Florida – Long Key & Key West

Floridas, Long Key and Key West are known to many as the Sport Fishing Capital of The World. With the warm waters of the gulf stream just a few miles offshore, Florida keys boat rentals, Scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing on the coral reefs from 5-90 feet deep all along the Florida Keys island chain, and the skinny waters of the Florida Bay backcountry a short boat ride away, it’s easy to see where Key West got it’s name. Anglers the world over travel to sample the fabulous variety of fishing in the Florida Keys. This is one of the only areas which can offer such a huge diversity of sport for the travelling angler.

Bluewater fishing out into the Gulf stream offers the chance of Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, wahoo and many more. This is adrenalin fuelled sport fishing at its best.
Reef and Wreck fishing will yield hard fighting Snapper, Huge marbled groupers, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Amberjacks and a selection of other hard fighting exotics.
Inshore Light tackle Shallow water bait and lure fishing for Sharks, Tarpon, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle and Cobia.
Backcountry flats fishing, this is the preserve of the fly and lure fisherman, poling quietly through Seagrass and Mangrove areas sight fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit has to be one of the suspense filled fishing methods available. All anglers should experience wading, hopefully unseen to cast a fly to a Permit dogging a feeding stingray.

towing tarpon

Also avaialable is flats fly and lure fishing days for Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Barracuda. Our flats boat launches from the same Marina as the ‘Juggler’ and offers access to some of the most productive flats and mangrove areas anywhere in the world. Florida bonefish are renown for their large avergae sizes, and just hooking one of these rockets can make you holiday, let alone actually landing it. So come on, give it a try.

Our Ranger Boat

Manufacturer: Ranger Boats. Model: Bay Ranger 2200 professional flats boat.
Length: 22ft. Engine: Evinrude 250hp. Top speed: 53mph. Capacity: Total persons 5.
Electronics: 2 GPS chart plotters. 2 colour fish finders. 2 VHF radios.
Equipment: 3 live bait tanks. Power pole anchor system. Shallow water Jack plate.
Minn Kota trolling motor. Cool box. Rod storage.
Waterproof CD entertainment system. Full safety equipment.

Florida Boat fishing

The simplest route is Heathrow to Miami International Airport. A hire car will be needed for the rest of your journey. A bus service also runs from MIA direct to the Keys. From Miami, the Florida Keys are simple to get to and on arriving with us in the Middle Keys you will be shown to your Rooms – all share a swimming pool and BBQ area. Individuals, small groups and non anglers are all welcome.

Many good tackle shops, restaurants and bars are within easy reach of our location and good shore fishing for species such as bonefish can be found on our local beach across the road.

On the day after your flight we usually break you in easy, fishing for fun but hard fighting species on light tackle. The rest of your week usually consists of trips targeting tarpon and other big fish ; plus one trip targeting sharks. The choice is yours. Your boat is a Bay Ranger 2200 rigged for light-tackle sport-fishing. All trips include: rods & reels, tackle & bait. All you need to do is bring yourself, your clothes and some sun cream.

Aside from world-class sport fishing the Florida Keys offer the travelling angler a relaxed and chilled island-style atmosphere with friendly locals. Awesome wildlife encounters including Dolphins, Turtles and Manatees are common. Great food, live music and Florida’s famous sunsets compliment every evening after a hard days angling, and there is plenty to do when you’re not fishing. By the end of your holiday you’re guaranteed a suntan and memories that will last a lifetime.
Hopefully you’ll have some great catch photographs too. Florida has fish conservation laws which ensure that every year in the Keys, the fishing just gets better.