What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Key West, Florida for the first time?

Answers by verified FishingBooker anglers who went fishing in Key West

Sort by:
Sort by: Recommended
Showing:
31 - 60 of 150 answers
customer-avatar
Ann Lefiles
United States
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch on July 9, 2019
Yes, great experience! We really enjoyed our time on the water and highly recommend it for anyone looking to spend some time on the water and catch some fish!

customer-avatar
Rob Smith
Lehigh Acres, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Corsair 2 Sportfishing – Shared on July 7, 2019
Make the offshore trips full day if you can as they can go out further and target more species. Cover up well as sun can be brutal on the water.

customer-avatar
Alan Cottrell
Toano, VA
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Salty Goat Fishing Charters on July 4, 2019
Book a Salty Goat fishing charter . Crew was excellent Price was right . And had a great fish dinner that my family caught ourselves .

customer-avatar
Bruce Spears
Taylor Lake Village, TX
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Gulfstream IV Party Boat on June 18, 2019
Ask the captain exactly what they intend to catch and where they are going to fish, but most of all ask if small children are going to be on board.

customer-avatar
Mortuma Murry
Tampa, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Fish Key West - The Coolwater on June 16, 2019
Do back country on a 4 hour charter, unless your captain says otherwise. Check the fishing forecast first.

customer-avatar
Darrell Long
Southside, AL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Cowboy Charters - Irish Cowboy on June 13, 2019
Bring your sunglasses and sunblock. Stay hydrated. Get ready for an arm workout if you book with the Irish Cowboy because you will catch fish.

customer-avatar
David Bair
Key West, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Live Action Sportfishing 2 on June 12, 2019
If you are lucky enough to catch a tarpon, don't think you're going to get it in the boat. They are a protected fish and it's a good fight just to get it to the side of the boat.

customer-avatar
Darrell Long
Southside, AL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Charter Boat Sea-Clusion on June 10, 2019
Make sure you bring your sunglasses and make sure your arms are in shape as these fish are fighters.

customer-avatar
Jeffery Muschik
Rock Hill, SC
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Fish Key West - The Coolcast on June 8, 2019
Read the reviews and be ready for anything, full time action or a lot of boating and little action. You never know.

customer-avatar
Gil Jara
Key West, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Salty Goat Fishing Charters on June 4, 2019
Buy some bait to take with you like squid and shrimp. They have drinks on board but it is nice to have your own.

customer-avatar
Bruce Jack
Palm Shores, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Latitude 24 Fishing Charters on May 21, 2019
This guide did an outstanding job putting us on the fish ... for a shorter afternoon trip! It’s nice to be out on the water at sunset and the fish are biting!

customer-avatar
John Bachmann
Santee, CA
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner on April 19, 2019
Get a guarantee that you will be taken to where the big fish are, like you were told. I catch more fish on full charter trips for 65 bucks.

customer-avatar
Kathryn Jennette
Bethlehem, PA
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Fish Key West - The Coolcast on April 13, 2019
You better get out there and do it! If you don't you're really missing out. Fishing in the keys is the best!!!

customer-avatar
Beth Gloss
Denver, Colorado
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Easy Does It on March 24, 2019
Pick a good group to fish with, take a trip with the group you know- a private fishing trip is definitely worth it!

customer-avatar
Chris Lamb
Port Orange, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Outta Line Charters on March 23, 2019
Key west is best from water. Take a trip out and enjoy it. Very calm waters compared to the northeast. Can practically see the bottom in the shallows. Awesome fishing

customer-avatar
Sean Weadock
McKinney, TX
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Reel Thang Charters on March 13, 2019
Check out weather report via NOAA's website to see wave conditions. Then try to book your charter on calm days. Otherwise...you probably can't go wrong fishing in Key West.

customer-avatar
Joe Cimino
Hollywood, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Reel Easy Charters on March 9, 2019
Fairly calm waters, balmy temperatures and an abundance of different types of marine life. Your choice on what to fish for, lots of options.

customer-avatar
Rodger Elble
Carbondale, Illinois
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Reel Easy Charters on March 1, 2019
Take meclizine if you are susceptible to motion sickness. Use a good sun screen. Dress with lightly colored dry fit clothing.

customer-avatar
Patrick Martino
Church Hill, MD
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Good Times Key West – 19' on May 4, 2021
Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.

customer-avatar
Asterios Houtas
Miami, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Reel A Salt on June 26, 2020
The weather was amazing and fishing the back country was amazing! Highly recommend.

customer-avatar
Michael Oehlrich
Lehigh Acres, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Charter Boat Sea-Clusion on August 19, 2019
Research the boat and captain thoroughly and ensure you get the captain you paid for..

customer-avatar
Stephen Thigpen
Austin, TX
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Fish Key West - The Coolcast on August 1, 2019
You are lucky if you get Josh as your captain. Top notch professional and a good person to know

customer-avatar
Scott Hudson
New Smyrna Beach, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Cowboy Charters - Irish Cowboy on July 20, 2019
the only thing I can say is book the right charter.....cowboy sportfishing charters

customer-avatar
Mike Bedell
Atlanta, Georgia
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Easy Does It on July 5, 2019
Get a cool Captain who knows the spots (Captain Chris for instance with Reel Easy).

customer-avatar
Gary Harjo
Orlando, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Fish Key West - The Coolwater II on June 27, 2019
With first timers or children fish nearshore reefs to get the most out of your experience.

customer-avatar
Kimberly Reagan
Miami, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Corsair 2 Sportfishing – Key West on June 21, 2019
Bring plenty of sunscreen! It was hot!!! And if the Corsair 2 in available, book it!!

customer-avatar
Robert Schrot
Valrico, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Fish Key West - The Coolcast on June 17, 2019
Come prepared for changeable weather conditions and choose your Charter/Captain wisely.

customer-avatar
Eddie Jones
Bixby, OK
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Reel Smoker on May 31, 2019
Reel Easy Charters will put you on Fish. Enjoy the whole experience of Key West.

customer-avatar
Jaime Byrne
Bunnell, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Salty Goat Fishing Charters on June 9, 2019
Just have sunscreen and drinks for yourself. The boat/crew does all the rest. Great for kids!!!

customer-avatar
Charles Kidik
Key West, FL
VERIFIED  
Went fishing with Wild Bill Sport Fishing on May 17, 2019
Take Dramamine. It's not a whimpy thing to do. Two of my crew spent $170 to vomit.