Top fishing trips in Key Largo, Florida
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Key Largo
What are the best fishing charters in Key Largo?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 24 trips in Key Largo, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day or 3/4 day Fishing Trip – Reef guided by Eric, Offshore Pelagics - 38' Outer Banks guided by Dustin, and Sea Time Sportfishing Reef/Wreck - 40' Topaz ( Night Rate ) guided by Jayme.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Key Largo?
Inshore fishing is the most popular in Key Largo as well as nearshore fishing, flats fishing, and offshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Key Largo are: 1. snook, 2. mangrove snapper, 3. tarpon, 4. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, and 5. redfish.
The most common fishing techniques in Key Largo are live bait fishing, artificial lure fishing, and light tackle fishing but heavy tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.
How much do Key Largo fishing charters cost?
in Key Largo prices can range anywhere from $400 to $2,050, but the average price for a half day in Key Largo is $805. The average price for a full day in Key Largo is $1,143.
When is the best time to go fishing in Key Largo?
The most popular season for fishing in Key Largo is summer, and most anglers book their trips 37 days in advance.
Where can I get a Key Largo fishing license and what are the bag limits in Key Largo?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Key Largo, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Key Largo. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Key Largo.
Key Largo Fishing Charters
Key Largo's location in the tropical waters off of the southern tip of Florida make it an incredible fishing destination for all types of anglers. There are quite literally unlimited places to fish in the Southern Glades, just a quick boat ride away from Key Largo. Mangrove-lined backcountry waters, sandbars, and open water flats and bays provide some of the best inshore fishing in the world. Just offshore from Key Largo are artificial and natural reefs teeming with life. Further out, there are tremendous bluewater fishing grounds, with some trips even going out to the Bahamas! Regardless of your skill level or age, our Key Largo fishing guides provide you a trip for the ages.
Key Largo Inshore Fishing
Just taking a look at a map of Key Largo and the surrounding waters is enough to get the inshore angler's adrenaline pumping. Located just a short boat ride away are mangrove forests, sandbars, bays, and flats - a backcountry angler's dream. If you want to chase Mangrove Snapper or Redfish in the skinny backwaters, or target Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, or Permit in the bays and flats - a Key Largo inshore fishing trip is exactly what you are looking for. The coldest Key Largo gets in the winter is around 60 degrees, which is a perfect time to cruise the flats for Permit. As the spring brings around warmer weather, Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, and Snook are readily available to take your bait. For those targeting the coveted Bonefish, the month of September tends to be the most productive. Redfish move into shallower waters beginning in fall and staying through the winter. This is an excellent time to sight fish for Reds in skinny water.
Key Largo Offshore and Deep Sea Fishing
The offshore and deep sea fishing in Key Largo are every bit as good as the inshore fishing. There are countless artificial and natural reefs in the nearshore waters and deeper offshore waters around Key Largo. The Pompano, Grouper, and Barracuda bite is best in the cooler months from november through may with Snapper picking up in March. Yellowtail fire up next with their peak season running april through june. Sharks live in these waters year round and will definitely make your heart race! Further offshore, Key Largo deep sea fishing charters typically catch Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and other pelagic monsters like Marlin and Sailfish. For the deep droppers, Swordfish can be caught in the deep water canyons and channels 30 miles or more off the coast of Key Largo.
Things to do in Key Largo, FL
When the fishing trip is over, there is plenty to do around Key Largo to keep the whole crew entertained. For the nature lovers, rent a boat, kayak or paddle board and explore any number of the beautiful state parks around Key Largo. For the snorkelers and divers, Key Largo is widely regarded as the diving capital of the world. From natural coral reefs to easily accessible shipwrecks, it's not hard to see why. There are countless local bars and restaurants to relax at after a day of exploring nature or hanging out on the beach.
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Species in Key Largo
- Black Drum
- Black Grouper
- Blackfin Tuna
- Blacktip Shark
- Blue Marlin
- Bonnethead Shark
- Bull Shark
- Gag Grouper
- Goliath Grouper
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel / Kingfish
- Lemon Shark
- Mahi Mahi / Dorado
- Mangrove Snapper
- Mutton Snapper
- Nurse Shark
- Peacock Bass
- Red Grouper
- Red Snapper
- Spanish Mackerel
- Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout
- White Marlin
- Yellowtail Amberjack
- Yellowtail Snapper