Talk of the Dock!
Typically Year Round
The waters are warm so you'll be trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and whatever else is chewing. As summertime approaches the Barracudas will be here as well.
Red Snapper open until Nov 6th
12 hour trips.
Gag grouper open until Jan 1st
8 or 10 hour trips.
Amberjack open until Nov 1st
10 hour trips.
Late Spring, Summer and Late Fall
Typically we are catching Black Tips and Spinner Sharks ranging 3-6 feet. Other possibilities include Hammer Heads and Tiger Sharks ranging 5-12+ feet, and occasional Bull Sharks and other Reef Sharks. The sharks that we catch aren't "little guys" so if you have children on the shark trip, they will be watching the adults fight the sharks...of course with their eyes wide open as big as golf balls and mouths hanging open! Children do not have the upper body strength to fight these sharks. But they do get a heckuva kick out of just seeing a shark! Also, it is solely under the Captain's discretion if he will board any sharks! Shark trips are all "Catch and Release."
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS...
Trolling is for beginners and experienced anglers alike. This is the type of trip we recommend if you have kids or if you just want to go out and have a lot of fun and of course, catch some great eating fish! Trolling is an absolute blast and typically there is consistent action so you or the kids don't have a chance to get bored! Here's how trolling works: Basically, the boat is constantly on the move circling through the bait piles, trolling the lines in the water and when a fish hits, you grab the rod and steadily reel your fish in! You won't be anchored up for this kind of fishing. This kind of fishing is typically done year-round!
Experienced or beginner? No problem...our Captains take you to the fishing spot, anchor the boat, bait your hooks (unless you like to bait your own), you drop your baits down to the bottom and get ready for the bite! Sometimes the bite is instant and sometimes they nibble on your bait just to tease you. You have to be able to react on that bite in order to get the big fish up off the bottom! Just remember, your Captain is there to help, teach and show you how it's done! When you lose your bait or "feed the fish", he'll just bait you again. This type of fishing is quite challenging but a lot of fun!
Imagine being one on one with a shark! Captain Richard will take you out to the spot, anchor the boat, set out a chum line (puts scent into the water) and drops some big baits down. Sometimes it's waiting game and sometimes it's instant action! So when you get a "hook up"...it's time to play tug of war with a shark! It's an absolute blast! Exhilarating and sometimes exhausting, but the reward is the experience itself, and of course the bragging rights! The best time for shark fishing is in late Spring, Summer and Fall. *Shark trips are all "catch and release".