Key West Florida Fishing in Key West, Florida

Guided by Mike Weinhofer

Deep Sea Nearshore

About Your Guide

14 Years of Experience
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Captain Mike is out to ensure that every day spent on the water is the most fun it can possibly be.

Before every trip, Captain Mike connects with his groups to understand their skill levels and expectations, and creates a personalized plan for an unforgettable day on the water.

Captain Mike fished the original Jack Tar in tournaments from the Cape May White Marlin Open to the top Maryland and North Carolina tournaments. Captain Mike moved to Key West Florida in 1990 and became a full time Key West fishing guide.

Besides running charters in Key West, Captain Mike also fishes the top tournaments in the Key West fishing region including the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, and all of the Florida keys.

Captain Mike once owned the Jack Tar 2 sport fishing charter boat which is a 52' Buddy Cannady Custom Carolina. Now as a Key West fishing guide, Captain Mike specializes in Key West light tackle fishing with a 37' SeaHunter center console. Captain Mike has been fishing in Key West for over 20 years now and has become one of the foremost experts in local fish habits and tendencies making him one of the most requested Key West fishing guides.

Captain Mike fishes the Key West reefs, wrecks, offshore, and inshore waters including the Key West Harbor which is inshore. His qualifications in these areas are above reproach and for Key West fishing there aren't many as knowledgeable as Captain Mike.

But there is something else you should know about Captain Mike. Besides his fishing skills he is also just an all around great guy. He works well with the anglers and customers on his boat. Whether you are a seasoned Key West angler or a novice just enjoying a vacation in the Keys Captain Mike will take the time to help. If you feel you don't know something just ask Captain Mike as he has the patience for the job. Patience to work with his clients, patience to find the fish, and the all around good nature to make your Key West fishing trip an enjoyable one that you will remember for a long time. Oh and you will catch fish too!

Key West Florida Fishing Trips

Climb aboard with Captain Mike for an epic half, 3/4, or full-day experience off the coast of the beautiful Florida Keys! Whether you want to spend a half day near-shore, spend some extra time to go off-shore, or even do a little of both, this luxurious 63' custom built sportfisher will meet all your needs. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Amberjacks, Sailfish and Mahi. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! Bottom fishing changes the target species to an entirely different set of fish. You can expect delicious and hard-fighting reef species like Snapper, Grouper and Amberjacks! Captain Mike will provide all the fishing gear you need to catch some picture-worthy fish. All that’s left to do is bring some food, drinks and sunscreen, and cast off with Captain Mike! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Stock Island

Key West Nearshore/Offshore Trip

100% (9)
63 ft 1 - 12 People From $167 / person

Recent Reviews of Key West Florida Fishing


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Fantastic trip for the whole group! The crew was diligent and fun to be with. Can't recommend this charter enough!

Benjamin B.


totally catered to having 8 first time kids on board. Showed them a good time and also helped reel in a large yellow jack. Great memories now!

Nigel W.


Went out for a bachelor party for 6 hour trip. The crew was awesome. Cole and Bailey made sure that we had a great time even when we weren’t fishing. They gave us great instruction that lead to us catching a bunch of fish!

James C.


Excellent trip all around. Captain put us on fish and crew was great.

Alexander N.


Captain Phil got us on the fish quick and early which was great. The person that really made the trip what it was is the deck hand Cole who was personal, held a great conversation and informed us of so much information that we didn’t know about the fish we were after and the gear that we were running on the boat. They made the day great and funny filled!

Jennifer G.


Boat is amazing and equipped with all fishing gear you could ever need. Captain for the day Phil knows his stuff!! Deck hands Cole and Bailey were so much fun and helpful. Left with enough cleaned fish to feed all 8 of us and brought to restaurant for them to prepare. We would go again for sure with this charter company.

Jamie L.


We had such a great time on our fishing charter with Capt Mike and his crew! We loved the boat and felt that with the conditions and limited time you definitely couldn’t ask for a better trip. Awesome!!!

Allison S.


We had a great half day trip with Captain Mike! Lots of action, great catches and laughs. Beautiful ride to and from the marina - would definitely recommend!

John M.


If you are ever in Key West, I highly recommend using these guys. Captain Mike was a great guide and put us on the fish. He is very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile for his customers. Awesome!


Amberjack, Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Wahoo


Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Kite Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Start Location

7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Island, FL 33040, USA | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Big Pine Key, Cudjoe Key, Summerland Key, Key West

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