Inshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico
"Inshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico"
Florida has rightly been called an angler’s paradise because the fishing here is among the best in the world. From 1,000 pound pelagic species offshore like marlin and big sharks to the tidal creeks that harbor trophy redfish, every fisherman is sure to find something to pursue.
fishing Getting close enough to cast a line to the fish without spooking it takes time, talent and patience.
Some of the most exciting angling opportunities are sight-fishing in the shallows for tarpon, reds, snook and trout.
A number of fishing guides have daily charters in the area. Seeing a tailing red, rear fins above the water as it noses along for a shrimp or crab is exciting. Getting close enough to cast a line to the fish without spooking it takes time, talent and patience. “While there aren’t many secret spots these days, how you approach a redfish flat is perhaps more important than where,” writes Jeff Weakley for Florida Sportsman. “Many of my own most memorable days on these islands have occurred each side, the simplest fishing of all.”
Explore the pristine waters with a guide or on your own. Boats and kayaks are available for rent from local shops. Check with the marinas and bait and tackle shops before heading out to find out what’s biting best and where.
At the end of the day, come back to the luxury of your Sea Oats home and enjoy a cocktail or a cold beer while the day’s catch cooks over the grill.
Not sure about how to contact a guide or where to dock your own boat? Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with marinas and the area’s best captains.