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 […]

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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 […]

Types of Key West Fish

Sailfish- Key West Sailfishing

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Sailfish are an extremely sought after gamefish in the warmer waters of the ocean. This incredible species not only puts up a good fight, but is also a beautiful fish to catch. Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charters Sailfish are characterized by a long body with an erect dorsal fin running the length of its’ […]

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Springtime fishing in Key West

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Springtime is considered the best time to fish in Key West and the Florida Keys.  Many species are spawning and often there is good weather although the beginning of spring can be touch and go. Tarpon are here The big tarpon migration is in full swing and there are big tarpon […]

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Key West Shark Fishing

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Shark Fishing – Key West Florida Fishing Charters Down in the Florida Keys there are several thrilling ways to spend your vacation, but up there on the list is shark fishing. Imagine fighting and reeling in one of the most feared predators in the ocean! What kind of sharks are in the Key West waters? Sharks […]

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Backcountry Fishing

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The Florida Keys are a haven for thousands of different species of fish, large and small. This is because the shallow waters surrounding the chain of islands provide a safe habitat for young fish to mature safely before entering the predatorial ocean. These shallow waters are called the flats or the backcountry. Back there, there […]

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Key West Tarpon Fishing

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Tarpon Fishing Whether you are brand new to fishing or a seasoned angler, fishing for tarpon is a thrill unlike any other. Fisherman come from all over to the warm waters of the Florida Keys to catch these prehistoric beasts. One of the most exciting game fish to hook: tarpon put up an incredible, aerobatic […]

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Key West Wreck Fishing

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Throughout the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys there is a large diversity of saltwater fishing. Among the many types of fishing, one of the big draws is wreck fishing – particularly off the coast of Key West. Over the years upwards of 20 wrecks have gone down in the shallow waters surrounding the island […]