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The Beginner Angler’s Guide to Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore Fishing

When choosing a fishing charter, it’s easy to decide on location, date, passengers. But what about the type of charter: inshore, nearshore or offshore?

You can choose the fishing charter that’s right for you based on your personality preference, or you can read on! We break down the main differences between the three types of charters. We also share tips on how you can be sure to maximize your experience, no matter which fishing charter you choose.

Inshore

Trying inshore fishing is best for new and inexperienced anglers. Inshore charters stay within a mile of the mainland and keep the shore in sight, fishing inside the Intracoastal area, protected bays and inlets. Although you stay within the Intracoastal area, protected bays and inlets, there is still plenty to catch! You also have the opportunity to see more wildlife. A further advantage of inshore charters is that you can get from your hotel or office onto the water, at your fishing spot, in a matter of minutes. Common inshore fish to target include Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish, Snook and more.

Nearshore

Nearshore saltwater fishing can increase the opportunity for anglers to catch the unique species of fish. Exploring nearshore waters will take you up to 9 miles from the shore, where you can experience fishing in sea wrecks, rock outcroppings and more. Although the ride can be a little bumpier, many nearshore fishing captains also offer offshore charters. Therefore, their boats tend to be a bit larger and better equipped than captains who specialize in solely inshore charters. You can expect to catch Cobia, Mackerel, Sharks, Snapper, Grouper and more on these charters.

Offshore

Offshore fishing charters, also known as deep sea charters, are for those who are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Most typical offshore fishing charters usually go between 10 and 50 miles out from the shore, depending on conditions, duration of charter, fishing reports and comfort level. Traveling farther from the shore and into deeper waters gives you more opportunities to catch a large variety of fish in reefs, such as large grouper, mackerel, tuna, billfish and more. These species tend to be larger and put up a little more of a fight, so be ready for a workout!

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Top 5 Reasons to Take Kids Fishing

Florida is known as the “Fishing Capital of the World” and is the top rated recreational fishing destination. You may be concerned that your kids have never been fishing and they may not like it. Or maybe you don’t have the energy to teach them when you just want a fun and easy adventure. You might be concerned about boating safety with children.

The truth is, fishing with kids is easier and more rewarding than you may think; especially when you have a fishing guide to do most of the heavy lifting! Make new memories on a boating adventure. These are the top reasons to take your kids fishing:

1. Spend quality time outside and unplugged.

Do you ever look at your kids playing on their electronic devices all day or glued to the TV and think “They don’t know what they are missing by not getting outside?” Going on a fishing trip allows you to unplug and take them to an outdoor setting. Plus, you’ll be able to do some quality family bonding – and that benefits everyone.

2. Teach them new skills.

Fishing requires a fair amount of agility and hand-eye coordination. From baiting the hook, to casting and reeling in a great catch, prepare to be impressed at how quickly your kids can learn and master these tasks. Fishing also teaches them how to problem solve and be in the present. The huge smile and confidence when they reel in their first fish is pretty fun to witness, too!

3. Keep them busy.

You may think fishing can be a little boring and require patience. However, there is plenty to do on a boat when you are fishing. As noted above, there are plenty of new skills for them to learn and opportunities to keep them busy. Even when you’re not casting and catching fish, there is the opportunity to keep an eye out for dolphins, manatees and other wildlife.

4. Teach them about the environment and best practices.

We previously wrote about the myths of fishing and the environment. The main themes: education and building a habit of getting outside regularly. The more you can get kids on the water and teach them, the greater respect and understanding they will have for the environment and conservation. The future of our resources is in their hands.

5. Catch dinner.

There is nothing more rewarding than catching a fish you can cook up for dinner. Show kids how to properly catch, filet and cook fresh fish, and feel the pride of supplying the family with a delicious dinner!

Taking your kids on a fishing charter can be an unforgettable experience with memories you will all treasure for years to come. Fishing is also a lifetime sport that can provide individuals relaxation, fun and quality time with family and friends.

Why not get them started early? Our captains have all the licenses, equipment, bait, and knowledge to help make fishing with kids the most rewarding experience.

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6 Ways Fishing Makes You A Better Person

If we said that fishing makes you a better person, would you tend to agree or disagree?

According to Huff Post’s Healthy Living section, science has actually proven that fishing makes us both happier and healthier. Fishing is one of the most accessible outdoor activities and sports, so no matter where you live, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and go fishing. No matter your age, gender, ethnicity or experience level, the article cites science-backed facts that prove fishing is for everyone. Fishing can offer the following health benefits:

1. Fishing keeps you physically fit.

Fishing requires stamina and muscle. Plus, if you are the one in charge of getting the boat ready and cleaning, you’re going to expend some serious energy just on the tasks that accompany fishing.

2. Fishing helps you unplug and get outside.

When you’re out on the water with no cell signal, no smartphone, and no distractions, you can truly unplug. Fishing is a great way to unwind from the pressures of technology and constantly being connected.

3. Fishing reduces stress.

Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself – we guarantee you’ll walk away with a clearer head and more positive outlook than if you had stayed inside!

4. Eating fish is an excellent source of nutrition.

Part of the process of fishing is, of course, reaping the benefits of what you’ve done! After catching and cleaning your fish, you can bake or grill it up into a delicious, nutritious dinner. Eat fish, especially freshly-caught fish, for a dose of extra nutrition.

5. Eating fish could help you live longer.

Fish is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids, and certain types of fish are excellent sources of this and many other vitamins and nutrients. Fish are lean fats that are part of the healthiest diet in the world – the Mediterranean diet. People who live in that area of the world eat fish as a primary food source AND tend to live longer than almost any other set of people in the world

6. Fishing may decrease symptoms of PTSD.

Fishing isn’t a cure-all, but it seems that way when you consider just how many benefits can be gained from simply getting out on the water for some fishing. If you or a loved one suffers from PTSD, try fishing to see if the calm waters and controlled environment can help make a difference in your quality of life.

So what are you waiting for? Book now to unplug, reduce stress, and catch a nutritious dinner that may help you live a better, longer life.