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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Big Pine Key

What are the best fishing charters in Big Pine Key?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 4 trips in Big Pine Key, and the most popular trips in the area are Big Pine Key - 17’ Action Craft guided by Robert, Night Time – 4 Hour Tarpon Trip - 17’ Action Craft guided by Robert, and World Class Reef Trips guided by Mark.

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Other popular fishing spots nearby for booking a charter include Marathon, Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key.

What types of fishing charters are common in Big Pine Key?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Big Pine Key as well as flats fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Big Pine Key are: 1. tarpon, 2. blacktip shark, 3. bonefish, 4. mangrove snapper, and 5. permit.

The most common fishing techniques in Big Pine Key are drift fishing, light tackle fishing, and live bait fishing but fly fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Big Pine Key fishing charters cost?

in Big Pine Key prices can range anywhere from $375 to $650, but the average price for a half day in Big Pine Key is $450. The average price for a full day in Big Pine Key is $475.

When is the best time to go fishing in Big Pine Key?

The best time to go fishing can depend on a number of factors. Call us to talk fishing!

Where can I get a Big Pine Key fishing license and what are the bag limits in Big Pine Key?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Big Pine Key, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Big Pine Key. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Big Pine Key.

Big Pine Key Overview

The Florida Keys are absolutely stunning and when you factor in the incredible fishing opportunities that exist here, you get a top-tier fishing destination. Located in the middle of the Florida Keys, Big Pine Key is on the border between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico which brings fish from both bodies of water to the island. With an abundance of reefs, mangroves, and bays, Big Pine Key has an array of fish habits that house bucket list fish making it the perfect destination for any angler.

Big Pine Key Inshore Fishing

With two oceans touching Big Pine there is no shortage of fish to catch. The keys are known for the variety and that holds true for inshore fishing here. In the channels and backcountry waters for snook and reds, on the gulf side as well as bonefish on the Atlantic side. Permit will show up on either side like trout, which will hold up in the grass flats. Tarpon hang out in shallow waters from the backcountry to the bridges where you also have a shot at sharks and grouper. With enough variety for several trips, the inshore fishing in Big Pine Key is world-class.

Big Pine Key Offshore Fishing

Head past the reefs on the Atlantic side and you will be in marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, and blackfin tuna feeding grounds. Mahi-mahi are also commonly caught here and can even be caught closer in. Offshore on the gulf side means catching cobia while trolling or dropping bait for snapper and grouper species. The difference in fish species between the two sides of Big Pine Key can be confusing but regardless of what side you choose for your trip, this is a magical place to wet lines.

Things to Do in Big Pine Key

There are more wildlife sanctuaries in and around Big Pine Key than most people see in their life. This is heaven for those of you who love nature. With beautiful beaches and gorgeous water, Big Pine Key is an ideal place to relax. With plenty of restaurants and bars, you won’t have time to try them all but it gives you a lot of options. Big Pine Key is a top-notch vacation destination and whatever you’re looking for, you can find it here.

Big Pine Key Tides and Weather

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