Gulf Fishing Near Shore
Nearshore gulf fishing takes you out into the gulf to fish. Our trips go as far as 9 ½ miles offshore, depending on the length of the trip. We can go 5-25 miles East or West of the Destin Pass, of coarse the longer the trip, the further we can travel There’s a fallacy that the further out you go to fish, the better and bigger the fish get. That’s just not the case. Blackfin tuna, sailfish, king mackerel, and cobia, are some of the many species of fish that can be caught within 100 yards from the beach. You’ll spend more time fishing and less time traveling during a nearshore fishing charter. Also, when summer storms threaten offshore trips, it’s never more than a short jog from the nearshore to get back to port. Close range trips are also a great option for anglers who are prone to seasickness.
Destin is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village for a reason, the fish thrive here. From Cobia, Trigger Fish, King Mackerel, and Amberjack starting in the Spring. Then Red Snapper, Mahi, and Grouper in June and July, and all the other fish here year-round. The fishing here is second to none. Hearing a spinning rod scream from the pull of a nice red snapper or the clicker going off from a smoker king, the adrenalin rush we see in our clients is second to none. Rock piles, along with a mix of natural and artificial reefs smattering the Gulf’s nearshore region offer plenty of sporty and edible fish in 40-80 feet of water.
Semper Fish anglers use all light tackle, whether its trolling, casting, jigging or bottom fishing. With literally thousands of spots to fish, we use the run and gun method. If we’re not catching fish, on to the next place. Not a lot of riding time due to faster center console boats and fishing not far off the coastline.
Captain Dennis and Captain Dane welcome you, your family and friends aboard the Semper Fishing Charter boats for the time of your life. To book your nearshore fishing trip today, please contact Capt Dennis at 850-826-2486 or send us an email.
As always, it is our great pleasure to serve you. In the meantime, Semper Fish (Always Fish)!