Deep sea fishing is one of the most exciting ways to get out on the waves. Whether you are looking for a way to spice up your vacation or you’ve finally carved out a weekend to get out there and land that trophy marlin, these deep sea fishing tips for beginners will have you fishing like a pro!

How Hard Is Deep Sea Fishing?

If you’ve watched any Discovery Channel shows lately, Deep Sea Fishing will seem like a daunting task. Lucky for you, real deep sea fishing is a completely different experience. Deep sea fishing is nowhere near as hard as it might appear. In fact, this is a great experience to bring the kids along with! Deep sea fishing boats offer a luxurious experience and an expert crew that will make sure you have the best experience possible. The crew are available to give you expert advice that will have you deep sea fishing like a pro!

Will I Catch A Fish My First Time?

This may come as a surprise, but the answer is yes! There are a lot of factors that determine how the fish are biting that day, but if you listen to the advice of the crew you’re almost guaranteed to hook something exciting even on your first time out. The biggest thing to consider here is that there are two different types of deep sea fishing:


Trolling is high action and intense. You’re fishing near the top of the water and always on the move. This type of deep sea fishing hooks the biggest fish that put up spectacular fights—often leaping out of the water as you fight to real them in! The trade-off you make for this action is fewer bites throughout the course of the day. If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime battle with fish like marlin, tuna, or sunfish this is the deep sea fishing style for you.

Bottom Fishing

If you’re looking for something more tranquil and relaxing, Bottom Fishing is right for you. Bottom Fishing is the practice of anchoring at a reef and fishing for deep water fish. While you’re not likely to have an epic battle with a fully grown marlin, you’ll be hooking more fish throughout the day than with Trolling. If you want to kick back, cast a line, and let fish just jump aboard, Bottom Fishing is right for you.

What Should I Bring?

You should plan to bring whatever you need to stay comfortable for your full day, ¾ day, or half day trip. The basics you should bring are clothes that are matched to the weather of the day, sunscreen, and some food. Our boats are big enough to accommodate you and your coolers so don’t be shy about bringing food aboard. With that said, our experience shows people tend to bring more food than they need for the length of their trips. Remember that like any other kind of sport fishing, deep sea fishing takes some patience, but once those bites start coming in you’re in for the time of your life!