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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.

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.


The Fishing Seasons of Key West

Angler, captain, and mate work closely together while fighting offshore gamefish.

It has been said many times that "there is always something to catch in Key West". Due to the warm tropical waters stretching out in every direction, anglers are afforded a world of fishing opportunities.

From the inshore to the offshore, the fishing in the Keys is diverse and excellent. Below is are some general rules of thumb then it comes to fish seasonality. There are many exception though.

Inshore/Flats Fishing:
  • Winter: Barracuda (often huge), shark, and occasionaly Permit.
  • Spring: Tarpon, bonefish, and permit.
  • Summer: Bonfish, Permit, Tarpon
  • Fall: Bonefish, Permit
Offshore/Deep Sea Fishing:
  • Winter: Kingfish, Tuna, Bonito, Sailfish, Cobia, Wahoo, & Mackeral
  • Spring: Sailfish, Cobia,
  • Summer: Dolphinfish,
  • Autumn: Sailfish, Tuna,

What is always here? Count on snapper, grouper, shark, barracuda, jacks, and a countless number of pan-fish (grunts, porgies, etc).



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

More Info & Ordering

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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