FLORIDA KEYS WRECK FISHING
The waters of The Florida Keys is a graveyard of proud vessels unable to navigate their course. These wrecks located both on the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay serve as a refuge and haven to millions of gamefish. Targeting the wrecks can provide some of the fastest and most productive fishing found anywhere. Numerous game fish make these wrecks their home including but not limited to Permit, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Barracuda, Sharks, and snapper.
Finding their ultimate resting place 20-50 miles from port, the best wrecks do require a longer than usual boat ride. We recommend the fast, comfortable bay boats (where appropriate) or center console boats to get you there quickly and maximize your fishing time.
Bay Boats allow up to 4 people to fish the wrecks in the Gulf or Marquesas and utilize a trolling motor to “hunt” the fish. This type of fishing is usually sight fishing for permit, barracuda, cobia, jacks, mackerel, and sharks. As a haven for large gamefish, the wrecks have provided us with many World Records for our customers.
Center Console boats will anchor or drift over wrecks and also visit wrecks impossible for the bay boats. Deep ocean wrecks are home to amberjack, grouper, mutton snapper and many more gamefish.
A wide variety of tackle and approach is used on the wrecks. Flyfishing, Spin Fishing, Chumming, Artificial lures and Bait are all used.
The Florida Keys and Key West have some of the best wreck fishing on the planet. Many times we may fish a wreck that went down 100 years ago or a sailboat that was lost in the last storm. The Atocha lies 30 miles off Key West and inspired treasure hunters everywhere to try to find it. Key West’s Mel Fisher discovered the wreck and won a long fought dispute with the State of Florida for the 30 million dollars worth of treasure found on the boat. I can’t guarantee that you will cash in like Mel Fisher, but I can assure you that a Keys wreck trip will be remembered for a long time. If you have ever wanted to experience fast and furious fishing in clear water for big and challenging fish, this trip is for you.