Near shore fishing can be a lot of fun because you never know what you will catch. Each day is different according to the tides, winds and weather. This type of fishing is safe for all ages and can be a fun and relaxing day on the water. “Near shore,” refers to the waters from shore out to 9 miles into the Gulf.
You may think that you won’t catch big fish near shore but that is a fallacy. I get asked often about the difference between offshore and near shore fishing. Besides the obvious distance, the depth of water is the biggest difference. Near shore we have the ability to catch larger quantities of fish and it is more consistent with year around fishing. It can be a smorgasbord of all types of fish including jack crevalle, king mackerel, trout, cobia, tarpon and more.
I will use a variety of tackle and techniques when we fish nearshore. Both spinning and conventional reels are utilized depending on what we are targeting. I will provide an assortment of bait which is key to catching a wider variety of fish. Live, dead, and frozen baits are always brought.