Types of Key West Fish

Yellow Jack

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Yellow Jack is a common fish on the Atlantic side of the Florida Keys and Key West.  They often run in schools and can grow over 20#. They can be caught all over the reef in all different sizes. Finicky Eaters They put up a great fight on light tackle and can be a blast […]

Types of Key West Fish

Barracuda Fishing

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Barracuda are very common in the Florida Keys and Key West. They are a long thin kind of fish, similar to pike or pickerel. Aggressive They have rows of huge teeth can be very aggressive, attacking fish almost the same size as them. They make a habit out of stealing fish from anglers on popular […]

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Live Bait Fishing in Key West

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There are many different ways to fish in Key West but perhaps one of the most popular and effective techniques is live baiting. Just like fishing, catching bait requires skill and practice and a successful haul of bait can make or break the day. Types of Live Bait – Fishing Charter Key West While any fish […]

Types of Key West Fish

Mangrove snapper

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Mangrove snappers are the “every man’s fish”- from your roadside fishing spot to the big commercial boats, you can find mangroves being hauled in for good eating all over Florida.  Mangrove snapper are also known as grey snapper and they are very common in the Florida Keys. Key West Fishing Trips They don’t grow as […]

Key West Fishing terminology

Deep Sea Fishing Key West

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Offshore fishing and reef and wreck fishing could both be considered Deep Sea Fishing Key West. In general in other part of the country when they say deep sea fishing they just mean not inshore. Not fishing just off the beach but actually fishing offshore. Here in Key West fishing offshore can actually refer to […]

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Fall fishing in Key West

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Fishing in fall can be pretty productive on the reef for snapper, but the grouper don’t really start coming back until the water gets colder. We often have a lot of calm weather in the early fall and these flats calm days can be great for running to more remote fishing spots but offshore fishing […]