Flounder Crush Near Shore Fishing the Gulf of Mexico in Destin, Florida

The temperatures have dropped but the bite is HOT fishing the Choctawhatchee Bay and near shore along the Gulf of Mexico. Catching limit of flounder is no problem on a private fishing charter and guaranteed calmer seas and a fun day on the water. Pelican Adventures has a full fleet of fishing boats and trip sizes available for both Inshore and Offshore fishing the Emerald Coast. Located on the Destin Harbor, the Inshore/ Near shore charter is perfect to navigate along the beach, East Pass, the Destin Marler Bridge and through the bay and bayous.

Bull Reds and Redfish (aka Red Drum) are still plentiful as well making dinner plans a no brainer for some tasty fresh seafood. All of our trips include fishing license, gear and tackle and all the seasonal fish caught are cleaned free of charge ready for you to cook your catch. Here are some of our favorite recipes for Redfish and Flounder:

Italian Style Flounder
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange flounder in a medium baking dish. Dot with butter, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with lemon juice. Top with tomato, basil, and garlic powder.Cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

Classic Blackened Redfish Directions: Prepare the fish fillets by slicing each one horizontally so they are no more than 1/2-inch thick. In a large shallow dish, combine paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne, thyme, and oregano.Pour the melted butter in another large, shallow dish. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat for 7-10 minutes, or until white hot. Add oil to the pan, dip each fillet in butter, then dredge in seasoning.  Add the fillets to hot pan and cook 2-4 minutes on each side.  Using a well-insulated oven mitt, pick up the skillet and give it a good shake every once in a while to release the fish.  You want to cook it thoroughly.  Redfish can handle longer cooking than most fish, otherwise it’s too watery.  Continue cooking, in batches if necessary, until all the fillets are blackened.

Give us a call to book your fishing charter (850) 650-3825 or book online. We offer gift certificates as well for the fisherman on your gift list!

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