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Platform

Our Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 fishes 4 people comfortably and can accommodate up to 6. The unique Carolina Flair bow cuts through rough seas and provides a comfortable dry ride. Our economical Yamaha 4 stroke motors can provide a near 30mph cruising speed making the ride out and back quick and efficient. This Gamefish series delivers exactly what serious fishermen demand in a sportfishing center console boat. Our Gamefish 27 includes features such as multiple insulated fish boxes and live wells, cockpit and bow bolsters, all stainless hardware, Yamaha Command Link digital gauges, recessed trim tabs, and hydraulic steering. The cockpits are designed to have abundant room for 360° of fishing. Our Sea Hunt 27 is powered by Twin Yamaha 4 Stroke 150's and electronics package from Garmin including Dual Chart Plotters, Depth Finder and Radar Array.  And yes, most importantly we do have a Head.

Emergency Equipment

Safety is our top priority at SaltLick Outfitters, LLC. We invest in every safety item that is required by the U.S. Coast Guard and many that aren't. Our vessel is equipped with the standard required safety package as well as an EPIRB and Life Raft.

Fishing Equipment & Tackle

Our brands of fishing equipment include some of the finest the industry has to offer. We have standardized on Penn Reels onto Penn and Star Rods. Included in our assortment you will find both Penn International & Penn Squall conventional reels as well as Pen Spinfisher V spinfishing reels. Each reel is mounted on the appropriate sized Penn or Star Rod. Our conventional reel sizes for bottom fishing and trolling include 30's, 40's, 60's, 30 wides and 50 wides. Stand up harnesses are available. We build most of our bottom fishing and trolling rigs ourselves, regardless of the size. Our assortment of teasers, poppers and plugs include brand names such as Black Bart, Mann's, Yozuri & Rapala.

Techniques

Closer to shore on 1/2 day and full day bottom fishing trips you may find that we anchor up, deploy a chum bag and wait for the action to start. This is not our favorite way to fish but often it is the best method depending upon the conditions of the day. Trolling is a technique that we employ off the beach, in the bay and even far off shore. Slow trolling or drifting with live baits is an excellent method of fishing for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and even Grouper. On Long Offshore trips we will speed up our trolling to as high as 10 knots and seek large game such as Wahoo, Mahi, Sharks and Tuna.  We are not Federally Permitted for Reef Fish and Coastal Pelagics beyond 9 miles from shore.  All of our Long Offshore efforts rea for Highly Migratory Species.  Drifting affords us the opportunity to hyper locate where the fish are stacking up. Once we locate them, then we can return to the spot and use the engine anchor technique to hover over the stack while we drop down our baits. When night fishing for sharks, we always start out at anchor. Generally it can take a half hour or more for the chumming effort to pay off. Once it does though we will be prepared to throw off the anchor line and chase down any giants we may happen to tangle with.

What to Bring/ What not to bring

We can't stress enough the need to apply sun block throughout the day. In spring, fall and of course winter having appropriate clothing is a must. It can be a little chilly in the morning while running out. Soft soled shoes please. Leave any form of banana at home as we believe in superstitions. Don't forget your camera. We will have ice, water and a cooler for you. Please bring anything else you would like to drink and of course food and snacks for the day. We believe in the 2nd Amendment but ask that you inform the Captain if you are Conceal Carry. No alcohol and Conceal Carry...pick one or the other please. You do not need a fishing license nor any fishing gear. If you are dead set on bringing your "Ole Reliable" (your own rod and reel) then please let us know in advance. Space is at a premium with respect to rod holders on board and we want to work to accommodate you.

1/2 Day

1/2 day trips usually last about 5 hours and include fishing in Tampa Bay and near the beaches to 7 miles from shore.

Full Day

Full day trips will have you on the water for 7 to 8 hours and includes travel from 10 to 25 miles from port..

Long Offshore

We will say goodbye to the land and proceed 25 to 75 miles from shore. You can expect to be gone from 10 to 12 hours.

Shark

Night time shark fishing trips take place in and around Tampa Bay. The trips are from 5 to 6 hours in length and are only available certain times of the year.

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