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Charter Boat Au-Sum

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Destin FL

Chris McConnell, Captain at Charter Boat Au-Sum

Step aboard the Charter Boat Au-Sum, and you'll be immersed in a world of fishing expertise, guided by none other than Captain Chris McConnell himself, who boasts an astounding 17 years of experience navigating the waters of Destin, Florida. This exceptional fishing charter caters to every angler's desires with an array of fishing styles, including nearshore, offshore, reef, and wreck fishing. Captain Chris's mastery extends to a diverse set of fishing techniques, ranging from the finesse of light tackle to the power of heavy tackle, from the art of bottom fishing to the thrill of trolling, and even the exhilaration of deep-sea fishing. With Captain Chris McConnell at the helm, you'll not only uncover the region's best-kept fishing secrets but also gain invaluable insights and skills to enhance your angling prowess.


Charter Boat Au-Sum offers multiple Destin fishing charters for you to enjoy. 5-hour and 6-hour morning and afternoon trips are available, whether you want to bask in the early sunshine or enjoy the afternoon breeze, we got the perfect charter for you. The 5-hour charters are best for beginner anglers and kids as it is also the shortest, and 6-hour fishing charters is long strikes the perfect balance, offering enough time for a rewarding catch while leaving ample room for other activities in your day. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just starting out, this trip is an excellent choice for all. Families especially adore this option! If you're eager to catch a decent-sized red snapper, we highly recommend opting for the 8-hour charter. With this extended trip, you'll have a great opportunity to reel in some impressive catches and make the most of this exciting fishing season.


Discover the ultimate fishing adventure with Charter Boat Au-Sum in Destin, Florida. Captain Chris McConnell will guide you on our expertly restored 45ft Hatteras, equipped with twin 270HP Detroit Diesel engines for a cruising speed of 15 knots. Enjoy the convenience of amenities like a toilet, air conditioning, GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, kitchen, multimedia system, and more.


Captain Chris will be providing the best rods, reels, tackle, lures and live bait for the best Destin fishing experience. Your fishing license is covered as well. Catch cleaning and filleting is also available for the legal catches that you will be keeping. A first mate will also be accompanying you during the trip. What are you waiting for? Book your next Destin fishing charter with us!

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Destin Fishing Charter (Morning Fishing Trip)

Fishing - Inshore

Targeted Fish Species: King Mackerel Red Snapper Spanish Mackerel Wahoo Fish

Escape to Destin, Florida, for an unforgettable fishing trip tailor-made for beginners and young anglers. Our 5-hour excursion is the perfect introduction to the world of fishing and promises an exhilarating morning half-day trolling adventure. With the enchanting waters as your backdrop, you'll have the chance to reel in a variety of prized catches, including King Mackerel, wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, and vermilion snapper. Join us on this exciting journey as we venture into the abundant fishing grounds of Destin, Florida!

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Destin Florida Fishing Charters (Afternoon Fishing Trip)

Fishing - Inshore

Targeted Fish Species: King Mackerel Red Snapper Spanish Mackerel Wahoo Fish

Experience the best of both worlds with our highly favored 6-hour fishing trip, striking the perfect balance between ample fishing time and leaving you with the rest of the day to indulge in other activities. The 6-hour trip guarantees exciting catches, and you can expect to reel in a diverse array of fish, including the prized Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Amberine, Gray Triggerfish, White Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, and more. Don't miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich marine life of Destin, Florida, and join us for an incredible 6-hour fishing!

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Fishing Charter in Destin (Morning Fishing Trip)

Fishing - Inshore

Targeted Fish Species: King Mackerel Red Snapper Spanish Mackerel Wahoo Fish

Join our family-favorite 6-hour morning fishing trip in Destin, perfect for beginners and experienced anglers alike. Enjoy ample fishing time without sacrificing your entire day. Reel in a variety of exciting catches, including Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Amberine, Gray Triggerfish, White Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, and more. Create cherished memories and experience the joy of fishing in the stunning waters of Destin! Book your next Destin fishing charter with us, Charter Boat Au-Sum, and have an Au-Sum fishing day!

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Destin Fishing

Fishing - Inshore

Targeted Fish Species: King Mackerel Lane Snapper Red Snapper Scamp Grouper Spanish Mackerel

Indulge in an exhilarating 8-hour full-day fishing charter in Destin, Florida, targeting a diverse range of prized catches, including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Scamp Snapper, and Lane Snapper. This unforgettable adventure promises a day filled with excitement as you explore the abundant fishing grounds of Destin and immerse yourself in the thrill of reeling in these remarkable species. Get ready for an unforgettable day of angling as you savor the beauty of Destin's waters and create cherished fishing memories that will last a lifetime.

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Florida Fishing Charters Destin (Afternoon Fishing)

Fishing - Inshore

Targeted Fish Species: King Mackerel Red Snapper Spanish Mackerel Wahoo Fish

Experience the perfect fishing adventure in Destin, Florida, tailored for beginners and small children. Our 5-hour fishing trip is thoughtfully designed to cater to those seeking a shorter and more accessible experience. Whether you're new to fishing or have little ones eager to try their hand at angling, this trip promises an unforgettable half-day of trolling for King Mackerel, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, and Vermilion Snapper. Discover the thrill of reeling in these prized catches amidst the picturesque backdrop of Destin's stunning waters. Book your trip with Charter Boat Au-Sum Today!

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July 15, 2024

We had a fabulous and bountiful charter! Aus-sum Chris and Matt made the experience. We would definitely recommend them on a sea voyage all year long. Thank you again!

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July 15, 2024

We had a trip we won't forget. We truly felt welcome, safe and respected as customers; even not knowing all the ins and outs of the fishing world. Cpt. Chris was great and had us on some big fish very quickly! Deckhand Dexter was patient but firm in his ways to run things safely and get it done! We lucked out with the Gulf being smooth as glass , the sun just peeking out and the fish being hungry! ☆☆☆☆☆ Saving up for next trip!

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July 15, 2024

Captain Chris and deckhand Dexter did a great job today and they know what they are doing. We were on fish from very first catch to the very last. Best boat we have been on. My 12 year son first trip and he caught fish all day.

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July 15, 2024

Chris and Dexter were fantastic.!!! They KNOW where the fish are at, and they put us right on top of them.✅ We are about to book them again for a trip next year. If you use them, you will NOT be disappointed.

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July 15, 2024

Booked a 10 hour fishing trip. Captain Chris and Dexter are just as the boat is named Awesome!!! Captain Chris put us on the fish and Dexter was the perfect first mate. It had been a while since my daughter and my last fishing trip (14 yrs) and the others had not fished before. We came into dock at the end of day with the limit on our catch and had a Au Sum experience. I would highly recommend Captain Chris and Dexter if you want to catch fish and have great time. Thanks again Tom Dubois

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July 15, 2024

Captain Chris & Dexter rocked our first fishing trip!! Best experience and can't wait to get back!!!