We had a group that scheduled a day off and did call. The captain said it might be a bit choppy, but nothing like what we experienced. He sort of acted like he could not tell how it might be. Even the morning we left, it was never told to us that we could not make it out to the gulf. We had to hold onto the poles and wedge the coolers with our legs to keep them from banging into the sides of the boat. Captain was driving "into the waves" and going to the head to throw up was quite difficult as you were banging each wall. Like hitting a moving target.
Might try it again sometime, but have fell in love more with trout fishing since then, haha
I've gone fishing last June 60 miles out and we had an amazing time. Took us 2 hours to get there but it was well worth it. Barracudas kept eating our fish after we catch it. My friend jumped in the water to cool off and start swimming with maybe 5-7 barracudas around him. Bad thing tho... we only did bottom fishing... bad mistake.