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Private groups up to 6 guests max. Launch with Captain Bryan to chase down Miami's offshore big game! Please note that the full day 8 hour trips require a 1 hour travel time to and from the fishing grounds offshore, but the fihsing is well worth the wait! You will be fishing aboard Captain Bryan's 42' Sea Ray sportfisher, equipped with twin 350 Cummins Diesel engines capable of running from Miami to Bimini in a couple of hour. You won't be ripping it to Bimini on this 5-hour adventure, but you will be getting out to the fishing grounds as quickly as possible! Miami is known for its outstanding populations of Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, Amberjack, and Grouper. All of which require a slightly different technique or location to catch so make sure you tell your captain what species you'd like to target most! The price includes Captain, Mate, boat, fuel, live bait, dead bait, fishing licenses, all necessary tackle, bottled waters and ice. Feel free to bring any food or drinks you want. Alcohol and glass bottles are perfectly fine too! Read More

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3/4 Day Offshore Big Game Trip

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42 ft 6 People From $108 per person
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Head out with Captain Gage for the perfect day out on the beautiful Florida waters. Whether you're looking for a 4 hour near-shore trip, a 12 hour off-shore trip, or anything in between, Captain Gage will put you where you need to be! Enjoy bottom fishing reefs for Red Snappers, Gag Groupers, Red Grouper and more. Or relax and let Captain Gage and his 27' Grady White take control to do some nearshore trolling and chase the coveted King Mackerel. All you have to do is let Captain Gage know which species you want to target, and he can make it happen! His boat comes loaded with all the gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water including all the rods, reels, tackle, bait and fishing licenses. So all you have to do is bring your favorite snack and drinks, your sun protection, and your camera and Captain Gage will take care of the rest! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip

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27 ft 6 People From $125 per person
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Climb aboard with Captain Harold for an exciting day fishing the waters around Destin, Florida! Captain Harold is a veteran of Destin fisheries, having fished these waters for almost 50 years! He’ll be sure to take you to where the fish bite. You’ll spend 4 hours trolling nearshore for the plethora of Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel that inhabit these fisheries. Captain Harold's family custom-built “Al-Lin” in the late 1980s and have maintained the boat ever since. She is 44 feet long and can accommodate 6 anglers. She also has a restroom. Captain Harold and his crew provide everything you’ll need to have a productive day on the water, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, licenses, and ice. Just pack food, drinks, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Get ready for an exciting day on the water with Captain Harold! Read More

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Half Day Trip - 44' Custom

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44 ft 6 People From $225 per person

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Everything to Know About Booking a gag grouper fishing charter

What are the best gag grouper fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 393 gag grouper trips, and the most popular trips are 3/4 Day Offshore Big Game Trip guided by Bryan, Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip guided by Gage, and Half Day Trip - 44' Custom guided by Harold.

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All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

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What types of gag grouper fishing charters are common?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for gag grouper as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are bottom fishing, trolling, and heavy tackle fishing but light tackle fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do gag grouper fishing charters cost?

for gag grouper prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for gag grouper is $932. The average price for a full day trip for gag grouper is $2,285.

What month is best for gag grouper fishing?

The most popular season for gag grouper fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 33 days in advance.

Do I need a fishing license for gag grouper and what are the bag limits for gag grouper?

See here for more information on gag grouper fishing licenses, gag grouper bag limits, and fishing season regulations for gag grouper. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right gag grouper rules and regulations.

What is a Gag Grouper?

Gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis), also known as velvet rockfish or charcoal belly, are a member of the grouper family. They have a mottled-gray coloring with spots ranging from worm-like, boxy, or even “kiss-shaped” covering their stocky body and large head.

They are often confused with other members of their family, especially the black grouper. They can be most easily distinguished by their coloring, as well as the shape of their preopercle. The preopercle is the middle bone of the gill cover, which with gag groupers are noticeably notched with a very lobed appearance, whereas black groupers have a very rounded preopercle with no lobe below it.

Also, like many of their grouper family, they will use their swim bladder to make low grumbling sounds when they feel threatened.

How big do Gag Grouper get?

Over their average lifespan of 16 years, gag groupers can grow up to over four feet and weigh over 50 pounds. However, the average male grouper will reach maturity at eight years old at around 39 inches, and the average female will mature at age five to six, and at about 26 to 30 inches long.

Males over the age of the weight of 30 pounds are called black bellies, and are considered trophy catches.

What's the biggest Gag Grouper ever caught?

The world record gag grouper, according to the IGFA, weighed in at a whopping 80 pounds and six ounces. Caught in Destin on October 14th, 1993 by Bill Smith.

Smith was using mingo snapper as bait, and after a 20 minute fight, was able to wrangle in the mammoth grouper. He then took it to the Marina Point Destin, where they were able to officially weigh it in for the record.

Where is the best place to catch Gag Grouper?

Gag grouper can be found in the Western Atlantic Ocean. The highest north they are found is in Bermuda, North Carolina, and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and sometimes juveniles will be found as far north as Massachusetts. Further south they can be found in Brazil.

They can be found either solitary or in groups of 5 to 50 fish in depths from 30 to almost 150 feet, often among oil rigs and reefs. They also will migrate in late winter to offshore spawning grounds as low as 230 feet.

When should I catch Gag Grouper?

Cooler weather brings gag grouper closer to shore, where they will spawn from January to March on the coasts of the Atlantic and within the Gulf. October through December will be a good time to catch them migrating inwards, and throughout the summer you will need to head to some deeper waters.

However, depending on the area you head towards, you will need to be wary of season closures. In Atlantic waters, the season is closed from January 1st to April 30th. In the Gulf (except for a select few states and counties), they are open from July 1st until December 2nd.

How do you catch Gag Grouper?

Of all methods, jigging is far and away the most effective way to catch gag grouper. Use depth sounders to find rocky outcrops and irregular bottoms where gags gather, and then anchor nearby to fish, or begin trolling. Recommended baits are live pinfish, frozen herring, squid, scad, porgies, sardines, smaller snapper, crabs, shrimp or grunts, the smellier the better.

Remember that gag grouper are strong, and have an instinct to bite and drag their prey into hiding areas within rocks and coral, making your line very susceptible to being cut. It is crucial to get the fish up off the ground as quickly as possible.

Are Gag Grouper good to eat? What are the best Gag Grouper recipes?

Gag groupers are an excellent fish to eat, often one of the favored groupers. They have a firm white flesh, with very little red. Many say that filleting and baking the grouper is the best preparation, and the less ingredients the better. Just some simple olive oil, lime, parsley, salt and pepper is recommended.

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Experience world-class action fishing on the beautiful reefs, wrecks, and offshore of Key West. Captain Nick is experienced, friendly, and attentive, ensuring you an unforgettable day out on the ocean. Book your charter today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Key West

Ultimate Action Fishing

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33 ft 6 People From $150 per person
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Head further offshore to explore the Destin's prolific Gulf waters anywhere from 18-20 miles offshore! These 6 hour trips give Captain Kyle more time to implement a couple different techniques to catch different pools of species. Trolling these offshore waters can solicit a Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, or even a Tuna bite, while bottom fishing Captain Kyle's favorite reefs and offshore structure opens the door to a plethora of species like Grouper, Snapper, and Big Jacks. This trip is a great experience to catch some fish to bring home or to reel in just for a photo! You'll be fishing aboard captain Kyle's 40-foot Bertram Widebody Classic Sportfish that's powered by twin Cummins turbo desels! She has been customized with underwater fins to improve on an already superior stable ride. For your comfort during your trip, the boat is furnished inside the fully Air-Conditioned salon which includes a bathroom, microwave, DirecTV on the flatscreen television inside and Sirius Satellite Radio which can be enjoyed inside and out. She is also customized with a tower, downrigger, outriggers, and a large live well. For the nighttime hours, she has above water illumination as well as powerful underwater lights. No expense has been spared with a full array of state-of-the-art electronics, and top-notch fishing tackle. Captain Kyle and his crew will provide all the rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in Destin

Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing

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40 ft 6 People From $320 per person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for inshore fishing, whether you're going after Mangrove Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, or other species, there's always a ton of action! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 25' Argos center console, a state-of-the-art vessel and certified fish-slayer that is ideal for inshore and close nearshore trips. Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Travis at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is Barracuda, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and toothy look. 'Cuda are common all over the Gulf Coast of Mexico, and can be caught on a variety of bait and lures. As an ambush predator, these fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Mackerel, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

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Cancun Inshore Trip - 25' Argos

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18 ft 4 People From $88 per person
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Head out for an inshore adventure aboard a 23' custom style boat a mix between a panga and a skiff, this boat is comfortable to fish from, has a bow casting area, and also includes a shade top shield you from the sun's incessant rays! Targeting the inshore around Punta Cana is usually super productive as they have a plethora of Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon cruising the waters down there. If you're looking to target Tarpon be warned these fish are big and smart down there. You will mostly find them sticking closer to the marina, and early in the morning or late in the afternoon are usually the best times to see big tarpon cruising the crystal clear waters. Though they can still be tough to catch, bonefish are less pressured in this area which makes hooking into one a little easier than you might see in the Florida Keys for example. If you'd like to poke it a little further out, Captain Anthony's crew is more than happy to take you out to fish the reefs as well where you can catch a variety of Grouper, Snapper, and other reef species. All the gear is provided for your adventure all they recommend you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and your sun protection, Captain Anthony and his crew will take care of the rest! Read More

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Punta Cana Flats On The Fly

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22 ft 3 People From $150 per person

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Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Morehead City

NC Full Day Trip

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24 ft 4 People From $250 per person
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FEDERAL ARS - American Red Snapper LIMITED Season Gulf of Mexico begins June 1st - August & Federally Regulated! We are FULLY FEDERAL CREDENTIALIZED including the limited & required NOAA Pelagic Species & Reef Permits. Don't mess around with a nearshore amateur trip to catch state water fish, instead head offshore to the deep blue waters where the big boys live with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa Bay area. Equipped with all the possible NOAA Issued Permits, FULL Federal Credentials, and several years of on the water experience, Captain Brian & 1st Mate both Master Licensed can take you well past the state water line (+10mi from shore) to hit the more secluded deepwater honey holes where big ARS - American Red Snapper & select Grouper Species hang out. If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. Our 35' Contender Pro Tournament Series vessel is operated under the direction of the exorbitantly credentialed Pelagic Expert Captain Brian and 1st Mate. On this trip you will go further out to visit some of the secret honey holes this 35' contender has marked into its GPS. Your Captain will not only help you limit out on seasonal ARS - American Red Snapper and Grouper species but limit you out on Monster Snapper and Grouper specimens! This means if you catch a smaller Lane Snapper or Red Grouper (or other species that is in season) Your Captain will encourage you to return that one to the water and wait for another big boy! After you've limited out on the bottom fish, your Captain will take you to troll some nearby offshore grass lines or reef structures to solicit a Tuna or Cobia bite as well. No expense is sparred, or corner cut when you fish with Fish Hawk Charters. These trips obviously will be targeting limits on this delicious species, but Captain Brian and 1st Mate will help you keep the biggest ones for your limit at that! Depending on the day and how hot the honey holes, you could come back to the dock with a limit for of doormat sized snapper! Now fishing isn't catching, but the TEAM is here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience and are dam near the closest thing to a guarantee you can get! These trips involve a quick haul offshore to get to one of Captain's marked locations on his GPS. The fishing grounds are usually offshore structure like reefs and other live bottoms. ARS - American Red snapper like to hang near the bottom at these structures and usually congregate in high numbers! You will most likely be using a bottom rig including a heavier weight rod and a hefty weight tied on beneath. Captain Brian & 1st Mate will take care of all the set up for you here and will leave you to monitor the rod for bites. With a small twitch or a slight movement of the line, Captain Brian or 1st Mate will tell you to start reeling. There is no hook set involved but you can bet your bottom dollar, you'll know soon enough that the fight is on! Nothing makes our TEAM more than happy delivering on your goals for the day! You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained Contender 35ft Tournament boat equipped with triple 300 horsepower Yamahas and a deep-V that get you to and from the fishing grounds quickly and safely. This vessel’s ride has a reputation in the fishing community as being one of the smoothest and driest on the water. And can get you out to the fishing grounds in the shortest amount of time to maximize the amount of time spent fishing. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete. Alongside mega yachts and classy sportfishing vessels, Captain and his crew will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. Captain suggests that you arrive 30 mins prior to departure time for all trips aboard his boats to ensure your captain has enough time to get all your gear onboard and properly orient you for the day ahead! All fishing essentials are provided along with a cooler with ice and water. Bring your own lunch and beverages, and a small personal cooler is fine as well. SAFETY, HEALTH & WELFARE ARE PARAMOUNT! We Deliver The Results & Exceed Expectations! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in St. Petersburg

Federal Red Snapper - 35’ Contender

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35 ft 6 People From $375 per person
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The 48 Silverton Convertible’s sleek 51-foot, 6-inch hull has a 16-foot, 3-inch beam, providing abundant space for three staterooms, two heads, a spacious saloon with a galley on the same level, a large fishing-ready cockpit and arguably the largest flybridge in its class. The 48 Convertible combines the best of cruising and fishing in one great package. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in Tierra Verde

Nearshore - 28’ Center Console

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28 ft 6 People From $625 per person
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Launch aboard Captain Brad's fully decked out 26' Center Console for a freezer-filling fishing experience out of historic Charleston SC. With a background in the US Coast Guard and a resulting 10+ years of experience fishing the Atlantic Coast all the way from Maine down to the Florida Keys, Captain Brad will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! Captain Brad usually likes to launch from the WO Thomas Jr. Boat Landing by the Westmoreland bridge, but there is no need to waste your time hailing an uber or fretting showing up on time, if transportation is a problem Brad is more than happy to come to pick you up! Just let us know where you'd like to be picked up from. Either way, after you get settled in, and Captain Brad starts up his twin 150 Yamahas, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to hit the reefs, wrecks, and deepwater structures for some delicious table fare that puts up a fight! On these trip, you will be using heavy tackle rods and weighted live bait or jig hooks that you'll drop down into the murky depths of the Atlantic. You can expect to hook into a variety of Snapper and Grouper species like Red Snapper, Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Red Grouper and Gag Grouper, but you never know what the murky depths of the Atlantic will produce! Fishing the reefs you can also catch an occasional Amberjack, and Cobia just to name a few, and there are plenty more species the productive waters of the Atlantic can offer up! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until Captain Brad has hooked into the fish or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time to feel the bite, Captain Brad can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Brad also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring is your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Brad will take care of the rest to make the most of your Charleston offshore adventure! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Trip in North Charleston

Bottom Fishing With Captain Brad

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26 ft 6 People From $100 per person
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Embark on an extraordinary 12-hour deep-sea fishing expedition led by the unmatched expertise of Captain Ron, boasting an impressive 35-year legacy navigating the bountiful waters of Tierra Verde, Florida. Aboard his meticulously outfitted 35ft Contender Pro vessel, anglers are invited to partake in a captivating journey that delves into the abundant marine treasures of the region. Against the backdrop of Tierra Verde's coastal splendor, Captain Ron's unparalleled mastery guarantees a rewarding outing for fishing enthusiasts of all levels. With an extensive wealth of experience, his adept guidance ensures that each participant is equipped with the essential techniques and tools necessary to pursue a diverse array of species. From the elusive Blackfin Tuna to the vibrant Mahi Mahi, the enigmatic Cobia to the humble Flounder, the sought-after Red Snapper to the formidable Goliath Grouper, Captain Ron's comprehensive expertise promises an encounter with a rich assortment of marine life. Anchored by the 35ft Contender Pro vessel, participants can anticipate an expedition characterized by professionalism, unrivaled know-how, and an enduring commitment to preserving the delicate offshore ecosystem. Whether a novice or an experienced angler, this 12-hour deep-sea voyage stands as a testament to Captain Ron's dedication to delivering an immersive and rewarding fishing encounter. The journey not only guarantees cherished memories but also underscores the significance of sustainable fishing practices. Explore the depths of offshore fishing in Florida through the lens of Captain Ron's extensive experience, where each cast is an invitation to uncover the wonders of Tierra Verde's marine world. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in Tierra Verde

Overnight Adventure - 35’ Contender

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35 ft 6 People From $625 per person
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Nearshore - 48’ Sportfish Yacht

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28 ft 6 People From $625 per person
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Extended Day Lunker Chase

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29 ft 6 People From $333 per person

Are you ready for an epic fishing adventure in Miami? Climb aboard Captain Andy's 30' Baja Cruiser sportfishing vessel for a day of excitement and adventure on the water! The experienced captain and crew have decades of combined experience fishing the waters of Miami, and they know the best spots to catch a variety of fish, including Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Gag Grouper, Mahi, and more. With their expert guidance, you'll have the opportunity to reel in some truly impressive catches. As soon as you step aboard Andy's 30' Baja Cruiser, you'll be greeted by a top-of-the-line sportfishing vessel, equipped with state-of-the-art gear and technology. From the moment you set off, you'll be in the hands of a seasoned captain and crew who know how to make the most of your time on the water. The boat is equipped with all the necessary safety equipment, outriggers, downriggers, live wells, and a fighting chair. The excitement starts as soon as you set off, as you head towards the open waters, scanning the horizon for signs of fish. Once you reach the fishing grounds, the captain will give you a briefing on the best techniques and tactics to use to make the most of your time on the water. As you cast your line, the anticipation builds as you wait for that first bite. When you feel the line start to tug, it's time to reel in your catch and prepare for an epic battle. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-time fisherman, you'll have the time of your life fighting these powerful fish. But it's not just about the fishing, the crew will make sure that your trip will be an experience to remember. They'll be happy to share their knowledge of the local waters and wildlife, pointing out different marine species such as dolphins, turtles and even whales (during the appropriate season). Don't miss this opportunity to experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing in Miami. Climb aboard a 30' Baja Cruiser sportfishing vessel for an action-packed day of fishing, adventure and memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Key Biscayne

Miami Mixed Bag Trip

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30 ft 5 People From $200 per person

Are you ready for an adrenaline-pumping fishing adventure that takes you deep into the open ocean? Join Captain James on an offshore fishing trip on board his 23' Mako center console! Captain James is an expert angler who knows the offshore waters like the back of his hand. With his guidance, you'll have the best possible chance of catching a variety of big game fish, such as Almaco Jacks, Amberjack, Barracuda, Black Seabass, Grouper, Kingfish, and more. But it's not just about the fishing—it's about the experience. Captain James' 23' Mako center console is the perfect vessel for a comfortable and exciting offshore fishing trip. The boat is spacious and well-equipped, with plenty of room to move around and take in the stunning views of the open sea. And with Captain James at the helm, you can relax and enjoy the ride. And when you do catch a fish, the rush of adrenaline is unbeatable! Captain James will help you reel in your catch, so you can toss some fish on ice and go home with a great dinner. So why wait? Book your offshore fishing trip with Captain James today, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget! It's the ultimate fishing trip for thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in St. Marys

Full Day Offshore Trip

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23 ft 6 People From $142 per person

Experience the thrill of fishing like never before with Captain Dustin's Fishing Trips in Panama City Beach, Florida! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a curious beginner, we have the perfect adventure for you. 4 Hour Trip: Ideal for families with children or those new to fishing, our 4-hour trip offers a taste of the Gulf of Mexico's incredible waters. It's a great way to dip your toes into the world of fishing and discover if it's your passion. 6 Hour Trip: Ready to take your fishing skills to the next level? Our 6-hour trip is designed for you. Get up close and personal with Captain Dustin as he shares his local expertise, offering tips and techniques to transform you into a master angler. With more time on the water, Captain Dustin will guide you to where the quality fish are biting, ensuring an unforgettable experience. 8 Hour Trip: For the seasoned pro looking for the ultimate fishing adventure, our 8-hour trip is the way to go. Dive deep into the Gulf of Mexico's waters, and let your expertise shine. This extended journey is perfect for those who crave the challenge and excitement that only a full day on the water can provide. Join us on Captain Dustin's Fishing Trips, and embark on a fishing expedition tailored to your experience and interests. Discover the beauty of Panama City Beach while reeling in fantastic catches with the guidance of a knowledgeable captain. Book your trip today and let the adventure begin! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Panama City Beach

Laid Back

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24 ft 4 People From $200 per person
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Join Captain Seth on this picture-perfect fishing adventure in the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you want to catch, Captain Seth can put you on it, whether that means targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout with light spinning tackle over grass flats and oyster bars, or hunting Snappers and Groupers around docks, bridges, jetties, and the nearshore reefs. Depending on the time of year, you can expect to catch Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Blue Fish, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, and Black Drum as well. On a longer trip, you can also choose to go further off and troll for speedy fish such as Mackerel, Mahi, and even Wahoo! Most of the time, you'll be throwing live baits, but Seth can easily accommodate more experienced anglers who want to try their skill on artificials. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Seth's 22' Ranger bay boat, a super-popular boat that's ideal for fishing in all kinds of water and weather. She's got a t-top to keep you out of the Florida sun, and a 200-HP Yamaha to get you on the fish fast! Everything you need is provided and comes loaded aboard. All you need to bring is sunscreen, a good pair of polarized sunglasses, non-marking shoes or flip-flops and a camera. A clean cooler with ice is provided on the boat, so feel free to bring your beverages and food of choice. No glass, please. A cooler to put your catch in at the end of the trip is also recommended! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Niceville

Destin Inshore Adventure

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22 ft 6 People From $88 per person

Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience in Hilton Head, SC with Captain Michael at the helm! You'll set out on his sleek 34' Yellowfin center console, a top-of-the-line vessel equipped with all the latest fishing gear and technology. On this trip, you'll head about 40 miles offshore, where big-time pelagic sportfish are on the menu! With Captain Michael's extensive knowledge of the local waters, you'll be targeting some of the most sought-after fish in the area. Whether you're after powerful Amberjack, lightning-fast Barracuda, tasty Cobia, speedy Bonito, monster Sharks, Red Snapper, Sailfish, or other species, these fish are a blast to catch and great on the dinner table as well! You'll also be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and marine life that Hilton Head has to offer. Whether it's dolphins playing in the waves or pelicans diving for their dinner, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty at every turn. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a vacationer looking to do something new, this trip is for you! You'll be in experienced hands with Captain Michael, who's been fishing here for years and knows how to reliably put clients on fish. Get out there and have some fun! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Offshore Expedition

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34 ft 6 People From $317 per person
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Head out to hit the reefs for bottomfishing trip with Captain John! These trips are a great time for the whole family, as Captain John will work for you to give you the best opportunities to catch some of the best species the gulf has to offer. He also loves to mix in some trolling on these trips, if time permits. Whether it's a natural bottom or artificial reef, Captain John finds a variety of species Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, Grouper, and much more! If you catch your fill of bottom fish and you've got some time to kill before you head back to the dock, Captain John will crank up the motors and cruise the grass lines and reef edges to attract a bite from Mackerel, Cobia, Bonito, and anything else the prolific Gulf Waters can offer up! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain John's 28' Cape Horn which provides a comfortable stable experience offshore. She can accommodate 6 anglers. Captain John will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Live bait is included in the price. The fishing license for the whole group is also included. Captain John will fillet and package your fish free of charge at the end of your trip. Feel free to bring food and drinks of your choice as well as a cooler to bring home your day’s catch. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Panama City

8hr PC Bottom Fishing And Trolling

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28 ft 6 People From $213 per person

Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience in Hilton Head, SC with Captain Michael at the helm! You'll set out on his sleek 34' Yellowfin center console, a top-of-the-line vessel equipped with all the latest fishing gear and technology. On this trip, you'll head deep offshore to the Gulf Stream, a powerful ocean current that carries legions of baitfish and attracts tons of the biggest, baddest pelagic sportfish in the ocean! With Captain Michael's extensive knowledge to help you, you'll be targeting some truly legendary pelagic species, including Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, White Marlin, and Wahoo. These fish are the best of the best, and offer anglers the fight of a lifetime when hooked! Wether you've caught trophy fish before or not, Captain Michael will do everything he can to put you on a target and get a champion fish over the rail. When fishing for pelagics, you'll primarily be trolling, using a variety of baits and lures to attract different species. This is a great method, as you can relax and enjoy the scenery while waiting for a fish to grab the hook. Once a fish is on, strap in for a massive test of strength, skill, and endurance! These fish are tough, and they can snap lines, toss hooks, and fight you all the way to the rail. On this trip, you'll also be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and marine life that Hilton Head has to offer. Whether it's dolphins playing in the waves or pelicans diving for their dinner, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty at every turn. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a vacationer looking to do something new, this trip is for you! You'll be in experienced hands with Captain Michael, who's been fishing here for years and knows how to reliably put clients on fish. Get out there and have some fun! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in Hilton Head Island

Gulf Stream Trolling

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34 ft 6 People From $417 per person
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Get ready for an epic day fishing with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater Tampa Bay area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and years of on the water experience, Master Licensed Captain Rick & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you attempt to limit out on species that are in season species that call the Gulf of Mexico's inshore/nearshore waters home. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained 48' Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht Vessel that's equipped with significant inboard horsepower and a deep-V hull that get you to and from the fishing grounds quickly and safely. This vessel’s ride has a reputation in the fishing community as being one of the smoothest and driest on the water. These inshore trips benefit from the ability to minimize the amount of time cruising and maximize the amount of time spent fishing. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete, right alongside mega-yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. The Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. We suggest that you arrive 30 mins prior to departure time for all trips aboard his boats to ensure your Captain has enough time to get all your gear onboard and properly orient you on the day ahead! His boat is docked at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina but if you are looking to get picked up from a nearby location, Captains are often more than happy to accommodate! All fishing essentials are provided along with a cooler with ice and water. Bring your own lunch and beverages, and a small personal cooler is fine as well. Safety, Health, & Welfare - PARAMOUNT! WE DELIVER THE RESULTS & EXCEED EXPECTATIONS. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Tierra Verde

Inshore/Nearshore Max-Out - 48’ Yacht

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48 ft 6 People From $350 per person
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Climb aboard with Captain Chris for a true fish-bite bonanza! This nearshore adventure offers the opportunity to target many species off the coast of Gulfport, FL, including delicious eating fish such as Grouper and Snapper, alongside famous gamefish such as Amberjack, Barracuda, Mackerel and Bonito. Who knows, you may even catch a glimpse of the massive Goliath Groupers that patrol these waters. Captain Chris’ 31’ Wellcraft can comfortably fit up to six guests, and the twin Suzukis on the back provide a smooth ride as you glide through the waves. On this trip, you will employ a number of skills including Trolling, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle, Jigging, and Light Tackle. Captain Chris is an experienced angler who can help perfect your technique if you are a beginner, making this a great family trip. Regardless, this adventure is open to anglers of all experience levels. Captain Chris will provide you with just about everything you need, including top-quality rods, reels bait, and tackle; the only things you need to bring are snacks, water, sunscreen, and proper clothing. This trip is an amazing opportunity and you’re sure to have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Gulfport

Gulfport Combo Classic

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31 ft 6 People From $142 per person

Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience in Hilton Head, SC with Captain Michael at the helm! You'll set out on his sleek 34' Yellowfin center console, a top-of-the-line vessel equipped with all the latest fishing gear and technology. On this trip, you'll head about 20 miles offshore, where a ton of popular sportfish tend to hang out. With Captain Michael's extensive knowledge of the local waters, you'll be targeting some of the most sought-after fish in the area. Whether you're after powerful Amberjack, lightning-fast Barracuda, tasty Cobia, speedy Bonito, or other species, these fish are a blast to catch and great on the dinner table as well! You'll also be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and marine life that Hilton Head has to offer. Whether it's dolphins playing in the waves or pelicans diving for their dinner, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty at every turn. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a vacationer looking to do something new, this trip is for you! You'll be in experienced hands with Captain Michael, who's been fishing here for years and knows how to reliably put clients on fish. Get out there and have some fun! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Trip in Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Nearshore Excursion

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34 ft 6 People From $200 per person

Commonly called the "aquarium of the world ", the sea of Cortez and the surrounding Cabo San Lucas is well know as a world-class fishing destination that will offer you a large range of fish to hunt for all skill levels. During your private reef tour, Don and his pro spearfishing guides will teach you everything you need to know, from safe diving techniques, to basic hunting skills, and the local fishing laws. Or as experienced spearos, if you are looking for a personalized trip or targeting a specific trophy fish, your captain will find you the perfect spots for better chances finding the targeted species. Depending on the season and your spearfishing skills you can expect to catch : Grouper, Jack, Snapper, Siera, Trevally, Grunt, Spadefish and much more! During the tour a Fresh made ceviche could be prepared from your catch. Don and his crew believe that eating the fish you catch is part of the experience. They love prepping it and encourage you to enjoy it with family and friends aboard as well. Also, there are several restaurants along the Marina where you can take your fish and they will cook it for you. Or if you want take it with you, or get it packed to take back home, Don and his crew can guide you to the cleaning station where they can fillet it and vacuum seal it for you. On the day of your trip you will meet up with Don and boat Captain Ruy at their shop right on the water. You'll get outfitted with gear and load your gear aboard their 28' SuperPanga! All the professional spearfishing and free diving gear will be provided for you including: spear guns, mask, snorkels, wetsuit/rash guards (depending on the season), free diving fins, floatline, 3 ATM float, weight belts & weights, Riffe gloves food & drinks (water, electrolytes, Gatorade, sodas), ice for fish and of course that fresh made ceviche from the catch of the day. Spearfishing like other diving activities is recommended to be practiced with the buddy system. Regardless of this, you will always have an experienced guide with you in the water. Assisted by your experienced spearfishing guide, out of Cabo San Lucas Marina, you will explore surreal fishing spots that are chosen according to the season. Trips typically leave at 8am and 1pm daily, but they can usually adjust the time of departure to your convenience, and go to further more pristine uncharted locations. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Trip in Cabo San Lucas

Spearfishing Baja California

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28 ft 6 People From $117 per person

If you're looking to hook into some of the hardest fighting and most delicious tasting fish in the ocean, Captain Keith down in St. Augustine is your man! So head offshore aboard his fully decked out 36' Cape Horn for an unforgettable deep-sea adventure as you battle the likes of Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, big Groupers, and much much more! With three 300 Yamahas strapped to the back and a 10'6" beam the vessel will get you out to the best waters fast and comfortably. The larger beam means his boat is super stable and easily handles the chop Offshore waters all too often produce. Captain Keith is not only equipped, proven, and experienced to provide for a successful day of fishing, but with his extensive local knowledge of these famed waters, you'll experience a trip that will have long-lasting memories! As a Disabled veteran himself, Captain Keith takes enormous pride in supporting his fellow veterans. Captain Keith works diligently with local organizations that generously support his mission to put a smile on veterans’ faces who endure daily, physical, emotional, and at times mental struggles or challenges. If you know a disabled veteran looking to capitalize on the fishing trip of a lifetime with zero cost to them please let us know! When you go out with Captain Keith, 10% of each trip's price is set aside to fund a 100% free disabled veteran trip. When you fish with Captain Keith, you can feel good knowing you're also making a difference in the lives of those who fought and served our great country! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in St. Augustine

Support Local Vets: 12 Hour Offshore

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36 ft 6 People From $300 per person

Come join us for fishing in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Where all licenses,tackle, bait, and gear is included with the trip. Each trip is tailored to the client's needs. Captain Jayson ensures a one of a kind experience fishing for a fish that pushes every angler to the limits. Put your seat belt on and enjoy the fight of a lifetime with Hookin It Charters and Tours. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Trip in Cedar Key

Offshore Grouper Fishing 🎣

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24 ft 6 People From $267 per person

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