Key West Fishing

Home to Nobel laureate and notorious angler Ernest Hemingway as well as some of the best fishing in all of North America, Key West is your quintessential Florida fishery. From the exalted offshore adventures along the massive deep water trough just beyond its reef, to wading the uninhabited flats and remote mangroves for the Big 3 of flats fishing (Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon), USA's southernmost continental point has it all. And due to its festive dining, breathtaking snorkeling and diving opportunities, you never have to worry about leaving your non-angler friends and family behind again!

Known For

Southernmost Point, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Duval Street, Billfish Hotspot, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Museum, Mallory Square, Martello Towers, Trophy-sized Snook, The Oldest House in South Florida, Key West Aquarium

Rules & Regulations

You do not need a license if you are fishing from a for-hire vessel, guided charter, party boat, that has a valid charter boat license or charter captain license.

Key West Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.