Scattered all over the
Florida Keys with the largest concentration off of Key West out
to the Dry Tortugas. Some are sunk on purpose, others found
their fate in storms. West of the Marquesas Keys there are many
that were used for targeting. All of them worth visiting for the
fishing and adventure offering a mixed bag of fish such as
Cobia, Permit, Huge Barracudas, kingfish, sharks, Goliath
Groupers, Groupers, Snappers, Amber Jacks and More.
along the Florida Keys are the reefs. The only living coral
reefs in the continental US. Stretching from Miami all the way
past the Dry Tortugas these reefs are alive with a huge
ecosystem. Super versatile to fish as there are reefs on both
sides of the island chain Reef fishing is a great way to enjoy
your day on the water here in Key West and the Florida Keys.
Fish shallow on the patch reefs in 15 - 35 ft of water or use
the mid reefs to fish in 80 - 130 ft of water, venture out a bit
farther to the humps and ledges to fish to depths of 700 ft.
using electric reels for deep dropping. All areas are great for
bottom fish such as Groupers and Snappers with a side order of
Pelagic species such as kingfish, Mackerel, Tuna, wahoo,
Sailfish, Dolphin and more.
The Dry Tortugas
specialty trip offered by only a handful of fishing guides this
trip is by far the ultimate in wreck reef light tackle fishing.
Some guides offer overnight 2 day trips, others offer day trips.
A National Park Permit is required to fish inside park
boundaries. Trips and costs vary.
Using a center console boat 29 - 38 ft in length and generally twin
or triple out board powered (pictured above) the light tackle
center console boats are about the most versatile offshore
fishing machine available for Wreck and Reef
tackle fishing. Able to sustain over 32knts with some that
cruise around 40 you can be sure to get to the fishing grounds
quickly and have a stable fishing platform while you are there.
The Wreck and Reef
The fishing guides on these
boats are well devised in many ways of angling to show you the
best time ever. They have many years of experience and lots of
spots to fish. Working with you one on one you are sure to learn
allot from these well seasoned water men as they teach you how to
catch the fish of a lifetime and take some home for dinner.
The Methods of Fishing
Bottom fishing, drift
baiting, kite fishing, trolling, live baiting are just a few of
the styles of fishing you will enjoy when fishing with one of
our pros. Bring a fly rod along to add to the challenge.
Trips of this nature are 4,
6, and 8 hours long depending on your preference. Geared toward
not more than 4 persons. We suggest that if you want to
experience all that this kind of charter has to offer to book
the 8 hour trip with no limits. If budget allows, this charter
will impress you to no end with great fishing in areas like the
Dry Tortugas, Marquesas, and deep gulf wrecks. Species to fish
for on these trips are Grouper, Snapper, Jacks, Permit, Cobia,
Sailfish, Tuna, African Pompano, Mutton Snappers, Sharks, Reef
Species, Goliath Grouper, Barracudas and many more.
- Dr. Catcher