Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Gulf of Mexico

Deep Sea Fishing in Gulf of Mexico

Referred to as the US’s “third coast,” the Gulf of Mexico is a paradise for anglers. With over 27,000 oil rigs, this rich body of water attracts a range of baitfish and larger predators, giving you the chance to battle it out with the fish of your dreams. Come deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the Florida Keys, and you’ll be in for a memorable trip!

What to Expect

There are few other locations that provide a diverse range of fish in such huge numbers. Get ready for a thrilling day, battling it out time and time again with monster species. Land yourself a tasty treat to take home for dinner, or catch that trophy fish as you go big game fishing. 
 
Tough-fighting beasts like Wahoo rub shoulders with monster Marlin, stunning Sailfish, and delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, giving you a wide choice of fish to target. Each of them promises to put up a fight before coming aboard, so get ready for a workout.
 
Depending on where you head out from, you’ll be fishing from either an offshore sportfishing boat or center console. The crew will set up the trolling lines with bait or lures, so get ready to leap into action as you’ll have a fight on your hands right away.

Where and When to Go

Florida

If you’re looking for a deep sea Gulf experience in Florida, then you’re in luck. From the Keys to the Panhandle, via the Gulf Coast, there’s plenty on offer. Board a charter year round out of the Keys, and you can spend as little as 4 hours or up to a full day battling it out with prized fish. 
 
It’s a similar story in the Panhandle. Hop aboard a Destin or Pensacola charter and you’ll be out in the deep in no time. Heading out of the west coast, though, you’ll need more time to get on the fish. Come in summer and spend at least 10 hours aboard to make the most of the peak fishing season.
 

Alabama

Despite its narrow access to the water, Alabama definitely punches above its weight when it comes to deep sea fishing. The deep waters run much closer to shore than you’d expect, so head out to the rigs from Orange Beach and get your hands on monster fish on a full day trip.
 

Louisiana and Mississippi

While the Pelican and Magnolia States are better known for their river and bayou fishing, they’re also prime locations to get offshore. Biloxi is a haven for offshore anglers in MI, with Venice holding most of LA’s deep sea fishing charters. Spend anywhere from half a day on a small boat to a few days aboard an impressive sportfishing vessel, and get your fish on.
 

Texas

With over 300 miles of Gulf Coast, Texas is a prime destination for deep sea fishing, but your experience will differ depending on where you go. A trip out of the southeast of the state will require at least 12 hours, while the southwest is just a short hop from productive deep waters. The good news is that fishing takes place year round in the “Lone Star State,” so there’s no need to miss out!

How to Prepare

Wherever you choose to board your Gulf of Mexico deep sea fishing charter, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day out. Licensing laws vary from state-to-state, so check with your captain if you need to purchase one  before coming aboard. Other than that, all you’ll need to do is bring your own drinks and snacks and make yourself at home.
 
There’s never a bad time to visit the Gulf, and with plenty of opportunities to go deep sea fishing, why not make it your next trip? Come aboard and battle it out with some of the ocean’s most prized creatures!
Gulf of Mexico
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Based on 27,746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Gulf of Mexico

Yes. We got what we requested, which was to catch fish & keep my grandsons busy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. We got what we requested, which was to catch fish & keep my grandsons busy.
JOHN  S.
JOHN S.
Great variety! It was super windy the day we went out so we were limited a little travel wise, but we still had plenty of places to go and caught a good variety of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great variety! It was super windy the day we went out so we were limited a little travel wise, but we still had plenty of places to go and caught a good variety of fish.
Alyssa  J.
Alyssa J.
Great the weather was perfect a little choppy but that's what made it even more fun ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great the weather was perfect a little choppy but that's what made it even more fun ?
Craig  C.
Craig C.
I would recommend that they book a fishing trip with Clear Lake Fishing Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend that they book a fishing trip with Clear Lake Fishing Charters!
William  (.  B.
William (. B.
Pay attention to the weather, and keep in touch with your Captain until your trip. You will be satisfied.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to the weather, and keep in touch with your Captain until your trip. You will be satisfied.
Chris  G.
Chris G.
For first timers, try a four-hour nearshore charter, but if you want to deep sea fish you will probably need a full day. We booked with Captain Jayson Self on the King of Kings boat, a 38-footer with covered area and a toilet. Captain Jayson & Juan were very helpful and fun to be with. Having a great captain, crew, and a boat with a covered area and toilet makes for a great trip. We caught 35+ fish which also makes for a great charter!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For first timers, try a four-hour nearshore charter, but if you want to deep sea fish you will probably need a full day. We booked with Captain Jayson Self on the King of Kings boat, a 38-footer with covered area and a toilet. Captain Jayson & Juan were very helpful and fun to be with. Having a great captain, crew, and a boat with a covered area and toilet makes for a great trip. We caught 35+ fish which also makes for a great charter!
John  S.
John S.
Be patient with your Captians, they work endlessly, and tirelessly to put clients on fish and provide them with the best experience possible. Remember, it's called fishing not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient with your Captians, they work endlessly, and tirelessly to put clients on fish and provide them with the best experience possible. Remember, it's called fishing not catching.
David  T.
David T.
This was our first time fishing in Key West, if you want to learn how to fish, these are the guys to teach you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Key West, if you want to learn how to fish, these are the guys to teach you!
Michael  S.
Michael S.
Palacios Bay is a great place to fish! Not much in the town itself but the bay and surrounding waterways are great fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Palacios Bay is a great place to fish! Not much in the town itself but the bay and surrounding waterways are great fishing.
Mike  C.
Mike C.
It's hot, take water, go with someone knowledgeable, and enjoy... I had a blast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's hot, take water, go with someone knowledgeable, and enjoy... I had a blast
Ron  A.
Ron A.
We had a great time fishing! Even caught a huge stingray. Great trip for the three of us. Will definitely be booking again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time fishing! Even caught a huge stingray. Great trip for the three of us. Will definitely be booking again.
David  B.
David B.
Make sure you know the dates you can keep red snapper if they are the fish you intend to target
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know the dates you can keep red snapper if they are the fish you intend to target
Scott  B.
Scott B. Peculiar, MO
Go fishing if you can and work with your crew. Don't get drunk the night before. Have fun. Bring what you need for the time out on the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go fishing if you can and work with your crew. Don't get drunk the night before. Have fun. Bring what you need for the time out on the water
David  H.
David H. United States
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.
Jesse  G.
Jesse G. Nashville, GA
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Joelle  M.
Joelle M. Crawfordville, Florida
Pay a little money for a charter because the water is shallow and·lots of sandbars.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay a little money for a charter because the water is shallow and·lots of sandbars.
Tony  N.
Tony N. Riverview, Florida
Captain Andrew is a great guide! Friendly and patient willing to teach or Let your own thing. He moves around to put you on the fish. He has a ton of experience and shares his knowledge along the way. I highly recommend this charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Andrew is a great guide! Friendly and patient willing to teach or Let your own thing. He moves around to put you on the fish. He has a ton of experience and shares his knowledge along the way. I highly recommend this charter.
Terry  G.
Terry G. Andice, TX
It's a fishing trip. Think of what you would need if you were going out on a boat for hours of FISHING. Your guide's not there to feed you, take you to shore to the restroom. He's there to put you on fish. Boat shoes are a must to keep your feet comfortable. A swimsuit with light, long sleeves, hooded fishing shirt is recommended. It gets hot and humid here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a fishing trip. Think of what you would need if you were going out on a boat for hours of FISHING. Your guide's not there to feed you, take you to shore to the restroom. He's there to put you on fish. Boat shoes are a must to keep your feet comfortable. A swimsuit with light, long sleeves, hooded fishing shirt is recommended. It gets hot and humid here.
Mark  Y.
Mark Y. LaRue, Texas
You’re in good hands. Go with the flow! You’ll get more than you expected!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You’re in good hands. Go with the flow! You’ll get more than you expected!!
Janessa  S.
Janessa S. Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Fishing was good, grouper were out of season but we knew that going into it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was good, grouper were out of season but we knew that going into it.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B.

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