Florida Keys and Key West Fishing

From the backcountry and the Florida Everglades to the reefs and the deep sea of the Gulfstream, the Florida Keys offers not only the finest fishing in Florida, but world class sportfishing at its very best. Target marlin, sailfish, mahi mahi, tarpon, snook, snapper, wahoo, or even shark! Experience deep drop fishing, angle the reef, light tackle or deep sea - Key West and the Florida Keys have it all!

Light Tackle

This sport was developed by fishing captains here in the Keys who wanted to raise the bar on the excitement of sportfishing. When lighter line and gear is used to catch fish, the fight gets tougher and more challenging, give sportfishermen a chance to test their mettle. Ready to try it? Check out Captain Paul Tryon of Key West's Tailchaser Charters.

For a challenge of a lifetime, try shark fishing with Key West Guide Dan Dempsey. You will certainly find your share of rod-bending action in the exquisite backcountry channels and flats of Key West with Captain Dan.

More guides and charters in Key West can be found through Key West Pro Guides, an online reservation service for more than 16 professional captains.

Deep Sea Charters

True World Class Fishing can be found on the reefs and along the edge of the Gulfstream in the Atlantic. You can catch your dinner or the trophy of a lifetime like the sailfish caught (and released) on Christmas Day 2007 by this young woman aboard the Mr. Z. Read more about this day of fishing on the captain's blog.

If you're up for something truly unusual, you may want to try deep drop fishing. Deep drop fishing is an obsession for some serious anglers, but few most lack the dough for a $3,000 electric reel. But it's all in a day's fishing for Captain Craig of the Mr. Z, a 46 Bertram charter that is outfitted for every sort of sportfishing angle imaginable.

Check out this Squidoo site for more on Key West Fishing.

Is Islamorada really the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Plenty of celeberities as well as locals think so. This middle Florida Key is situated at the bend of the island chain, where US1 turns west toward Key West. Its proximity to the Gulfstream, the numerous reefs and wrecks, and the beautiful backcountry means anglers can taste any sort of fishing they like. Try PrizeFighter Charters for deep sea fishing in comfort aboard a Buddy Davis 47' Sportfisherman.

For a backcountry experience, try In the Skinny Charters with Captain Jeff. Go after tarpon, bonefish, permit and more in the flats and islands off of Islamorada aboard the 18 foot Mary Moon.

Key Largo Guides and Charters

Marathon Charters

Wanto to know what's biting? Chek this Fishing Calendar for the Keys.

Boat Rentals

If you want to be your own fishing guide, but you don't have a boat, you can rent one from Florida Keys Boat Rentals.

Marinas and Supplies



Keywords: Sport Fishing Florida Keys Fishing, Key Largo to Key West
Sport Fishing in Florida and The Keys