Key Largo Fishing

Key Largo Fishing

Key Largo is a little slice of paradise. As the first of the Florida Keys, this island is poised in the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico just shy of the vast Atlantic Ocean. Along with the rest of the Florida Keys, Key Largo is a worldwide attraction, drawing people to its small shores for beach fun, diving and fishing. As you prepare for Key Largo fishing, here is what you need to know.

As an island, Key Largo is a prime fishing spot. In fact, it is an important part of the culture and commerce there. If you are visiting, you can definitely snag quite a few desirable fish on a good day out on the water. Many people opt for offshore fishing here, and the potential catches make it more than worthwhile. On a good day, you can expect to bring in Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi-mahi, Kingfish and Wahoo. If you are looking for something more seasonal, then try Key Largo fishing in the spring and summer for Blue Marlin. During the winter, you will have a good chance of catching Sailfish.

If you go a little farther off the coast, you can get to some of the deeper waters. These choppy seas are not for everyone, but the deep-sea fishing here is excellent. Sometimes, you can even catch Swordfish in the area. For fishing in shallower waters, there are still plenty of possibilities. The reefs and shipwrecks around the island make for great destinations. In these areas, you might catch Amberjack, Sheepshead and different Grouper and Snapper species. On the shallow water flats, try your luck with Tarpon, Bonefish and Snook.

Other fish that populate these waters can include Cobia, King Mackerel and Red Drum. This variety and density ensure that the waters are always inviting for prime Key Largo fishing.

Top Key Largo Fishing Spots


Hen & Chickens Reef
3/22/2011 10:01:06 PM - Hen & Chickens is a group of patch reefs whose coral formations from the air appear to radiate outwards from the center like a mother hen surrounded by chickens. More Details

3/22/2011 10:01:06 PM - While attempting to bring silver pesos from Havana along with 21 other ships, Herrera was hit by a hurricane and pushed on to the upper keys. More Details

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Latest Key Largo Fishing Reports

Oct. 6
10/7/2021 4:17:00 PM - Some #mahi and #tuna were caught today on the #fearless #fearlessfishing #charter #conch27

Oct. 5
10/6/2021 6:38:00 AM - Great morning half with some #blackfin #tunas #sushi #fearlessfishing #fearless #conch27 @budnmarysmarina

Sept. 24
9/25/2021 12:35:00 PM - Great catch of #mahi and #blackfin #tuna on the #fearless! #fearlessfishing #charter #conch27

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Key Largo Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Key Largo, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Snook - 11.57% Catch Rate

  2. Atlantic Tarpon - 10.98% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Tarpon

  3. Mahi-mahi - 8.9% Catch Rate

  4. Red Drum - 8.31% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  5. Sailfish - 7.72% Catch Rate

  6. Blackfin Tuna - 7.42% Catch Rate
    Blackfin Tuna

  7. Recommedations above based on 164 local reports and 38 species of fish for October in Key Largo.

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Top Key Largo Fishing Charters & Guides

Fearless Fishing Charters
Offshore fishing in Islamorada, Florida Keys at it's BEST! We are able to offer action-packed Offshore and Reef/Wreck trips for comparatively less than the big boats.

Quit Yer Bitchin'
Depending on when you plan your trip to the Florida Keys we have some of the best offshore fishing in the world with Sailfish, Swordfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin are only a few of the Pelagic fish we have. The Florida Keys also has a Coral Reef that

Captain Joe Petrucco
Sportfishing in Islamorada, Fl. The Fishing Capital Of The World! Center Console. Tavernier Creek Marina Fishing Guide

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Top Key Largo Bait & Tackle Stores

Tackle Center of Islamorada
We are the premier tackle center in the Florida Keys, located in the heart of Islamorada at mile marker 81.9 in front of the Lorelei Restaurant & Bar. Count on us for all your tackle and bait, from grunts to granders.

Key Largo Rods
Key Largo Rods. Your place for custom rods. ... Born and raised in Miami, Rick Berry is a second-generation rod builder who held his first rod as a toddler.

World Wide Sportsman
This is the largest Bait & Tackle store in the area with over 27,000 sq feet of space. Started in 1967, the store expanded to its new location in 1997. It is now owned by Bass Pro Shops and is located at MM 81.5.

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Top Key Largo Marinas

Bud N' Mary's
Bud N' Mary's is home to over 40 of the finest Florida Keys Fishing offshore captains and backcountry guides to be found anywhere in the world. Many grew up right here in Islamorada, some were even Fishing Key West when they were youngsters!

Robbie's of Islamorada
Whether your passion leads you kayaking the mangrove creeks and streams of the Bay; hand feeding the majestic silver king from the dock; battling deep sea fish a la Ernest Hemingway; captaining your own boat around the islands; island hopping with a

Whale Harbor Marina
The crisp air of the sea along with sun-kissed blue skies and perfect sailing weather; it’s the ideal fishing trip, and what you’ll find at Whale Harbor Marina, the home of the best fishing charters Islamorada has to offer. Our Gulf Stream location p

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