GULF / FLORIDA BAY CHARTER FISHING
Fishing in the Florida Bay and Gulf of Mexico is very exciting and action packed! There are many different species we fish for in these areas including Groupers, Snappers, Mackerels, Cobia, Permit, and sharks of all species. This type of fishing is generally done on anchor, but on occasion we will drift or sight fish for certain species that we are targeting. Due to the nature of the “green” or “dirtier” water, this type of fishing will present top water and sight fishing opportunities that are hard to find on the Atlantic side. Another bonus to this trip is that the areas we fish are very spread out, which means the fishing pressure is at a minimum. This fishery is a very “conditions” based fishery, which means it doesn’t always make sense to make the run into the “back”. This type of fishery is best during the cooler months of the year, and is often a great decision to make with a hard East to Southeast wind during the winter months.
What can you say about fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Bay?
It is an absolutely spectacular place to fish, and is very unique to the Florida Keys, especially the middle and upper keys because of the lack of fishing pressure. It is truly a site to see Groupers up to 500 lbs, and Cobia swimming all around the boat! Kingfish as big as they come and Permit mixed right in there with them. Using all of the techniques that make offshore fishing so exciting! We catch huge Kingfish, Cobia, and Sharks off the kite, and the rest casting and drifting baits back on Anchor or bottom fishing. We chum pretty heavy while fishing here too, as we are chunking and using block chum to draw the fish near.
You can see the huge red blobs on the depth sounder as the monster Goliath Groupers start to gather under the boat! It is one of the most action packed and exciting trips that we do! In a day you can expect to catch Goliath Groupers, King Fish, Cobia, Sharks, Snappers, and Permit. Some of these come in and out with the season, but from December through May you can count on the majority of these fish!
These trips are longer runs, this is why there is a difference in price and length of the charter, but well worth it! You have never been worn out fishing like this trip will make you! You can count on it!