Inshore VS Offshore Fishing?

If you’re new to saltwater of deep sea fishing you may want to know about the difference between inshore and offshore fishing.  There are many other things you need to learn, but we got your answer covered.

Many people define the difference in terms of the depth of water you are fishing in.  We like to define the main differences based on how far you’re fishing from shore.

Primarily, offshore fishing (or deep sea fishing) is defined as any type of fishing located more than nine miles from shore. When you’re deep sea fishing, you’re usually pretty far from shore, at least 20 miles out where waters can be several hundred feet, hence ‘deep sea’ fishing.

Inshore fishing is any fishing within nine miles of shore. Estuaries, bays, inter-coastal waterways, and saltwater flats are often wrongly listed as the only popular inshore fishing spots, but as we just mentioned, offshore fishing also applies to anything within 9 miles of the coast.

We prefer fishing inshore for several reason.  Because you are not spending half of your day driving to the spot which cost money in gas, wear & tear on your engines and elevated safety risk in case you have problems.

There you have it, the differences between inshore and offshore fishing.


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