Offshore Deep Sea Fishing
Species caught: dolphin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish, kingfish, barracuda, jacks and sharks.
Tackle: Large spin and conventional trolling gear: Penn International 50, Penn International 80, Shimano TLD25, Shimono TLD30 2-Speed and Shimano TLD50s 2-Speed.
Wreck and Reef Fishing
The Keys are famous throughout history for swallowing up ships in the vast coral formations that protect the Keys and Key West from storms. These coral formations also provides homes for bottom fish such as grouper and snappers. Old sea wrecks make for great fishing spots. Schools of yellowtail,snappers, permit and amberjacks swim around the coral-covered structures. Snapper and grouper inhabit the crevices. On the Gulf side, smaller patch reefs dot the seascape. Schooling fish are never far away from these structures.
Species caught: yellowtail,permit, amberjacks, jacks, mackerel, grouper, snapper, cobia, sharks, and barracuda.
Tackle: spin, plug, fly.
Flats and Back country Fishing
The Keys are surrounded by mangrove islands and miles of grass flats and shallow sand. In the flats, species like bonefish search for shrimp, crabs and small fish in water as shallow as four inches. Beautiful flats are found on the gulf side of the Keys in the fabled backcountry. The backcountry is a region of uninhabited mangrove islands on the Gulf Side of the island chain.