By far the most popular trips we offer are the all-day fishing trips. Ranging from 4 hours to 16 hours, you may wonder what is right for you. When it comes to planning the right trip, there are a couple of things to consider:
1st: Am I new to the game? As history has shown, someone new to deep sea fishing should probably wade before they swim. We have had some great fishing trips and have only been out for 6 to 8 hours, catching red snapper, king mackerel, triggerfish, grouper, and many other reef fish species!
2nd: What species of fish would I like to catch? Or do I even care what I catch? It does matter when choosing the best trip for you and your party. Some people want to go out for a few hours and enjoy the water, catch a few fish and call it a day. On the other hand, some people target deep water fish such as grouper, snapper, or amberjack. Nearshore trolling can be fun, rewarding, and best of all, this can be achieved on 4, 5, and 6-hour trips, whereas deep water bottom fishing requires more time.
Though nothing is in stone, here is kind of a guideline to help you in deciding:
- Four and 5-hour trips are mostly trolling trips. Though we can bottom fish on these trips, it's tough to get to the better fishing grounds.
- Six and 8-hour trips are usually combination trips. Red snapper, triggerfish, and other assorted reef fish are just a few. In addition, we were trolling for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, wahoo, and various pelagic fish.
- 10 hr and longer trips generally target reef fish such as red snapper, grouper, and amberjack.
Now again, nothing is in stone; we are here to try to give you the BEST possible trip we can in the time you decide. We have loyal customers who fish with us every year, that book 12-hour trips which only want to troll. We also have 6-hour customers that prefer nothing but bottom fishing. I have laid out the available styles of trips and the general styles of fishing. The choice is always yours, and you can rest easy the crew of the charter boat No Alibi will do everything we can to ensure you have a GREAT trip!
Still can't decide? CALL US! We encourage you to call, ask questions, ask for advice, and get a fishing report!
In the ten years, I have spent charter fishing, I have learned that if you have a GREAT day bottom fishing but want to troll, you will be disappointed. Choosing the right trip is the first step to having a great day on the water!