Gulf of Mexico Towers Fishing

One of the most interesting specialty trips offered by the Fish Key West Charter Captains is known as Tower Fishing. Spread across the Gulf of Mexico is a series of huge US Air Force communication relay towers sitting in depths of 35 to 110 feet of water. Each tower is supported by 5 enormous round steel legs that angle at 45 degrees down from just below the water line to the massive concrete pad that anchors the tower. Although they lie anywhere from 10 to 20 miles offshore, and well beyond the 9-mile state line marine limit, several of these towers are within range of the Key West Fishing Charter boats.

Since the towers sit on a broad, empty seafloor plain that is nearly devoid of fish-holding structure, they are fish magnets that draw huge numbers of fish, including large schools of big pelagic game fish and hundreds of giant Goliath Groupers. The towers are so isolated and distant that most sport fishing boats never visit them. Moreover, to legally fish the federal waters in which the towers stand, and keep the fish, a Federal Charter Boat Fishing Permit is required.

Fish Key West Charters are one of the few Key West Fishing Guide services with the experience and expertise it takes to get the Federal Fishing Permit. When you drop bait into the sheltered waters around the legs of the towers, you are ensured fast action and a bountiful catch of bottom fish as well as the big pelagic species including Great Barracuda, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Grouper, Permit, Spadefish, and Snapper. Since the Fish Key West Charter Captains have permits that allow fish to be kept, you can choose the best of your catch to bring home for a delicious dinner.

Although there are plenty of fish here in every season, the crowds are thin so there is plenty of fishing space and endless numbers of hungry sport fish waiting below. Tap into this pristine open water fishery by contacting Fish Key West Charters and booking your Tower Fishing Trip now.