Although Key West has a superb reputation as a top-notch deep sea angling destination, its also a remarkable location to do some light tackle fishing in at the reefs, wrecks, Key West flats, and the back country flats. Great inshore fishing options around Key West are plentiful. The extensive coral system on the Atlantic side of the Keys has the structure and feeder fish to attract ample game fish like yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, barracuda, black grouper, red grouper, and many more fish species.
The waters surrounding Key West are full of an assortment of shipwrecks. These vessels, after sinking or intentional scuttling, become thriving habitats for marine species. There are great wrecks to fish on both to the south and on the Gulf side of Key West. One of the most popular sport-fishing species is tarpon. This large fighting fish species, which can grow to weigh over one hundred and thirty pounds, can be caught in the channels of Key West Harbor as well in the saltwater flats. In the flats, anglers can also catch great species like bonefish and permit. Permit, an elusive and feisty species, can also be nabbed off a rocky reef, named Permit Reef, during its spawn.
The most obvious benefit of Key West light tackle fishing is the constant bent-rod action. If you would like to participate in a brief excursion with ample activity, a light tackle charter is a great option. Light tackle jaunts are also suitable for kids, who do not always possess the patience for an extended deep sea charter. Children, like adults, appreciate the continuous action of light tackle angling. We have a great selection of experienced captains and customized charter vessels. Being able to catch a lot of fish is why this is one of the best things to do.