Key West fishing charters and guide service. Fishing the Key West waters from the backcountry to offshore. I fish all the waters around Key West, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean and the backcountry waters in between. Key West Florida offers many different types of fishing with so many species of fish to catch.
Key West Tarpon Fishing Charters – Fishing for giant tarpon right off Key West, Florida. Tarpon Fishing near Key West and the Key West Harbor is to say the least, impressive. Huge schools of these giants start to show up February and by March it’s on. It only gets better April through July when the harbor is full of tarpon. There are many guides fishing for tarpon in the harbor, but we all get along and work together. The Key West harbor is nothing like the boat chaos you see at Boca Grand Pass on TV. Much nicer and a lot fewer boats.
Key West Offshore and Deep Sea Fishing – The deep Atlantic waters off Key West have a lot to offer.
Different Seasons bring different species of fish to the Atlantic waters or as we call it Out Front ( Atlantic is out front yard and the Gulf of Mexico is our back yard). Warm weather means plenty of Mahi Mahi out past the reef along with wahoo and sailfish. When it’s a little cooler we see a lot more blackfin tuna, king mackerel and wahoo and sailfish. They do not always play by the rules, sometimes they are around when you would not expect them to be.
Key West Reef Fishing – Fishing the reefs in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. The barrier reefs on the Atlantic side offer constant action with yellowtail snapper. You may also catch big mutton snapper, many types of grouper, mackerel and many times run into a pelagic species you normally see in deeper water. If you looking for dinner, this is the fishing trip to do.
Key West Wreck Fishing – Fishing the deep wrecks in the Atlantic and the shallow wreck in the Gulf of Mexico. Big hard fighting fish! The Atlantic wrecks hold big mutton snapper, black grouper, african pompano, amberjack and many pelagic such as wahoo, tuna, mackerel and sailfish. The shallower Gulf wrecks are home to cobia, very large mackerel, mangrove snapper, grouper, barracuda and sharks.
Key West Flats Fishing – Fishing the beutiful shallow water flats of Key West and the lower Florida Keys.
The Keys are famous for its flats. They are very beautiful and calm. True flats fishing is when the guide is poling you across a flat or staked off waiting to sight cast to a fish. This does take some patience but is fun! This type of fishing is like hunting or stalking for fish. It is not non stop action fishing. You may catch tarpon, bonefish, permit, jacks, barracudas and sharks.
Key West Backcountry Fishing – Calm water fishing in the channels and basins near the flats. If you are worried about getting sea sick, this is the trip for you. The water is always calm in the backcountry. Plenty of action to keep you busy and tasty fish to bring home for dinner.
Captain Paul D’Antoni and the Florida Sportsman Magazine. Yes, I was lucky enough to get a nice article and the cover shot for Florida Sportsman magazine. It really is a great article of wreck fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. We fish for and caught cobia, king mackerel and permit. I spill the beans of how to target and catch all three in the Key west waters.
Key West Hotels, Attractions and Flights. I built this page to help you find hotels and flights in and to Key West. I also put up a little list of some of the nice restaurants in Key West.
Map and Directions to Seize the Day Charters – complete map and directions if you are driving in to Key West. This page was set up so you could find my charter boat, Seize the Day, with out any problem. Print this page out and take it with you to Key West. You may want to drive by Garrison Bight Marina when you get to Key West. Then you will already know where I am located and the day of the charter, you will find me with ease.