Key West Fish Species

Species We Fish For

Learn more about the fish we target and when we target them

Sailfish

We fish for sailfish all year long, they are most prevelent from November - May with the best months being April and May. A very popular Key West fishing species and really fun to catch known for aerobatic display and classic bill fish strike.


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Tuna Fishing

Year round Key West waters hold blackfin tunas, skipjack tunas. occasionally, yellowfin tunas randomly throughout the year as well. November - March holds good tuna fishing off Key West, makes for a nice addtion to any box of fish.


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Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi)

Kingfish (king mackerel) patrol the reef line durring the cooler months like December - March. Key West is known for its large kingfish up to 70lbs. Hard strikes and fast runs with decent food fare make them popular targets in Key West


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Wahoo

Wahoo are the toughest pelagic predators on the face of the planet—they can streak through the water upwards of 60-mph, they have teeth as sharp as razors, they fight like a wounded rhino. We fish for wahoo From November through the summer.


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Blue / White Marlin

Key West has a marlin fishery. Blue and White marlin. Fishing is best in the Summer and November. We always keep an eye and a bait out for them. We can arrange a marlin specific fishing charter or fish the Key West Marlin Tournament with you.


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Kingfish

Kingfish (king mackerel) patrol the reef line durring the cooler months like December - March. Key West is known for its large kingfish up to 70lbs. Hard strikes and fast runs with decent food fare make them popular targets in Key West.


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Grouper

Groupers are widely distributed in warm seas and are often dully coloured in greens or browns, but a number are brighter, more boldly patterned fishes. Some, such as the Nassau grouper, are noted for their ability to change from one to any of a number of other colour patterns. Also, in many species, individuals inhabiting deeper waters are much redder than those living near shore.


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Snapper

Snappers are found, often in abundance, throughout the tropics. Active, schooling fishes with elongated bodies, large mouths, sharp canine teeth, and blunt or forked tails, snappers are usually rather large, many attaining a length of 60–90 centimetres (2–3 feet). Snapper is identified as a highly prized table fish. This fish take a variety of different baits and lures.


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Cod

There is a saying that all the cod caught are hooked by a third of anglers fishing, and this is because casting is such an important element of cod fishing. A basic standard of casting ability and some local knowledge is essential, so cod are not the starting point for the novice sea angler. but with Bigfish, anyone can benefit from fishing cod in the local waters.


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