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Just past Florida's golden beaches and mangrove shorelines, lies the deep
blue of the Atlantic Ocean, The Florida Straights and the Gulf of Mexico.
You'll venture beyond the safety of shore to triumph in the age-old
battle of human vs. sea creature.
Light-Tackle Near Shore Fishing: Every
year, giant schools of Pelagic's migrate just off the beaches of
Florida's east & west coast. Kingfish, Little Tunny, Spanish Mackerel
& Cero Mackerel are the common targets. In addition, schools of
Barracuda, Permit, Cobia, Tarpon, Giant Jack Crevalle and Sharks also make a
presence. Unlike traditional deep sea fishing tactics, such as
trolling or drifting with 30 - 50lb class gear, we target these very same
fish using 8 to 12lb spinning tackle and even fly tackle. It's just
like back country fishing offshore. You'll be casting, free-lining,
and even sight fishing for fish that can easily dump 100 yards of line or
backing off your reel in seconds, testing the very best in tackle, and your
will to wear down a big speedy fish on light tackle.
Tackle Near-shore Fishing is
NOT five or six anglers trolling or drifting,
patiently waiting for one of the lines to begin screaming, but
instead, it's two or three anglers, casting top water plugs or flies at
schools of Tuna & Barracuda; or casting crabs 75' at pods of Giant Tarpon or
schooled Permit; or free lining live herring over one of our many near-shore
wrecks, with the hopes of latching on to a 50lb Smoker Kingfish or Cobia.
This is running 40MPH to 50MPH from wreck to wreck, bait pod to bait
pod or in search of feeding tuna. Our light tackle near shore boats are
small, versatile & fast. You will not find AC, lounge seating or
even a head. These boats are designed for one reason; for serious
light-tackle near shore fishing! Please leave
the sightseers, sun tanners, book readers and children at home. This
type of trip is for serious anglers only. Like backcountry fishing,
two to three anglers is best. Four is tight but manageable.
Anyone looking to fish four or more Anglers, or looking to fish deep sea but
not quite as serious, should book one of our
"Traditional" deep sea charter boats.
Florida Deep Sea
Deep water wrecks and reefs in search of tasty Grouper and Snapper;
trolling or drifting live baits or lures for Sailfish, Tuna & Dolphin; or
drifting or trolling over deep water ledges and sea mounts with the hopes of
raising a record class Blue Marlin or even a Giant Mako Shark; or even as
simple as drifting live sardines over near-shore wrecks in search of
Kingfish, Tunny and Cobia. While aboard one of our deep sea charters,
your options are endless. You will never know what monsters swim
below, until you get one on the end of your line.
Big Game and/or Deep Sea Fishing for everyone to enjoy.
Important Note: This type of Charter is extremely weather
dependent. If the conditions are too rough, we ARE NOT GOING FISHING. When
the wind is blowing, let's either reschedule or save the day by catching a
boat load of fish in calm protected water. For more information on Calm
Water Fishing, please click on
Backcountry / Flats Charters.