Meet the Capt.
Captain Bo Duncan
Having grown up in the area Capt. Bo has a special connection to the Choctawhatchee Bay. Fishing from a young age had planted a seed that wouldn't be realized until much later. From catching bass and blue gill in small lakes, surf fishing for Pompano on the white sand beaches, and tagging along with his older sisters and friends to go shark fishing from the shores of the Choctawhatchee beach. During his 6 years of active duty service in the US Air Force trips back home served as a reminder of the paradise he had left. When the time came to decide if he would re-enlist or come back home it was an easy decision, he had been away for long enough and it was time to come home.
Naturally Capt. Bo found a rod and reel back in his hands almost instantly but this time, he couldn’t put it down or stop thinking about it. The same interest that was always there took shape in the desire to know more about every tiny detail possible. What was the biology of these fish causing them to do? How were the tides effecting their behavior? What colors can fish actually see? Or does the color even matter depending on the water clarity? These questions burned in his mind constantly until an answer was found and then new questions arose.
Catching fish was always a blast but after taking friends and family out on the water enough times Capt. Bo began to realize that a whole new level of enjoyment was attainable through sharing these experiences with others. To put the rod and reel in someone else’s hands and lead them to success became the pinnacle of what could be accomplished on the water. To see their face light up was the ultimate joy and thus, a Guide was born! Capt. Bo now enjoys tailoring the experience to each of his clients to ensure that their time on the water feels purposeful and they walk away with a feeling of accomplishment. He also enjoys educating clients from outside the local area on the many interesting facets of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Learning about local wild life and how the bay balances the saltwater from the East Pass and the fresh water fed from the Choctawhatchee River, you are sure to enjoy your trip with Capt. Bo!
The skiff is a 2014 Ankona ShadowCast. 16' length with a 55" beam.
Equipped with a Yamaha 20 HP motor this skiff will reach speeds upwards of 25mph and float in 4" of water! A true testament to how lightweight this skiff is! These attributes paired with a poling platform and casting platform allow Capt. Bo to get the angler in remarkably shallow water where the redfish and other species are easily spotted. This makes for a very unique fishing experience combining elements of both fishing and hunting as Captain and angler stalk the flats for their target species.
Memberships and Affiliations
We are proud to represent the following memberships and affiliations:
Panhandle Fly Fishers
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Captains for Clean Water
Fly Fishers International
Destin/Ft. Walton Beach Partner Program