When Is The Best Time Of Year To Go On A Fishing Charter?

When Is The Best Time Of Year To Go On A Fishing Charter?

11 May 2020
 Categories: Travel, Blog

You may enjoy fishing in your local ponds, streams, or lakes. You may have been lucky quite a few times and caught your fair share of fish. You might have decided to up your game and try to book a fishing charter. Fishing charters typically take you into deeper waters to catch the larger species of fish.

In many places, it is possible to deep-sea fish all year round, but it can come with its own set of challenges depending on what part of the year you are looking at. What is the best time of year to book a fishing charter? It really depends on the types of fish you want to catch.

Fishing In The Early Spring

If you book a fishing charter in the early spring, you are typically going to be trying to catch Bluefin Tuna. This is the largest of the Tuna species, and one of the hardest of the fish to catch due to its large size and weight. The fish can weigh several hundred pounds and even over a thousand pounds.

It is considered one of the more delicious of the tuna species, and you may have some success at catching one or two if you book your fishing charter during the late winter and early spring months. This is when they are the most plentiful in most areas.

Fishing In The Spring and Early Summer Months

If you prefer to fish during the spring and summer months, you will be treated with better weather. The temperatures have warmed up, and the spray from the water can be cooling and enjoyable. During these months, you have several types of fish you can catch depending on the location you choose to charter a fishing boat in.

For example, you could potentially catch Blue Marlin beginning in Mid-spring and continuing into early fall. Another fish you could potentially catch is Yellowfin Tuna which is abundant through the summer months into the early fall. You can also find Mahi Mahi and Spanish Mackerel during this time of year in certain parts of the country. Ask your fishing charter captain for your location's best catches during the spring and summer.

Fishing The Late Summer And Into The Fall Months

Late summer and the fall months can provide some great fishing charter opportunities as well. You could catch both Blue and White Marlin during this time. You could catch the tail end of the Yellowfish Tuna season as they move off around mid to late summer. You can still fish for Mahi Mahi and Spanish Mackerel though.

This season has some of the hottest temperatures, so you should be prepared for that while out on the boat. Make sure you bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water to drink.