When you think of an amazing vacation, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the beach? Is the sound of waves gently lapping at the shoreline? Or maybe it's the thrill of riding a white-knuckled roller coaster.
Thing is, there's another vacation option that might not come to mind right away: fishing charters in Panama City Beach. If you're up for trying something new, we promise you won't be disappointed.The experience is extremely relaxing and offers plenty of opportunities to get some quality time in with family and friends. Whether you're a hardcore fisherman or someone who's never picked up a rod before in their life, you'll quickly discover that fishing charters, Panama City Beach are great for all skill levels.
What to know about deep-sea fishing
The deep sea refers to the part of the ocean below 500 feet. It is also known as the oceanic zone. This zone is so deep that the sunlight cannot penetrate it. This zone is the largest of all the five zones in the ocean.
Deep-sea fishing involves angling for fish, crustaceans, and various other marine animals like squid and octopus, which inhabit these regions. The methods used are different depending on the region fished.
Trip Duration: Deep sea fishing tours last from 2-3 days up to a week or more. But some trips just last for a day. Many fishers enjoy spending extra time on their boats, so if you really enjoy your time with them, you might even be able to negotiate an extension.
Trip Costs: The cost of deep-sea fishing is dependent on several factors, including the length of the trip, the boat and its amenities (like air conditioning), and the type of fish you hope to catch. As a general rule, deep-sea tours can be costly; however, if your budget is limited or if you're new to the sport, ask around for recommendations. Local guides may offer affordable rates for people who are new to deep-sea fishing and have never been on a boat before.
What to bring: The basic equipment you need for this activity is the boat, rods and reels, bait, and tackle. The boat needs to be in good condition because it will help you reach the place where you want to catch the fish. The rods and reels are required for casting the line into the water. You need to select these items very carefully as some of them might break, costing you a lot of money. The tackle box is required for storing all your equipment in an organized manner so that you can grab anything quickly when needed.
Why we recommend deep sea fishing
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Because deep-sea fishing is a pure adventure, because of the thrill and excitement deep sea fishing gives you, because of the great fish you can catch, because of the beautiful scenery on the trip, and so on.
Following are the reasons to try deep-sea fishing:
1. It is a must-try adventure activity.
It is a fun activity. One of the biggest reasons people try deep-sea fishing is that they feel it will be fun. They want to try out different activities, which they have not tried before.
Tuna, marlin, wahoo, snapper, sailfish, kingfish, and lots of other fish species can all be found in the waters around the Florida Keys. If a charter captain feels the bite of a big fish on their line, they'll kick it in immediately. Chances are it'll be a smallish fish (about 5 pounds), but it's still fun to reel them in.
2. Deep Sea Fishing will give you the thrill of a lifetime.
The real excitement comes when the captain hooks onto something really big! A tuna or sailfish can pull a boat several hundred yards if it gets away from the hook. If you get up close to these giants, it's amazing how big they are. Their broad flat head and streamlined body look like something from another planet. The tuna have round silver scales covering their entire bodies except for the underside of their tails, which have rows of sharp spines for protection. This gives them an almost comical appearance - like some kind of space-age creature with silver hide and spiky fins!
3. It is a fun activity that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
One of the best things about deep sea fishing is that it provides an experience that is unique. You will never find any other sport that can provide you with such an exciting and unique experience like deep-sea fishing. So if you want to have an adventure, deep-sea fishing is definitely a sport that you should try out for yourself.
4. You get to see marine life that you don't get to see when snorkeling or swimming.
You get to experience marine life that you otherwise would not be able to see when snorkeling or swimming. You get to see fish that are not visible from the shore and more exotic fish. This is because most of the marine animals in deep waters cannot be seen by people who are snorkeling or swimming.
5. It Takes You to Different Locations
This sport takes you to different locations right at the shorelines, and this makes it even more exciting to go on a deep-sea fishing trip. The best part is that when you go on the trip, the location is different every time. So this means that whenever you go, you can look forward to having a new experience and not being bored of the same old places.
6. It is an educational activity because you get to learn about marine life.
Deep-sea fishing is more than a sport. It is an interesting and educational activity. You get to learn about marine life and at the same time have fun. The thrill of catching a fish and seeing it right in front of you, looking into its eyes, and taking pictures is simply beyond description.
Deep-sea fishing offers a one-of-a-kind experience for the adventurous fisherman. Experienced anglers will enjoy the thrill of reeling in the huge variety of fish found in the depths of the ocean, while beginners will find it a great way to learn how it's done. So whether you are looking for new fishing skills or just want to take part in some fun and exciting fishing, try deep-sea fishing.
Learn more from Captain Mark Kelley
Captain Mark Kelley is a 3rd generation fisherman and 2nd generation Captain in Panama City Beach, FL. His love of the water and fishing was influenced by his grandfather and father back in 1956. Mark currently has more than 35 years of fishing in the waters of the panhandle. Kelley Girl Charters has ‘The Lady Kelley’, which is 55 ft., and ‘The Kelley Girl,’ a 52 ft. fishing boat. Mark now has a 3rd generation Capt. in his son Carson Kelley.