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Fish Calendar | Fishing Charters  

 

Whether you're a veteran angler or if you never held a rod and reel in your hands, the Key West area waters are sure to provide you with the fishing experience of a lifetime. 

There's always fish in season.  The natural reefs, shipwrecks and flats (shallow waters) serve as a year around feeding bowl, for the fish you want to catch.  You never have to schedule your trip around fishing season, but only decide what you want to catch while here.

Don't be disappointed.
Book fishing charters well in advance
!


Book Your Charter Now!

A skilled charter captain or backwater guide is the key to any successful trip.  Apart from taking you to where the fish are, they'll give you years of expert guidance on baits, tackle and techniques to catch that trophy mount that you've always wanted.

 

Some fishing charters provide a bounty of amenities that will make your experience much more memorable.  Always ask what's included in the charter price and about their rainout/rough seas refund policy.  Services to consider:

   
      - bait & tackle
      - fishing license
      - dry ice shipping of catch
      - trophy mount handling

 
  - lunch & beverages
  - cell phone use on-board
  - transportation to and
    from accommodations

 

Key West Fishing License.gif (2081 bytes) Fishing License Information:

Florida saltwater fishing licenses are available at most tackle shops to both residents & non-residents.  Payment is generally cash only, & you must have a valid driver's license

 
Florida Residents:
12 month:  $14

 

Non-Residents:
12 month:  $23
7 day:  $17 

 

 

Key West Fish Calendar

 

  January
  Barracuda
  Cobia
  Kingfish
  Sailfish
  Shark
  Yellowfin Tuna

 

  February
  Barracuda
  Cobia
  Kingfish
  Permit
  Sailfish
  Snapper
  Wahoo
  Yellowfin Tuna
  March
  Barracuda
  Blackfin Tuna
  Bonefish
  Cobia

  Grouper
  Kingfish
  Permit
  Sailfish
  Snapper

  Wahoo

 

  April
  Blackfin Tuna
  Bonefish
  Cobia

  Grouper
  Kingfish
  Permit
  Tarpon

  Sailfish
  Snapper
  May
  Bonefish
  Grouper
  Permit
  Tarpon

  Sailfish
  Shark

 

  June
  Blue Marlin
  Bonefish
  Dolphin
  Grouper
  Tarpon

  Shark
  White Marlin
  July
  Blue Marlin
  Dolphin
  Grouper
  Tarpon

  Shark
  Snapper
  August
  Blue Marlin
  Dolphin
  Grouper
  Tarpon

  Snapper
  Wahoo
  September
  Blue Marlin
  Bonefish
  Dolphin
  Sailfish

  Wahoo
  October
  Blackfin Tuna
  Blue Marlin
  Bonefish
  Permit
  Sailfish

  Wahoo
  November
  Blackfin Tuna
  Blue Marlin
  Bonefish
  Cobia
  Grouper
  Permit
  Sailfish

  Snapper
  Wahoo
  December
  Barracuda
  Blackfin Tuna
  Cobia
  Kingfish
  Permit
  Sailfish

  Yellowfin Tuna