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Top Ten Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Fishing Charters Marathon Fl - Deep Sea Fishing Marathon Florida Keys provides excellent fishing year round and over 600 species of fish to catch. With warm weather year round and 125 mile stretch of 1700 islands that make up the Florida Keys. Marathon Keys offers backcountry fishing that features bonefish tarpon, permit, redfish and Snook. Reef & wreck fishing is also very good in Marathon including fishing types of snapper, grouper, jacks and of course adrenaline pumping Offshore deep sea fishing for blue and white marlin, sailfish, Sward fish, tuna and dolphin. 

Fishing Charters in Marathon

Middle Florida Keys Islands of Marathon Florida. From there we are able to access the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and The Everglades in Florida Bay. The Atlantic Ocean has many near shore shallow water flats and inshore patch reefs within 2-3 miles from shore.  On the rougher days we usually stay in this area so it’s not too rough and everyone is comfortable catching fish.  About 4-5 miles from shore is where the actual reef line that runs parallel to the Florida Keys is located. Within 1-3 miles outside of the reef is where most of the offshore wrecks we fish are located. These wrecks are usually located in 150-250 feet of water.


One of the most popular tourist destinations in the state, Key West is also regarded as one of the best places to fish. A tourist-friendly location, even Ernest Hemingway was known to be a regular in the fishing community for many decades. With both flats and offshore fishing, Key West is an ideal place to catch a variety of fish at any time of year, including tarpon, bonefish, marlin, tuna and other saltwater fish. Boating an abundance of guides and shop captains for hire and a variety of other land and water-based attractions, Key wet is an ideal destination to visit with entire family.


Key West, Florida


One of the biggest sport fishing capitals in the world, Islamorada is a fantastic fishing destination. Not only alluring for its beautiful surroundings, but fishing enthusiasts will also delight in its diverse activities in regards to fishing, such as inshore tarpon to deep sea trawling. Located 2 hours from Key West, anglers are spoiled for choice in catching these underwater creatures. Fly and spin angling might win you saltwater game fish, while reef fishing is ideal for reeling in snapper and grouper.

Another great spot in the Florida Keys, Long Key State Park is known for its fishing opportunities and family-friendly facilities. With 60 campsites that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, this park is perfect for a weekend fishing getaway. Spend the night under the stars before waking up to explore the area, as it’s known as having the best bonefishing in the entire Keys. It's also a great place to go fly and kayak fishing, and if your with the kids, you might want to check out the chance to hand feed tarpon at nearby Robbie's.


Long Key State Park, Florida

Florida Keys Backcountry "There is something for everyone" in the Florida Keys. Backcountry fishing is an expedition north from the Keys into a watery wilderness of uninhabited, mangrove-lined keys and broad expanses of shallow water areas called flats. Quite often guides will take their anglers into a nearby national parks or refuge area such as Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, National Key Deer Refuge, or Key West National Wildlife Refuge.   These trips are highlighted by beautiful scenery, plentiful bird life, and for the most part, superb fishing.  It is a true “get away from it all” adventure.

Fishing Guides may choose to casting shrimp-tipped bait into backcountry channels, creeks, or along deeper backcountry shorelines for a wide variety of fish that includes trout, snapper, redfish, snook, pompano, black drum, ladyfish, sheepshead, and jack.  This is often called “potluck fishing” because one never knows what’s going to bite next. Backcountry guides must know which hour in the tide to fish, as well as the effects of water temperature, wind speed and direction, cloud cover, moon phase, barometric changes, and a host of other variables for great fishing!


Types of Fishing - Backcountry Fishing


It is an underwater sea-mount, comes up to, within 480 feet from the surface and is located in waters that are at least twice that deep. The constant easterly flow of the Gulfstream against this "hump" creates a noticeable upwelling that draws baitfish...which draws larger fish...which draws huge fish and so on. The feeding activity in turn attracts large numbers of sea birds and is a sure fire way to find the hungry fish once you arrive. Everything from Mako sharks to Blackfin Tuna to Amberjacks can be caught on the Hump and it is not too difficult to spend an entire day in that relatively small but productive area. Most fishermen fishing the Hump are trolling small feathers or ballyhoo (fished at least 50 yards behind the boat if not much more) for Blackfin Tuna. 

You've probably already used Google and asked for Florida Keys fishing guides and the location (Marathon FL). Over the phone develop a rappore and ask your guide about their experience with your level of fishing. Make sure they have the patience to work with you if your inexperienced or with kids. If you don't feel comfortable talking with them on the phone it's not going to get any better on the water. It's also important to ask (once you get there) to see their Coast Guard issued captains license and proof of insurance! 

Finding Group Fishing Charters in Marathon is easy. Go to our fishing charter page were we listed the Top 10 fishing charters.

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Awesome deep sea fishing and sportfishing charters in the fabulous Florida Keys. Relax, rewind and reconnect with your friends and family!

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