When you are planning to book a charter for your fishing trip, it is easy to pick the date and location before noting it down on your calendar. However, while doing the booking, you realize that you are being presented with charter options for nearshore and inshore fishing. What exactly is the difference between nearshore and inshore fishing? Which one should you go for? As an amateur angler, it is important for you to choose the right fishing expedition to go for before you set sail for the sea.

Inshore Fishing

If you are just starting out as an amateur angler or have only gone on a few fishing trips, booking an inshore fishing charter is probably more suitable for you. For inshore fishing, you do not need to be skilled or adept at using any special gear or equipment. Your charter will also not venture beyond waters that are more than 30 meters deep. Since the waters are usually calmer compared to the waters in the deep open sea, you will be able to fish in a relaxed, tranquil environment.

Inshore fishing is a great option for families with children. Since smaller boats are usually used for inshore fishing, family members or friends can enjoy an intimate gathering on board the vessel. Although you are in considerably shallow waters, you will be surprised to learn that you actually stand a higher chance of hauling in a big catch. The shallow backwaters are usually teeming with schools of trout, snapper, flounder, tarpon, redfish, pompano and snook. Popular spots for inshore fishing in southwest Florida include:

Nearshore Fishing

If you are a more experienced angler and would like to get some excitement out of your fishing trip, venturing out into the nearshore waters might be the option for you. For nearshore fishing, your charter will take you about nine to 15 miles away from the shoreline where you will likely experience a bumpier ride. You will get to fish in rocky reefs and sea wrecks, and this will increase your chances of spotting bigger and more unique species of fish. On such nearshore fishing trips, you can expect to find amberjack, cobia, grouper, kingfish and snapper.

Book Your Inshore or Nearshore Fishing Charters Now!

After learning about the differences between inshore and nearshore fishing, are you ready to book your fishing charter? If you would like to find out more about inshore or nearshore fishing, you can approach Captain Sullivan from Flats Hound Fishing Charters. He will be glad to answer all your questions! With Captain Sullivan’s wealth of experience and his vast knowledge of the area waters, he will be able to guide you into making informed choices about where you should explore. In the end, be it an inshore or nearshore fishing expedition, Captain Sullivan will teach you all that you need to know. With him by your side, we can guarantee that you will have an experience that you will never forget!