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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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Gulf of Mexico

Fishing out of John’s Pass in July was hot! We went off shore (a 25 minute boat ride) and it paid off with lots of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing out of John’s Pass in July was hot! We went off shore (a 25 minute boat ride) and it paid off with lots of fish.
One More Charters
One More Charters
Fun fishing the mangroves for snapper but be ready for the heat and humidity - it can be rough.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fun fishing the mangroves for snapper but be ready for the heat and humidity - it can be rough.
Captain Pat’s Charters
Captain Pat’s Charters
Just a little issue with thunderstorms we had to work around but that’s to be expected in late July!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just a little issue with thunderstorms we had to work around but that’s to be expected in late July!
Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore
Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore
St Pete fishing today was good. Target species are limited by the high water temperature in the low 90s. Even so, we had a real nice outing. Will book again in the fall and then in spring when the water temps are better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
St Pete fishing today was good. Target species are limited by the high water temperature in the low 90s. Even so, we had a real nice outing. Will book again in the fall and then in spring when the water temps are better.
Nautical Souls Sportfishing LLC
Nautical Souls Sportfishing LLC
Biggest piece of advice, watch the moon phases. What hurt us was the fact we have had a full moon the last night or two, along with warm waters made for lazy fish during the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Biggest piece of advice, watch the moon phases. What hurt us was the fact we have had a full moon the last night or two, along with warm waters made for lazy fish during the day.
Deep Color Fishing
Deep Color Fishing
For those fishing in Islamorada for the first time, I'd say you’re in for a treat. Known as the fishing capital of the world, the area is teeming with fish. It's a good idea to hire a local expert. I highly recommend Capt Jason Katsikas who can show you the best fishing spots and share some expert tips. Enjoy your fishing adventure!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For those fishing in Islamorada for the first time, I'd say you’re in for a treat. Known as the fishing capital of the world, the area is teeming with fish. It's a good idea to hire a local expert. I highly recommend Capt Jason Katsikas who can show you the best fishing spots and share some expert tips. Enjoy your fishing adventure!
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Definitely worth it, and the water extremely calm for anyone who is not a fan on being on a boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely worth it, and the water extremely calm for anyone who is not a fan on being on a boat.
Off The Hook – Islamorada
Off The Hook – Islamorada
Bring a hat, sun glasses and sun protection spray. Bring plenty of water and snacks!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a hat, sun glasses and sun protection spray. Bring plenty of water and snacks!!
Max Outfitters
Max Outfitters
Great time! Be prepared for the heat, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Also don't let rain deter you. It shows rain almost everyday down there but the captains and crews are prepared for it and can usually navigate around it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time! Be prepared for the heat, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Also don't let rain deter you. It shows rain almost everyday down there but the captains and crews are prepared for it and can usually navigate around it.
New Beginning
New Beginning
Check what fish you’re hoping for is legal and if not, be willing to adjust your expectations accordingly. There are plenty of fish in the sea to make a good meal from. Tight lines!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check what fish you’re hoping for is legal and if not, be willing to adjust your expectations accordingly. There are plenty of fish in the sea to make a good meal from. Tight lines!
Top Knot Fishing Adventures
Top Knot Fishing Adventures
It’s pretty hot in July so I would definitely recommend anyone going to bring sunscreen, a hat for shade and maybe some kind of fan. We definitely did catch quite a bit though which was great! We had a really fun time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s pretty hot in July so I would definitely recommend anyone going to bring sunscreen, a hat for shade and maybe some kind of fan. We definitely did catch quite a bit though which was great! We had a really fun time.
Down Range Charters
Down Range Charters
Patience and trust. The guides know what they are doing and enjoy doing it! If you aren’t catching in one spot, you will move on to the next. Remember that your guides cannot determine what the fish will do that given day, but will do their absolute best to get you some fish to reel in. The price is worth it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience and trust. The guides know what they are doing and enjoy doing it! If you aren’t catching in one spot, you will move on to the next. Remember that your guides cannot determine what the fish will do that given day, but will do their absolute best to get you some fish to reel in. The price is worth it!
Big Shooter Fishing Charters
Big Shooter Fishing Charters
St Pete is beautiful. We were very happy with the area and the vibe. Can’t wait to come back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
St Pete is beautiful. We were very happy with the area and the vibe. Can’t wait to come back.
Miss Pass A Grille Deep Sea Fishing
Miss Pass A Grille Deep Sea Fishing
Scale time charters is the best charter I’ve been on and I’ve fished several locations
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Scale time charters is the best charter I’ve been on and I’ve fished several locations
Scale Time Fishing Charters LLC
Scale Time Fishing Charters LLC
Dont get your hopes up too high because you never know how fishing is going to go. But it will be worth the wait!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dont get your hopes up too high because you never know how fishing is going to go. But it will be worth the wait!
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
If you like fishing would recommend the 6 hour trip. Three hours to me would be to short. Just saying!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you like fishing would recommend the 6 hour trip. Three hours to me would be to short. Just saying!
Walk On Water Fishing Charters
Walk On Water Fishing Charters
It’s pretty hot, boat shoes and sun shirts were a good idea. Definitely recommend polarized sunglasses. The captain has almost everything else!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s pretty hot, boat shoes and sun shirts were a good idea. Definitely recommend polarized sunglasses. The captain has almost everything else!
Boca Grande And Beyond
Boca Grande And Beyond
We had a great time; weather can be dramatic so be prepared for rain delays; white trout was the main catch that we could keep; caught lots of red grouper but they are out of season in July so had to put them back till September.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time; weather can be dramatic so be prepared for rain delays; white trout was the main catch that we could keep; caught lots of red grouper but they are out of season in July so had to put them back till September.
Reel Integrity – Panacea
Reel Integrity – Panacea
Cape Coral is a fishing paradise! The fresh water canals are loaded with large mouth and peacock bass. Offshore you can target so many bucket list fish from shark, tarpon, redfish, goliath grouper just to name a few!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cape Coral is a fishing paradise! The fresh water canals are loaded with large mouth and peacock bass. Offshore you can target so many bucket list fish from shark, tarpon, redfish, goliath grouper just to name a few!
Shallow Water Guide Service
Shallow Water Guide Service
Ask what's biting and express this before you book. Very professional and easy to talk to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask what's biting and express this before you book. Very professional and easy to talk to.
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

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