Top 5 Spring Break Fishing Trip Destinations

January 28, 2020

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!

Cancun, Mexico

You can’t say “Spring Break” without thinking of Cancun! Sun, surf, and partying in this resort town is unlike any other. You may not think of fishing when visiting, but we highly recommend taking a break from the party and enjoy a fishing trip while you’re here.

Cancun fishing charters know the Yucatan Peninsula waters and where to go to get you on the fish. When fishing closer to shore you’re sure to see tarpon, snook, and permit. Bonefish is another really popular species in Cancun, a ghostly fish that is easily spooked. Or ask your captain to drive farther offshore into the Gulf of Mexico. Here you can troll for tuna, mahi mahi (also known as dolphin) or marlin. Sailfish charters are really fun, you’ll be amazed as you watch a massive billfish explode from the water in attempt to toss the line.

The good thing about hiring a Cancun charter, you don’t need to worry about bringing anything. All your fishing gear is provided in the cost of the trip, and each angler’s fishing license is covered by the Captain’s license. Just show up, slap on some sunscreen, and enjoy the day! You may also want to bring some seasickness medication, depending on your previous night’s activities… trust us on this one!

The Bahamas

After one of the most intense hurricane seasons in the island country’s history, the Bahamas are making a comeback, with your help! There are still several islands in the midst of rebuilding, but Grand Bahama Island and the popular port city of Nassau are accepting and accommodating visitors. And your tourist dollars are helping the country’s comeback story, so it’s a win-win!

The beautiful, clear waters of the Bahamas invite you to a day of fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and more. Anytime spent on or in the water when visiting the Bahamas is a good day! When fishing in Nassau, make sure to visit the flat, shallow waters for a Bahamian Grand Slam: tarpon, permit, and bonefish. Tarpon are known as “silver kings” for their speed, while bonefish are known as “gray ghosts” because they spook incredibly easy. Those looking to do some fly fishing in Nassau are in for a real treat!

Or try an offshore charter when visiting the Bahamas. The island nation has unparalleled access to the Gulf Stream, a nearby current filled with baitfish and plankton that the trophy sized fish feed on. Outriggers will help your captain troll several lines in the water at once to hook a tuna, mahi mahi, marlin, or wahoo, to name a few. Before you go, make sure you know the regulations and requirements; and book your Bahama charter today, most captain’s schedule fill up quickly for Spring Break.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach is another favorite Spring Break destination for sunning, surfing, drinking, and partying. Visit the world famous South Beach, a nearby neighborhood that everybody who’s anybody will vacation. Spend even a few days here and you’ll quickly see that there’s no party like a South Beach party!

When visiting Miami Beach (and South Florida in general), you’ll soon discover that the area has TONS to offer when it comes to fishing charters. Whether it’s freshwater fishing in Lake Okeechobee, fishing for peacock bass in the local canals, or heading offshore for some dolphin (or mahi mahi) action, your Spring Break fishing trip could be filled with more adventure than ever before. When visiting Miami Beach, you could spend every day on the water and catch a variety of trophy fish that your buddies back home are sure to be jealous about.

If you really want the adventure of a lifetime, consider a Biscayne Bay fishing charter. This nearby, unique bay is shallow and wide, creating a diverse habitat for the abundant fishery. You can fish everything from bonefish to grouper, right here in the bay. Shark fishing is also very popular; just imagine your Instagram feed blowing up when you land a shark on this year’s Spring Break fishing charter!

South Padre Island

Another Spring Break hot spot is South Padre Island, a resort town on the barrier island of the same name located off the Texas Gulf Coast. Some of the best concerts of the season are found at Clayton’s Beach Stage. This location is great for families (along with Panama City Beach, which we’ll talk about next). The beaches are beautiful, there’s tons to do, and the fishing is like no place else in the world.

The best part of South Padre Island is the beautiful Laguna Madre, a lagoon with crystal clear waters that provide some of the best fishing in the entire state. When you’re here, try wade fishing for trout, redfish, or flounder. No experience is required, your South Padre Island guide will teach you everything you need to know. Another option is fishing the bountiful Gulf of Mexico. Pelagic fish such as mahi mahi (dolphin), amberjack, tuna, and sailfish are waiting for your bait. Or try bottom fishing for nearby mangrove snapper, red snapper, triggerfish, and grouper.

Your whole family will enjoy a South Padre Island fishing charter. Remember to bring the camera to capture the memories of Spring Break 2020!

Panama City Beach

In the Florida Panhandle is a string of cities that visitors flood during the months of Spring Break. The most popular is Panama City Beach, or PCB as it’s commonly known. The white, sandy beaches and tons of family activities have people returning year after year for their Spring Break vacations.

When fishing Panama City Beach, families can choose between inshore or offshore charters. Inshore charters are great for families with younger kids; opt for the four-hour trip – this gives your crew plenty of time to catch some redfish or trout, and still go play in the waves afterwards. If you’re looking to go offshore to catch some snapper, consider booking a six hour charter. Either way, make sure to book your Panama City Beach charter when you reserve your lodging; captains are booked-up early and you don’t want to miss out!

Your Spring Break Fishing Trip

Whether you’re traveling with your friends or family, this Spring Break is certain to be one filled with memories! Add a fishing charter to your vacation and enjoy an adventure like no other. From Florida to Mexico and beyond, FishAnywhere can connect you to a local guide at the best price. Reserve your Spring Break charter with just a 10% deposit, book today!

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