There are a handful of places in the world renowned for deep sea fishing, Hawaii, Sydney, South Africa and of course of the coast of Florida. There is something exhilarating in putting your wits, strength and skill up against some of nature’s toughest fish. As an adventure sport deep sea fishing grows in popularity every year. With a chance to vacation in a tropical destination and catch a blue marlin, this makes Miami and South Florida a great adventure spot.
Miami is uniquely situated for some of the best fishing experiences in the world. Lying on the South East coast and facing the Atlantic, you can find mahi mahi, tuna, blue marlin, red snapper, grouper, yellow fin tuna, dolphin and even shark. It’s near the gulf Stream, thus giving the area such a wide variety of game fish. If you’re a novice or an experienced fisherman, booking a Miami fishing charter is the easiest way to head to the open water and drop a line. Check out the video to see deep sea fishing off the coast of Florida.
Booking a Charter
Booking a Miami fishing charter gives you the chance to head out to deep water without having to own the boat or the equipment, a good charter service will have all of that included. Before you book find a service familiar with the water and the type of fish you want to catch, they aren’t conveniently located right in the harbor in most cases.
Nothing ruins your vacation like booking a half day trip and spending all of your time travelling to the fishing spot. Communication with the captain ahead of time is important, ask them to offer suggestions to you about the best options for type of fish and location. These guys do this every day so they have a pretty good insight as to what to catch and where.
Prepare for the Trip
While this is hot and sunny South Florida out on the water you won’t notice the heat as much so lather on the sunscreen or you will end up the same color as the lobster dinner you’re planning on later. Bring a good pair of sunglasses too, the sun reflecting off the water can be hard on the eyes. The deck of the boat can get wet and slippery so bring a proper pair of deck shoes or light soled tennis shoes will do in a pinch. For many people this is a bucket list trip so don’t forget to bring a camera or video recorder of some kind to capture the moment you reel in the big one, just make sure they stay dry and out of the sun.