Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a five-hour fishing charter from Getchasome Charters in Bal Harbour (a $160 value). All participants must possess saltwater-fishing licenses, which can be obtained through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's website.
At Getchasome Charters, U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captain Jimmy Wickett guides anglers throughout the fish-laden waters of southern Florida with a host of local knowledge acquired from more than 18 years of teaching the catch and release. With Captain Jimmy's custom-built Star Rods and Shimano spin- and bait-casting tackle, guests learn how to master winning stuffed animals in crane games and properly outsmarting schools of sailfish, tarpon, snook, mahi, and snapper. Anglers are advised to wear seasonal clothing with soft-soled shoes and bring snacks and drinks in addition to sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and cameras. The captain provides protective gear in the event of light rain or Poseidon trident pokes and works to ensure customer safety should hazardous conditions arise. Customers may purchase three additional Groupons as gifts, and they should make reservations with friends if they intend to share charters.
Getchasome Charters' Captain Jimmy Wickett, a US Coast Guard–licensed captain, spent more than 18 years honing his sea legs and snagging snook, tarpon, and sharks amid the glistening coastal regions of Florida. Whether children or adults, beginner or tournament fishers, Wickett's guests all benefit equally from his seasoned expertise as he helms his charters and guides them through the scenic waters of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Florida Keys. During sunny daytrips, Wickett extols upon the wonders of the ocean while helping seasoned passengers make boast-worthy catches and fledgling fishermen learn how to bait a fish with promises of a starring role in an animated-movie franchise.