Beginner charter fishing in the Gulf

Ready for the excitement of fishing out on the Gulf but want a shorter trip for new fisherman or younger kids?

During a nearshore fishing charter you’ll do just that, stay nearshore–always in sight of land! This means there’s less travel time, more fishing time and no time for boredom. Your trip will be customized based on your family’s experience level and interests. Your Captains will begin by explaining the different types of fish you’ll reel in and the different ways of catching fish (like trolling or bottom fishing). Charters that specialize in beginner trips will use light tackle, ideal for newbies, to reel in red snapper, grouper, Spanish mackerel, while teaching ways to preserve the ecosystem around you. Most charters promote catch and release, but you’re welcome to keep fish you do reel in, within regulation.

TIP: Ask your captain for their favorite restaurants that will cook your catch. You’ll be surprised by how even picky eaters might enjoy eating a meal they caught themselves!

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