Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and Orlando Florida DeepSea and Shark Fishing Report for July 2022

Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and Orlando Florida DeepSea and Shark Fishing Report for July 2022

July 19, 2022

Well this month the NOAA fisheries management council only gave us a two day Red Snapper season, surprised they even gave us one. Other then that the species you could see this month are kingfish, mahi mahi, red snapper, grouper, sailfish, barracuda, bonita, amber jack, almaco jack, trigger fish, cobia, sea bass, wahoo, goliath grouper and sharks.

Depending on what trip you book with us you can always give us a call to see what we’ve been catching on our half and full day deepsea trips. Our shark fishing charters are pretty standard across the board, you never know what type of species of shark will bite but we can assume what species to expect based on what we’ve been catching during that given week.

Give us a call if you have any questions or even if you want to know what we’ve been actively catching the week of your charter.

May 2022 Fishing Report for Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, and Orlando Florida!

June 30, 2022

Well, May is officially here and you know what that means? Grouper season! It is now back opened as of May 1st until December 31st along the coasts of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral also known as Port Canaveral. Make sure to book your full day deep sea fishing charter with us to try and catch some Grouper, the reason why we recommend a full day that’s if your wanting to try and target grouper is because on a half day deep sea charter there is not enough time because we have to go further out for them. Types of grouper we catch off the coast of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral are Gag Grouper, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, and Goliath Grouper. Unfortunately Goliath Grouper also known as Jew Fish are federally protected so we can’t keep them but they do put up one heck of a fight, some coming in around 400 pounds. The most common grouper we catch here along the Space Coast is the Gag Grouper. Other species could include this month on the full day deep sea charter are Amberjack, Almaco, Mahi Mahi aka Dolphin or Dorado, King Fish, Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Sharks, Vermillion Snapper, Barracuda, Bonita, Cobia, Sailfish, and Sea Bass. It could be any of these species on our full day charters, it just always depends on what the bite has been like. You can always call and ask us we are very honest about how the fishing can be.

On the half day deep sea charter the species could be king fish, sailfish, mahi mahi, bonita, red snapper, barracuda, trigger fish, cobia, and sharks. Like I said before just depends on what’s been hot on that given week. 

Shark Fishing is very popular for us all year, some days are awesome and some days can be very slow that’s just shark fishing in general you never know until you try, that’s why we over it throughout the whole day is because there is no specific better time for shark fishing. Types of species we see this month are Blacknose, Black Tip, Atlantic Sharpnose, Hammer Head, Scallop Hammer Head, Finetooth, Bull, Spinner, Sandbar which are normally caught offshore on our deep sea charters, Lemon, Sand Tiger, as well as the Tiger Shark.

Our Nearshore Port trips which we primarily run on our 25ft boat cater to people who don’t want to go offshore and stay in close and fish the calmer waters which consist of Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Flounder, Jacks, Blue Fish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Triple Tail, and Sharks!

Our fishing boat fleet consists of two 33ft sport fishing boats, one 30ft sport fishing boat, as well as our 25ft boat. 

We look forward to fishing with you soon!

Tight Lines

Best Florida Fishing Charter Types

Best Florida Fishing Charter Types

April 7, 2022

Best Florida Fishing Charters Types: A Charter for Every Interest

Fishing enthusiasts can find the best Florida fishing charter for just about any interest that they have, from deep-sea fishing to shark fishing and even small-time lake fishing charters. In Florida, fishing charters are not difficult to find. Most of the state is coastline after all. There is also hundreds of inland lakes to visit.  No longer do people have to own a boat to hit the beautiful waters of Florida for their fishing desires. Best Florida Fishing Charter

In this guide we’ll take a look at the most common types of Florida fishing charters and other reasons that people look to charter boats in and around the state. Florida offers some of the best fishing in the country and attracts people from around the world. Several of the biggest tournaments take place off the coasts of Florida as well. With all of the different charters available today you’ll find something that’s perfect for your solo getaway or even a trip that can entertain the whole family.

Deep-Sea Charters

If you’re looking for a trophy fish, offshore fishing or deep-sea fishing, Fin and Fly Fishing Charters  is a popular choice in the Port Canaveral and Central Florida area. There are dozens of charter options, but they are not all created equally. Make sure that you take the time to find a reputable experienced charter service that can deliver the fishing experience that you have always wanted.

Deep-sea fishing in Florida can be great for those who want to catch:

We’ll talk more about shark tours in the section below. It is one of the most popular deep-sea fishing options in the state. The rest of these trophy fish can make a tasty catch or a beautiful addition to your collection. All and can be found all along the central coastline during the right times of the year.

Check with your charter ahead of time if you have a specific species or type of fish in mind for your outing so that you can plan accordingly.

Inshore Charters

Central Florida also has some of the best inshore fishing that you’ll find in the Southeastern U.S., and perhaps anywhere in the country. Inshore charters can take you all around Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral, Daytona Beach, and even Orlando, allowing you to catch an array of various smaller fish, both the freshwater and saltwater varieties. Depending on exactly where your charter takes you, you’ll find:

Of course you may also come across other species depending on where you go and what time of year you visit. If you’re itching for a specific type of fishing, make sure that you check with your charter provider before you go.

Inshore charters will take you along the rivers, inlets, lakes, lagoons and other waters of the area to explore all kinds of marine life. Including the fish that you can catch. Plus the best Florida fishing charter companies provide all the equipment that you need to have a good time so that all you have to do is show up.

Shark Fishing Charters

Those who want the biggest adventure will love the shark fishing charters that are available in Florida. Including tours off the popular Space Coast where you can find some great shark sightings. If you choose the right charter provider, you’ll also get all equipment and the best boat for shark fishing included. Which means you don’t have to worry about supplying (or traveling with) your own gear.

Shark fishing charters will take you out on the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. And when you’re in the Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral areas, you’ll be able to catch an array of sharks including:

Whether you’re looking to land a big one to show off to your buddies or you just want the chance to be up close and personal with these beautiful beasts, a shark fishing charter is a lot of fun for the adventurous types.

Bioluminescence Tours

These aren’t fishing charters, per se, but they’re an option that allows you to explore Florida’s beautiful marine life in all its glory. Bioluminescent plankton light up the waters of Central Florida during the summer months, usually between June and September, and give your private party a chance to see a whole new side of nature. These tours are best when the moonlight is low. Choosing a reputable tour provider will ensure that you get taken to the best locations for these kinds of excursions, too.

How to Choose The Best Florida Fishing Charter

If you’re ready to hit the waters and explore all the fishing Florida has to offer, there’s a lot to choose from. The good news is that you’re not stuck choosing just one if you don’t want. Depending on how long you’re staying on the Space Coast or how close you are and capable of traveling back. You can take every single one of these excursions and more.

Take the time to think about the different levels of difficulty involved in the fishing excursions you consider. Think, also, about whether you’re ready to hit the deep seas of offshore waters or if you’d prefer to stay closer to shore. Consider how long the charters are for (or how long the tour lasts) and what you’re spending. Is equipment included too? That’s helpful for anyone visiting because it means you don’t have to worry about getting your own gear.

You’ll Never Have a Bad Time

With so much to see and do, you’re sure to find plenty of Florida fishing charters to suit your tastes in Florida. You might have to make multiple trips to experience them all. Whether you’re coming for sharks, some deep-sea “bigguns,” or even just a chance to enjoy some great inshore fishing with smaller species, there is something here for everyone.

Ocean Plastic Statistics

Ocean Plastic Statistics

January 10, 2022

Even though plastic hasn’t been around for very longits widespread production and use having started only after World War IIthe exponential growth in single-use plastic has quickly turned this material into an environmental threat. Plastic pollution impacts ecosystems, wildlife, and humans. Oceans and marine wildlife are suffering the most negative effects. 

Oceans act as the “ultimate sink” for plastic pollution. Around 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris reside in our oceans. Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic are floating on the oceans’ surfaces, while 4 billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer currently pollute the deep sea.

Single-use plastic (found in straws, bottles, and shopping bags) makes up 50% of total plastic production. Roughly 500 billion plastic bags are used each year worldwide. This means that around one million single-use bags are used every minute throughout the planet, and that, on average, every person uses 150 bags every year. If you joined them all end to end, one could circle the globe 4,200 times!

These numbers alone already paint a horrible picture: ocean surfaces and the deep sea are at risk. We have gathered some additional facts and statistics regarding the negative impact that plastic has on our oceans in order to raise awareness of this critical issue and how we need to actively protect our marine ecosystems.

 

Facts about plastic:

• Plastic constitutes 80% of all marine debris.

• There are approximately 46,000 pieces of plastic debris in every square mile of ocean.

• Between 13,000 and 15,000 pieces of plastic are dumped into the ocean around the world each day.

• Plastic bags are the top man-made object found in the ocean by sailors.

• The cost of recycling 1 ton of plastic bags is USD $4,000. The resulting product can be sold for USD $32, making the recycling of bags not a viable process.

• It can take from 20 to 1,000 years for a plastic bag to deteriorate. During this process, the plastic breaks down into smaller pieces and releases chemical toxins, which poses a big threat to ocean wildlife and humans.

• Shopping with your family 4 times is enough to use 60 plastic bags. 

• At least 6.4 million tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean every year. That’s like having a 3,200-kilometer line of fully loaded garbage trucks toss the garbage into the ocean.

• 17 million barrels of oil (or 340 million gallons of gasoline) are used each year to produce bottled water. Bottled water production and transport is responsible for the emission of an amount of greenhouse gases hundreds of times higher than the amount generated by filling a glass of water from the tap.

 

Consequences of plastic pollution:

• The planet has five gyres (large rotating ocean currents). These gyres, where fish and other marine animals find their food, have a high concentration of plastic particles.

• 100,000 marine animals die every year as a result of plastic entanglement, and plastic causes the death of 1 million seabirds annually.

• At least two-thirds of the global fish population has been affected by plastic ingestion.

• Because plastic takes so long to break down into smaller pieces, a single plastic bag can kill several animals. 

• Ocean acidification is increasing, and it has been linked to plastic pollution.

• 200 areas have now been declared by scientists as “dead zones,” meaning that life cannot exist there anymore.

• Approximately 3 billion pounds of non-recycled plastic bottles end up in landfills each year.

 

Plastic pollution around the world:

• Drains clogged with plastic bags worsened the floods in Bangladesh in 1988 and 1998. Bangladesh became the first country in the world to ban single-use plastic bags in 2002.

• Ireland introduced a tax on plastic bags (EUR 0.15) in 2002, which led to a 90% drop in plastic bag use.

• China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka are the top 5 countries polluting the ocean with plastic. Together, they are responsible for approximately 60% of the total plastic pollution.

• Americans consume 8.6 billion gallons of bottled water each year. Global annual consumption is estimated at 53 billion gallons (or 563 billion plastic water bottles).

• On average, only 1 in every 5 plastic bottles is recycled. Australia recycles 36% of PET bottles.

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More Ways to Cook Your Catch From Port Canaveral: Recipes From Local Shores And Beyond

More Ways to Cook Your Catch From Port Canaveral: Recipes From Local Shores And Beyond

June 18, 2020

If there’s one thing to know about fishing, it’s that no trip to the sea gets you just one type of catch. From salmon and red snapper, to halibut and catfish—there’s an abundance of marine life at your fingertips. And whether you’re casting nets in Port Canaveral or Orlando, you’ll never run out of exciting options for your next best meal.

Eager to prepare your catch like a master chef? Take your cue from these well-loved recipes.

Baked Stuffed Haddock

Along the shores of Cocoa Beach lies one of the best waterfront diners on the east coast: Boston Beef and Seafood. One of their signature dishes is the Baked Stuffed Haddock. All you need to replicate this recipe is to toss in your cracker-covered haddock into an oven for 12 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees. You can even add some vegetables to serve as your side dish.

Seared Tuna

If you’re an avid customer of the Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar in Port Canaveral, then you must have tried their Tahitian Tuna Poke. This dish is made out of freshly caught tuna from the area, which is then seared, chilled, and served over sticky coconut rice. With a non-stick skillet, it’s easy enough to prepare this dish at home.

Seafood Pot Pie

You’d be hard-pressed to find a local who hasn’t heard of the Winter Park Fish Company, the premier seafood restaurant in Orlando. One of their seasonal specials, the Butternut Seafood Pot Pie, is a definite must-try. Luckily for you, it can be replicated in your own kitchen. Just make sure to use fishes like cod or salmon, so it doesn’t break down while it bakes. Prepare a sauté pan for your pastry, a saucepan for your filling, your fish, and a bunch of other ingredients you want tossed into the mix. It’s not a difficult recipe, but it does take a number of steps.

Of course, there are other ways to cook your catch. If you’d like something more diverse, you can also take your cue from these popular dishes abroad:

Fish Adobo

This dish is one that’s native to the Philippines, and a staple one at that, too. After all, it’s a very versatile dish, as it works with pretty much any fish. However, it works best with mackerel. You can frequently spot this fish around the Gulf Coast since they’re fond of warm water. Daydreaming in Paradise breaks down your standard adobo recipe into a mix of soy sauce and vinegar, as well as some bay leaves to provide an earthy taste. The classic way to eat this dish is over a bowl of rice, but you can also pair it with a citrusy salad or a bed of quinoa.

Romesco de Peix

Romesco de Peix, also known as the Spanish Catalan Stew, is a hearty meal that’s a mix of various kinds of seafood (like clams and fishes), sprinkled with peppers, tomatoes, almonds, and garlic. The catch of the dish here is white fish, so types like cod and amberjacks in Central Florida should be your pick. You only need a large pan on medium heat, and all your (prepped) ingredients. From that point, it’s all about tossing the ingredients in one by one, with the seafood coming in last.

Here are other global recipes to look into:

  • Miso Poached Fish
  • Pescado en Mojo Isleño
  • Halibut Curry
  • Ca Kho To
  • Bouillabaisse

 

Fish certainly make for one of the most versatile and interesting meals you can have—and being able to catch your own makes the experience much more exciting. If you’d like to try fishing and cooking your own catch, you can book a guided charter with us at Fin & Fly Fishing Charters for a chance to net that perfect fish. Whether you’re in the mood for some classic seared fish or want to take your sweet time turning it into a hearty pie, the seafood here in Florida will be more than enough to satisfy your cravings.

Article By, Raquel Josey

Exclusively written for FinAndFlyCharters.com

Top 10 Fish Types You Can Catch in Cape and Port Canaveral

Top 10 Fish Types You Can Catch in Cape and Port Canaveral

Other than being the fastest growing port in Florida, and offering fantastic Port Canaveral fishing, Port Canaveral is one of the top American cruise terminals; situated in Cape Canaveral city, one of the top angler’s destinations in the United States. Cape Canaveral, commonly referred to as the World’s Redfish capital city has the most productive fishing grounds on the Eastern Seaboard.
The region offers exceptional bottom fishing opportunities for both beginners and experienced anglers. So you can find professional anglers and fishermen fishing in the area all year long. Port and Cape Canaveral is home to several fish species, with the most common ones being:

The Most Common Types of Fish in Port and Cape Canaveral:

Red Snapper

Red Snapper is a snapper species that is indigenous to the western parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Red Snappers inhabit several places that are associated with reefs, and it is the most common fish in Cape Canaveral fishing. This species is one of the most popular game fish in the Atlantic Ocean, and it can be found in Port Canaveral all year long.

Red Snappers are always willing to bite any bait that is dropped to the bottom of the ocean. Snappers can be found in a school of over 100 fish near the reefs in Cape Canaveral. Therefore, Anglers track them using some of the best fish finders in the market. For more information on the most reliable fish finders, check out this resource.

Mahi-Mahi

Mahi-mahis are surface-dwelling, ray-finned fishes common in the subtropical, tropical, and temperate waters on the planet. And Port Canaveral has some of the best Mahi-mahi fishing spots in Florida. Anglers love trolling for them or using live or chum baits to catch them.

The peak season for Mahi-mahi fishing in Cape Canaveral is from April to May when they are busy migrating north. But, anglers can still fish Mahi-mahis at Port Canaveral throughout summer. Most of the Mahi-mahi caught here are small, but quite fun to catch using spinning rods. Mahi-mahi is an excellent fish for both experienced and beginner anglers. However, the minimum acceptable catching size of Mahi-mahi is 20 inches.

Sailfish

Sailfish is a type of billfish that can be found in the colder regions of all the world’s seas. They are gray to blue and have a dorsal fin that is called a Sail. Sailfish fishing season in Cape Canaveral starts in fall and stretches to winter when they are migrating south. A sailfish bite during winter can be phenomenal. They are beautiful, acrobatic, and exceptional adversaries to catch on light tackles. But, Anglers can also find some sailfish during summer.

Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin tuna is quite common in the pelagic waters of subtropical and tropical oceans. Tuna fishing trips in Cape Canaveral are very popular since these warm-blooded species exhibit tremendous fights. Yellowfin tuna harvesting season runs from April to June in Port Canaveral when they are migrating from the Bahamas and moving northwards. And most experienced anglers locate Yellowfin tuna by watching birds diving to catch tunas. Therefore, you can use your radar to track a flock of birds in the sea when you are looking for Yellowfin tuna.

Cobia

Cobia is one of the most common fish species in this region that can be found at any time of the year. However, the best time to target them is in early spring or late winter, when they are migrating north along the east coast. The best month to catch Cobias is in March, but this specie is always looking for better water temperature. And they migrate as the sea warms up. Experienced anglers target them when the temperature is over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. That is when they start migrating northwards and the best time to catch them.

Marlin

Blue and White Marlins are well-known sport fishes in the tropical regions. And Cape Canaveral provides a reliable Marlin fishing experience throughout the summer and spring months. If you want to catch a White or Blue Marlin without flying out of the United States, this destination is for you. According to Florida’s recreational fishing rules, the minimum catching size limit is 66 inches for White Marlin and 99 inches Blue Marlin.

King Mackerel

King Mackerel is a migratory mackerel species of the Mexican Gulf and the western parts of the Atlantic Ocean. King Mackerel, commonly known as Kingfish, is a crucial species to the recreational and commercial fishing industries. Kingfish has a bluish-green back and silvery sides. King Mackerel can be seen near the beach at Port Canaveral during summer.

Swordfish

Swordfish, also referred to as broadbills in several nations, is a huge predatory and migratory fish. Swordfish thrives in the temperate and hot regions of the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans. Swordfish is quite common in Cape Canaveral, and they can be found there all year long. However, due to the bad weather in winter, it’s advisable to go fishing for Swordfish in this region during summer and spring. To find an excellent spot for Swordfish, you have to sail over 50 miles offshore. So make sure the weather is warm and sunny before setting sail.

Black Drum

Black drum is a fish species that is closely related to seatrouts, whiting, and redfish. Black drums are quite common in the coastal waters of Florida, particularly at Cape Canaveral. The black drum found in Port Canaveral can reach a maximum weight of about 80 pounds. The black drums in Port Canaveral are among the biggest in Florida, with the smallest ones being from the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon. Anglers looking for other types of fish can end up catching this species since they consume a wide variety of baits.

Snook

Snook, commonly referred to as robalo or sergeant fish, is a popular fish in Port Canaveral. And even bank anglers can catch them during the high Snook fishing seasons. Snook fishing varies moderately in the region throughout the year. However, the high Snook fishing season in Port Canaveral is from February to March and December. Snook fishing is usually closed in the region from June to August and even in January.

Article By, Chelsea Smith

Chelsea is the editor and content creator at fishermenspond.com. She’s crazy about all things fishing and spends most weekends exploring lakes in her home state of Ohio.

Post Port Canaveral Fishing: 3 Ways to Cook Your Catch

November 1, 2019

So, you finished your fishing trip in Port Canaveral, and things went very well for you. You’ve come back with some nice, large fish that you simply can’t wait to show off and eat. Of course, you might be wondering just what you should do to make the fish as appetizing as possible. While the type of fish that you have, as well as the number of fish, can affect your decision, you will find that there are many great options that are available to you.

Let’s look at some of the ways you can cook your catch and have a great time with friends after your trip to Port Canaveral. Once you have your fish cleaned and ready to go, you will want to consider the three following options. Which of these will be right for the fish that you’ve just caught?

Grilling

Grilling the fish is easily one of the best ways to prepare your meal, and you will find that many different types of fish can go quite well when cooked this way. Some of the options include bass, catfish, salmon, red snapper, swordfish, and halibut, and that is barely scratching the surface. Fish that have firm flesh tend to do well on the grill. If it is not as firm, you might need to put down some aluminum foil.

To grill properly, you will want to make sure that your grill grates are as clean as possible, and that you designate one side of the grill to be the cool area. If you are using a gas grill, simply keep the burners off on one side. If you are using charcoal, you will pile the coals on one side of the grill.

Coat the fish with oil to help to preserve some of the moisture inside. You can season with salt, as well. Once the fish is cooked halfway through, you will want to flip it. For every inch of fish that is being cooked, it will equate to around 10 minutes of time cooking on a grill that has medium heat. After it is finished grilling, you can take it off the grill and serve it.

Baking

Most types of fish that you will catch and that have thick fillets taste great when they are baked. It’s also a healthy way to prepare your fish, similar to grilling. One of the first things you will want to do is sear the fish on both sides quickly before you get it ready to bake. This can help to seal in the juices.

When you are baking fish, one of the problems that can occur is having the fish dry out too much. In addition to searing it, you will also want to consider coating it in some type of marinade and even putting some thin lemon slices into the bottom of the baking pan. You can then bake it at 350 degrees, although temperatures that are a little lower can work, as well.

Frying

Of course, we can’t forget one of the other most popular options when it comes to preparing fish. Frying, while it might not be the healthiest option, is certainly tasty. However, there are several tips you will want to keep in mind when it comes to frying fish.

First, make sure that you keep the oil temperature between 350 to 375 degrees F. Thicker pieces should be cooked at 350, while thinner pieces should be cooked at 375. In addition, you will want to fry the fish in small batches. When you add more fish to the fryer, it will drop the temperature of the oil. Do not overcook the fish. Most of the time, pieces will be done in about three minutes.

Learn More Ways to Prepare Your Fish

Of course, these are just three of the ways to prepare some of the fish that you were able to catch on your Port Canaveral fishing trip. There are countless other ways to prepare fish and countless things that you can do with them. Add fish to a pasta dish, make sandwiches, make burritos or tacos… the list goes on and on! You will never be at a loss for new ways to prepare your fish.

Start collecting more recipes and talk with other anglers who are a part of your fishing group, and those that you meet. Find some new and interesting ways to prepare fish and keep those in mind to use after you finish your next fishing trip. Hopefully, it will be as successful as the one you just finished.

Sources:

https://dish.allrecipes.com/grilling-101-seafood-grilling/

https://www.thecookwarereview.com/news/top-5-tips-for-baking-fish.html

https://www.tablespoon.com/posts/how-to-bake-fish

https://www.onthewater.com/news/2019/04/05/5-tips-for-better-fried-fish

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Charter: 10 Lunch Ideas to Bring on a Guided Fishing Charter

October 4, 2019

Are you planning to go out on a Mosquito Lagoon fishing charter? You will want to make sure that you have everything you need, including your lunch. Of course, figuring out the types of foods that you should bring to make up a lunch can be daunting, especially for those who do not have much time out on the water. What’s a good fishing meal or snack? Below, you will find 10 options, some of which have been staples of fishing trips for many years.

Sandwiches

Sandwiches are one of the tried and true fishing lunches and they probably have been since their invention. They are easy to make, and you can make them while you are on the go, or beforehand if you prefer. You can have the sandwiches be as simple or as complex as you would like. They could have deli meats, tomatoes, lettuce, and the like. They might just be some potted meat, a PBJ, or something bought from Subway and put into a cooler. There are options that just about everyone will enjoy.

Fruit Salad

A simple fruit salad can provide you with the additional energy you need, and it is a simple enough lunch to make. You can cut up some apples, oranges, and other favorite types of fruit. Mix them up, put them in a secure plastic container, and then stick them into your cooler.

Peanut Butter with Apples and Crackers

This lunch is filling and tasty, not to mention healthy. A jar of peanut butter can often last for a couple of trips or be enough for everyone on the boat. Slice some apples, grab some crackers, and then slather on the peanut butter. You will get carbs, fats, and protein.

Salad

Aside from fruit salad, consider making a lettuce or spinach salad, as well. Add tomatoes, onions, olives, and other vegetables that you like. Put it into an airtight plastic container. Also, bring along some salad dressing, as well as any cheese or croutons you might want. Don’t forget the fork.

Pasta Salad

Another type of salad that is easy enough to put into a container and take along with you is pasta salad. There are many different types available. You might even want to make a tuna pasta salad to have some extra protein.

Trail Mix

Trail mix is always a good snack. You can make your own or find some that are already made and mixed for you. It’s a great source of energy, and a quick and easy lunch no matter where you might be.

Granola/Protein Bars

Along the same lines, protein bars and granola can be excellent snacks and lunches, as well. They have the calories and the nutrition you need to remain alert and energetic out on the water.

Beef Jerky

Beef jerky, whether you make your own or buy some from the store is one of the most perfect foods for traveling, and for fishing. It’s easy to eat, it’s tasty and comes in a number of flavors, and it is a solid solution for a fast meal, especially when paired with the next item on the list

Cheese

Slices or hunks of cheese can be a great addition to other snacks to help round out lunch. Whether it is paired with jerky, sandwiches, salads, fruit salads, or anything else, cheese is a welcome addition, at least for those who are not lactose intolerant.

Protein Shakes

Finally, consider protein shakes. You can find those that are already made and only need to be pulled from the cooler and shaken. You could also bring along your own bag of mix and shaker bottle, so you can make it while you are on the go.

These are 10 good options that you can take with you on a fishing charter for your lunch. In fact, to get some well-rounded meals, you will likely want to take a few of the options on this list with you on your trip. You want to make sure you have enough to eat that you are not getting hungry while you are out on the water. You also want to have fare that is relatively light, as well. This reduces the chance of seasickness. If you’ve never been out on the ocean in a relatively small boat, you will want to err on the side of caution in most cases – go light.

In addition, you will notice that the items on this list do not need to be heated up to be enjoyed. Even if the fishing charter says that they can let you heat up your food on the boat, it is not something that you should rely on when you are preparing your snacks. You want to be sure that you are able to prepare your food, so you don’t have to rely on your friends to feed you. Even if the charter offers to provide lunches, you should bring along some of your own snacks.

Sources:

https://www.abouttimefishingcharter.com/5-best-snacks-take-going-deep-sea-fishing-trip/

Port Canaveral Guided Fishing Charter: How to Dress on A Deep-Sea Fishing Charter

August 26, 2019

Are you about to go on your first deep sea fishing charter? If you have never been on a charter, you are probably excited about all that it will entail. However, you might also be wondering just what you should be wearing on your trip. You want to be sure that you have the right clothing, so you aren’t too hot or too cold, for example. The following are some tips that will help to ensure that you have just what you need for your Port Canaveral guided fishing charter.

You Want to Have Layers

When you are heading out in the morning for your fishing charter, it might be on the cool side. On the other hand, it might already be muggy on the way to the docks. The important takeaway is that you can never tell exactly what the weather and the temperature will be, and that is why you need to dress in layers. You want to have clothing that you will be able to put on and take off through the day, as needed. This will make it easier for you to regulate your body temperature and ensure your comfort.

It might rain in the middle of the day, so you might also want to have some raingear that you can slip on if needed. There are rain ponchos that fold down small enough that they could be put into a bag or even the pocket of some cargo pants or shorts, for example.

You Need a Hat or Two

In addition to layered clothing, you will also need to make sure that you have at least one hat. This will help to keep the sun from beating down on your head and face, which can cause headaches and issues related to the heat. The hats will also help to keep the sweat out of the eyes. Regardless of how much hair you have or your age, a hat should be considered essential on any fishing trip.

Why might you need to bring a second hat? It can get rather windy out on the water, and there is certainly a chance that your hat might blow away. You will want to have a means of keeping it strapped to your head or your body in some way, or you will want to have a second hat, just in case.

The Right Sunglasses

If you’ve never been out on the water, you might not be prepared for all of the glare and reflections you will have to face. These can make it difficult to see, even while squinting, while you are out on the water. Fortunately, sunglasses will be able to help with this problem. When you are buying sunglasses for your fishing trip, though, keep in mind that you want glasses that are for dealing with this type of glare. Polarized sunglasses tend to be a good option.

Wear Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen is essential if you want to have a good time on your guided fishing charter. If you don’t wear sunscreen, you will get burned, even on days where it is overcast and cloudy. Bring plenty of sunscreen along with you and apply more regularly. Do not forget the tops of your ears, your face, and any other area that is exposed to the sun. As you remove layers throughout the day, don’t forget to add sunscreen to those newly exposed locations.

The Right Footwear

You want to have sure footing when you are out on the water, and you want to be comfortable. Your regular sneakers or boots are not likely to do the job you need them to do. For that reason, you will want to make sure that you have comfortable deck and boat shoes that have nonslip and non-marking soles. Plenty of styles and options are available.

A Watch

While a watch might not be absolutely mandatory, having one can be helpful. Depending on the type of watch, they can provide you with not just the time of day, but also your exact location, the temperature, the weather, and other information.

Ask the Charter Company If You Have Questions

If you find that you still have some questions about what you should and maybe should not wear when you are taking your Port Canaveral fishing charter, you will want to consider getting in touch. Talk with the charter company to see if they might have any specific recommendations for you. Using the above tips should be enough to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for your charter.

Once you know what you are going to be wearing, you can start thinking about all of the fun you will have when you get out on the water and start catching fish.

Sources:

https://themocracy.com/5-important-tips-on-what-to-wear-on-your-charter-fishing-trip/

Best Guided Charter for Port Canaveral Fishing

July 24, 2019

You have decided that you would love to take a guided charter fishing out into Port Canaveral. You know that a great charter can mean a world of difference with the success of your trip and the number of fish or size of fish that you catch. Of course, with so many companies vying for your attention, it can be difficult to know exactly what it is you should be looking for when you are making your decision. The following can help you to narrow your decision, though. This should make it easier to find the best guided charter in Port Canaveral.

The Cheapest Doesn’t Mean the Best- Neither Does Most Expensive

One of the big mistakes that many people make when they are trying to choose a charter for fishing in Port Canaveral, and elsewhere, is focusing too much on the price. Yes, the amount that you will have to pay for the charter is important, but it is not the aspect of the charter that should be what makes or breaks your decision.

If you find a charter that is one of the cheapest, you have to wonder just why it is so cheap. What is it that allows them to charge so little? Do they offer less on the charter? Are the trips shorter? Do they have a bad reputation for customer service, and they are using rock bottom prices as a means to still attract clients? On the other hand, you also have to look at why some of the charters are charging such high prices. What is it about those charters that make them worth the money? Are they truly worth what is being charged for them?

The price shouldn’t be the deal breaker in either direction. However, you ultimately do need to research the company to get a better idea of those prices and whether the price is right for you.

Learn More About the Captian and Company

When you are researching the charter, you want to do more than just see what type of boat or boats they have available. You need to take the time to learn more about the company you are considering, a well as the captain that you are going to hire. What experience and skill does the captain bring to the table? How long have they been working in this field, and how much experience do they have in the area?

Learn What Is Included with the Charter

All charters will have different prices and different features, naturally. When you are checking on the prices, one of your tasks will also be learning exactly what is included with the fishing charter. Will they provide the tackle and other gear that you need? Will you have to bring your own lunch? Learn exactly what you are getting from the fishing charter and make sure it meets with your needs before you make your decision.

What Do Others Have to Say?

Just as with any other type of service or product that you are considering buying, one of the best ways to know whether it is right for you or not is with reviews. You will want to make sure that you look for a company that has some good reviews from other customers who have used their service in the past. This will give you a better idea of what it’s like to work with them. If you have a good time, you might want to consider writing your own review, as it could help another person find a great fishing charter for Port Canaveral in the future.

Take Your Time to Find the Best

You want to have the best possible experience when you are out fishing. You do not want to choose a captain that tries to book you right on the docks without you being able to do a bit of research. You need to make sure that you put in the time and the effort to research properly. Take the time needed to find a quality charter for your Port Canaveral fishing trip, and you are likely to be much happier with the results. Use the tips above to help you along the way.

Sources:

https://www.boats.com/how-to/10-tips-for-choosing-the-best-fishing-charter/

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