Spanish Mackerel Fishing

Half Day "Reef Runner" Fishing Trip (4 hrs)

The "Reef Runner"  trip is a run of about 3 miles off shore to Dog Island Reef. The reef is about 7 miles long and carries a depth of 2 to 6 feet with the surrounding waters steeply dropping off to near 20 feet. This makes for amazing fish habitat. We fish by trolling lures behind the boat while skirting the Reef. Our target fish is the Spanish Mackerel, a good eating hard fighting and abundant species during the season. Other Fish that are caught are Blue Fish & Lady Fish, these are quickly identified since they are real jumpers when hooked. Fun to catch but not the best for table fare. Last but not least is the chance you may hook into a Smoker Kingfish. During this trip the boat will be on the move at most times.

This trip is available March-September only, no licence is required.

Half Day "Reef Runner" Fishing Trip only $325

Price is for the boat, not per-person. Trip is exclusive to you, your family and friends, up to three adults or four total if fishing with children.

Complimentary bottled water and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted due to insurance restrictions.  

Departure Time: 8:00am

Last minute and walkup always welcome. Call Capt. Tom to confirm availability.

Nine Keepers

Half Day "Turkey Point Trout Shootout" Fishing Trip  (4 hrs)

The "Turkey Point Trout Shootout" is a shallow waters fishing trip. Turkey Point is just west of the marina making for a quick short ride. It's somewhat protected waters, so its a great trip for those that don't have their sea legs yet. We have substituted this trip for the "Reef Runner" when the seas are rough and the customer still wants to fish. Trout is the target species we fish for. We fish by drifting in shallow water, casting (shootout) light tackle with artificial lures on floating poppers. You slowly retrieve your lure, the fish will strike and the fight is on. We also will have a live bait out there just waiting for something big to strike. Bluefish, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel and Shark are other fish that are often caught on this trip. During this trip the boat will be drifting close to shore at most times.

This trip is available March-September only, no licence is required.

Half Day "Trout Shootout" Fishing Trip only $325

Price is for the boat, not per-person. Trip is exclusive to you, your family and friends, up to three adults or four total if fishing with children.

Complimentary bottled water and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted due to insurance restrictions.  

Departure Time: 8:00am 

Last minute and walkup always welcome. Call Capt. Tom to confirm availability.

Nice Catch

Half Day "Dog Island Drop" Fishing Trip  (5 hrs)

 Gag Grouper Season is open through 5/30/19

The "Dog Island Drop"  trip is a run of about 14 miles from the marina and about 9 miles offshore of Dog Island. This area has a great natural bottom in about 35 feet of water. There are also some artificial reefs in the area. On the way out we will stop on dog Island reef and catch some pinfish to use as live bait. We fish by drifting or anchoring and dropping weighted lines to the bottom with cut squid and LYs as well as a flat line with a live bait on the surface. Our target fish is Grouper, there will be an abundance of other fish that will be caught. Rock Bass, White Grunt, Big Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel and if lucky enough Cobia. It is literally a smorgasbord of fish species in this area.  During this trip the boat will be drifting or anchored at most times.

This trip is available year round weather permiting, no licence is required.

Half Day "Dog Island Drop" Fishing Trip only $375

Price is for the boat, not per-person. Trip is exclusive to you, your family and friends, up to three adults or four total if fishing with children.

Complimentary bottled water and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted due to insurance restrictions.  

Departure Time: 8:00am 

Grand Slam Fishing

Full Day "Grand Slam" Fishing Trip (8+ hrs)

The Full Day "Grand Slam" trip is the ultimate day on the waters of the Forgotten Coast. We start the day off with the "Dog Island Drop" stopping to catching some live bait on the reef  and quickly checking around the marker for any Cobia. Then heading off shore to do some bottom fishing. As the day progresses we head back to Dog Islands' umbrella cove where we stop for a short break and have some lunch. From there we proceed with the "Reef Runner"  trip, trolling along the reefs edge back towards Alligator Point. Before heading in we may also take a quick run out to marker WR1 to see what may be lurking around waiting to be caught. This is full day and I recommend it only for those who are accustom to being on the water for extended periods of time. 

This trip is available March-September only, no licence is required.

Full Day "Grand Slam" Fishing Trip only $575

Price is for the boat, not per-person. Trip is exclusive to you, your family and friends, up to three adults or four total if fishing with children.

Complimentary bottled water and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted due to insurance restrictions.  

Departure Time: 8:00am