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Folks have been fishing in Key West since the first inhabitants ventured into the island chain centuries ago.Modern light tackle fishing was developed here in the 1960s.New techniques are constantly evolving to this day. The evolution is constant.
The pursuit of a particular species, overcoming the adversity to land it, and the enjoyment of a successful catch. The thrill of the hunt is the sport.
Fishing is supposed to be fun first and foremost. Find the right type of trip that will provide you with that experience. There's no such thing as a bad day when you're fishing on the waters off Key West.
More akin to hunting then fishing, this is the ultimate way to test your angling ability in the shallows. Usually taking places in 8 inches to 8ft of water. Flats fishing is calm water and gorgeous scenery.
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From trolling artificial lures to drifting with live baitfish, the fishing options and species possible to target are numerous offshore in Key West. Big game sportfishing and cooler filling alike.
Backcountry fishing in Key West refers to the protected inland waterways, channels, and flats surrounding the island. A great option for calm water and a quick ride to and from fishing spots. From drifting and casting artificial lures to fly fishing, you can employ a wide variety of techniques to catch a multitude of species year round.
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Reef fishing in Key West is a fun choice for activity and a wide variety of fish species. Usually done at anchor multiple anglers can fish simultaneously using different methods and catch different species. This is a year round option, and a great option for catching lunch or dinner.
Shark fishing in Key West is a great way to get a good fight with something big. It can be done anywhere from the calm waters of the flats or backcountry, and all the way out to the deep reefs and wrecks. It is a year round option for catch-and-release big game sport fishing.
Wreck fishing in Key West is a good option for both large gamefish and fish for the cooler. Shipwrecks both intentionally and unintentionally sunk in waters from 4-400 ft make for a wonderful angling opportunity.
Tarpon, sometimes referred to as the "Silver King" are the ultimate sportfish of the inshore waters around Key West. Growing up to 6 ft long and weighing up to 200lbs, when they leap out of the water they put on an excellent show. Tarpon fishing in Key West can happen year round but is best in Spring and Summer.
There are ample opportunities to cast a line in from shore all around Key West. A variety of species can be caught year round.