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 reef....

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 entertaining....

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 there is...

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 because...

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.

Filefish

Filefish - Charter Boat Key West File fish , this weird looking fish are common on the shallower reef and are notorious bait stealers, they are not caught on purpose but are actually pretty good to eat.

Dolphin – Mahi Mahi

Dolphin or Mahi-Mahi are one of the more sought after sport fish in the Florida Keys. Not only do they fight and jump a lot when hooked they are delicious to eat. They are relatively easy to catch if you can find them. Due to their rapid growth they are often hungry,...

Crevelle Jack

Crevelle Jack - Fishing Charters In Key West Jack Crevelles as they are usually referred to are often considered trash fish when caught fishing for other species. They are not good to eat and are aggressive feeders. Although they are considered undesirable they put up...

Cobia

Cobia - Charter Boats In Key West Cobia can be caught all around the Keys but are much more common in the gulf waters. They tend to congregate around structures like rock piles and wrecks. They will eat live fish and cut bait, pinfish and small blue runners are common...

Bonnethead Shark

Bonnet-head Shark - Fishing Charters Key West Florida Bonnet head sharks are common in most shallow water of the keys, they will eat just about anything and pretty easy to catch. They hang out on the same flats as bonefish, and very common in the back country and...

Bonito

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...

Bonefish

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...

Bluefish

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...

Blue Runner

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....

Black Tip Shark

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...

Black Grouper

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...

Black Fin Tuna

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...

Yellow Jacks and Bar Jacks

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...

Angelfish

Not really a fish you want to catch but you way catch one occasionally. Throw it back.

Amberjack

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...