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Extended Half Day Offshore Big Game Trip

100% (22)
36 ft 1 - 6 People From $108 / person

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100% (12)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $158 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Padre Island Deep Sea

94% (18)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $206 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Offshore Thrills

100% (19)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $175 / person

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Half Day Trip - 44' Custom

100% (25)
44 ft 1 - 6 People From $225 / person

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100% (19)
28 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person

Most Popular Types of Heavy Tackle Fishing Trips

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Heavy Tackle Fishing Charters

If you’ve never been fishing around South Padre Island, then you’re missing out! And if you want to explore it in style, hop aboard Captain Henry's 30' Triton for a relaxing yet action-packed day out on the water! Capt. Henry is a super-knowledgeable fisherman, who not only knows how to have a good time but also knows all the best honey holes to whack the big three: Redfish, Trout, and Flounder! You'll be fishing aboard his badass 30ft Triton Center Console so you'll have no trouble cutting through light chop, and fishing days when the wind is blowing. She also provides a comfortable head (restroom) on board so you don't have to worry about hauling back to the dock in case of emergency! Captain Henry will provide you with all the quality rods, reels, and tackle you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. His also has tons of shade, tons of seating, and tons of room, so you can relax with your favorite beverage while you wait for your reel to start whirring! Make sure you bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp as well as some snacks of your choice, and Captain Henry will take care of the rest. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

4-Hour Inshore - 30’ Triton

100% (13)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $140 / person
Damn Good

Are you ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Join Captain Tim aboard his luxurious 45' Hatteras sportfisher and set out on the crystal-clear waters of Fort Lauderdale, FL in search of trophy Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Bonita, Shark, Marlin, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and Kingfish. These species are a blast to catch and offer something for every angler. As you cruise out to the best fishing spots, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the coast and a chance to spot dolphins and other marine life. Once you've arrived at your destination, it's time to troll some lines and let the fun begin! With Captain Tim's expert guidance, you'll be reeling in these sought-after species in no time. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, you'll have an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Tim. You'll employ a few different techniques to land the fish, including trolling, bottomfishing, and even kite fishing! Whatever you want to catch, Captain Tim will do his utmost to get you on 'em! Captain Tim's 45' Hatteras sportfisher is a top-of-the-line fishing vessel, equipped with tons of gear and outfitted with amenities to improve your experience. She's powered by twin Detroit 8v-71 engines with a total of 700 horsepower, and features a cabin and flybridge, plus bait wells, ice boxes and more! Get out there and see what luxury fishing in Fort Lauderdale is all about! Fishing License, Ice Box, Water, Rods, Reels, Tackle & Fighting Chair included. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Unforgettable Day Offshore

93% (14)
45 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person

Ever dreamed of fishing in the Caribbean? Join Captain Carlos as you adventure out to the beautiful waters located directly in front of his shop! Tuna, Snapper, Dorado and Grouper are some of his favorite catches. He is committed to conservation and operating according to seasonal schedules. Depending on the season you'll either catch and release or bring them home for dinner! On this 4 or 7-hour trip, Captain Carlos will take you to to the nearshore and offshore waters off the coast of Tulum, where you'll be targeting trophy species such as Barracuda, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling and jigging. Whether you want to hold a rod and feel every bite, lounge until a rod gets bent, or go after a certain species of fish, Captain Carlos will give you some expert guidance to help get one on the line! Captain Carlos fishes aboard a 25' Imemsa center console that can hold up to 4 people. Powered by a 95 HP Yamaha engine, this lightweight vessel will get you where you need to be without any hassle! She comes complete with GPS, Snorkeling Equipment, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Carlos will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want. Book your trip today and get ready to explore the beautiful Mexican waters! You can also purchase a Mexican fishing license for $10 USD at the shop. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tulum

Tulum Trophy Hunt

89% (9)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $96 / person

Climb aboard with Captain Mike for an epic half, 3/4, or full-day experience off the coast of the beautiful Florida Keys! Whether you want to spend a half day near-shore, spend some extra time to go off-shore, or even do a little of both, this luxurious 63' custom built sportfisher will meet all your needs. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Amberjacks, Sailfish and Mahi. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! Bottom fishing changes the target species to an entirely different set of fish. You can expect delicious and hard-fighting reef species like Snapper, Grouper and Amberjacks! Captain Mike will provide all the fishing gear you need to catch some picture-worthy fish. All that’s left to do is bring some food, drinks and sunscreen, and cast off with Captain Mike! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Stock Island

Key West Nearshore/Offshore Trip

100% (9)
63 ft 1 - 12 People From $167 / person

Head out to Freeport, Texas if you’re in for a true fishing adventure and pay a visit to Captain Rodney! Captain Rodney will show you various reefs and wrecks, all brimming with quality fish and surrounded by beautiful nature. Captain Rodney and his crew will help you chase Blacktip Shark, Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper (depending on the season), and many more fish species. For these 5-hour trips, Captain Rodney chooses between three 27' ProKat catamarans - both provide a truly great fishing experience! These trips are great for families - Captain Rodney loves teaching little ones about the various species that call the Gulf of Mexico home. This trip is different from out nearshore in that we will run out to 9 miles and look for Snapper, Kingfish, Mahi and more. Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license as well as snacks and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Rodney will provide the rest - rods, reels, tackle, and an icebox for your day’s catch. Enjoy your day on the water with Captain Rodney! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Freeport

A Nearshore Party In Paradise

100% (11)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $175 / person

Are you ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Come join Captain Steve or Captain Tucker on board their beautiful 34' Crusader sportfishing vessel, and get out there on a thrilling charter fishing trip in the beautiful waters of Clearwater, FL! On this offshore trip, you'll be targeting a range of species across the whole water column. Up towards the surface, you'll troll and cast for Barracuda, Kingfish, Bonito,and Spanish Mackerel, while down on the bottom you'll drop lines for Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just looking to try your hand at fishing, our experienced captains and crew have got you covered. The 34' Crusader is a purpose-built fishing vessel equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, comfortable seating, restrooms, and all the amenities you need for a successful day on the water. Licensed to carry up to 6 passengers, this safe, clean, comfortable vessel carries state-of-the-art Furuno GPS bottom-sounder and radar and is equipped with Coast Guard approved safety equipment, EPIRB radio beacon, life preservers, flares, and throwable life ring. There is a bathroom, tuna tower, outriggers for offshore trolling, fish-fighting chairs, and plenty of seating on board. 4 hour, 5 hour, and 6 hour charters are offered in the morning and afternoon and are generally bottom fishing in winter and trolling in spring, summer, and fall. 8 hour, 10 hour, and 12 hour charters require a morning departure (7am at the latest) and are the perfect length for bottom fishing, trolling, and live baiting. Red snapper season begins June 1st through July and requires a 10 or 12 hour trip! Captain Steve and Captain Tucker have over 35 years of fishing experience out of Clearwater combined, so you'll be in great hands when you set out to bag some fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Crushing Clearwater Offshore

100% (7)
34 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
Damn Good

Looking a fun and enjoyable charter out of Clearwater, FL? This trip with Captain Brad is a Clearwater fishing charter at it’s finest! On this trip, you can enjoy some of the world's best bottom fishing, hooking up Groupers, Snappers, Hogfish, and many other species on light to heavy tackle. If you're looking for some thrilling fishing, you can also go after iconic Florida species such as Tarpon and Sharks, both of which are a blast to catch for any angler. You'll be out there on board Captain Brad's 33' Dusky center console. She's a super versatile vessel that's ideal for mixing it up and fishing inshore, nearshore, or offshore. Plus, with tons of amenities and a twin 300-HP Suzuki engines, she'll get you out there quickly and comfortably. Captain Brad will supply everything you need for an awesome day on the water, from rods and reels to bait and tackle. Book a trip with him and see what Clearwater has to offer! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Offshore Fishing

100% (13)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $125 / person

Hit the water with Captain Daniel and experience an action-packed day of fishing! This 8, 10, or 12- hour deep-water adventure allows you to target a bigger variety of fish, such as Red Snapper (depending on the season), Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. The crew of Captain Daniel will guide you every step of the way. You will fish for big game fish, troll weed lines, and bottom fish around rocks, wrecks, and structure. The crew especially loves teaching kids and beginners everything about the different fish species available in this area, as well as fishing techniques. Captain Daniel will supply fuel, bait, top-of-the-line rods and reels, tackle, and ice. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp for those over 16 years of age, food and drinks of your choice (no bananas), and comfortable life jackets if you are traveling with children. Enjoy an incredible day on the water with Captain Daniel! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Port Aransas

Into The Depths- Captain Daniel

100% (5)
36 ft 1 - 6 People From $333 / person
Damn Good

Get out on the open waters with Captain Blake and feel confident that you will be able to catch some trophy size fish! Using his experience and knowledge, Blake will determine what the best method is for catching fish that day and show you the ropes. Take up to three others for a max number of four anglers ensuring everybody can get lots of advice. Blake will make sure you have everything you'll need to go fishing, so just bring your fishing license, sun protection, and any snacks or extra beverages you would want. Get pumped up when you've got Captain Blake by your side because you're working with one the best guides in the Galveston area! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Dickinson

Galveston Bay Trophy Hunt

100% (11)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person

Climb aboard with Captain John and experience an action-packed day of fishing in Key West, Florida. If you have never been to Key West before, you’re missing out! And if you’re looking for a knowledgeable charter captain to take you out, Captain John is a great choice. As a 5th generation fisherman in Key West, Captain John knows exactly where the fish bite. Test your casting accuracy as you target Amberjack, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, African Pompano, Sailfish, Bull SharkYellowtail Snapper, Swordfish, Blackfin Tuna, and many more species. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain John’s 33-foot center console equipped with two 300 HP engines. She also has a GPS, fishfinder, flybridge, live bait well, outriggers, and tuna tubes. Fish Daily Charters will provide Spearfishing Equipment and Snorkeling equipment free of charge if you’re interested. Captain John welcomes 6 anglers on these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures. Make sure you bring food and drinks for the day (preferably no glass) as well as a hat and sunscreen. Captain John will provide all licenses, rods, reels, lures, and tackle. They will also prepare live bait before the trip, although you can catch the bait during the trip if you’d like. For the 6-and 8-hour trips, a first mate will be on board to help you at all times. They will help you clean and fillet your fish at the end of the trip. Whatever your skill level, there is a fish out here with your name on it. Come and join Captain John for an exciting day of fishing! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Offshore Action

86% (7)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person

Have you ever wanted to catch that once-in-a-lifetime fish, capture that awe-inspiring sunset, or enjoy an unforgettable day with your family on the water? With Captain John, you can do just that. Spend your half, 3/4, full or extended day trip exploring the beautiful flats around Key West as you chase down tarpon, permit, barracuda, sharks, snappers and more. This back country/flats charter is a popular choice for both longtime anglers and families because of its wide range of fishing opportunities. Hop on the 24' Yellowtail and the highly-rated Captain John will take you where you need to be. Your adventure will begin at the dock as Captain John explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable. Be sure to bring any beverages or snacks you might need, and Captain John will provide everything else. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West "Flex" Sportfishing

100% (10)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person

Capt. Scott is a USCG licensed 100 Ton Master Captain and has been fishing and diving the waters out of Ponce Inlet for over 25 years. Capt. Scott has competed in numerous offshore fishing tournaments, winning the Inaugural Fish Stock tournament in 2003 (formally the Striker). My father and grandfather first took me fishing when I was 5 years old. Over the years I have developed a passion and appreciation for the ocean and all the wonders it has to offer. I have caught monster fish, swam with wild dolphins, turtles, sharks and majestic Manta Rays, but most importantly I have experiences and memories that will never be forgotten. Allow me to share my passion with you, your family and friends and help you create the memories that will last a life time. ​ Captain Scott is the owner and operator. Captain Scott is a tournament-winning fisherman, who has been fishing these waters since 1989, and has his 100-ton USCG Captain’s License. Capt. Scott spends several days each week spear fishing, he can see firsthand where the fish are and what various bottom structures actually look like. He also maintains good relationships with other commercial fishermen and captains which provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and notes on recent fishing patterns. If you are serious about fishing or would like to introduce your family to a new experience, please give us a call. We look forward to helping you make the memories of a life time. I started fishing when I was 5 years old. In 1989 I moved to Central Florida to attend Stetson University, became a certified scuba diver, and have been diving and fishing out of Ponce Inlet ever since. Although I have landed plenty of monsters, I now find more enjoyment helping others experience the thrill of landing the fish of a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Daytona Beach

Ledges And Reef Run

100% (14)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Come and explore a range of exciting fishing with Captain Brad. Based out of Marathon, FL you’ll have access to several kinds of fishing. Flats, reefs, and wrecks in the close offshore waters are just on your doorstep. The fishing is hot year-round, and Captain Brad carried with him a lifetime’s experience on the waters. On these shorter trips will see you head to the nearshore reefs and wrecks to reel yellowtail, mangrove, and mutton snapper, along with grouper, mackerel, and barracuda. With its beautiful coral reefs, Marathon is directly in the middle of 170 mile long natural reef. You can also motor a little further offshore to troll for some delicious species like Spanish and King Mackerel and maybe even a Blackfin Tuna! Note: for these shorter trips it's usually either-or. Whatever you choose, head out to sea aboard a 40’ D&A Custom sportisher. A versatile vessel, she’s suited to all kinds of fishing. While 4 people can fish at once, there’s plenty of space for 2 more to relax and enjoy the tropical scenery. Bring your own drinks and snacks to put in the captain’s cooler – just also bring an ice box for your catch. Powered by twin 480 HP Cummins engines, and with the onboard fishfinder and GPS, you’ll hit the sweet spots right away. The Florida Keys are a beautiful location to catch some of the finest fish in the world, so get out there with Captain Brad for the trip of a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Marathon

Marathon Premier Fishing

100% (12)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $158 / person

Hop on board with Captain Ruben and hit the waters surrounding Port Isabel, Texas! Captain Ruben has a contagious passion for fishing and wants to share it with his adventurers! On these 5-hour (half-day) and 7-hour (full day) adventures, you can expect to target Black Drum, Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, and many other species. . For these trips, Captain Ruben uses a 26-foot bay boat equipped with a 300HP TRP engine. This vessel has a live bait well and fish finder. 6 anglers max. Make sure you purchase a valid Texas fishing license before the trip and don’t forget food, drinks (no glass), a hat, and sunscreen. Captain Ruben will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He will also prepare live bait upon availability before the trip at no extra cost. Get ready for an action-packed day on the water with Captain Ruben! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Laguna Madre Shallows Trip

94% (16)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $125 / person

Head out with Captain Ben for an action-packed day of fishing in the Tavernier backcountry! Tavernier provides quick access to the productive Florida Key waters home to reefs and shipwrecks covered in brilliant bright colors of the spectrum, backcountry shallow water flats with fish made for sight fishing, gorgeous deep water Pelagics that love to feed on the surface, and much more! On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Ben will take you into the beautiful Tavernier backcountry flats where you'll be fly fishing for sought-after fish including Barracuda, Snapper, Florida Pompano, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail, and even some elusive Bonefish and Permit. With Captain Ben, you can either use classic light tackle, or if you're looking for a challenge you can try your hand at sight-casting with a fly rod. Whatever your ideal trip is, Captain Ben will do what he can to make it happen! You'll be fishing aboard an 18' Action Craft skiff boat with capacity for 3 guests. Powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine, this boat will have no problem taking you from one hotspot to another in the backcountry waters! She comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Tuna Tubes, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Ben will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is a Florida saltwater fishing license, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard with Captain Ben and experience the awesome fishing the Keys have to offer! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tavernier

Tavernier Backcountry Fishing

100% (10)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $183 / person
Damn Good

Captain Mark will guide you on a thrilling adventure through the waters of Key West, Florida! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Mark’s 36-foot sportfisher, which is equipped with two 750 HP engines that will get you out to your destination quickly and seamlessly. She can accommodate up to 6 adventurous anglers and has a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, and ice box. On this 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12-hour trip, you’ll be targeting a wide variety of species, including Billfish, like White Marlin and Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Mutton Snapper, and Amberjack. You might also catch a few sharks. Prepare yourself to feel the intense power of this apex predator as you reel it in. The longer you go, the farther out you can travel, and the farther out you travel, the bigger the fish get! Don’t forget to bring a cooler to take home your day’s catch, food and drinks for the day (no glass), sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Mark will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. Let go of your daily responsibilities and have some fun fishing with Captain Mark! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Fishing Slam

80% (5)
36 ft 1 - 6 People From $175 / person

Hop on board with Captain Dennis and prepare for an action-packed fishing experience off the Florida Panhandle! The nearshore waters around Destin are a great spot to catch some sought-after fish without going too far from the dock. On this 4 to 6-hour trip, Captain Dennis will take you off the coast of Destin where you can fish the inshore and nearshore waters for Cobia, King Mackerel, Redfish, and more. To target these fish, you'll be using a variety of techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and jigging. Just let Captain Dennis know which fish you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! You’ll be fishing aboard a 25' Cape Horn center console with two 150 HP Yamaha engines and enough seating to accommodate up to 6 passengers comfortably. This vessel is equipped with GPS, a Fishfinder, and an ice box to store your catches. Captain Dennis will happily clean any keepers for no additional cost! Captain Dennis will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is sunscreen and any food or drinks you might need. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Dennis! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Fishing To The Fullest

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Climb aboard the one-of-a-kind sport fisher, Fraiche Catch, for a luxury seafaring experience with Captain JT and Danny. At 38 feet long and almost 14 feet wide, the vessel offers lots of shaded space, two AC systems, satellite TV and music, and a legendary hull design. Needless to say, you will be much more comfortable aboard the Fraiche Catch than most other boats. It’s equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, safety equipment including a satellite phone, epirb, and 8 man life raft. Two captains run trips often at the same time, Danny is the fishing expert, and JT is a diving expert. Fraiche Catch is powered by twin 420 horsepower Yanmar diesel engines that are meticulously maintained by the Captains. For fishing, the equipment includes premium bottom fishing rods and reels, Penn international bent butt trolling rod and reels, and two heavy-duty electric reels for deep dropping in 350 + feet. The navigation system has more than 3000 way points saved over the years known to hold fish. The tackle on board will accommodate all types of possible offshore fishing. Half-Day Charters targets kingfish and blacktip sharks. 10 Hour Charters targets reef fish like snappers and grouper. Surface fishing for kingfish and ling. 12 Hour Charter adds fishing deeper wrecks and rigs for amberjack, grouper, shark, golden tile, and barrel fish as well as trolling for mahi, wahoo, and blackfin tuna. 14 Hour trips allow for more time spent over deep water wrecks and rigs and usually correlate with more and larger fish! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Freeport

Freeport Run - 38' Luhrs

100% (6)
38 ft 1 - 6 People From $370 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a heavy tackle fishing charter

What are the best heavy tackle fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1162 heavy tackle fishing trips, and the most popular trips are Extended Half Day Offshore Big Game Trip guided by Bryan, Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip guided by Gage, and South Padre Island Deep Sea guided by Emilio.

Our guides are rated a 4.85 out of 5 based on 2204 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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.

Looking for kid friendly heavy tackle fishing guides? Check out our beginner and family friendly heavy tackle fishing guides.

What types of heavy tackle fishing charters are common?

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

The most commonly sought after species for heavy tackle fishing are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. kingfish, 3. wahoo, and 4. red snapper.

How much do heavy tackle fishing charters cost?

heavy tackle fishing prices can range anywhere from an affordable $200 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip heavy tackle fishing is $1,083. The average price for a full day trip heavy tackle fishing is $2,359.

What month is best for going on a heavy tackle fishing charter?

The most popular season to go on a heavy tackle fishing charter is summer, and most anglers book their trips 41 days in advance.

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

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

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    Capt' Bob offered us a great trip at a last minute notice. We went out of Riviera Beach Inlet which we found easily through google maps.Once locating Capt. Bob and his boat we hopped on board and got after it. Bob put us onto fish pretty quickly once we were out in the ocean. His Boat was clean and properly provisioned as per the itinerary. Oh by the way I brought my daughter, son-in-law and grandson (12 years of age and very inquisitive). All had a positive experience and we landed two sail fish over the course of the day. All in all my experience with the family rates 5 starts. Here's a boast that is the reel deal!!!

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    Chris H. with Greg M. of St. Petersburg, Florida

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    We had so much fun with captain joe on our deep sea fishing trip! We have been on a few different deep sea fishing trips but this was by far the best experience we have had! They took us to a couple different spots that were all very successful and we had a blast catching a 200 lb Goliath grouper. Would definitely go with them again!

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  • ★★★★★
    Had a great day fishing with Captain Brandon. We caught a lot of fish, including barracuda, snapper, nurse and lemon shark. Brandon kept moving around to ensure that we stayed on the fish. We've fished with a number of guides over the years and Brandon was one of the best!

    Michael B. with Brandon S. of Summerland Key, Florida


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