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Hiliner Charters

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Destin, FL, USA
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About Hiliner Charters
Charter Captain offering Deep Sea Fishing in Destin Florida. Born and raised in the area and focused on satisfying customer’s fishing expectations.
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sel434 wrote a review Aug 2021
Melbourne, Florida3 contributions
My husband took my eleven year old son out for his first deep sea fishing trip July 24. He was joined by two of his friends and their ten year old daughter and eight year old son. Capt Brantley and his deckhand AJ were so accommodating and did an amazing job teaching the kids. It was the towards the end of red snapper season and they caught their limit. The kids came back wanting to do it again with so many great stories! If you are looking for a family charter, this is your boat!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Mike L wrote a review Jun 2021
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After another charter captain cancelled the day before our reservation, we were able to get a spot on the Full Draw. We couldn’t be happier with our change of boats. Capt Brantley had us on the fish all day, and first mate AJ did an outstanding job taking care of all of our family, especially our three young boys. They were very positive, patient, and love what they do... made it so much fun. We hit our limit of Snapper, finishing with some door mats... landed two solid king mackerel, and the cherry on top was a beautiful 55”+ wahoo. We’ll definitely be looking to fish with this crew again soon!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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garyhU5574DU wrote a review Aug 2017
Longmont2 contributions
Went out on a half-day trip Aug 3, 2017 with Captain Brantley Galloway and mate Ken to catch king mackerel and anything else that showed up. Stopped just outside the pass and caught live bait, which was a lot of fun by itself. We then hit three different locations. Caught a couple at the first. Second spot was slow and Brantley moved us on in short order. Stop number three was fish on. And on, and on, and on again! A little background. If you have never fished for kings on a charter out of Destin, I can tell you it is way more fun than it used to be. I cannot overstate this. Back in the day king fishing meant trolling frozen cigar minnows. When a fish was hooked the mate would hand you the pole and you would then just crank it in. It honestly wasn't much more than fish harvesting. Not very fun. Times change though, and now the boats are catching live bait which the clients participate in. Once at a site you fish the live bait caught earlier while the boat is slowly moved around the location. The upshot to this is immense. People are actually fishing! If you have decent spinning gear (20 - 30lb line, 8' to 9' rod) you can bring your own equipment. Lot of fun catching fish on your own gear. Be sure it is ready for the day though. New line, reel maintained, drag smooth, etc. You will be supplied with the hook/leader from your mate. It's a great time! Some people will try and tell you king mackerel don't taste very good. Don't believe them. The mate will clean your fish for transport. Spend a few minutes at home making sure all remaining bones and bloodline are removed. Freeze most and get ready to cook some fresh. Soak the pieces in melted butter, sprinkle with blackened seasoning, and drop in a hot (400 deg) skillet for 2-4 minutes a side. It is excellent! I use an electric skillet so the cooking is done outside keeping your house from getting smoked up. Fishing is fishing. Some days the bite is on, sometimes not so much. The owner-operators and mates love fishing. It's what they do. They want to put you on fish, and they want you to catch them. I guarantee they enjoy fish being caught as much as the clients. It's a team effort. Communicate any questions or concerns you might have while on the trip. Don't let misguided concerns about being kept off "the good spots" spoil your time. Tip your mate appropriately. I'm pretty sure the mates are responsible for providing the tackle that is used.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Weston F wrote a review Aug 2017
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Captain Brantley and mate Travis were very professional and cared about the experience of his customers. They were a great team and made sure each and every one of us caught some type of fish. I would definitely recommend him and would personally use him and his team again.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Clay R wrote a review Jun 2017
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This day was great!! My boys are 8 and 9 years old and this was my wife's first experience out there too. Travis was awesome and was an amazingly positive influence on us all. Captain Brantley was on the action all day and found all kinds of fish for us to catch. These guys know what they're doing and have fun doing it. Get out with them if you can. We came all the way from Kansas City and they nailed it for us!!! Great job guys!!!! See ya next time
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Date of experience: June 2017
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