There are many types of fishing one could partake in depending on what fish you want to target, accessibility, or just because. Some types of fishing include: back bay, inshore, and offshore fishing are some types. 

What is technically considered Offshore Fishing?

Most commonly known as deep sea fishing, offshore fishing could be classified as any fishing done more than 20-30 miles from the shoreline. The name deep sea fishing is used due to the thousands of feet deep the ocean geography typically is that far off shore.  

Fish You can catch Offshore Fishing

So you may be wondering what are types of fish you can catch offshore fishing. Depending on where you are fishing the species of fish you could potentially hook differ. But generally speaking here are some common offshore fish many fisherman tend to target: 


  • Bluefin Tuna
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Bigeye Tuna
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Marlin
  • Wahoo
  • Amberjack

What Fishing Gear You May Need for Offshore Fishing?

As you may have thought, offshore fishing requires some pretty heavy duty gear. Regardless if you are jigging, trolling, or using other techniques your rods, reels, lures, and everything else needs to be up to the task of bringing in a big game fish. Some basics to consider when looking for offshore rods and reels: 

Offshore Rods

  • Rods that can handle at least around 50lbns
  • Durable guides (roller/turbo)
  • Cross Cut Butt

Offshore Reels

  • At least 20pds of drag
  • Large spool capacity
  • Stable & solid reel mount


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