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.
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2/16/2017 12:14:56 PM - Woods Wall
7/6/2016 3:39:35 PM - Stock Hump
Jimmys Snapper Spot
3/28/2017 9:48:40 PM - Jimmys Snapper Spot
3/14/2015 12:49:52 AM - Attributes vesslterms feature_type Wrecks - Submerged, nondangerous chart US,US,graph,Chart 11450 latdec 24.4830346 londec -81.4054965 depth sounding_type history quasou depth
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2/16/2017 12:28:45 PM - Woods Hole
3/14/2015 12:49:54 AM - Attributes vesslterms feature_type Wrecks - Visible chart US,US,graph,Chart 11450 latdec 24.9172606 londec -81.5002793 depth sounding_type history quasou watlev always dry
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Newfound Harbor Anchorage
4/13/2011 4:04:08 PM - nice protected anchorage, see your chart for access. You can anchor off those little keys but make sure you go around the shoal to get there, if you do there is plenty of wate
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There is a 43.03% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 4929 Mahi-mahi counted.
There is a 15.69% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 1797 Yellowtail Snapper counted.
There is a 7.66% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 878 White Grunt counted.
There is a 6.98% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 799 Gray Snapper counted.
There is a 2.06% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 236 Red Grouper counted.
There is a 1.98% catch rate for Great Barracuda, based on 227 Great Barracuda counted.
There is a 1.88% catch rate for Lane Snapper, based on 215 Lane Snapper counted.
There is a 1.6% catch rate for Little Tunny, based on 183 Little Tunny counted.
There is a 1.59% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 182 Pinfish counted.
There is a 1.45% catch rate for Mutton Snapper, based on 166 Mutton Snapper counted.
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..
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The May so Far
5/9/2022 3:40:25 PM - I know well that these reports have been lacking and that’s a product largely of being busier than normal in the shop and at home. I’ve been diligently getting out there thou
May Fishing Report 2022
5/5/2022 9:42:48 AM - For today's live action call us at 305-296-6602 Our KEY WEST Fishing has Exploded! May is all about angling options and variety from Tarpon to Sailfish & Mahi-Mahi in K
4/21/2022 11:23:03 AM - While I have been fishing a fair amount the weather has been tough and I’ve been struggling to get into the groove. Last week I fished with Ryan Bergeron who invited me along
Sailfish Tunas Wahoo and Mahi In The Key West Fishing Report
4/11/2022 9:55:18 AM - April 11 2022 – Sailfish Tuna Wahoo and Mahi are what we will talk about in the Key West fishing report. As the winds are pumping from the East today at about 20 knots and an
Is It Tarpon Fishing Time In Key West?
3/28/2022 11:16:06 AM - March 28 2022 – Is It Tarpon Time in Key West? Well let’s take a look at it. Late March is typically the start of our tarpon fishing here in on the southern most island. The
Fishing Last Week
3/24/2022 4:04:44 PM - After the Merkin I’ve started to fish. It seems odd not to write a Merkin Results + Our Fishing report which has become a habit over the last 10 years or so but a brief synop
Fuel Surcharges For Fishing Charters
3/7/2022 2:52:51 PM - March 7 2022 – We are seeing the highest fuel prices ever here that have been sprung on us in less than two weeks time. Some Key West fishing charters may resort to charging
Key West Deep Sea Fishing Report and Forecast First Week March
3/7/2022 2:13:57 PM - March 7 2022 – I have seen plenty of the months of March in my career to understand how painful they can be with the winds. So bad that often times we forget what the nice da
Tarpon Are Starting To Show Up In Key West
3/2/2022 12:06:17 PM - March 2 2022 – Its the first week in March and tarpon are starting to show up here in Key West. A few fish were caught last week with our professional fishing guides here at
Fishing with Brandon
2/11/2022 10:50:08 AM - Earlier in the week I had a chance to get out for a day with Brandon Cyr. I haven’t had much fishing scheduled prior to the Merkin but a day on the water was welcome in the m
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