Jewfish, Golaith Grouper

Jewfish, Golaith Grouper

Jewfish – Fish In Key West Jewfish are a protected species. It’s actually illegal to take them out of the water to even remove the hook, which doesn’t really make sense. These grouper were overfished and close to extinction when they were protected,...
Hogfish, Hog Snapper

Hogfish, Hog Snapper

Hogfish – Fishing Charter Key West Hog Snapper or hogfish is not a snapper but actually a wrasse, and they are considered a great eating fish. They have 3 dorsal fins that looks like streamers. They eat crustaceans and hang around rocks and coral heads on the...
Grunt

Grunt

Grunt – Key West Charters Grunts, they are numerous species of grunts in the Keys. Most are small and can be found in schools around any structure or reef. They can be caught by the dozen on most patch reefs and people new to fishing here will find them...
Great Barracuda

Great Barracuda

Barracuda – Key West Charter Fishing The great barracuda is common to the Florida Keys and can be caught on a variety of baits and artificials. They live in the waters around the Keys, from the Everglades and Florida Bay to far out into the Atlantic. Anywhere...
Ocean Triggerfish

Ocean Triggerfish

Ocean Triggerfish – Charter Fishing Key West Ocean Triggerfish are common all over the reef in water over 40 feet deep. They will sometimes group up in a chum slick and will kill any larger bait you put out. They are great to eat but sort of difficult to clean...

Gag Grouper

Gag Grouper – Key West Florida Fishing This is a baby gag grouper, the species gets large but is more common in the Florida Bay and Gulf of Mexico then Atlantic. Its more commonly caught in the lower keys then the upper keys.