Posted by Seth Willoughby on January 26, 2017
I wanted to start the New Year off right. I was in Florida for a short family vacation for New Years Day and wanted to try for any saltwater fish I could hook into. When I came across Deep Blue Kayak Fishing (a Florida based kayak fishing charter company) and saw these huge saltwater fish they were catching from kayaks, I immediately thought I have to give this a shot. I really enjoy kayak fishing at home in Pittsburgh, PA, but I was flying down and would not have my kayak. Deep Blue solved that problem by providing everything I would need for a day out on the water. The kayak, the rods and reels, live bait, and terminal tackle… all I had to do was show up and go fish!
Although I booked the offshore charter, the weather didn’t cooperate and I had to switch to an inshore charter instead. At first, I was kind of disappointed because all I could think about was a sailfish peeling drag and pulling me behind. Any thought of disappointment instantly disappeared when I hooked into my first good Snook. These fish fight extremely hard; jumping, diving, and trying to break the line off in the mangroves, it was insanely fun.
My guide, Matt, put us on plenty of fish and the action was non-stop all day. I had a great time and definitely recommend that you try one of these charters out for yourself! If you get Matt as your guide and want to hear an awesome fishing story, ask him if he's ever caught a Marlin. Check out their website below and watch my video recapping the trip and some footage of some sweet Snook fishing action!
Deep Blue Kayak Fishing’s Website: