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austin,
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We will be there in early august. want to go deep sea fishing. will we catch anything? can we keep what we catch? what/who is the best charter outfit? famiy of 6, one pre teen, all others over 19.

Thanks!

Colleyville, TX
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Would like input on this as well. Thanks!

Sussex
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You will almost certainly catch fish if you take a 1/2 day or longer trip in August.

I would recommend 3/4 day, especially if you want to fish offshore (many boats run to about 25 miles offshore from Marco, so you are looking at ~1.5 hours travel time each way). A full day is risky at this time of year due to the frequency of late afternoon storms.

As for your 'can we keep what we catch' question, this is an absolute minefield in Florida - restrictions vary by species, season, region, min length / max length (on some species the measurement is head to tail, on others, nose to tail-fork). Here is a pretty good summary of the reg's:

cyberangler.com/articles/fishing_regulations…

We regularly fish in August, and more often than not will bring back enough fish to feed our 2 families (8 people) - generally a nice mixture of snapper, grouper and mackerel.

Edited: 02 July 2013, 11:27
Colleyville, TX
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Any info on the best charter?

Sussex
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You could do a lot worse than spending some time out with Capt. Joe on his boat Unreel

www.unreelsportsfishing.com/default.htm

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If you search this forum for "charter fishing" you will find quite a bit of useful and relevant info.

austin,
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Thanks folks!!

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