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Fishing for Spanish Mackerel in Key West

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Spanish Mackerel are aggressive, opportunistic carnivores that will readily hit baits or artificial lures and provide an exciting fight with many high-speed runs and jumps. Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) (Florida Record 12lbs.) Spanish Mackerel are medium-sized fish that are important as a major commercial and sportfish species worldwide. They have a long, narrow body that […]

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Barracuda

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Several species of Barracuda are found in Key West waters and they are all popular gamefish because Barracudas bite readily on many types of bait and fight hard with many dramatic runs and jumps. Barracuda (Sphyraena spp.) (Florida Record 67lbs.) Barracuda are well-known among saltwater gamefish for their long, streamlined, torpedo-shaped bodies and aggressive-looking mouths […]

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Fishing for Kingfish in Key West

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Kingfish are one of the most sought-after gamefish throughout their range from North Carolina to Texas. Kingfish (Scomberomorus cavalla) (Florida Record 90lbs.) The Kingfish, or King Mackerel, is the largest of the mackerel species, growing 19 to 35 inches in length, with a maximum reported size of 72 inches in length and 99 pounds in […]

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Fishing for White Marlin in Key West

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The White Marlin is a smaller member of the Marlin family that is most often caught while fishing for Mahi-mahi on Key West deep sea fishing trips. White Marlin (Kajikia albida) (Florida Record 161lbs.) The White Marlin, also known as the Atlantic White Marlin, is the smallest member of the Marlin family, about 1/3 larger […]

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Fishing for Blue Marlin in Key West

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Legendary as one of the world’s greatest game fishes, Blue Marlin are also among the largest fish in the world with some females running well over 1,000 pounds. Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) (Florida Record 1046lbs.) The Blue Marlin is a large pelagic billfish that is named for the cobalt blue to blue-black color of its […]

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Fishing for Permit in Key West

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Hooking up with a big Permit on a fly rod is considered by many to be one of the ultimate fishing experiences. Permit (Trachinotus falcatus) (Florida Record 56lbs. 2oz.) The Permit is a member of the Jack family and one of the most highly prized of the nearshore saltwater gamefish. A blunt snout and head, […]

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Fishing for Sailfish in Key West

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The Sailfish is Florida’s official State Saltwater Fish, and its incredible speed and acrobatic fight make it a very popular gamefish. Sailfish (Istiophorus albicans) (Florida Record 126lbs.)

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Fishing for Mahi-mahi in Key West

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The Mahi-mahi or Dolphinfish is one of the most popular sport fishes in Florida waters because they are easy to catch and delicious as food fish. Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) (Florida Record 81lbs.) The English name for this fish causes confusion because the Common Dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus is not related in any way to the marine […]

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Fishing for Yellowfin Tuna in Key West

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The Yellowfin Tuna is a delicious, hard-fighting fish that is sometimes caught when fishing deep waters off the Florida Keys. Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) (Florida Record 240lbs.) The Yellowfin Tuna is one of the larger Tuna species and often reaches weights in the 100-pound range. Yellowfin are prized for their sashimi-grade meat and are often […]

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Key West Fishing in January

Key West fishing in January means cool, comfortable fishing weather. Air temps are pleasant and shifts in water temperature really seem to turn on the fishing. Expect rough seas when cold fronts move through, then warming and calming trends between fronts. Hit the Backcountry during the sporty weather then catch a hot bite out on […]

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Key West Fishing in February

Key West weather begins warming back up in February as we edge toward the spring transition. Air temps are perfect for spending days on the water and fishing can really turn on over the reef, the wrecks, and out in the Backcountry. For Key West fishing in February, the best sea conditions are generally found […]

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Key West Fishing in March

Warm spring weather brings inviting conditions for Key West fishing in March. Town is lively with the first weeks of Key West Flats fishing and the first waves of spring breakers hitting all at once. The spring transition and fishing season gets underway with surface water temps climbing rapidly to average near 76°F by the […]

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Key West Fishing in April

Calm water and warm breezes make it a pleasure to spend April days offshore on Key West’s world-class saltwater sportfishing grounds. Key West charter fishing gets busy in April as fisherman hit town with one fish on their minds – Tarpon. Tarpon have specific water temperature preferences and April is when the migration usually gets […]

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Key West Fishing in May

May marks the start of summer for Key West sportfishermen. Hot weather and glassy conditions are the norm, making it easy to do long offshore runs to prime fishing grounds. Many fish are gathering on the reefs for summer spawning activities and Grouper season opens so it’s a great time of year for fun family […]

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Key West Fishing in June

Hot and calm is a recipe for great offshore fishing if you are thinking about doing some Key West fishing in June. Calm seas and school vacation make June a great month for a family fishing vacation in Key West. June Fish Species The Mutton Snapper schools will still be moving along the reef during […]

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