Reef and Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys and Key West
Here in the Florida Keys, we have the third largest coral barrier reef system in the world. There is a large variety of fish that call it their home such as Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel, Bonito, Permit, Hogfish. These are just a few of the species that you can expect to catch on and around the reef. Our deep water Pelagics will also frequent the reef looking for an easy meal. While reef fishing we use a lot of chum, especially when we are yellowtail fishing. This makes for fast action. We also live chum with Pilchards to help bring in the larger fish like King Mackerel, Dolphin, and Sailfish just to name a few.
On our Atlantic wrecks you can expect to see all the species listed above plus a few more species such as Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Cobia, large Jewfish, Amberjacks, Blackfin Tuna, and a multitude of other species in the mix.
The Gulf of Mexico is home to many wrecks as well. The Gulf wrecks also hold a large variety of fish. Most of the Snapper species, Grouper species, including the Goliath, in addition to Cobia, Permit, Amberjacks, Barracuda, and very large sharks. This makes for a fun and exciting day of fishing.
Reef and wreck fishing is a year round fishery here in Key West, Florida.