capt. Scott Whitehurst today for the Absolute Best in Destin, Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach Light Tackle Fishing!


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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


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Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


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Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


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Capt. Mike Witfoth


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Capt. Jim Ross


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Capt. Mike Weinhofer


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Capt. Ray Culver


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Capt. Dave Pomerleau


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Capt. Ron Schurr


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