For billfishermen, Port A's proximity to deep water in the Gulf of Mexico is its main draw. While anglers can indeed catch billfish in this region year-round, without a doubt the summer months offer the best odds of increasing your catch numbers for all pelagic species. Kevin Deerman, captain of Legacy, the tournament-winning 56 Viking, says that the close access to the edge of the continental shelf, coupled with numerous structures within a 60-mile radius, make this port tops on his list. Productive spots, such as Bakers and Hospital Rock, are only a 35-mile run away, and catching sailfish, white marlin and blue marlin there in the height of the summer is a real possibility. Bakers and Hospital Rock are very close to Port A, but there are many other known spots for day-tripping anglers to explore, such as Dutra (69 miles), the Dumps (66 miles), Colt 45 (77 miles) and the East Breaks (73 miles).