The 220 miles of coral reef the run the length of the Florida Keys and beyond Key West to the Dry Tortugas form the backbone of the most diverse and abundant marine ecosystems in the Western Hemisphere. Visitors here enjoy countless activities related to the coral, reef, but nothing compares to the thrill of Key West fishing. From bonefishing on the flats to hunting the big game fish that run offshore and all the coral reef fishing in between, Key West fishing will make your vacation one the most exciting vacations you’ll ever experience!
Exciting is the perfect word for Key West fishing- just ask anyone who’s had the pleasure of heading out to sea in a sport fisher for a day of chasing tuna, marlin, wahoo, or mahi mahi. Or ask the flats fisherman who tosses out a lure in front of a bonefish and watches it grab the lure and take off. Salt water sport fishing is serious fun, and the fish are serious fighters. You gotta be strong to live in the ocean!
Key West fishing can also take you to the back country, where anglers target permit, tarpon, sharks and bonefish. There are dozens of tiny uninhabited islands covered in mangroves and set in shallow water. You could spend weeks, even months exploring the rich abundance of life that lives in the back country, and your Key West fishing guide will show you how to target each species. From the elusive bonefish who requires precise placement of the bait or lure, to the might bottom-feeding sharks that cruise around, there’s a special method and a unique thrill to catching each one. Key West fishing guides will take you there and coach you through each technique until you feel the thrill of an awesome catch on the line.
While on vacation in the Southernmost City, why not try each type of Key West fishing? Wreck and Reef fishing, flats fishing, offshore fishing, or back country fishing- they’re all different but the one thing they have in common is great thrills and excitement that make for the best memories ever.