When you think of fishing in Florida, you probably visualize deep-sea fishing. Also known as “offshore fishing,” this type of fishing is typically done in waters that are depths over 100 feet. Generally, this means you will have to take a fishing charter about 10 to 20 miles off the coast to find an ideal location.
The deep blue Atlantic waters and Gulf Stream are home to a plethora of fish species, some of which are quite a battle to catch! A few of the most sought-after fish species include the goliath grouper, red snapper, sailfish, and mahi-mahi. You may even end up hooking a shark! Fishermen of all skill levels love deep-sea fishing because of the thrilling search and fight for monster fish that don’t live inshore. With so many fish inhabiting the waters, there is no end to the possibilities when it comes to fishing offshore!
The term “backcountry fishing” refers to fishing inshore islands and flats, like those found in the Florida Keys. The Keys and the surrounding areas offer a ton of backcountry fishing opportunities and they can be fishing all year round! Most of the time, backcountry fishing includes waters that are never too deep to stand in, making you feel like you’re really in the action.
When backcountry fishing, you may catch species such as snook, redfish, tarpon, and trout. Though it may seem like you won’t have a big catch, think again! You could catch a monster-sized fish and may see a variety of other wildlife along the way. It’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of alligators, manatees, and sometimes even dolphins when backcountry fishing!
A knowledgeable and skilled fishing charter captain will know the best spots for potential success based on your goals and the water conditions that day. In addition, they know exactly what type of bait and lures to use to heighten your chances of a catch. Regardless of your targets or skill level, choose Zoned In Charters for an unforgettable experience!
Our fishing charters are family-friendly and designed with your experience and satisfaction in mind.. Be sure to call us as soon as possible to book your trip! Our schedule is booking up quickly due to re-openings and increased upcoming travel expectancies. We look forward to helping you explore the waters around Islamorada, Key Largo, and the Florida Keys!