Types of Fish You May Catch

Anglers can expect to encounter a variety of species during an offshore charter. Species encountered are seasonal but common catches include King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Amber jack, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Bonito, Red Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, Porgys, Mangrove Snapper, Trigger Fish, and more..

Amberjack is an Atlantic and Pacific fish of the Carangidae family. There are many types of amberjacks, including greater amberjacks (Atlantic), lesser amberjacks (Atlantic), Almaco jack (Pacific), yellowtail (Pacific), and the banded rudderfish (Atlantic).

*Anglers can catch Amberjack year round with our charters!

Black Snapper can be caught year round with our charters!

The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a species of perciform marine fish, the only representative of the genus Rachycentron and the family Rachycentridae. Other common names include black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeater, prodigal son, black bonito, and aruan tasek.

Flounders are a group of flatfish species. Flounder typically grow to a length of 12.5–37.5 centimeters (4.9–14.8 in), and as large as 60 centimeters (24 in). Their width is about half their length. Flounder can be caught year round with our charters; however, the peak season for flounder fishing is from approximately November to March.

Groupers are teleosts, typically having a stout body and a large mouth. They are not built for long-distance, fast swimming. They can be quite large, and lengths over a meter and weights up to 100 kg are not uncommon, though obviously in such a large group, species vary considerably. Groupers can be caught year round with our charters!

The king mackerel is a medium-sized fish, typically encountered from five to 14 kg (30 lb), but is known to exceed 40 kg (90 lb). The entire body is covered with very small, hardly visible, loosely attached scales. King Mackerel can be caught between late April through October with our charters!

A marlin has an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long, rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor’s marlinspike. Marlin can be caught between May through November with our charters!

Red Drum are a dark red color on the back, which fades into white on the belly. The red drum have a characteristic eyespot near the tail and are somewhat streamlined. Three-year-old red drum typically weigh six to eight pounds. When they are near or over twenty-seven inches, they are called “bull reds”. Red Drum can be caught year round with our charters!

Red snapper are long-lived, early-maturing reef fish that are broadly distributed in the Gulf of Mexico. They can live to be 57 years old. Red Snapper can be caught year round with our charters!

Sailfish grow quickly, reaching anywhere from 3’11” to 4’11” in length in a single year. Individuals have been clocked at speeds up to 68 mph, which is one of the highest speeds reliably reported in any water organism. Sailfish can be caught between May through October with our charters; however, their peak seasons are early Spring and Fall.

Anglers can wrap their hook around a variety of shark year round with our fishing charters! Sink your teeth into that.

The Sheepshead is a marine fish that grows to 30 in, but commonly reaches 10 to 20 in. It is deep and compressed in body shape, with five or six dark bars on the side of the body over a gray background.. Anglers can catch sheepshead year round with our fishing charters; however, their peak season is between January through March.

Spanish mackerel mature by age-1 at a fork length of 14 inches. Females live longer and grow to larger sizes than males. Females may live as long as 11 years, growing to 11 pounds and 33 inches. Males reach about age-6 and 19 inches.

Swordfish, also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill.  They commonly reach 9.8 ft in length, and the largest reported is 14.9 ft in length and 1,430 lb in weight.

Triggerfish are about 40 species of often brightly colored fishes of the family Balistidae. They inhabit tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world. Most are found in relatively shallow, coastal habitats, especially at coral reefs. Most species have a maximum length between 7.9 and 19.7 in.

Vermillion Snapper can reach a length of 24 in, though most are around 14 in. The greatest recorded weight for this species is 7.1 lb. The vermilion snapper is often sold as red snapper.

Wahoo is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. Wahoo have been recorded at up to 8 ft 2 in. in length, and weighing up to 183 lb. Wahoo can swim up to 60 mph. They are some of the fastest fish in the sea.