FISH THE MIDDLE GROUNDS, ELBOW AND SURROUNDING AREAS!
This trip “FLYS” to the middle grounds 100 miles NW of Madeira beach in under two hours! You can fish the Middle Grounds and surrounding area on a custom built hydrofoil assisted catamaran targeting big gag grouper, red grouper, scamp grouper, mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper, yellowtail snapper, kingfish, tuna, and others even a sailfish or two have been caught on board!Keep in mind there are seasons on some of these species so check out the fishing regulations https://
Children must be age 12 or over to take this trip.
Before you go fishing deeper than 70-90 foot of water you MUST know how to properly vent a fish you release! https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-vent-fish/
Cancellation Policy: 1 weeks notice or more required.
No Call / No Shows – 100% of trip fare.
Cancellations within 1 week – 50% of trip fare.
This is like a 39 hour overnight fishing trip because were fishing similar areas but it offers less fishing time so were focused on catching the big boys.
You want to bring the big tackle like 6ot reel with 80lb test, 6-8oz leads and 7-8ot hooks. Also, a bigger 9ot reel with 100lb test and maybe even 125lb leader with 8oz lead and 10ot hooks would be great for the truly monster amberjack and big gags. We STRONGLY discourage spinning rods of any size as this is a deep water trip for monster fish. You can bring a spinning rod for pitch baiting or flat line fishing however, but keep in mind that less is more on this special trip.
Cut squid and threadfins are provided on board at no extra charge. Pinfish do work well but it’s simply and extra option. You don’t NEED it, but it does work well some days better than others. Live pinfish work well for the big red snapper and grouper. Live shrimp is NOT recommended for this trip
pinfish must be ordered 48 hours in advanced or more ($11 per dozen)
There is a Communal live well available on board.
We recommend 1-2 doz pinfish per angler if you so choose to go the live bait route.
Trophy sized gag grouper, Amberjack, red grouper, scamp grouper, mangrove snapper, yellowtail snapper, and vermillion snapper. Keep in mind there are seasons on some of these species so check out the Fishing Regulations page to see what’s open.
You also don’t need change of clothes since it’s only a 12 hour trip, you can cut down your gear immensely and you really want to. This boat is roomy and 14 anglers isn’t cramped but if everyone brings a big bag or two and a big cooler there won’t be room to walk or fish. Personally I bring a backpack a small tackle box and a small cooler or just bring my food in a plastic bag to fit in the boat cooler or someone elses cooler to save room.
If you can consolidate your cooler with someone elses do it, that will save you lots of room through the day. No more than 3 rods per guest but 2 is really all you need. The boat has 32 rod holders that means if everyone brings two there’s extra rod holders. However, if everyone brings 3 then you will need to tie rods up to the stansions which isn’t an issue but becomes a tripping hazard and is cramped. On our shake down deep drop trip we took electric reels, snapper reels, grouper rigs, flat line tackle and even some trolling stuff and 14 guys there was plenty of room still but made it tough to move around and the benches were full. The less you bring the more room there will be and the lighter the boat will be meaning more speed more fishing time and easier day for everyone.
These trips are really doing very well on big gag grouper, red grouper, scamp grouper, mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper, yellowtail snapper, kingfish, tuna, and others even a sailfish or two have been caught on board!
One week (7 days prior) or more, no charge to cancel.
One week aka 7 days prior (or less): we will only assess a $100 fee per seat.
**No shows will be charged the full amount of reservation for each seat.**