Our 4-hour trip will always have you in sight of land; we generally go no more than 5 miles offshore for this trip. A typical day will be trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Bonito for the first half then drifting for a big shark during the last half of the trip.
*During the fall months (mainly mid to late October through November) this trip can also produce King Mackerel.
For this trip we like to slow troll with either live or dead bait and utilize *LIGHT TACKLE while also using a run and gun style of fishing, meaning that if they aren’t biting we will run somewhere else until we find them.
*When we say light tackle we mean 15-20 pound class live bait rods with light line, still plenty heavy enough to get the job done but gives the angler a great fight especially when hooked up to a smoker King or big Mahi!
For the 8 hour trip we will also utilize the slow trolling technique just like in the 6 hour trip but in much more productive waters with a better shot at a mahi but can also go live baiting over shipwrecks for amberjack and cobia. This style of fishing can be extremely action packed if the fish are there and hungry and can always provide a variety of different species and entertainment. You never know what might swim up to the boat while chumming the waters with live bait over a wreck.
The 12 hour bottom fishing trip we'll take you about 55 miles out to the very rich, deep waters in the Gulf Stream. On this trip you'll be fishing for MONSTER red, gag, scamp and the occasional black grouper as well as big Vermillion Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Hog Nose Snapper and triggerfish just to name a few. Get ready for a workout on this trip, the fish are big, the water is deep and its usually pretty steady action.
This trip will take you to all the way to the gulfstream and to where the continental shelf starts to drop off into the depths. You will more than likely be targeting the biggest, strongest and best eating fish available off of our coast. We mainly troll using heavy tackle due to the size of the fish on this trip, although we will sometimes bottom fish if the troll bite is slow.
* Mahi can be caught in good numbers while fishing the gulfstream on a full day trip from Late April to early May but can also be caught periodically throughout the summer while trolling for king mackerel.
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