Yellow Jack

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...

Barracuda Fishing

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...

Mangrove snapper

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...

Wahoo – Key West Wahoo fishing

Wahoo can be found all over the world in the warmer oceans. They are a prized fish to catch because of their strength and speed, but also their delicious meat is a sought after meal. About Wahoo Wahoo are characterized by an elongated body, with blue coloring on their...

Yellowtail Snapper – Key West Yellowtail fishing

Yellowtail snapper, larger ones are commonly known as “flags” to fisherman, are found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and in the Caribbean. The larger ones are strong fighters and they make a great meal. About Yellowtail Snapper...

Mahi Mahi – Key West Mahi Fishing

Mahi-Mahi, also known as dorado or dolphin are found in warmer tropical waters. They are great fish to eat and are a popular fish for sport fishing because of their beauty and abundance. They are sought after in tropical waters all over the world. About Mahi Mahi -...

Sailfish- Key West Sailfishing

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...

Yellowtail Snapper

Yellowtail Snapper - Fishing Key West Yellowtail snapper are a sought after food fish in the Florida Keys. They are common all around the Keys but are primarily fished for on the reef and deep wrecks. Although keepers are caught all over the bigger snapper are...

Triple Tail

Triple Tail - Fishing In Key West Triple tail are common offshore fish and can often be found shadowing floating debris offshore. They are fun to catch and eat, but sometimes they get lock jaw. When that occurs, they won't eat anything. They will eat live and dead...

Scorpion Fish

Scorpion Fish - Key West Fish Spotted Scorpion fish, not usually caught on purpose. They have poison spines so handle with care.

Sailfish

Sailfish - Deep Sea Fishing Key West Sailfish are considered one of the most sought after game fish in the Florida Keys. They are occasionally caught year round in the waters around the keys but the best time to fish for them in winter months. Sailfish run in small...

Rainbow Runner

Rainbow Runner- Fishing Charters Key West Rainbow Runners are in the jack family and are often encountered offshore or past the edge of the reef. They are fun to catch on light tackle, and like other jacks an OK eating fish. They eat small live baits and pieces of cut...

Pinfish, Sea Bream

Pinfish and Sea bream are common around the Florida Keys. They make ok live baits but probably not the best. Larger aggressive fish will eat them, pretty eagerly such as Tarpon, sharks, grouper, bluefish and jacks. They can usually be purchased at local bait shops for...

Permit

Permit - Fishing Trips Key West Permit are often targeted on the flats and are known for the spookiness and difficulty to catch. They also school over wrecks where they are not as difficult to catch. They are known for the their fighting ability. They are part of the...

Nurse Shark

Nurse sharks are primarily considered junk fish, but if you are on vacation here and don’t usually catch them they can still be a blast. They are very weak fighters; they don’t really make runs like other sharks, they just try to stick to the bottom. The thing that is...

Mutton Snappper

Mutton Snapper - Key West Fishing Trips Mutton snappers are common everywhere in Florida Keys reef. They live around the patch reefs when smaller and tend be in deeper water when they get larger. They are excellent to eat and excellent fighters. They are common up to...

Mangrove Snapper

Mangrove - Fishing Key West Florida Mangrove snappers or grey snapper are common everywhere in the Florida Keys. They average less then 4 pounds and are great eating and fighting fish. They eat smaller live baits such as pilchards and pinfish, shrimp and also cut...

Lemon Shark

Lemon - Fishing In Key West Florida Lemon Sharks are common all around the Keys. They grow very large and are one of weakest fighting sharks in terms of sport fishing. They eat just about anything but chunks of dead fish seem to work best.

King Mackerel, Kingfish

King Mackerel - Key West Boat Charters Florida and the Florida Keys are home to several types of Mackerel year round. Mackerel are long slender fish with a mouth full of sharp teeth, that run in schools. Schools range in size and will consist primarily of fish around...

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, and since they...