Bullred Charters | Florida Redfish Guides, Big Bend Saltwater Fishing Guides, Econfina River Fishing with Captain Bry Martin


Welcome to Bullred Charters. Captain Bry Martin has over 30 years experience fishing Taylor County's Coastline. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a memorable fishing trip as well as a scenic ride down the Econfina River to the Gulf of Mexico. We specialize in inshore saltwater fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Cobia.

No fishing license required for anglers and all bait, tackle, and ice are furnished.

Full and half day fishing trips available.

We also offer Scalloping trips during the season which runs from July until September. Mask, Snorkels, and Fins are not provided. Children must also be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to book a trip or need more information feel free to email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Well folks with the first half of 2014 is over and the water temperatures continue to increase. The trout bite is also continuing to slow! With all the dark water we’ve seen on the Northern end I’ve also noticed that the grass beds were very late getting started this year. Therefore there will be no scalloping out of the Econfina or Aucilla rivers this year unless you go back towards the St. Marks Lighthouse. I suppose with the sunlight not being able to penetrate the waters due to it being so dark that had a lot to do with it. However it does seem to hold the water temperatures down a little more during the spring months and therefore held the trout in the shallower waters longer than normal. But all good things must come to an end and the shallow water trout fishing is probably going to be one of those things. And with that being said there are still a few trout being caught in the 5 to 7 feet of water. But you will definitely have to start moving on out into the 8 to 10 feet of water as these fish are not going to stay in close much longer.

The Red fishing has also been extremely good through the spring, but that too has started to slow down. There are still Reds scattered around but with all the weekend boat traffic it’s better to hit these fish during the middle of the week when you have the waters all to yourself. The Reds are still being caught on some of the grass lines, outer bars, along the mouths of the creeks, and also in the deeper holes in the creeks. Fishing the creek mouths and deeper holes in the creeks using live shrimp has always worked well during this time of the year. Fishing the grass line and creek mouths with the Gold Spoons or Top water plugs will also produce fish at the right times of the tides.

The mullet seem to be quite plentiful right now also!! Working the glass lines and edges with the cast net can provide enough fish for a good supper. These fish are not schooled up but there are enough around that a good number can be caught. Working the edges of the grass lines and points just as the tide starts on its way out should produce fish.

Best bets for July is to move to the deeper waters fishing on bottom for the trout, Fish the grass lines and points during the higher tides for the Reds. And always remember to drop me a line or photo about your last fishing trip at www.bullredcharters.com and don’t forget to include the children in all your outdoor plans and activities. REMEMEBER TO BOAT SAFELY AROUND THE SCALLOPERS!


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