Light tackle fishing in Key West is something every serious angler should do while visiting.
Key West is home of the third largest living reef in the world. It inhabits many different species of fish: Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, African Pompano, King Mackerel, Cero Mackerel and the great Barracuda. The Reef is an excellent place to find the best table fair and non-stop action. When Reef fishing, we like to anchor up on different areas of the reef and use ground up chum and live bait. If you decide to try some reef fishing in Key West you WILL NOT be disappointed.
Key West has hundreds of wrecks to choose from. Both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico are loaded with wrecks holding several species of fish in Key West. Atlantic Wrecks are usually from 100' to 400' in depth. You are able to fish the surface of the structure for Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Sailfish, Bonita, Barracuda and a variety of other Game fish. The most common and productive way to fish the surface is with live bait. We will also drop live bait and jigs to the bottom to catch Grouper, Snapper, Amberjacks and Yellow jacks. Wreck fishing makes for a mixed bag and it is not uncommon to catch a dozen, or more, different species in a single day. Key West Shark Fishing is also done here.
Gulf Wrecks are more shallow and can also provide non-stop action for anglers. Gulf wrecks hold Permit, Cobia, Snapper, Gag Grouper, Barracuda and the very powerful Jewfish (Goliath Grouper). The Gulf is excellent to fish all year, but is best in March, April and May. All of our Key West fishing charters can put you on some great tasting and impressive sized fish.