Type of Fish

Bonito

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Bonito – Key West Offshore Fishing Bonito and Little Tunny are similar looking fish that are often caught in the same places. They are common in the Atlantic and the Gulf and often caught while fishing for other fish. They are not good to eat but put up a terrific fight. They are used live […]

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Bonefish

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Bonefish are one of the most prestigious sport fish of the keys, they are extremely spooky and hard to catch. People fish for them on the flats usually using a fresh shrimp, but sometimes with a fly or jig. They are amazing fighters for their size and take off like rocket when they are hooked. […]

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Bluefish

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Bluefish are common around Florida Bay in the cooler months and are in the sounds of the upper keys all year. The bluefish that live down here don’t get as big as the ones up north , they usually are less then 5 pounds, but they are aggressive fish specifically when they are schooling. They […]

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Blue Runner

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Bluefish – Fishing Charters Key West Fl Blue runners are found all around the Florida Keys, from the Bays and back country to offshore in the weed lines. Like dolphin, they can be found in the weed lines. They average less then 4 pounds are are usually much smaller. They put up a good fight […]

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Black Tip Shark

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Blacktip Shark – Key West Florida Fishing Charters Blacktip sharks are one of the best sharks to catch in my opinion, since they fight like crazy, often leaping and corkscrewing in the air. They are also supposed to be one of the best eating sharks, but I have never killed one. They will attack live […]

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Black Grouper

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Black grouper are one of the most sought after bottom dwelling fish. Their meat is highly prized for its taste and its flaky texture. Black groupers grow large- up to 70 pounds, even more. They will eat a variety of baits and people fish for them with live bait, cut dead bait and even troll […]

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Black Fin Tuna

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Blackfin Tuna – Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charters Black fin Tuna are primarily a winter fish in the keys although they are caught year round. They are known for their fighting ability and how good they are to eat. There is nothing better than some fresh pan-seared black fin still raw in the middle. […]

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Yellow Jacks and Bar Jacks

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Yellow Jack – Key West Charter Boats Bar Jacks and Yellow Jacks are common throughout the keys. They travel the entire reef and will be seen and caught from shallow patches to deep wrecks.  They are most commonly caught on live baits. Both fish are very good to eat unlike other jacks species.

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Amberjack

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Amberjack – Key West Fishing Boats Amber Jacks are sometimes called reef donkeys, are known for their large size and tremendous strength. They are usually deep water fish, and are common around deep reef and wrecks throughout the Florida Keys. They are often caught on large jigs or large live baits fished near the bottom. […]

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Florida Keys Shark Fishing

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Florida Keys Shark Fishing Shark fishing Guide for tourists Disclaimer: I’m not a professional fisherman, so if you read something that seems inaccurate please email me and I will make corrections If you are visiting the Keys and love to fish, but do not have cash flow to hire a guide for multiple days. (Like […]

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Florida Keys Bridge Fishing

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Florida Keys Bridge Fishing Guide for Tourists Probably the cheapest way to fish in the Florida Keys is from one of the many bridges. All along the keys on Highway One there are bridges, most of which are closed to traffic where one can fish. They are mostly part of the old Highway One , […]

Type of Fishing

Key West Flats and Backcountry Fishing

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Key West Flats and Backcountry Fishing Surrounding many parts of the Florida Keys are shallow saltwater flats. These flats tend to either have sea grass and a soft bottom or are hard rock bottom. Depending on the tide different fish swim up on these flats to look for food, and various other fish follow them […]

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Catching Bait in the Florida Keys

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Catching Bait in the Florida Keys Buying Bait in the Florida Keys Probably the most common way to get bait in the keys for visitors is buying it at the local store. They sell some sort of bait at all sorts of stores in the Keys, you can buy bait in the grocery store if […]

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Key West Offshore Fishing

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Offshore Fishing in Key West There are so many amazing types of Key West fishing trips that it can sometime be difficult to choose between them. The good news is that there’s no wrong way to fish the beautiful waters of Key West, especially if you have the right guide. Also known as ‘Blue Water […]

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Florida Keys Reef and Wreck Fishing

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Florida Keys Reef and Wreck Fishing If you want lots of action, a variety of fish, in a variety of sizes and meat for the table, then reef and wreck fishing is for you. Personally, it is my favorite type of fishing, I love bottom fishing and depending on the depth of water you often […]

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Marathon Florida Fishing

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Marathon Florida Fishing Marathon, Florida is located right in the middle of the Florida Keys and is home to the seven mile birdge. Marathon has great access to Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It also has a bunch of great wrecks and offshore fishing. It does not have the same access to the […]

Fishing Spot

Big Pine Key Fishing

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Big Pine Key Fishing Big Pine Key and the lower keys are located between Marathon and Key West in the southern end of the Florida Keys. The areas around Big Pine Key are a maze of mangrove islands and channels, and are great for back country fishing . It has direct access to the gulf […]

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Sprigger Bank Fishing

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Sprigger Bank Fishing Sprigger Bank is located on the eastern edge of Florida Bay, next to the border of the Everglades National Park. The Bank and the surrounding areas are teeming with fish and it definitely a spot worth checking out if you have your boat or rental boat in the area. Sprigger Bank is […]

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Islamorada Fishing

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Islamorada Fishing Islamorada is considered the sportfishing capital of the world. More fishing records have been set there then anywhere else. Located in the middle Keys it has access to probably the most diverse environments to fish in. It is a short ride into the Everglades Park for spetacular backcountry fishing, it’s located where the […]

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Mosquito Bank and Basin Hill Shoals

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Mosquito Bank and Basin Hill Shoals Two popular patch reefs in the Key Largo Area are Mosquito Banks and Basin Hill Shoal. They are both a short distance from the Pennekamp State Park boat rentals and boat launch. Both reef areas hold tons of fish but are both much better fishing in the winter months. […]

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Key Largo Fishing

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Key Largo Fishing Key Largo is one of the northern most keys and closest to the mainland and Miami. The fishing in Key Largo is good if you want to fish the Reef, the Gulf Stream or the Everglades, but Florida bay is a bit of a run to get to. Key Largo is the […]

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Northwest Channel and Jetty

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Northwest Channel and Jetty The northwest channel and the jetty are popular spots to fish when the wind is blowing or when you don’t want to travel far. The northwest channel is the large channel which connects the Key West harbor and the Atlantic with the Gulf. The current is often pretty extreme so if […]

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Gulf Wrecks

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Gulf Wrecks There are dozens of wrecks north of Key West. Many are shrimp boats but others are larger vessels. Some of these wrecks are very public and gps numbers for them can be found from a variety of sources. Remember though hurricanes tend to move wrecks so some numbers will not be very accurate. […]

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Airforce Relay Towers

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Air Force Relay Towers There are several of these towers within range of Key West. These towers sit in anywhere from 35 to over 100 feet of water. Most are located in a veritable desert of the gulf. With no other competing structure around them they are magnets for fish. Depending on the time of […]

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Dry Tortugas

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Dry Tortugas The Dry Tortugas area is kind of considered the holy grail of bottom fishing in Florida. The actual island and Fort at the Dry Tortugas is actually a sanctuary where you cannot fish but there is a huge amount of awesome reef and bottom structure which surround the sanctuary. Fish caught are pretty […]

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Key West Harbor

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Key West Harbor The harbor in Key West boasts wildly different fishing depending on the time of year. It’s best known for the spring and summer tarpon fishing but there are fish in the harbor all year round. In tarpon season huge schools of tarpon roam the harbor and channels running out of it. The […]

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Key West Fishing

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”] Key West Fishing Key West is located at the southern end of the Florida Keys about as far away from land as you can get. It is the southern most point in the United States and sits a mere 70 miles from Cuba. It […]