Key West Fishing

Key West Fishing

Key West has the nickname of the Last Resort, the Southernmost Point in the continental United States. It is located closer to Cuba than to Miami, and is a tropical angler’s paradise. With easy access to the back country flats and deep blue water of the Gulfstream, Key West offers many different target species of fish throughout the year, and is indeed one of the top fishing destinations in the world.

One of the most famous residents of Key West was Earnest Hemingway. He traversed the waters in his 38 foot boat named Pilar, and called the Florida Straits “the deep blue river”. His most popular book, The Old Man and the Sea, hints at some of the incredible fishing that offshore Key West has to offer. From Blue Marlin and Sailfish, to many different species of tuna and sharks, offshore fishing Key West can not only be exciting, but rewarding with the catch of a lifetime. The waters are also full of Mahi-mahi and Wahoo, two of the tastiest species of fish.

Known for its many platform reefs and shipwrecks, bottom fishing off of Key West provides many different species of Grouper and Snapper, as well as Amberjack, Barracuda, and King Mackerel. The many uninhabited islands and reefs inshore also allow anglers to target Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon.

Key West Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 6 - 10 AM on Friday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Key West, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 69 local reports and 11 species of fish for February in Key West.

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Latest Key West Fishing Reports

Cuda Bowl 2019
2/19/2019 3:26:08 AM - I guided Kia Decker win the Junior Angler division of the Cuda Bowl this year. It was our second win in the two years we have fished together. Last year his dad was on the boa


Feb 7 2019
2/15/2019 5:51:18 PM - For clients who want a lot of action the last month has been terrific. King Mackerel and Little Tunny are everywhere and have provided constant rod bending action. The Snappe


Is It Tarpon Time? – Maybe..
2/7/2019 10:31:34 PM - February 5th 2019 – This is my 25th year as a professional tarpon fishing guide. I have learned many things about tarpon fishing as one can imagine especially with as many tar


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Top Key West Fishing Charters & Guides

Dream Catcher Charters
Capt. Steven is an accomplished tournament proven fishing guide for all tackle and techniques including fly fishing and light spin fishing in Key West. A tarpon fishing and flats fishing specialist. He has been Fishing in Key West professionally full

SOUTHPAW Charters
Come charter fishing in Key West with award winning Capt. Brad Simonds aboard his 43′ custom charter fishing boat, SOUTHPAW. We offer Key West Fishing charters for up to 6 anglers. Our highly skilled fishing crew is kid friendly and courteous. Capt

Michael O'Brien Flats Fishing Charters
Key West Fishing Guide Fish Key west, FL for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish with fly and light tackle. All skill levels welcome.

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Top Key West Bait & Tackle Stores

The Angling Company
Opened in 2009, we are a fly shop located in Key West, Florida. It is our intention to be at the leading edge of fly fishing in the Florida Keys. We have a full selection of rods, reels, fly lines, custom flies and technical clothing and can outfit y

Key West Bait & Tackle
Key West Bait and Tackle offers live bait, frozen bait, tackle, lures and jigs for flats, reef fishing, wreck fishing and offshore fishing.

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Top Key West Marinas

Stock Island Marina Village
Stock Island Marina Village is the largest deep water marina in the Florida Keys, accommodating vessels up to 300’. With 220 slips and brand new floating docks, every type of boater and boat are welcome. Every reservation includes dockage, water, pum

Garrison Bight Marina
Garrison Bight Marina is the only dry storage marina located on the island of Key West, Florida. We offer inside and outside dry storage, as well as wet slips for those customers who prefer to have their boats available at all times. Our location of

Harborside Motel & Marina
Whether you are taking a casual fishing trip with the family for some tasty grouper or sportfishing for marlin, shark or sailfish, Harborside Motel & Marina’s location is in the center of it all. If you have a boat, you’ll be happy to dock right

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Latest Fishing Spots

Good Bottom
10/31/2018 5:48:02 PM -


Good Bottom
10/31/2018 5:48:02 PM -


Good Bottom
10/31/2018 5:48:02 PM -


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Weather Forecast

77.5°F
Celsius: 25.3°C
Condition: Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 82%%
Wind: East 0 mph

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