there are a lot of very good captains down there. I would recommend blue chip too out of whale harbor and Kalex out of bud and mary's. as for 6 people 4 fishing in the gulf. I would call some of the captains at robbie's marina. or bud and mary's marina. I have personally never fished the gulf. weather conditions d and tides dictate where the guy will take you that day.they may suggest fishing the reef instead. I tried to go to the gulf 1 day last february the guide suggested us to go patch reef fishing . we had 1 of the best days fishing I ever had.