If you want to cry and not feel your arms the next day big sharks on the shrimp boats and amber jack on the near shore wrecks is for you. The shrimp boats usually come in close March and April. They are floating utopias for giant sharks. Reason being these shrimpers shrimp all night filling their nets and decks with tons of bi catch (fish, crabs, and eels). The sharks and other predatory fish will follow the boats all night around eating their nets and waiting for the shrimpers to dump the bi catch over board so they can easily feast. This makes it easy for us as fisherman because the sharks are already chummed up and in a feeding frenzy. The shrimp boats hold big black tips and spinner sharks with the occasional hammer, tiger, and sandbar shark lurking in the depths. Big bonita and cobia will also follow the shrimp boats feasting on all the bi catch thrown overboard. When this type of action is going on you can bet your bottom dollar Capt. Josh will be bringing you straight to it!
Bottom fishing natural ledges and artificial reefs is the most common style of offshore fishing Capt. Josh does. This means clients will drop shrimp, pinfish, shiners, and a variety of cut baits down to the bottom in hopes of bringing up some of the Gulf of Mexico’s most awesome and tasty delicacies. Putting out flat lines rigged with wire will ensure we catch any toothy critters that may swim by or that get in our chum slick while we are focused on catching dinner.