Of course, the main difference between the two is the depth of the water at the fishing location. In ocean or seawaters, inshore fishing is within a few miles from the shore. Estuaries and bays are popular inshore fishing spots as well. Offshore fishing is far from the shore, typically 20-30 miles out, in waters hundreds and thousands of feet deep.
1. The Boat
Inshore: small motorboats, canoes, and kayaks
Offshore: large sports fishing boats
Inshore: consistent fishing year-round even with significant seasonal changes
Offshore: weather and time of the year often dictates what type of fish you will catch
3. Expense of Fuel & Supplies
Inshore: shorter distances and durations, smaller boats and fish
Offshore: longer distances and durations (often overnight), larger boats & fish (more ice required)
Inshore: light tackle, live and dead bait
Offshore: heavy-duty equipment, large heavy bait
5. Electronic Equipment
Inshore: While tracking devices are important with inshore fishing, it is minimal compared to that of offshore fishing.
Offshore: Includes 74-mile open radar (allows for travel and fishing at night), XM Satellite Radio & Weather, Chirp Sonar (technology used specifically for recreational fishing).
6. Variety & Size of Fish
Inshore: Smaller varieties such as snappers, grunts, yellowtails and jacks.
Offshore: Larger fish such as grouper, amberjack, mako sharks, blackfin, yellowfin, wahoo, marlin, cobia, snapper, dorado, king mackerel.
If you’d like to experience a fishing trip of a lifetime in Ragged Island, contact us and reserve your fishing charter today! Reach us at 1 242 462 0089 or 1 242 466-9255 to book your fishing charter!