Types Of Fishing

Types of Fishing

Reef, Wreck and Offshore- our typical day is spent on or outside the reef. This type of fishing is for anyone who has an interest in fishing no mater what skill level. We typically use several different live baiting techniques which includes pilchard chunkin, kite fishing, and use of live baits for bottom fishing. These techniques create a fast paced action filled experience that will get any ones blood pumping. There is nothing else like seeing schools of tunas behind the boat busting, 30 pound king fish sky rocketing 20 feet in the air on a live bait, or even packs of lit up sailfish surrounding the boat. Multiple hookups are extremely common and will keep you busy fighting fish all day long. Fishing the reef and wrecks is very diverse and  gives the anglers a chance to accomplish multiple types of fishing in a full day. I personally recommend a full day offshore to anyone that wants to have an unforgettable day on the water.
Types of fish: sailfish, tuna, wahoo, mackerel(king, cero and spanish), snappers, groupers, bonitos, jacks(crevalle, bar, amberjacks), barracudas, sharks and even tarpon

Flats-fishing the back country is quite different from the reef and wreck fishing. This varies from sight fishing: stalking and casting to fish in as little as a foot of water, to channel fishing in the mornings and evenings. Although sight fishing requires a little more skill to present baits the channel fishing can be done by anyone. Fishing the flats is a great experience for anyone trying to get on the water. The sights  of the surrounding mangrove islands and clean sandbars alone is worth the trip, add some great fishing and you have a truly a memorable experience.
Types of fish: bone fish, permit, tarpon, barracudas, jacks, and sharks(bulls, lemons, hammerheads, and black-tips)

Shark fishing-this is not for the faint hearted. We have taken shark fishing to the next level by combining the excitement of sight fishing with the brute strength of these monster fish. We fish between 4 to 6 feet of water. Using an assortment of fish carcasses and ground block chum we attract the giants to the boat. Average size for these sharks is between 4 and 8 feet long. That’s 50 to 200 pounds. 10 to 12 footers are not uncommon and depending on species can be from 200 to 500 pounds!!!  This provides a very visual experience allowing anglers see the sharks up close and personal before  you catch them on light tackle. Anglers can even tackle these beast on a fly rod. This is a must see for any angler.
Types of sharks: bulls, hammerheads, lemons, black tips, and the occasional tiger

Night time tarpon- this is one of my personal favorites. We fish in channels during the late afternoon and into the night. Combining the hard fight and acrobatic display of tarpon with a full moon night is a one of a kind experience. These fish can be taken on all types of light tackle with live bait, lures, or even the fly rod!

Specialty and Custom Trips-some of our specialty trips include nighttime sword fishing, and running far into the gulf to fish behind the shrimp boats and many of the wrecks near the Dry Tortugas. These are genuine trips that will make memories to last a lifetime. Custom trips are available to visit some of the various sandbars surrounding the islands or diving for lobstering the shallow waters that surround the keys. Please contact for more information.

Fish Chart vs time of year

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Sailfish excellent excellent excellent excellent good good good good good good excellent
Dolphin good excellent excellent excellent good good good good
Tuna, Blackfin excellent excellent(gulf) excellent(gulf) excellent(gulf) good excellent
Wahoo excellent good good good excellent excellent good good good good good good/excellent
King mackerel excellent excellent good good excellent
Cero mackerel excellent excellent good excellent excellent
Bonito excellent excellent excellent(gulf) excellent(gulf) excellent(gulf) good good good good good excellent excellent
Snapper, Grey good good excellent excellent excellent good good
Snapper, Mutton good excellent excellent excellent good good good good good good
Snapper, Lane excellent excellent excellent
Snapper, Yellowtail good good excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent good good good/excellent good/excellent
Groupers excellent excellent excellent excellent good good good good good good excellent excellent
Sharks good excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent good
Barracuda excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent good good good excellent excellent excellent
Jack, Crevalle excellent good good good good good excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent good
Jack, Bar excellent excellent excellent good good good good good good excellent excellent excellent
Amberjack excellent excellent excellent good good good good good excellent excellent excellent excellent
Tarpon excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent good good good
Permit good good excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent good
Bonefish excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent good
Cobia good excellent excellent excellent excellent good good good good good good good