I do Bay and Coastal fishing trips!
For bay trips, there’s normally an 8 to 10 minute boat ride, depending on the time of year and where the fish have been biting, before we start fishing.
For coastal trips in the Gulf of Mexico, I have reefs as close as 1 mile off shore, so there would be a 15 to 20 minute boat ride before you’re fishing on The Gulf. Exactly where we fish depends on the time of year, what we are trying to catch, and where the fish are biting.
I do not go into the gulf if it is windy or if waves are over 2 feet.