Hogfish, Yellowtail Snapper, and Porgies are some of the best eating fish we have in the Florida Keys. They are plentiful and in season all year long.
Mangrove Snapper are probably the most common species targeted as eating fish here in the Florida Keys. They must be a minimum of 10″ in length to keep. We actually try not to keep them unless they are 12″ or larger so you can get more meat from the filets. They are a lot of fun to catch and put up a nice fight on light tackle spinning rods.
Speckled Trout are another common species targeted for dinner here in the Florida Keys. They are in season all year long and are the most plentiful during the winter and spring months. They must be between 15″-20″ and are allowed to keep 4 Trout per person per day.
Gag Groupers are one of the tastiest fish here in the Florida Keys. They must be larger than 24″ in length. Gag Groupers can be caught year round but must be released during the closed season January 1 – April 30.
Cobia are another awesome species to catch here in the Florida Keys. It’s considered a delicacy among locals and can be prepared many different ways. They must be a minimum of 33″ to the fork of the tail. Anglers may keep one per day or 6 per vessel, whichever is less.
Here’s Mike with a really nice Mangrove Snapper he caught while fishing with us near Marathon, FL.
Here’s another good fighting and great eating species found here in the Florida Keys. The Spanish Mackerel must be larger than 15″ to the fork.
Sometimes the fish get so aggressive you can even catch two Mangrove Snappers on a single hook.
Fishing out of Marathon is great for Snapper all year long. They eat a wide variety of baits and sometimes artificial lures. Most of the time we catch them on live shrimp, pinfish, and pilchards.
During the late summer we even offer Lobster snorkeling trips and spearfishing trips in shallow water. Here you can see a nice mixed bag of Grouper, Hogfish, and Florida Spiny Lobster. All of these fish were caught in less than 10 feet of water near Marathon, FL.
Fresh Grouper and fresh Mangrove Snapper make a delicious fresh fish meal for the whole family.
Captain Kevin from Charleston, SC. landed this gorgeous Everglades Trout.
Fishing on our brand new 36′ Yellowfin Rich customers landed this monster Red Snapper while fishing on an offshore wreck
Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is great all winter long. This is when the giant schools of Spanish Mackerel are easy to find which makes for great drag screaming action.
While fishing on the ocean side wrecks off Marathon, Florida Mutton Snapper can be caught all year long.
During the Fall, Winter, and Spring months Cobia can be found on the oceanside as well as the bayside areas of the Florida Keys
Captain Rich’s wife Michelle landed this Mahi Mahi aka Dolphin while offshore fun fishing during the summertime. From March – August Mahi Mahi can be found all over the Florida Keys
Logan and his buddy Luke came down to put a hurting on some nice jacks.
Yellowjacks are a ton of fun on light tackle spinning rods. We usually throw artificial lures such as Rapala Subwalks at them and they explode out of the water on them.
The Buck family came down and had a blast catching numerous species of fish on the reef.
Our brand new 2019 36′ Yellowfin added to the fleet
These Bull Redfish are very rare for our area of Florida but every now and then we find them. This year has been the best for finding them we’ve ever seen
Offshore fishing on our 36′ Yellowfin opens up a whole new bunch of species like Mahi Mahi and Tuna
Yellowtail Snapper can be caught all year long here in the Florida Keys area of Marathon, Florida
Bottom fishing on wrecks and reefs is great to catch a wide range of species
Patch reef fishing is great for Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and many more.
Cobia are most commonly caught here in the Florida Keys during November through May
Kingfish are most commonly caught here in Marathon, Florida during the colder months