Destin deep sea fishing charters usually run twenty miles away from the shore, where the water reaches depths of thirty meters or greater, is where deep sea fishing takes place. Deeper waters allow for bigger fish to live and thrive, which offers the greatest challenges to skilled anglers. Deep sea fishing can also be referred to as offshore boat fishing, sport fishing, or even big game fishing since this is the area that fish weighing up to and beyond a thousand pounds live, as well as sharks that feed on those fish.
Being on a deep sea charter will expose you to fish that you couldn’t dream of catching on the shore or in shallow waters. Some of these fish that you’ll be exposed to include blue marlins, sharks, tuna, and so much more. Because the waters are much deeper, there is plenty more room for the fish to grow big and become bigger catches.
So what’s necessary to reach these depths and start fishing for these deep sea beasts? A large boat with plenty of power is necessary to get to these deep waters. Because deep sea fishing usually takes place about 20 miles offshore, trying to reach your destination without an engine isn’t favorable. Aside from using a powered boat, the boat should have some size and weight to it, so it doesn’t capsize while trying to reel in fish that weighs a few hundred pounds. Aside from the boat, you’ll need equipment to help bring the fish on the boat, like a fishing rod and reel that can support the weight of a fish that can be found at this depth. Bait is also necessary, as big fish usually eat smaller fish.
Some tips to remember when fishing in deep waters would be to look for circling seagulls, which implies that small fish are near and big fish may be close by. Also look for dolphins, as they are an indicator that tuna may be nearby. Fishing near a reef is always a good option, as reefs attract fish of all sizes, particularly big fish. Bring motion sickness medication to prepare for the worst, nothing ruins a day of fishing like being motion sick for the entirety of the trip. Charters typically have experts on board, but ensure that someone is a deepsea fishing expert to better your experience while fishing.
Destin and the Gulf of Mexico provide some of the best places in the world to experience deep sea fishing and reel in the catch of your life.
Destin Harbor (Behind Brutello’s Seafood Restaurant)
Approx 5 Am But Boat Captain will Confirm Time
While Destin Florida is typically warm during fishing season, we recommend bringing a coat anyways. The morning still seems cold and any sea spay may seem cold.