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Gulf Coast Deep Sea Fishing .com is the premier website for deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. The gulf's eastern, northern, and northwestern shores lie within the United States of America. The gulf is bordered on the southwestern and southern shores with Mexico.
The Gulf of Mexico is well known for its calm sea conditions and excellent year round deepsea fishing. Deep sea fishing on the Gulf of Mexico for grouper and snapper is good most any time of the year. Other offshore fish such as kingfish, cobia, tuna, amberjack, Spanish mackerel, dolphin, shark, barracuda, tarpon, permit, mahi and giant red fish are all caught as they seasonally migrate through the deepsea waters of the Gulf of Mexico.



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The total area of the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 615,000 square miles. Coastal cities along the Gulf of Mexico include Tampa, St. Petersburg, Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans, Beaumont, and Houston in the United States,Veracruz and Mérida in Mexico, and Havana in Cuba.



Federal Fishing Rules for the Gulf of Mexico


NEW GROUPER AND TILEFISH REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2004
Recreational:

Maximum of 2 red grouper allowed within the 5-fish aggregate grouper bag limit
Commercial:

Shallow-water grouper quota reduced from 9.35 mp gutted weight to 8.80 mp gutted wt.
New red grouper quota - 5.31 mp gutted wt (counts as part of shallow-water grouper quota)
Commercial shallow-water grouper fishery closes when either the shallow-water grouper or red grouper quota is reached, whichever comes first.
Deep-water grouper quota reduced from 1.35 mp gutted wt to 1.02 mp gutted wt.
New tilefish quota - 0.44 mp gutted wt

All other grouper regulations remain the same, including the minimum size limits of

red grouper - 20 inches total length
gag and black grouper - 22 inches total length recreational, 24 inches total length commercial
yellowfin grouper - 20 inches total length
scamp - 16 inches total length

Commercial closed season on red grouper, black grouper and gag - Feb. 15 to March 15


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The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
A huge "dead zone" of water so devoid of oxygen that sea life cannot live in it has spread across 5,800 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico this summer in what has become an annual occurrence caused by pollution. The dead zone lacks oxygen because of pollution in the form of excess nutrients that flows into the gulf from the Mississippi River. Animals trying to live in this smothering layer of water near the bottom of the sea must either leave or they will sufficate. To learn more about the "dead zone" please visit the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Assessment' s website. NOAA's Official Website

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Gulf Of Mexico Facts & Information

  • Gulf of Mexico Depth
    At a depth of more than 12,000 feet, Sigsbee Deep is the deepest part of the Golf of Mexico . It is more than 300 miles long and is sometimes called the “Grand Canyon under the sea.” Its closest point to the Texas coast is 200 miles southeast of Brownsville.
  • Gulf of Mexico Size
    The total area of the Gulf of Mexico is about 600,000 square miles
  • Gulf of Mexico Width
    The shortest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is about 500 miles between the Mississippi Delta and the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.
    The greatest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 1,000 miles going east to west.
  • Gulf of Mexico Ports
    The Gulf of Mexico links the ports of five southern U.S states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) and six Mexican states (Tamaulipas, Vera Cruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo) with the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
  • Gulf of Mexico Shoreline
    The United States and Mexico form the Gulf of Mexico's mainland shore, which extends more than 4,000 miles from the Florida Keys to Cabo Catoche, at the northwestern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
  • Gulf of Mexico Sanctuaries
    The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary contains the northernmost tropical coral reefs in the U.S.
    Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is the wintering ground of most of the world's whooping cranes in the wild.
    Padre Island National Seashore in Texas is the nation's longest stretch of undeveloped beach.

   



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At a depth of more than 12,000 feet, Sigsbee Deep is the deepest part of the Golf of Mexico . It is more than 300 miles long and is sometimes called the “Grand Canyon under the sea.” Its closest point to the Texas coast is 200 miles southeast of Brownsville.
Gulf of Mexico Size
The total area of the Gulf of Mexico is about 600,000 square miles
Gulf of Mexico Width
The shortest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is about 500 miles between the Mississippi Delta and the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The greatest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 1,000 miles going east to west.
Gulf of Mexico Ports
The Gulf of Mexico links the ports of five southern U.S states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) and six Mexican states (Tamaulipas, Vera Cruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo) with the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Gulf of Mexico Shoreline
The United States and Mexico form the Gulf of Mexico's mainland shore, which extends more than 4,000 miles from the Florida Keys to Cabo Catoche, at the northwestern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico Sanctuaries
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary contains the northernmost tropical coral reefs in the U.S.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is the wintering ground of most of the world's whooping cranes in the wild.
Padre Island National Seashore in Texas is the nation's longest stretch of undeveloped beach.

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Anna Maria Island is a seven mile barrier island located in the southern Gulf Coast area of Florida and is renowned for its white sand gulf beaches and gin clear water. Anna Maria is the northernmost of a string of barrier islands that extend in a southerly direction to the Florida Keys.The Island itself is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Tampa Bay to the north and Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria Bay on its eastern shores.
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