Big Pine Key

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Big Pine Key Fishing Charters

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Big Pine Key: 233 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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Little Torch Key
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trips from $500
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
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5.0 / 5
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(46 reviews)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Big Pine Key

According to customer reviews, Mountains to Marshes, Lower Keys Offshore Adventures, and Gettin' Tight Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Big Pine Key, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Big Pine Key.

The average price for a private 4 hour Big Pine Key fishing trip is $491, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $776 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Mountains to Marshes, Lower Keys Offshore Adventures, and Gettin' Tight Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Big Pine Key.

The most popular fish species you can target are Mangrove Snapper, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Yellowtail Snapper. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, reef fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With the waters of the Gulf kissing the shores on one side, and the wilderness of the Atlantic on the other, it’s easy to see what makes the Keys unique. And fishing in Big Pine Key is no exception. Small and beautiful, this little town will give you the best of both worlds – a relaxing day and exciting fishing!

You can fish for just about anything in these waters. Inshore you’ll see Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Pompano – to name a few. There’s also big Snapper and Grouper lurking in the reefs, waiting to take your bait. Head a bit further offshore, and you’ll be rewarded with trophy Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and of course, Marlin.

If you’re looking for an introduction to the area, or just want to take your family out for a day of fun, a half day inshore trip is a great choice. However, if you want to test the waters for some big pelagics, think about booking a full day or an extended full day trip as you’ll need more time to get to the fishing grounds.

There are fishing charters everywhere you look in Big Pine Island! Really, it’s a small town surrounded by water, so just head to the nearest waterway, and chances are there’s a charter waiting there. Just choose between the Gulf and the Atlantic and head over to that side of the island.

Rules & Regulations

Hop aboard a Big Pine Key fishing charter, and you won’t have to worry about fishing licenses, as you’ll be covered by the captain. There are regulations when it comes to certain fish species, so book your trip with a reputable captain who’ll keep you in the loop and make sure you’re fishing within the law.

Big Pine Key
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 26550 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Trout seem to never let an angler down around Florida. You can also get Snook around the inshore shallows. Offshore waters can reward you with Tuna, Mackerel, Sailfish, and Swordfish.

February

Now you have a solid offer of Trout, Permit, some Reds, and Snook inshore. Further out, you can get Mangrove Snapper, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Snapper, and Bills.

March

Tarpon time is upon us. Head to the flats to get them. Bonefish are also on the chew. Pre-spawning Permit are feisty. Also, Redfish are strong and can be massive. Inshore is the place to be.

April

The weather’s improving and fishing’s getting better. You can get Bonefish inshore, as well as Permit and Jack Crevalle, while offshore there are Amberjack, Sailfish, Swordfish, and other big catches.

May

Mangrove Snapper is available, but you can also get bags full of Permit, Bonefish, and Cobia. Out there, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo are rising in numbers.

June

Tarpon are biting like crazy. Hire a boat and head out to the bridges and flats to make your day even better. Offshore waters boast Amberjack, Billfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and you can get Grouper around reefs.

July

The hot fishing action continues. If you look inshore, you can still get Tarpon, Permit, and some Cobia. Offshore, the fish are biting heavily. Some Sailfish, many Swordfish, Tuna, and Wahoo are yours to claim.

August

The summer break is still on, and the fishing is on par with the heat. Go on an offshore trip and get yourself strong Amberjack, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, some Tuna, and more.

September

Kids go back to school, but the fish are going nowhere. In inshore waterways you can catch Permit, Reds, Trout, Bonefish, whereas an offshore trip can get you a Marlin, an occasional Tuna, Wahoo, and some other members of the Bill family.

October

As the heat drops, Snook rise in number, here to stay until February. The offshore waters remain productive and you can get some Kings, Tuna, Wahoo, and Swordfish. Head to the reefs for some Grouper and Snapper.

November

Kids like Lemon and Blacktip Shark and this is a good time to get them. Cobia are in solid numbers, as are Trout and Snook. Offshore, Tuna numbers are improving.

December

Barracuda are in their prime time. Go and get them. Don’t miss out on Wahoo. They are now as strong as ever and put up an excellent fight. Big Pine Swordfish are still there, ready for some rod-bending action.

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Research your guides, and come when the timing is optimum for the species you are after. Give yourself two or three days to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research your guides, and come when the timing is optimum for the species you are after. Give yourself two or three days to fish.
John  D.
John D. Crossnore, NC
Look for Getting Tight Charters. We went twice this week. Would highly recommend
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for Getting Tight Charters. We went twice this week. Would highly recommend
Linda  M.
Linda M. Jacksonville, FL
Book a good charter. I went with a local BGS South charters and had the time of my life. Tight lines!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a good charter. I went with a local BGS South charters and had the time of my life. Tight lines!
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Marathon, Florida
If you’re going to target tarpon, definitely wait until March-April. I came at the end February and it was just a tiny bit too early
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re going to target tarpon, definitely wait until March-April. I came at the end February and it was just a tiny bit too early
Tyler  D.
Tyler D. Niagara Falls, NY
Check into the local bait shops and find out the current trends and locations for the best fishing because it is always changing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check into the local bait shops and find out the current trends and locations for the best fishing because it is always changing.
Connie  S.
Connie S. Big Pine Key, Florida
Great trip! My son and Captain Jim bonded immediately. After trying to make me a fisherman, Captain Jim accepted failure with dignity . Luc and Captain Jim were able to catch enough Mahi to satisfy our taste for fish. If you want to learn about the ocean and learn how to catch fish, then Captain Jim is the charter to book. It was a pleasure to spend the day fishing with a man with similar old fashioned American values as myself. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS CAPTAIN JIM.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip! My son and Captain Jim bonded immediately. After trying to make me a fisherman, Captain Jim accepted failure with dignity . Luc and Captain Jim were able to catch enough Mahi to satisfy our taste for fish. If you want to learn about the ocean and learn how to catch fish, then Captain Jim is the charter to book. It was a pleasure to spend the day fishing with a man with similar old fashioned American values as myself. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS CAPTAIN JIM.
Jon  B.
Jon B. Martinsville, IN
Beautiful crystal clear water, fish are plentiful but Mother Nature is not to be messed with. We saw a huge water spout touchdown not far from us for about 6-7 minutes. Storms come out of nowhere and the currents are strong. If you are inexperienced hire a guide
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful crystal clear water, fish are plentiful but Mother Nature is not to be messed with. We saw a huge water spout touchdown not far from us for about 6-7 minutes. Storms come out of nowhere and the currents are strong. If you are inexperienced hire a guide
Samuel  B.
Samuel B. Venice, FL
Go to the No Name Pub while there. the food is good and the place has a great vibe to it. Tarpon fishing under the bridge was excellent as well!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to the No Name Pub while there. the food is good and the place has a great vibe to it. Tarpon fishing under the bridge was excellent as well!!!
Stoney  R.
Stoney R. Dallas, TX
Big Pine Key is very close to Marathon. Marathon being far better of a location when truly wanting the Florida Keys Fishing Experience. There are no shortage of available "Honey Holes" for finding the fish you're looking for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Big Pine Key is very close to Marathon. Marathon being far better of a location when truly wanting the Florida Keys Fishing Experience. There are no shortage of available "Honey Holes" for finding the fish you're looking for.
Greg  N.
Greg N. Placerville, CA
Captain Jim is a stand up guy! Has amazing knowledge of the local waterways. We got an amazing value out of the trip. He went above and beyond our expectations. Tight Lines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Jim is a stand up guy! Has amazing knowledge of the local waterways. We got an amazing value out of the trip. He went above and beyond our expectations. Tight Lines
Nicholas  F.
Nicholas F. West Palm Beach, FL
Because of the diversity of flats and keys, you get a wide variety of fishing opportunities.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Because of the diversity of flats and keys, you get a wide variety of fishing opportunities.
Patrick  W.
Patrick W. Marathon, Florida
Good sun glasses. Long sleeved shirt & pants. Neck gaiter. Long billed hat. Lotion. Capt. will supply everything else - quality tackle, knowledge, good humor & instruction as needed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good sun glasses. Long sleeved shirt & pants. Neck gaiter. Long billed hat. Lotion. Capt. will supply everything else - quality tackle, knowledge, good humor & instruction as needed.
Richard  K.
Richard K. Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Mountains to Marshes
Mountains to Marshes
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We have a great day of tarpon fishing with Capt Jim. He put us on multiple opportunities. He was very knowledgeable and fun to fish with. The boat and equipment were well cared for and he was well prepared. We would go again and highly recommend!
Bradley  B.
Bradley B.
BGS South Charters LLC
BGS South Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We had a goal of catching our first mahi and captain Beamer put us right on top of them. We caught nearly 60 fish and had the time of our lives. Highly recommend captain Beamer for some good fishing and great company!
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. St. Petersburg, FL
BGS South Charters LLC
BGS South Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(98 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with Beamer! My son and I both wanted to sight fish so this was perfect. We spent the day casting jigs for Mahi Mahi. We caught a ton of fish including a few dandy's. Mark was an excellent captain! Would do it again.
Andrew  V.  C.
Andrew V. C.
Light Tackle Sportfishing With Capt. Steve
Light Tackle Sportfishing With Capt. Steve
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Fishing was hard, but captain STEVE did eveything to get us on the fish we ended up having an absolute blast catching a few. Great hospitality and boat was very well maintained with lots of knowledge on board
Cole  P.
Cole P. West Haven, UT
BGS South Charters LLC
BGS South Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Had a great trip with Captain Beamer. He did a great job making sure the trip was fun, entertaining and productive. We caught a variety of fish including a nice snapper dinner. We were very surprised to see a couple turtles making baby turtles! A memorable, great day for sure!
Jesse  T.
Jesse T. Ann Arbor, MI
Mountains to Marshes
Mountains to Marshes
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Great experience and guidance with Jim. Would recommend and love doing again!
Zane  H.
Zane H. Fort Worth, TX
BGS South Charters LLC
BGS South Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Mahi Mayem! After a beautiful 30 minute ride on calm seas, we ended up in the most bluest water I have seen. Captain Mark put us in a front row seat of a fish frenzy! It was chaos for a solid 45 mins-my son and I had several Mahi doubles during the mele. At the end, we had Mahi for the freezer and a memory for a lifetime! Thanks Captain Beamer!
Donnie  A.
Donnie A. Macon, GA
Mountains to Marshes
Mountains to Marshes
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Had a great time, got on some tarpon, and sharks! Overall a great trip would definitely recommend going out with Captain Jim, he definitely made the whole trip entertaining and fun!
Barrett  T.
Barrett T. Virginia Beach, VA
Tight Lines Charter – Keys
Tight Lines Charter – Keys
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
My friend and I went tarpon fishing with Captain Jeff Zellers on a 6 hour trip. Fishing conditions were not ideal, with steady east wind and a good bit of chop on the water. Captain Jeff did a great job anchoring the boat in such position to optimize our hook up chances. We brought one to the boat and jumped and fought4 others. We did not see any other boats with a hookup. Captain Jeff is patient, pleasant, and knows his stuff on the tarpon fishing. I would recommend him highly.
John  D.
John D. Crossnore, NC
BGS South Charters LLC
BGS South Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We initially planned to fish on the Atlantic side, but the wind picked up and we decided to change plans. Capt Beamer switched gears to keep us on the water and we headed to the back country. An hour later we were on the flats pulling in fish. I had a great time finishing and will definitely book with BGS South Charters again.
John  R.
John R. Miami, Florida
Gettin' Tight Charters
Gettin' Tight Charters
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Todd was amazing. He and his wife took good care if us and put us on fish. We had such a great experience that we booked a second charter with Getting Tight for later this week. Fish On!!
Linda  M.
Linda M. Jacksonville, FL
Feelin' Fishy Charters
Feelin' Fishy Charters
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Chris was patient and helpful, tried hard to find fish when it looked like it was not going to be a good day. Highly recommend him.
Kalman  E.
Kalman E.
Light Tackle Sportfishing With Capt. Steve
Light Tackle Sportfishing With Capt. Steve
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Great da reef fishing with Captain Steve. Good boat and equipment, explained a lot so we as newcomers to Keys fishing were in good hands. Found the right spots so we ended up with plenty of yummy yellowtail snapper for dinner. 100% gladly again next time!
Arndt  V.  K.
Arndt V. K. Polk City, IA
Gettin' Tight Charters
Gettin' Tight Charters
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We got a good amount of keepers, the weather was perfect , the boat was comfortable and reliable, and the crew was friendly and accomidating.
George  H.
George H. Broadalbin, NY
Gettin' Tight Charters
Gettin' Tight Charters
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We had the best day fishing!! Captains put us on fish & husband caught a Goliath Grouper! We caught a lot of different kinds of fish. We booked on short notice and had the best experience. We highly recommend Gettin Tight Charters. We would book with them again no doubt! Great people with much fishing knowledge.By far one of the best charters we’ve taken thru 35+ yrs!
Craig  L.
Craig L. Columbiana, AL
Mountains to Marshes
Mountains to Marshes
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
I told Capt. Jim that I wanted to fish for Tarpon. He did his job. We saw more then 50 Tarpon and were able to cast to at least half of them. We also go onto permit, snook and grouper. Capt Jim is easy going but very determined to find fish. If you fish with him, you will not be disappointed. I will fish with him again.
George  B.
George B. Somersworth, NH
Mountains to Marshes
Mountains to Marshes
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Definitely had plenty of chances to catch and had we hit the sweet spot with the fly when those Tarps were in zone then the gods would have gifted us the trophy we wanted! Jim certainly kept us on our toes with plenty of guidance and it just ended on being one of those nearly days!! Nice one Jim! Just means we need to come back for more!!
Lee  E.
Lee E. Marathon, Florida
Tight Lines Charter – Keys
Tight Lines Charter – Keys
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Wish I could say it was horrible so I could keep him to myself. But I can’t. The trip was everything I expected and more. Bucket list item for me and he did not disappoint. Great trip, he even suggested we wait a few hours so conditions would improve. Thank you Jeff we will be back
Mike  E.
Mike E. Auburn, AL
Gettin' Tight Charters
Gettin' Tight Charters
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Great 1/2 day trip! Captain and crew were great. Perfect trip with a family!
Megan  S.
Megan S. Miami, Florida
Reel Therapy Fishing - 17'
Reel Therapy Fishing - 17'
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Very good
4.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Wanted to show two experienced 14 year old boys fishing in the keys. They went (captain has no problem with younger adults) - they caught- and are bolstered on stuff only they care about. ie social media. I’d to it again!
John  J.
John J. Norfolk, VA

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