What is Offshore fishing? Located in the area between inshore and deep sea fishing areas is the area known as offshore fishing. Destin Offshore fishing usually takes place between nine miles and twenty miles offshore, where the water will go down pretty deep but not as deep as deep sea waters get. The idea of this fishing location is to get the passengers and crew far away from the shore to enjoy a day out boating, as well as experiencing some great, big catches from the water.
Offshore fishing is almost an entirely different experience compared to inshore fishing. Offshore fishing in Destin, Florida, takes you out far from the shore to experience some huge fish. Fish typically caught in these waters typically can weigh in at an average of forty to seventy pounds, offering a real struggle while on the line and offer a real feast of meat when the fish is taken in and filleted. The equipment used in offshore fishing also differs slightly as well, which can vary from bigger boats with more power to go faster, to equipment used for leisure and convenience. A bigger boat accommodates more people for the trip, allowing for bigger parties to go out fishing. Bait and tackle are often different as well, as inshore uses light tackle with live and dead bait, while offshore fishing uses heavy-duty equipment and large, heavy bait. Electronic equipment also can vary, as inshore use basic tracking devices and overall minimal equipment, and offshore uses wide, open radars chirp sonars, and often XM satellite receivers since being that far offshore can stop regular radio frequencies from reaching the boat. The fish found in waters nine to twenty miles away from the shore are much larger than fishing commonly found by the shore. Offshore can include grouper, amberjack, blackfin, cobia, snapper, wahoo, and marlin, just to name a few of the fish capable of being caught.
Even with fast boats, it is going to take a little bit of time to get from the docks out to where the fishing spots are. You can enjoy the first part of your trip by relaxing and enjoying the ride, as you’ll be spending plenty of time with your line in the water when you get to where you are going. The travel is shorter than deep sea fishing trips, so you can spend more time with your line in the water than cruising to your fishing spots.
Offshore fishing is great for amateur and skilled anglers alike, so book your offshore fishing charter today!
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.