Overnight Fishing Charters

We are overnight trips at its best!  Over the past 20 plus years, we have built our boat and our core business on two-day fishing trips. The Gulf of Mexico offers a variety of fish that available to be caught year-round in its bountiful warm waters. We run between 35 and 70 overnight trips a year and so they are not something that we do on occasion. We can carry a maximum of 10 passengers but only average just 6 to 8 passengers as our clients have come to enjoy all of the room and personal attention from the mates.

Flexibility in Angling Adventures

We depart at 6 am and will catch some fresh new live baits such as cigar minnows, hardtails, and herring and then we will start preparing your breakfast. Trust me hot biscuits, scrambled eggs, and Conecuh sausage will hit the spot as we ride offshore to the fish bottom-fishing grounds. The ride may vary from trip to trip but keep in mind; it can be just an effort to get us set up in a direction to the offshore grounds. While we are riding, we will be keeping a watchful eye on the wireline trolling reels for a bite and of course the big green egg grill. It is hard to beat a Boston butt, whole chickens or pork chops on the boat!

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-- The Grill is just one of the many great things about an overnight fishing trip!

Once we arrive at the fishing grounds, we will fish on a variety of natural and artificial reefs for a good while for seasonal fish like red snapper, grouper, amberjack, and triggerfish. Now, almost every fish has an annual and bag limit on them but trust me it is some of the best fishing I have personally seen in over 20 years.

As we keep moving perpetually further south your mates and deckhands will keep the hi-speed wire line tollers in the water as we troll our way out to the deep water production rigs in hopes of catching a big wahoo, king mackerel or even some blackfin tunas. Once we arrive at the offshore blue water, we will spend the remainder of our time fishing for dolphin, wahoo, yellowfin and blackfin tuna. On occasion, we catch big game species like blue marlin, white marlin, swordfish and a lot of others. These big-game species require different angling methods and the dedicated time to do so.

We will be finishing up a dinner of rib eye steaks, boat potatoes, and salads as we arrive at the blue water. Once we get in the tuna mode that afternoon, we will be looking for grass lines, fishing around the deepwater oil rigs. I am always looking for flying fish and other signs of bait fishing that will lead us to the bigger fish.  From there, we will continue fishing on through the night, to help ensure a successful trip.   If we are still not done by the next morning, we will continue to tuna fish at daylight and then work our way back to the dock sometime around lunch or shortly after that.

Now I would not be truthful if I didn't say that sometimes conditions like dirty water and other things can make some offshore species a bit challenging but we can always troll back inshore and bottom fish.  Often time we know a few days in advance that the tuna fishing is slow, so it will allow us the opportunity to explore new innovative fishing techniques like deep drop fishing with the Diawa electrics that we have onboard. We are looking for species of deepwater grouper and other unique species such as scorpionfish, golden tilefish, and longtail sea bass. But we can always work on back in a little shallower to fish for scamp and grouper too.

The boat makes the difference

Gag_Grouper_Intimidator_ChartersNot all boats are created equal, and no two trips are ever the same is some advice given to me years ago. When the opportunity was given to me to build a new boat 13 years ago, I took that to heart. We custom built this boat from the keel up for these long and exciting fishing adventures. She is 65 feet long and 20 feet wide. Complete with Ice-makers, large water capacity, satellite TV and is ready to serve you and your group. We have all new gear waiting for you and your group, and our tackle will handle the largest of the game fish with no problem. We invest tens of thousands of dollars and hours of service and repairs each year to ensure you catch what every you hook. 

The right crew

We have fish with lots of mates over the years.  When you have been doing this as long as I have you see some guys come and go.  We have good guys in the cockpit that work hard and want you to have fun.  From cutting and salting bait, baiting you hook, cooking these guys do it all!


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