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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August Backcountry / Flats Fishing Is Amazing
8/18/2019 4:11:29 AM - August 12th 2019 – This is the slow season for Key West fishing. For the folks that visit Key West most have the kids going back to school and the football seasons have starte
Reef Fishing For Dinner
7/26/2019 8:01:08 AM - July 25th 2019 – The weather has been PERFECT! I usually start my Key West fishing reports off with a bit about the weather but its just perfect and looks to stay that way for
Summertime Backcountry Fishing
7/18/2019 6:11:14 PM - July 13 2019 The weather patterns are offering up the norm here in Key West with S and SE winds and temps in the mid to upper 80s with some days reaching 92 degrees. Nothing o
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