12 Hour Day Fishing Trip
Around 3-4 hours out and back– between 4-6 hours fishing time in the deep waters
Distance: Cruising out 35 to 60 miles from shore to fish deep water wrecks, ledges and springs.
Depth: The average depth is over 120 feet
Catch: On this special trip only offered during Red snapper season we target primarily red snapper. However, you do have a shot at gag grouper and red grouper too and sometimes mangroves, vermillion and yellowtail snapper but this is the SHORTEST trip for red snapper that we offer. It’s much like a ‘half day’ if you want red snapper because the half day offers the shortest fishing time of any trip we offer.
Bait: Cut squid and threadfins are provided on board at no extra charge. Pinfish do work well but it’s simply and extra option. You don’t NEED it, but it does work well some days better than others. Live pinfish work well for the big red snapper and grouper. Live shrimp is NOT recommended for this trip
pinfish must be ordered 48 hours in advanced or more ($9 per dozen)
and a Communal live well available on board.
We recommend 1-2 doz pinfish per angler if you so choose
$130.00+tax for trip
$15+tax for rod rental
12 Hour Trip Meal Package:$18.70 + $1.54 (tax) + $3.37 (18 % gratuity) = $23.61 each
Includes: 2 Sandwiches (breakfast & lunch), 2 bags of chips, 2 candy or granola bars, 4 sodas, unlimited water with $2.25 Happy Hour Beer prices with the package
Tackle: For the big snapper species like the red snapper we like to use 60lb test line, 6ot hook and 6oz lead on a 6ot reel. For the big grouper or amberjack when they are open we would recommend 80-100lb test line on a 6-9ot reel, 8oz sinker and 9/0-10/0 hook. For the small snapper species, we would recommend 40-50lb test line, 4oz sinker and 4/0 to 5/0 hook.
Please note – children must be age 12 or over to take this trip.
Before you go fishing deeper than 70-90 foot of water you MUST know how to properly vent a fish you release!
here’s a great place to learn proper do’s and don’ts of venting a fish: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-vent-fish/
The 12 hour day trip is for advanced offshore anglers only. We run 40-60 miles out for big trophy fish. This long run only leaves 4-5 hours of fishing time out in super deep water. This means we only have a narrow window of deepwater fishing. We know where the fish are, but they could possibly not cooperate and when the bite is shut down the fishing is tough. However, when the bite is on during this narrow window it makes for an exciting experience with big fish coming up everywhere! You need to be experienced for this reason, because someone who isn’t quite as experienced makes it difficult for the people around them to land big fish out of super deep water. Party boat fishing takes team work and when everyone on your team knows what to do, it makes life much simpler. You’re only as strong as your weakest link, and an inexperienced angler fishing in 120+ foot of water is definitely the weak link.