FAQ About Deep Sea Fishing

If you have never gone deep-sea fishing before, you will more than likely have numerous questions. What do you do if a storm catches the boat in the middle of the sea? What can you do if you’re seasick? These are the types of questions that commonly pop up, and for a good reason. Many people feel incredibly nervous on their first trip simply because they will be far from land. 

If these questions continue to burn in the back of your mind, you are in the right place! In this article, we will tackle common questions about deep-sea fishing and deep-sea fishing charters:

What can I do if I get seasick?

While some people are pretty resistant to motion sickness, you might be quite prone to it. If you get seasick on the water, you might be worried about how you can deal with it during a fishing trip. Fortunately, there are quite a few remedies. 

The first thing you can do is to eat light foods only. Avoid any oily or greasy foods like bacon and pancakes. Also, avoid any acidic foods like oranges, as those can make you feel nauseated. If you like drinking alcohol, avoid that during and before the trip. You can also bring some over-the-counter medication for motion sickness to help.

How long do the fishing trips last?

Fishing trips can last anywhere from four hours to multiple days. This will depend highly on the package you choose. However, in most cases, the average length of a deep-sea fishing trip is around eight to ten hours for day trips and around three days for extended trips.

What happens if it storms?

No one can fully predict the weather. However, if you are worried that a storm will cause the boat to sink, do not be. Many of these charter boats are not only comfortable but are designed with safety in mind. Charter boats can handle what is thrown their way, and the captain of the boat will have plenty of know-how to keep everyone safe.

If the storm were truly severe, the captain and crew would also know to avoid going out to sea. 

How far out is deep-sea fishing?

People who charter boats for fishing generally ask the captain how far the boat goes for a deep-sea fishing session. There are generally two reasons they ask this question. First, it could be that they are nervous about going out into the ocean. Second, they might be excited about the prospect of catching game fish in the clear, blue sea. Regardless of the reason, most boats go a minimum of fifteen miles offshore for deep-sea fishing. 

The Takeaway

All in all, you have nothing to worry about during your deep-sea charter. Everything, from your well-being to the fishing experience, will be managed well. Once you find yourself in open water trying to catch game fish—and perhaps a trophy—these worries will melt away. Before you know it, your apprehension might be replaced with excitement, and you might find yourself booking your next charter to experience everything all over again!

Are you looking for a private luxury fishing charter? CAT Sport Fishing can offer you precisely that—bay, surf, shark, and offshore fishing trips for the ultimate fishing experience! Book your Port Aransas Fishing Charter with us today!