If you’re visiting the Outer Banks in North Carolina (known locally as OBX), you can absolutely go fishing from the surf or local piers. Fishing these waters is an exciting and thrilling adventure for any outdoor enthusiast. But if you’re looking to up your game (so to speak), we recommend fishing with a professional fishing guide or charter captain. To hire a local Outer Banks charter, there’s a few specific cities to start your search.
If catching a Peacock Bass is on your bucket list, South Florida is the destination to be! Originally from Brazil and the Amazon, Peacock Bass were introduced to the canal system in South Florida in the early 1980s. The invasive species has made this place their home, enjoying the warm waters and snacking on the smaller Cichlids. Now they are found throughout lakes and canals of South Florida.
So you’re on vacation and impulsively decide to go on a fishing charter. Now that’s a choice we can applaud! You’re making great life choices when you choose a day of fishing. But how to choose where to fish and which guide to hire.
“Tarpon in Mosquito Lagoon” sounds a bit like a scary movie, maybe with a swamp monster type theme. But don’t believe it. If it were a movie, it would be an action movie for sure, a thriller that would keep you on the edge of your seat and occasionally make you spill your popcorn!
Naples is located on the coast of Florida, with access to the Gulf. The Gulf of Mexico provides fantastic fishing opportunities, and welcomes anglers of all skill levels. If you don’t have a vessel, access this bountiful body of water by way of the Naples Fishing Pier.
Fishing for Grouper off the Florida coast is always a day of fun and excitement. But which coast you’re on (Gulf Coast to the west or Atlantic Coast to the east) will determine what you can harvest and when.
“Laguna Madre” translates to Mother Lagoon. Early 16th century Spanish explorers named it after encountering the beautiful and bountiful waters. The lagoon is located at the southern tip of the Lone Star State and is protected from the Gulf of Mexico by Padre Island (“Father Island’). We can appreciate the sentiment: Mother and Father taking care of the needs of several fish species, birds, and wildlife throughout this marvelous place.
Staycation: A Getaway Without Getting Away Oftentimes, people don’t look for what attractions are near them until they have visitors come into town. You have family or friends to entertain, and you’re scrambling for something to do that appeases the masses. Or… you’re not sure where to travel this year, and thinking maybe sticking closer […]
They say “the happiest place on earth” is Disney World – and for some people it just might be. But for others, they would say that a nice day on the lake, river or ocean is the happiest place on earth. Again, for some, being on the water really is the happiest place on earth. For families in the Orlando area, you can have the best of both worlds. You can have your day in the theme parks AND get out on the water.
If you think judges in the Miss America pageant have a tough job narrowing down the finalists, you are correct, but that might be an easy task compared to trying to pick the top five best largemouth bass waters in the bass-happy state of Florida. There are just too many qualified candidates to choose from, however we are about to undertake the task.
Dolphin fishing can be one of the most productive days on the water. To start with, the dolphin fish (mahi mahi, or dorado) can be found in large numbers from March to October in the southern Atlantic waters.
Planning your family’s fishing charter is no easy feat. There’s a lot to consider, and we’re not just talking about where you’re going or when. In some cases, that’s the easy thing to decide; especially when most of the time the season will determine your catch. No… we’re talking about how to select the best charter in the area with the right amenities for your group.
Many anglers just show up on the day of their guided fishing trip, and while that’s okay, you can make your trip much more successful and fun if you spend a little time doing some homework. Find out from your guide what type of gear you will be using and make sure you are up to speed.
Looking for a really fun fish to catch? Have you considered Spanish Mackerel? These small, fast, and tough fighters are found throughout the Southeast United States. Anglers fishing for Spanish Mackerel will find a great day on the water and a delicious meal afterwards.
One of Florida’s best fishing grounds is without a doubt the Indian River, a waterway on the east side of the state. This area is commonly known as the Space Coast; and with nearby Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center housing rockets, space shuttles, astronauts, and scientists, it’s not hard to see why.
If a fisherman could develop a dream species of fish, it might just be the snook. Snook are large, bony fish that thrive in the coastal and brackish waters of the southern United States all the way to Brazil. It’s an important food source and sportfish. But what also makes them appealing to fishermen is that snook grow rather large, and their body shape allows them to make long and acrobatic runs when hooked.
Galveston Bay on the Texas Gulf Coast is arguably one of the best places to fish in all of Texas. It’s the seventh largest estuary in the United States, and is a great place to fish for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and more.
Largemouth Bass in Florida are about to enter spawning season, and the fishing will be off the hook. Well… actually on the hook!
If you’re like me and have a girl who fishes, then take my advice and plan the best Valentine’s date imaginable: a day of fishing, then preparing and eating what you catch! Whether you choose to hire a local guide or go out on your own, you’re certain to have a great trip.
No one lands seven tarpon on their first tarpon fishing trip. It’s simply unheard of. And yet, Brandon has become a legend with his friends, and simply shrugs his shoulders with a smirk and insists, “it’s not that hard to land a tarpon.”
Spring Break 2020 is coming up… it’ll be here sooner than you think! So it’s a good idea to get those fishing charters booked now in your favorite Spring Break destination. We know the beach is calling your name, don’t miss the call!
The winter season is one of my favorite times to take a vacation. I know most people opt for the summer months; it works better for school and work schedules. But give me a January or February trip over June and July anytime! Here are a few of my personal favorite winter fishing vacations…
Fishing in Florida can take you anywhere from the local freshwater lakes to deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. If you happen to be an angler without a vessel, never fear. Check out these several Florida fishing piers just around the corner.
“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. At least that’s what the famous marketing catchphrase says. That theme is based on one of the city’s popular nicknames, “Sin City,” but there’s a lot more to Vegas than that. Beyond the glamor, bright lights, entertainment of all kinds and great foods, there’s also fishing.
One of the techniques that are used for a whole host of fishing trips is drift fishing. It can help you catch shallow fish or deep fish. It is used for big fish and little fish species. It is practiced in both salt and freshwater, from coast to coast.
Don’t let the cold weather get you down… there’s still great fishing to be had! Get your tackle ready and set the hook. Tell your fishing buddy that you’re going out and here’s what you’re targeting these winter months…
Have you ever fished the coast of Texas?! Then you’ll know that there’s just something special about the place. And it’s not just access to the Gulf of Mexico. Let’s take a closer look at a handful of bays all along the Texas Gulf Coast…
If you’re planning a bachelor destination party, why not consider a fishing destination to give your group of guys an incredible, memorable experience? Here are the Top 5 Bachelor Party Fishing Destinations for your crew to consider…
Want to know where people were fishing in 2019? This can maybe help you decide where to fish in 2020! We’re certain that these top destinations will become familiar to more families who adopt fishing as a favorite vacation hobby. Here are the Top 10 Fishing Destinations of 2019…
The state of Alabama may only have a small slice of the Gulf Coast compared to the other Gulf States (such as Texas, Louisiana, and Florida). But what it lacks in shoreline, it makes up for with the abundant fishery of Mobile Bay.
Without a doubt, smallmouth bass are a very popular gamefish for anglers to target across North America. Here are the Top 5 Places To Fish Smallmouth Bass…
Mahi Mahi is a special kind of fish. Unlike any other in appearance and it makes great table fare, mahi is often ranked as a top species to target throughout the year…. Also, they are fun to catch.
Louisiana is a fantastic fishing destination. Freshwater, saltwater, and brackish water abound throughout the state. Saltwater fishing is pretty straight forward: head to the bountiful Gulf of Mexico. It’s a little bit more difficult for anglers who prefer freshwater fishing. There’s a multitude of streams and rivers, lakes and ponds to cast a line.
2020 is just around the corner. It’ll be here before you know it. How do I plan my family’s next fishing trip? Here are 5 easy steps:
The Bahamas rank as one of the world’s top vacation, tourism and fishing destinations. If a trip to these islands is on your fishing list, here is what you need to know before ever leaving your house.
This is the year… it’s going to happen. You’re going on your first ice fishing trip! But what to pack? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Here are the Top 5 Must-Have Items for Your First Ice Fishing Trip:
The tuna family is a large one. Often split into two tribes: Thunnini and Sardini. Thunnini, considered the “true tunas”, includes albacore, skipjack, blackfin, little tunny, yellowfin, and all three species of bluefin tuna.
Those looking to cast a line or two will have no trouble finding good fishing grounds in PCB (as its known locally). No boat? No problem. There are fishing piers in the Panama City Beach area ready to get you in on the action.
The state of Florida is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit for fishing. The amount of water plus the abundance and variety of fish makes the Sunshine State a top destination for anglers.
Those residing outside of South Florida may be unfamiliar with Peacock Bass. This unique fish was introduced in 1984 to South Florida waterways to prey on other non-native species, Tilapia and Oscar, and have balanced out the ecosystem in the past 25 years.
Going on a fishing trip date is an out-of-the-box idea that will no doubt be memorable for you and your date. If you want to make things interesting, add a little competition. Who can catch the most fish? Or the biggest one?
Among the ingredients of a successful fishing trip, is the technique one uses to catch fish. One of the most popular techniques across the fishing industry is bottom fishing.
Ice fishing is a great way to get outdoors and experience the beauty of Minnesota. The “Take A Kid Ice Fishing” weekend is a great promotion for the sport of fishing and encourages not only kids to go fishing, but also adults who may not typically drop a line.
The majority of guides and charters on Lake Okeechobee target largemouth bass because they know they can find lunkers over 5 pounds regularly in the lake.
Miami is a great place to experience tons of fun in the sun. While some visitors and locals frequent the sandy beaches for tans or sandcastles, there’s another group hitting the shores for another reason entirely: fishing.
Have a fisherman in your life and don’t know what to get as a gift? Here are the top 5 gifts you can give that angler who seems to have everything.
Visit Costa Rica in November For Your Next Fishing Trip! If fishing in Costa Rica is on your bucket list, but you’re not sure when to book this trip of a lifetime… allow me to advocate for the month of November. Yes, I know that Costa Rica has fantastic fishing year ‘round, and millions of […]
These Gray Ghosts, also known as Bonefish, are common throughout the flats of the Florida Keys and Bahamas. And they are a ton of fun to catch… if you can find them.
Fishing for flounder is a highlight for many anglers in the fall season. Here’s everything you need to know for your flounder fishing trip this November.
From freshwater lakes, to the brackish marshes near the coast, and of course the Atlantic Ocean that’s full of possibilities, it’s no wonder South Carolina is a great place to drop a line!
It’s common knowledge that nearly a quarter of all fish caught in Wisconsin each year are brought through the ice. Here’s everything you need to know for your Wisconsin ice fishing trip.
With over 1,660 miles of shoreline and more than a hundred cities dotting the coastline, there are tons of options for Lake Michigan shore fishing. Here’s a quick list of our favorite Lake Michigan fishing piers and seawalls
The unique thing about fishing South Florida freshwater lakes and rivers is the variety of Largemouth Bass and Peacock Bass available. Both are favorites among Bass fishermen/women, and both have large fan-bases that advocate their superiority.
Packing for your next fishing charter can either be exciting or stressful. Whether it’s your first charter or fiftieth, here’s everything you need to know about packing for your next paid fishing charter.
Grab your gear and tackle, and head to a local pier to experience the thrill of fishing the Outer Banks! Here are the top Outer Banks piers ready to host your fishing excursion.
Did you know that you can visit Orlando for theme parks AND fishing?! It’s true! Some of the world’s best Largemouth Bass fishing happens within twenty miles of Disney, Universal, and Seaworld theme parks.
Fall season is without a doubt the BEST time to catch Redfish while fishing the Galveston waters. It’s the annual fall migration of big bull reds as they head from the bays into the Gulf to spawn, and you’re sure to see a line of anglers in the pass with lines in the water ready to snag a bull!
If you’re heading to the beautiful state of Washington and want to fish Puget Sound without a boat, you are likely to end up at the Edmonds Fishing Pier.
The fun part of fishing in Southern California is finding the free piers to cast your line. Any day that you’re fishing the Pacific Ocean is a good day, and getting to do it for free is even better!
Summer is (practically) over, and we’re ready for the cooler weather of Fall to come our way! Fish migrations have certain species on the move, while other areas are seeing a peak in spawning. Not sure about you, but we’re prepping our tackle, anticipating the great fishing the Fall season has to offer!
Ready for a great day of fishing?! You don’t need to own a boat, or even have any of the gear… Oceanic Fishing Pier in Ocean City, Maryland has everything you need, and a great fishery too, making any day spent here worth the trip!
Fishing lines are grouped into two primary categories when it comes to material; braided and monofilament, or mono as it is commonly known.
When heading to Fernandina Beach be sure to pack your fishing gear and check out the local pier options. There are two in the area: Fort Clinch State Park Pier and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier.
How Long Does a Fishing Charter Excursion Last? Now that’s a great question! Our world-famous Customer Support team fields a lot of questions from customers looking to book their next fishing trip, and this trip-duration question is by far one of the most frequently asked by vacationers looking to spend some time on the water.
Many anglers may never come across an electric reel, while some may not even know such a thing exists. The main, and somewhat self-explanatory difference between an electric reel and a conventional reel is the presence of an electric motor.
Our goal is to get you on a boat and experience the thrill of a lifetime as you reel in a trophy catch. So whether you’re looking to fish tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year – let FishAnywhere help!
The Dry Tortugas is a series of small islands west of the last bridge-connected island in the Florida Keys. Given the distance and time needed to get there, day fishing trips do not typically provide enough time to truly experience what this area has to offer. A lot of people opt for overnight fishing charters, as this gives you time to fish a bit and get up at daylight the next day to start fishing or fish through the night.
A few years ago I had the extreme privilege to join my buddies on an Alligator Gar fishing trip in Ponce De Leon, Florida. I wasn’t sure what to expect, as we don’t have access to Alligator Gar where I’m from (a small town on the coast of North Carolina). So I was excited for a new-to-me species and looked forward to the adventure. What I didn’t realize then was that fishing for Alligator Gar is unlike any other species of fish!
Each summer I take my family on a North Carolina vacation. And each year we discover new places to explore and new adventures to experience.
You’ve booked your fishing trip, paid the deposit and now it is time to pack and leave the house. What do you need to take?
Whether you’re an avid angler cutting out of work early to hit the water before dusk, or the general fishing enthusiast who bends a rod whenever you can, you know your basic fish species. By basic, we mean the household fish names: Largemouth Bass, Salmon, Trout, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish- the usual suspects. But unless you’re a marine biologist, you probably don’t know just how weird these fish species names can get!
The Sunshine State has some of the best fishing in the US and it has the most coastline of any state in the US. That’s more than enough room to accommodate shark fishermen and sun-worshippers on the beach. If you plan to try for shark, then you must have a shore-based shark fishing permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The good news is the permit is free to anyone, no matter where you live.
Costa Rica is by far THE Top Destination for avid anglers; the fishing in this tropical paradise is off the charts. Talk with any angler and they’ll tell you without a doubt: Costa Rica fishing is a bucket-list item.
From largemouth bass to deep sea billfish, Alabama is home to a huge variety of fishing opportunities! Like its neighbor, Gulf Shores, the excellent fishing in Orange Beach makes it a top fishing destination for anglers traveling near and far.
Before taking your child for a half day or full day fishing trip, here are the top five things to consider:
Venice, Louisiana is THE best fishing destination. Hands down; No competition. We know that’s a bold statement to make. But as soon as you fish these marvelous waters, you’ll be saying the same thing.
Louisiana is known for some amazing fisheries. But before you get started, be sure to have your Louisiana fishing license.
Destin, FL is quickly becoming one of the nation’s best vacation spots. It’s long been known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” – so it’s no wonder with the beautiful water and tons of outdoor activities why it’s a favorite among visitors and locals alike.
If you’re like us, you can’t wait for this year’s Lobster Mini Season! Always the last Wednesday and Thursday of July (and always a good time) the Lobster Mini Season brings travelers near and far to South Florida for two days of lobstering.
It’s not a hard choice: if you are planning a family fishing trip, Charleston, South Carolina should easily be at the top of your list of fishing destinations!
If you ask 100 Professional Fishing Guides the difference between Inshore and Offshore fishing, you’re bound to get 100 different answers.
Corpus Christi arguably has the best fishing in South Texas. From pristine saltwater in the bays and backwater flats, to exciting Gulf of Mexico fishing – there’s something for everyone in this Gulf Coast city.
Wherever your family is traveling to this summer, we encourage you to have at least one outdoor recreational activity planned. So as you get ready to pack your bags, here are some of our favorite fishing charter vacation destinations:
Gulf Shores is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. And with the option to fish the Gulf of Mexico, Bon Secour Bay, Mobile Bay, or the intercoastal waters, it’s an easy choice for one of our top fishing charter destinations.
You’re in Florida for your summer vacation cruise… but you’re not sure what to do on your days before or after the cruise…. We totally understand: You don’t want to make the trek to Orlando for a theme park, but you want to have a great Florida experience. FishAnywhere.com is here to help!
Surrounded by bays, rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean, it’s not hard to see why fishing is by far the best family outing while visiting the Outer Banks!
The best time to fish Tarpon in South Florida is without a doubt March thru June. While this is their peak season down in South Florida, Tarpon is a great sportfish worthy of your attention any time of year.
There are so many great towns to fish the Gulf of Mexico, it’s honestly hard to choose just one. And trying to narrow down which Florida city to fish the Gulf of Mexico?? Almost impossible. But there’s a reason that Panama City Beach is one of our top fishing charter destinations: Variety.
Confession: I’m an adventure junkie that craves travel, and experiencing new people and places. Reading things like “Bonefish Capital Of The World” and “Third Largest Reef On Earth” immediately had me wanting to go on a journey to discover the mysteries of Andros, Bahamas!
Whether you’re in Maryland fishing the Upper Bay, or in Virginia fishing the Lower Bay – there are many great year-round fishing opportunities in Chesapeake Bay. Let’s take a look at why the Chesapeake Bay is one of our top fishing charter destinations…
Fishing for Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico is a great way to spend your day! Both novice and advanced skill anglers travel the Gulf Coast in search of this prized catch (the average Red Snapper grows to about 25 pounds). They are fun to catch and fun to eat!
The fishing in Galveston, Texas is by far some of the best fishing on the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you’re looking to go shore fishing or deep-sea fishing (and everything in between), Galveston Fishing offers something for everyone.
Team members here at FishAnywhere.com are excited about next month’s Gag Grouper season! We’ve already booked our offshore trips with our favorite Gulf Coast fishing charters, and the smack talk has begun. Who’s going to land the biggest Gag? Who can reel a Gag in the quickest? It’s all in good fun… and we’re getting the gear ready for a great day of Gag Fishing!
There’s no doubt that Florida is a top fishing location with abundant waters and species throughout. Among the top cities to visit for your next Florida family fishing vacation should be Cape Coral.
One thing we’ve learned after fifteen years of vacationing in the Baltimore area: we MUST have a day designated to fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.
Thanks to the stocking of trout and salmon in the late 1960s, Lake Michigan’s freshwater offers great fishing opportunities for the many visitors who travel near and far to this Great Lake. Today the fishing industry is booming, and anglers are sportfishing for walleye, steelhead, brown trout, perch, coho salmon and more!
I have always said that every time I leave Venice I leave a piece of me there, and it’s like the more I leave, the less of me I have left when I go. If you love to fish, book yourself a Venice fishing charter, you’ll love it!
There are limitless opportunities for your next Florida Keys fishing trip. Whether you’re in Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada, Duck Key, Marathon, Big Pine Key, Key West, or any island in-between, your fishing experience will be an experience to remember.
Our youngest son is graduating next month and I have been racking my brain for the perfect gift to celebrate this milestone in his life. Here’s why I’m considering giving my son a charter fishing trip as his graduation gift.
Outdoor enthusiasts know that the Pacific Northwest is a great travel destination; true outdoorsmen and women just move here. We’re not sure if it’s the weather, the atmosphere, or if there’s something in the soil and water – but hiking, hunting, and fishing in the Pacific Northwest is unlike any other adventure you’ll ever experience.
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