August 3

The Best Deep Sea Fishing Spots in the Gulf of Mexico


If you seek thrilling deep sea fishing adventures in the bountiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico, look no further! Whether you are an experienced angler or a curious novice, we have something for everyone. Our private charters, available day and night, promise expert guidance and a maximum of six guests per boat, ensuring an unforgettable and personalized experience.

Are you ready to embark on an aquatic expedition like no other?

The Gulf of Mexico: A Fishing Haven

Stretching far and wide, the Gulf of Mexico offers an abundance of rich marine life, making it one of the world’s best deep sea fishing destinations. Known for its diverse fish species and year-round fishing opportunities, this vast body of water caters to all levels of fishing enthusiasts.

Prime Fishing Spots*

  1. The Flower Garden Banks: Located about 100 miles off the Texas coast, these coral reef formations attract an impressive array of fish, including grouper, snapper, and amberjack.
  2. Offshore Rigs and Platforms: Artificial structures provide shelter for an array of fish like mahi-mahi, tuna, and king mackerel, creating an exciting challenge for anglers.
  3. DeSoto Canyon: Known for its deep waters and strong currents, this canyon is home to blue marlin, sailfish, and wahoo, offering an adrenaline-pumping fishing experience.
  4. The Mississippi Canyon: Situated off the Louisiana coast, this underwater terrain attracts species like yellowfin tuna and red snapper, ensuring a rewarding day on the water.
  5. Florida Middle Grounds: Located off the west coast of Florida, these rich fishing grounds are teeming with species like grouper, snapper, and barracuda.
  6. Green Canyon: This area off the Texas-Louisiana border is known for its abundance of mahi-mahi, swordfish, and blackfin tuna.
  7. Alaminos Canyon: Situated off the Mexican coast, this canyon attracts species such as amberjack, cobia, and white marlin.
  8. East Breaks: Just south of Galveston, Texas, these offshore waters are home to species like kingfish, amberjack, and Spanish mackerel.
  9. South Timbalier Block: Located off the Louisiana coast, this area offers opportunities to catch species like tripletail, cobia, and black drum.
  10. Ewing Bank: Known for its underwater structures, this fishing spot off the Louisiana coast is a hotbed for species like yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi, and amberjack.
  11. Walker’s Ridge: This ridge off the Texas-Louisiana border is a prime spot for catching wahoo, mahi-mahi, and swordfish.
  12. Sackett Bank: Situated off the Alabama coast, this bank attracts species such as red snapper, king mackerel, and grouper.
  13. Viosca Knoll: Off the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana, this area offers opportunities to catch species like cobia, amberjack, and king mackerel.
  14. Main Pass: Located off the coast of Louisiana, this fishing spot is known for its abundance of red snapper, grouper, and amberjack.

*Our deep sea fishing trips typically venture up to approximately 75 miles offshore. The list provided above showcases various fishing spots in the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s important to note that we do not travel that far out on our fishing excursions. Instead, we focus on offering exciting and rewarding fishing experiences within a comfortable distance from Clearwater, Florida. Rest assured, our knowledgeable crew will guide you to excellent fishing locations where you can hook impressive catches without the need for extensive offshore travel.

Frequently Asked Questions

What fishing gear will be provided on the charter?

Rest assured, all the necessary fishing gear will be provided on the charter. Our expert crew will ensure you have top-quality rods, reels, bait, and tackle for a successful fishing experience.

Can I bring my family and friends on the fishing trip?

Absolutely! Our private charters can accommodate up to six guests, making it a perfect opportunity for families, groups, and friends to enjoy the adventure together.

Will there be food and drinks available on the boat?

While our charters provide a cooler with plenty of ice to store your catch, we encourage guests to bring their own food, snacks, and drinks for the trip.

Do I need to be an experienced angler to participate?

Not at all! Our experienced guides are here to assist and support anglers of all levels. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced fisherman, we’ll ensure you have a fantastic time on the water.

What fish species can I expect to catch in the Gulf of Mexico?

The Gulf boasts an impressive variety of fish, including red snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, tuna, sailfish, king mackerel, and more. Your chances of encountering thrilling species are high!


The Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea fishing spots are waiting for you to explore their bountiful waters. At Salt Cracker Charters, we offer unparalleled experiences tailored to all fishing enthusiasts. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling adventure or a relaxing escape, our private charters provide expert guidance and an unforgettable time on the open sea.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, gather your friends and family, and embark on an exhilarating fishing journey in the Gulf of Mexico with Salt Cracker Charters. Let’s make memories that will last a lifetime!


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