Top nearshore fishing trips in Key West, FL
Everything to Know About Booking a Key West nearshore fishing charter
What are the best nearshore fishing charters in Key West?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 20 nearshore trips in Key West, and the most popular trips in the area are Key West Nearshore Trip - 34' Contender guided by Mark, Hemingway's Whiskey - 55’ Ocean Yacht guided by Chuck, and Key West Night Fishing Trip - 24' Sailfish guided by Justin.
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What types of nearshore fishing charters are common in Key West?
The most commonly sought after species for nearshore 1 are: 1. mahi mahi / dorado, 2. mutton snapper, 3. yellowtail snapper, 4. black grouper, and 5. sailfish.
The most common fishing techniques in Key West are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and trolling but heavy tackle fishing and jigging are popular as well.
How much do Key West nearshore fishing charters cost?
for nearshore fishing in Key West prices can range anywhere from $550 to $2,050, but the average price for a half day for nearshore fishing in Key West is $844. The average price for a full day for nearshore fishing in Key West is $1,396.
When is the best time to go nearshore fishing in Key West?
The most popular season for nearshore fishing in Key West is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.
Where can I get a Key West fishing license and what are the bag limits in Key West?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Key West, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Key West. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Key West.