Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing Charters

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Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Deep Sea Fishing in Florida Keys

It was Ernest Hemingway who popularized deep sea fishing in the Florida Keys. Now, locals and visitors from far and wide make their way to the Keys to follow in his footsteps, heading out into the Atlantic or up into the Gulf of Mexico.

Deep sea fishing in the Keys is fantastic no matter where you set sail. The offshore waters running all the way from Key Largo to Key West host Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Swordfish and a variety of enchanting Snapper and Grouper species.

In November, Sailfish, Tuna, and King Mackerel start showing up offshore, peaking between December and February. As these species start fading out in spring, they’re replaced by Mahi Mahi, followed by Blue Marlin in June. Anglers tend to catch more Swordfish during summer, too. December through February is a good time to target Snapper and Grouper on the reefs, then they move offshore from spring until August.

Since deep sea fishing in the Florida Keys is so popular, you’ll have no problem finding a local captain to put you on the bite. Full day trips are usually the best since you might have to go further offshore to reach the hottest spots. Shorter trips (6-hour charters) can also be productive, especially if you want to just check what’s biting.

Where to try deep sea fishing in the Florida Keys? The Bluewater comes right up to the Florida Reef. The Gulf Stream runs roughly 10-20 miles offshore, and 10 miles further is a chain of underwater mountains – The Humps. The Lower Keys offers access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida Keys
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,781 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Florida Keys

Use Second Nature Charters. They help learn and will hard to put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Second Nature Charters. They help learn and will hard to put you on fish!
Second Nature Charters
Second Nature Charters
Sunscreen, light weight long-sleeve shirt and water!!!! Be patient and just have fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, light weight long-sleeve shirt and water!!!! Be patient and just have fun
Hooked Up Charters
Hooked Up Charters
Water is provided. But if you want snacks or drinks besides water, bring your own. Also, go to the restroom before you leave.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is provided. But if you want snacks or drinks besides water, bring your own. Also, go to the restroom before you leave.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Listen to the recommendations of the captain. They know which fish are active.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the recommendations of the captain. They know which fish are active.
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Practice your double haul and be prepared for wind and low hanging branches
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Practice your double haul and be prepared for wind and low hanging branches
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
The captain provided everything needed for fishing, just bring sunscreen and/or a fishing shirt.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain provided everything needed for fishing, just bring sunscreen and/or a fishing shirt.
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon
Communicate with your captain. Let him know your target species and how you like to fish and your ability to do so. A good captain will always accommodate you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with your captain. Let him know your target species and how you like to fish and your ability to do so. A good captain will always accommodate you.
Key West Charter Fishing
Key West Charter Fishing
Definitely go for the Islamorada hump, and fish with Easy does it Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go for the Islamorada hump, and fish with Easy does it Islamorada
Easy Does It Islamorada
Easy Does It Islamorada
Great fish variety on the reef. A good guide can find the nice sized fish. The big ones can hung up in the reef structure. As usual, the winds can make or break your day. I love fishing in Marathon!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fish variety on the reef. A good guide can find the nice sized fish. The big ones can hung up in the reef structure. As usual, the winds can make or break your day. I love fishing in Marathon!
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
Captain John Callion is the best professional guide I’ve ever booked. Prompt, courteous,,extremely knowledgeable about fish and habitat, as well as technique, boat was clean, tackle was on point and the entire trip was excellent bow to stern. If you want to catch fish, and enjoy the trip, this is your guide. Professional, helpful, informative and personable. If i could give him 10 stars, he earned and deserves every one.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain John Callion is the best professional guide I’ve ever booked. Prompt, courteous,,extremely knowledgeable about fish and habitat, as well as technique, boat was clean, tackle was on point and the entire trip was excellent bow to stern. If you want to catch fish, and enjoy the trip, this is your guide. Professional, helpful, informative and personable. If i could give him 10 stars, he earned and deserves every one.
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Check the weather and make sure you’re prepared for high seas just in case. We had some pretty good swells and the wind was only 12-14 mph. One of guys got sick the first hour and basically missed out on the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather and make sure you’re prepared for high seas just in case. We had some pretty good swells and the wind was only 12-14 mph. One of guys got sick the first hour and basically missed out on the trip.
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Listen to your Capt recommendation. I said the trip was appropriate for children because the Capt was excellent. The weather and sea this day would not have been.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your Capt recommendation. I said the trip was appropriate for children because the Capt was excellent. The weather and sea this day would not have been.
Easy Does It Islamorada
Easy Does It Islamorada
Enjoy your day on the water and take your fresh catch to Lazy Lobster where they will prepare it for a great meal.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy your day on the water and take your fresh catch to Lazy Lobster where they will prepare it for a great meal.
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Stay in the north side and backcountry, as the wind is rough on the open ocean side.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in the north side and backcountry, as the wind is rough on the open ocean side.
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
We enjoyed inshore fishing. We would definitely recommend it for people with kids. It is much more active than trolling.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We enjoyed inshore fishing. We would definitely recommend it for people with kids. It is much more active than trolling.
Tail Gator Charters
Tail Gator Charters
Bring Sun screen, long sleeve clothing, hat, pants. Address motion sickness before going on vacation(see your doctor) it’s a long way out and back if you get ill. Hydration the day before and during the charter. No greasy or fatty foods helps. Watch your Alcohol consumption the day before and during the trip. Snacks, towel, water, personal items.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring Sun screen, long sleeve clothing, hat, pants. Address motion sickness before going on vacation(see your doctor) it’s a long way out and back if you get ill. Hydration the day before and during the charter. No greasy or fatty foods helps. Watch your Alcohol consumption the day before and during the trip. Snacks, towel, water, personal items.
Second Nature Charters
Second Nature Charters
You're fishing offshore in Keywest, Florida!!! Enjoy it, it's fishing in Keywest! Beautiful water...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You're fishing offshore in Keywest, Florida!!! Enjoy it, it's fishing in Keywest! Beautiful water...
My Ohana Sport Fishing
My Ohana Sport Fishing
Get a guide with some personality and shows he really cares. Josh is your guy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide with some personality and shows he really cares. Josh is your guy.
Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada
Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada
Highly recommended. Experienced fisherman and navigator…… boating through the rough 3-4 swells and knows how to spot fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommended. Experienced fisherman and navigator…… boating through the rough 3-4 swells and knows how to spot fish.
Salty Morada Charters
Salty Morada Charters

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