Get to know your local guide, Capt. Hunter Ray.
aptain Hunter Ray was born and raised on the banks of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Santa Rosa Beach, FL with a love for the great outdoors passed down from generations. As an avid outdoorsman, Hunter has fished and hunted in Walton County and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. Spending years working as a deckhand for his family’s commercial shrimping business helped instill a strong knowledge of local waters and its inhabitants. “I grew up watching my dad and grandpa wade around in the bay throwing cast nets for mullet and shrimp, thinking all I ever want to do was hunt and fish.” Using skills and techniques that he’s learned over the years, Capt. Hunter is able to translate his knowledge and experience into helping clients enjoy the best possible trip.
About the Boat Capt. Hunter guides out of the perfect flats fishing boat. – a 22 Tournament Edition Pathfinder, powered by a reliable Yamaha 250 SHO Vmax. The boat accommodates up to 6 anglers comfortably and has plenty of dry storage for your gear. With a cooler full of ice, you’ll only need to bring your beverage of choice.
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The Choctawhatchee Bay is know for its diverse species and there’s nothing like scoping a school of bull reds from the tower. These fish are much larger than your average redfish and are an adventure to reel in. Check with Capt. Hunter to determine the best time of year for scouting bull reds.
Take a day off the beaten path and chart a new trail on the water. Fishing the flats is a top South Walton activity and one that a vacation won’t be the same without. Perfect for corporate team building, families with kids, 30A guys trips, multi-generation fun and even an adventurous bachelor/bachelorette, inshore fishing is one experience you’ll take home and cherish.