Feb 11, 2014

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Considerations for Gulf Coast Fishing

Gulf coast fishing is great fun and Texas is one of those states that offer a great coastline and many opportunities for fishing around the year. If you are interested in fishing off of breakwaters and rock groins you can do that at no cost. Some of the fish that you can hope to catch include sheepshead, whiting, flounder, speckled trout, bull reds, sand trout, gafftop and croaker. Fishing on public piers is also allowed for a small fee.

If you are interested in just going a few miles offshore you will likely find tarpon and shark. If you go some 15 – 40 miles offshore you can look forward to cobia, dorado, kingfish, shark and snapper. Going further out up to some 80 miles offshore you can look forward to amber jack, sailfish, grouper, hammerhead, red snapper, tuna, wahoo and tiger sharks too. Go even further to 100 miles offshore and you will find the white marlin and blue marlin as well.

Most gulf coast fishing charters offer a half day and a full day charter respectively for fishing. You can go on these trips with your family or with a group of friends and expect to have a lot of fun. They are a great opportunity to bond and to catch fish that you and your family or friends can enjoy. One of the things to note is that there are back limits that have been put in place by the federal government. People are no longer allowed to go out to see and just harvest the fish without a care in the world. Some of the fish with a bag limit include the grouper, trigger fish, red snapper and the amberjack.

If you are serious fisherman and not one going fishing just to have a good time, you will need to go on the 12 hour charter at the very least because the shorter one will mean that you are fishing within forty miles of land. In this area, there is tremendous fishing pressure and actually finding fish that are the legal size is not easy. A 12 hour charter trip will take you well beyond that 40 mile mark where you can stop for a while to catch your live bait before going further on to actually fish. You are generally able to fish at 4 or 8 great spots usually reefs before you turn back and head to show with your catch for the day.

Gulf coast fishing must take into consideration fishing pressure close to the shore as well as federal bag limits. That does not reduce the fun of fishing though.

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