In Photos: Gulf of Mexico Overnight Fishing

Extend your range and your fishing beyond the limits of a day trip with careful planning.

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Multiday Mission: By making an offshore trip a two-day affair, you maximize time on the water, and save fuel.Scott Sommerlatte
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Go Big: Spending the night lets you put in the time necessary to coax the bigger fish into the feeding mode.Scott Sommerlatte
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Red Opportunity: Red snapper provide lots of great action, but pay attention to the ever-changing Gulf snapper regulations.Scott Sommerlatte
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Pelagics Too: Overnight trips offer chances at pelagic species like blackfin tuna too, not just bottom dwellers.Scott Sommerlatte
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Assortment of flutter jigs and bucktail jigs, plus jigging spoons and sabikis (not pictured), are easy rigs to use to catch baitfish.