Florida Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Florida Deep Sea Fishing Charters

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Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Florida

Deep Sea Fishing in Florida

Florida has pioneered much of the modern-day big game scene, and every part has something to offer for blue water enthusiasts. The closest deep sea fishing Florida has access to is out of the Keys or Miami, where you can hit the 100-fathom line in under an hour. Florida’s Gulf Coast takes a lot longer to get that deep. But the further you have to go, the less competition you’ll have to deal with. Every part of the Sunshine State is different, and they all have their special draw.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys top most people’s big game bucket lists. If it was good enough for Hemingway, it’s good enough for us! Battling Blue Marlin and Sailfish out at Wood’s Wall is some of the best fun you can have at sea. They’re not the only Billfish, either. Swordfish patrol the deepest waters and are the ultimate prize for many hardcore anglers. As if that’s not enough, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna keep the topwaters boiling across much of the Sunshine State.
 
The great thing about the Keys is that you can target Billfish pretty much year-round. Blue Marlin are around spring through fall, and the Sailfish migration shows as soon as they leave. Marlin are almost always trolled for in Florida, using, bridled Tuna or spreads of artificial lures. Sailfish will take a trolled bait quick as anything, but it’s the kites they go crazy for. Nothing says winter in the Keys like a sky full of kites and an ear full of screaming drag.

Florida Atlantic Coast

Florida’s Atlantic Coast can be broken into north and the south. In the north, the waters stay shallow and the Gulf Stream moves away from land. The big game action’s amazing, but you may need to travel 60 miles to find it. In the south, things are very, very different.
 
Florida’s Gold Coast is named by those in the know as the best place in the world for Atlantic Sailfish. Why? Because of the infamous “Sailfish Alley”. The Gulf Stream hugs the drop-off a few miles from shore, creating an underwater highway running right past Miami. As well as Sailfish, you’ll find Blue and White Marlin, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, and other big game favorites like Wahoo and Mahi Mahi.

Florida Gulf Coast

Most charter captains in Tampa or Fort Myers use “deep sea fishing” to talk about Snapper and Grouper trips in federal waters. There are some specialists who run multi-day trips, and if you’re willing to travel you’ll find epic big game action with very little fishing pressure. Apart from that, most of the Gulf Coast’s big game action happens further north in the Panhandle.
 
Destin didn’t get called “the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” for no reason. The Emerald Coast is the only place in western Florida where you can go big game fishing on a standard 8-hour trip, and Destin is smack dab in the middle of it. Venture out 70 miles to the De Soto Valley, and you can target Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, and Swordfish, all on the same trip. This makes it your best bet at landing a Billfish Super Grand Slam in the state.
 
Every part of Florida can give you incredible big game battles, the difference is just in how far you have to travel. The deep sea fishing Florida is most famous for is the eight-hour sprints to Sailfish Alley or Wood’s Wall. Commit to the long haul, though, and you could be fishing in that corner of the map that reads “here be monsters”. Sportfishing has come to define the Sunshine State, and no matter where you go, you can always find a seasoned captain willing to put you on that fish of a lifetime.
 
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Florida

Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
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Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Centerton, AR
It was our first time and the water was calm, a little cool in the morning, but it warmed up nicely so dress in layers. No long boat ride to get on fish which was really nice.
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It was our first time and the water was calm, a little cool in the morning, but it warmed up nicely so dress in layers. No long boat ride to get on fish which was really nice.
Mark  N.
Mark N. Westfield, IN
I'm sure there are more plentiful seasons, but it has been a great experience for us 2 years in a row. We are out for the fun and memories, and if we get a mess of fish for the table even better- we've accomplished that 2 years in a row.
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I'm sure there are more plentiful seasons, but it has been a great experience for us 2 years in a row. We are out for the fun and memories, and if we get a mess of fish for the table even better- we've accomplished that 2 years in a row.
Wesley  M.
Wesley M. Mitchell, IN
Great fishing experience for our family and very knowledgeable of the area and fishing spots. We had a awesome time.
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Great fishing experience for our family and very knowledgeable of the area and fishing spots. We had a awesome time.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Sugar Hill, GA
Crappie were not hitting yet but the LM Bass are plentiful. Don’t be surprised if you reel in a few catfish or gar too.
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Crappie were not hitting yet but the LM Bass are plentiful. Don’t be surprised if you reel in a few catfish or gar too.
Charles  N.
Charles N. Groveland, FL
Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
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Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
Lori  S.
Lori S. St. Cloud, MN
For your fishing FUN It is the best charter around Intentional fishing is where to go to get the fishing experience of your life Thank you Captain Alex of INTENTIONAL FISHING CHARTER BEST IN GULF WE SAY AN TRIED AN TRUE Thank you
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For your fishing FUN It is the best charter around Intentional fishing is where to go to get the fishing experience of your life Thank you Captain Alex of INTENTIONAL FISHING CHARTER BEST IN GULF WE SAY AN TRIED AN TRUE Thank you
Randy  J.
Randy J. Lake Park, GA
Contact Fish Hunter Tours and Captain Bryan Frechette for a great fishing trip
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Contact Fish Hunter Tours and Captain Bryan Frechette for a great fishing trip
John  D.
John D. Ocala, FL
Use Captain A j for sure. Wonderful fishing trip. The best fishing experience we have ever had. Beyond exceptions and wil return again for sure.
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Use Captain A j for sure. Wonderful fishing trip. The best fishing experience we have ever had. Beyond exceptions and wil return again for sure.
James  W.
James W. Palmetto, FL
Go early and listen to your Captain, they know the lake and the fish. The shiners are worth the $.
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Go early and listen to your Captain, they know the lake and the fish. The shiners are worth the $.
Steve  J.
Steve J. WSHNGTN CT HS, OH
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
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It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Jacksonville, FL
Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
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Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
Brandon  S.
Brandon S. Britton, MI
I would fish under the causeway at the peer. Great people nice peer with restrooms and lighted fishing peer.
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I would fish under the causeway at the peer. Great people nice peer with restrooms and lighted fishing peer.
Jo  B.  L.
Jo B. L. PT ORANGE, FL
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
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Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Mick  K.
Mick K. Clifton Heights, PA
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
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If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
Ezra  G.  I.
Ezra G. I. Brimley, MI
Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
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Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. Chelsea, ME
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
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Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Griffin, GA
We were novices, but the fish were biting all day. We didn't catch anything big, but we caught a huge variety of fish, which made it a fun day.
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We were novices, but the fish were biting all day. We didn't catch anything big, but we caught a huge variety of fish, which made it a fun day.
Jake  B.
Jake B. Lee's Summit, Missouri
Been coming down from TN to Destin for over 12 yrs good and friendly southern hospitality with clean Beaches white sand crystal clear water great food all around 5 star place
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Been coming down from TN to Destin for over 12 yrs good and friendly southern hospitality with clean Beaches white sand crystal clear water great food all around 5 star place
Chase  M.
Chase M. CUMBERLND CTY, TN
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
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Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
Sarina  B.
Sarina B. Milton, FL

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