Deep Sea Fishing FAQs
Do you have questions about Big Fish SGI’s St. George Island Fishing Charters? No worries! See the answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions below:
Big Fish SGI is one of the few fishing charters in the Forgotten Coast that holds a federal fishing permit. This means we can take you fishing in the productive, federally controlled waters in the Gulf of Mexico between 10 and 55 miles off the coast. There is only a handful of captains in Franklin County with the required license to take charters to this pristine ecosystem. These federal waters are renowned as one of the most prolific fishing spots in Florida.
We are also the only St. George Island Fishing Charter that offers an offshore trolling trip. During our 10-hour trolling trips, we go after blackfin tuna and wahoo.
At Big Fish SGI, we guarantee you’ll catch fish. If you don’t catch, you don’t pay.
Depending on the season and the type of fish targeted, Captain Clint averages around 35 “keeper” fish for each offshore fishing trip. With more than a decade of professional charter fishing experience, Capt. Clint is truly an offshore fishing pro. Over the years, he has won numerous fishing tournaments, and he has the skills to target specific species of fish. This is why we can guarantee you’ll catch something every time on Big Fish SGI adventures.
It depends on what kind of fish you want to catch! Just give Captain Clint a call and let him know what you want to catch and what kind of fishing trip you have in mind. Do you want to catch and release? Do you want to fill the cooler with a spectacular mix of fish for dinner? Whatever kind of fishing trip you’re dreaming of, Captain Clint has got you covered. He specializes in targeting specific types of fish. He knows where they are and winning tactics to catch them.
He can put you right on top of grouper, snapper, amberjack, cobia, mahi mahi, blackfin tuna, tripletail, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, wahoo, barracuda and more. On longer trips, he can take you out after marlin and sailfish. Captain Clint and his first mate Christine will help you fight these massive monsters all the way to boat. It’s truly the offshore fishing experience of a lifetime! Want to learn more about offshore fish? Visit our fish page!
Catching sharks is inevitable.
Absolutely not! Once you return to the dock, Captain Clint will clean all the fish at his cleaning station at no extra charge. This service is included in the price. All you need to do bring is a cooler, and Captain Clint will fill it up with ice and freshly cleaned fish.
Captain Clint always has cold water and ice on the boat. You should bring anything you want to drink besides water and any food you’d like to have during the trip. NO BANANAS PLEASE! You should also bring a cooler for the fish you catch, but there’s no need to bring it on board. You may also want to bring sunscreen and other sun protection.
No, you don’t. Captain Clint has a Florida fishing license that covers everyone on the boat.
Yes. Captain Clint’s boat has a private bathroom with an electric, push-button flush toilet.
If Captain Clint decides to cancel the trip due to inclement weather, there is no charge. If you put down a deposit or pay for the trip in full before an inclement weather cancellation, you will receive all of your money back. Captain Clint will cancel a fishing trip whenever he thinks it is unsafe. As a deep sea captain, he also has to be a weatherman. Captain Clint has a top-of-the-line satellite weather radar system on his boat. Because it is the best weather system available, he can keep a close eye on any incoming storms.
Captain Clint offers offshore fishing trips from March to October. However, he sometimes offers trips November and/or December if the weather is warm and the wind is calm.
Tips are welcome and greatly appreciated!
Captain Clint launches from Land Street on the bay side of St. George Island, which is located between 7th Street and 8th Street. You can’t miss the Big Fish SGI boat! It’s a 28-foot Contender wrapped in a giant American flag.