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Fishing Report
Reports from those that know - the local guides.

Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations
Recreational size minimums, bag limits, and closed seasons.

Record Catches State and World Records for Key West's many fish.

Tournaments
Annual calendar of fishing events.

Paint & Release
A collection of original fish illustrations.

Fishing Seasons
When are they biting? Our guide to what's hot.

Fishing Licenses
Regulations you should know and how to get a license.

 

Blue Marlin

Key West Deep Sea Fishing's Grand Prize

Blue Marlin Illustration Key West Fishing
Illustration of a Blue Marlin by local Key West marine artist

The Blue Marlin is common to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This wide-ranging ocean migrator is known for capturing the attention of serious deep sea sport fishermen. Ernest Hemingway is perhaps best known of the many people who spent huge amounts of time and energy in pursuit of this magnificent fish. Even with sophisticated heavy tackle a marlin fight can last several hours with the outcome never certain.

For years, these fish were often killed so that anglers could have their picture taken with the fish back at the docks. This type of thinking has changed as anglers and officials in charge have worked to protect this prized catch. This fish is now always released unharmed, and able to fight (and more importantly, reproduce) in the future. Positive results are now noted as record catches have been reported in tournaments in Louisiana, the Virgin Islands, and Key West.

The best months to fish for marlin in the Florida Straits is May-June and September-October.

 

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Suggested Reading
"Outstanding...if you fish Florida, a must-have"
Florida fishing guide book
Sport Fish of Florida
by Vic Dunaway

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Keys Fishing Fact
The Florida Keys are located in the most biologically diverse area of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean sandwiching the islands, while the warm Gulf Stream current meanders close by, the ocean surrounding the Keys contains more species of fish than anywhere else in the Atlantic.

"A Fishing Paradise"

 


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