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Fishing

Fishing

Wreck & Reef Trips

Amberjack, Groupers, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Snapper, Cobia, Shark, Mackerel
Wreck and Reef fishing is by far the most productive type of fishing today. Light tackle and fly fishing enthusiasts will be in awe of the non-stop action. With access to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, we have numerous wreck sites and coral reefs which are home to the most diverse populations of fish in North America. Minimal travel time to the fish allows us maximum fishing time. We use artificial and/or live bait when at the wrecks and reefs.

Off Shore Trolling Trips

Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Mackerel
The Atlantic Ocean is known as Key West's playground! Offshore light tackle fishing is the pinnacle of this sport. Matching wits against giant open-ocean pelagic fish is exhilarating to say the least! Never knowing when or what will come up striking the trolling baits, going from a soothing hum of the diesels scanning the deep blue offshore waters to the screaming drag as 100’s of feet of line are peeled off in seconds!!! Key West anglers enjoy numerous migrating species throughout the year which keep us active on the water daily. We enjoy the year-round excitement of searching for signs of fish activity like diving birds, weed lines, floating debris and color changes critical to locating the monster fish of the deep!

Sunset & Night Big Game Trips

Tarpon
Migrating to Key West for their yearly spawn between early March until late July, we enjoy the often spectacular acrobatic fighting action of the Tarpon which are known to grow as large as 8 feet and 280 pounds. While Tarpon are most often associated with fly fishing during the day, few have ever experienced the beauty of our sunsets while hooking up with this big game fish.

Shark
Our ocean’s apex predators, sharks are a diverse group of extremely powerful and graceful fish. Key West is home to many different species of shark with Hammerheads, Tigers, and Bull Sharks to name a few. Recognized for their great sport fishing potential, anglers will enjoy the thrill of seeing sharks take the bait in the shallow, clear waters of the Key West nearshore waters. Enjoy the rush of being eye to eye with a 100-plus pound shark after an intense long fight to the end. Catch and Release is of utmost importance to keep up the survival of the species and a balanced ecosystem here in Key West.

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Some Of The Many Species Of Fish We Catch

You can always enjoy great fishing in the Florida Keys year round. Here are a few of the most common species and information about each one. If you find a favorite let your Charter Captain know and you can expect them to do everything possible to help you catch your dream fish, and be sure to check out our fishing calendar and rates page before planning your trip.

Select the image of a species below for details.

Wreck & Reef Trips

Amberjack

Grouper

Yellowtail Snapper

Barracuda

Snapper

Cobia

Shark

Cero Mackerel

Off Shore Trolling Trips

Mahi Mahi

Blackfin Tuna

Sailfish

Blue Marlin

Wahoo

King Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel

Bonito

Sunset & Night Big Game Trips

Tarpon

Shark