Bottom Fishing Florida
Bottom fishing is another technique we frequently use on our charters, and it’s particularly effective for targeting reef-dwelling species.
Now, bottom fishing involves dropping a baited line to the seafloor, where many species of game fish like to hang out. We use this method over reefs, wrecks, and other structures where fish like Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and Triggerfish tend to congregate. We also target specific types of flatfish, like Flounder, which stay close to the bottom.
Bottom fishing trip details:
- 6-hour trips, all the way up to 2-day trips
- Four-day trips for the adventurous
- 2-hour increments of 6, 8, 10, 12 hours
- Further offshore than our trolling trips
- 1 to 3 hours out there & back to the marina
- 10 to 50 miles range from shore
- Up to 12 anglers at a time on ‘Hooked Up’
- Up to 14 anglers at a time on ‘Game Changer’
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Bottom Fishing Charters
When it comes to tackle, bottom fishing typically requires heavier gear compared to other types of fishing due to the water depth, the size of the fish we’re after, and the need to haul the catch from the ocean floor. We generally use stout rods with strong lines, and the bait is taken down with a weight or sinker.
The bait we use can vary but often includes cut bait like squid or smaller fish.
Some species, such as Grouper, are more likely to go for live bait, so we’ll adjust our approach based on what we’re targeting and what the fish are biting on that day.
Bottom fishing trips are just one of the types of fishing charters we do in Florida. But they are rewarding!
Surprises While Bottom Fishing
One of the most rewarding aspects of bottom fishing is the element of surprise. Sure, we have an idea of what you might catch based on the location and bait, but we never know exactly what will bite. It could be a delicious Red Snapper, a hefty Grouper, or a hard-fighting Amberjack.
Another point to consider is that bottom fishing can be quite physical. It requires patience and a bit of muscle to both hold the line and reel in your catch from the depths. But don’t worry, we’re here to assist, and the thrill of landing a big one is well worth the effort.
In the end, whether we’re trolling the open waters or bottom fishing over a reef, my job as a charter captain is to make sure you have an unforgettable experience out on these beautiful Gulf waters off Panama City Beach. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or it’s your first time holding a fishing rod, there’s always a new adventure awaiting beneath the waves.
You’re in for an Unforgettable Fishing Adventure!
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