Florida Keys Fishing Is Famous For A Reason
According to the International Game Fish Association, more saltwater world records have been established in the Florida Keys than any other angling destination on the globe.
Hiring a charterboat or flats’ guide is advisable for the best fishing. Not only does the Keys captain offer local expertise and full equipment, he or she already possesses the necessary state fishing licenses required for all Florida visitors or residents.
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
Types of Florida Keys Fishing
Bonefish, tarpon, and permit are favored inshore species, but jacks, Spanish mackerel and barracuda also abound, especially in the winter months. Burly grouper and snapper haunt the reef areas. Acrobatic dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), billfish, tuna and wahoo cruise offshore.
If the day’s catch is not headed to the dinner table, taxidermists can provide exact reproduction mounts, for a three-dimensional memory!
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas &Marinas
The Keys are surrounded by miles of shallow sand and grass flats. Here, species like the bonefish root out crabs, shrimp and small fish in water as shallow as six inches. Beautiful flats are found on the Atlantic side of the Keys and in the fabled backcountry, a region of uninhabited mangrove islands on the Gulf Side of the island chain.
Species caught: tarpon, permit, bonefish, redfish, snook, sea trout, barracuda, jacks, sharks, and cobia.
Tackle: fly, spin, plug.
Light Tackle Fishing:
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina…vacation rentals
Light tackle boats are some of the most flexible charters in the Florida Keys, because they allow for either a casual family trip for some tasty “dinner fish” or a fly rod expedition for a record kingfish. Almost any species are achievable with light tackle, from tarpon to deep water sailfish, and anything in between, such as tuna, cobia, dorado, snapper, ceros and wahoo.
Deep sea, Offshore:
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