Deep Sea Fishing

Yellowfin 32 Deep Sea Fishing Boat

Deep Sea fishing is a tradition in Key West. Since before Ernest Hemingway we have been going out to the royal blue waters of the Gulf Stream just 10 miles to the South toward Cuba to target the beasts of the deep. There is some sort of mystery that drives the blue water fishermen. The element of surprise, the challenge of man against the elements hunting offshore for the big game. We add to that thrill by honing our tackle and skills to fit the fight and give the angler more of a hands on approach to deep sea fishing.

About Our Deep Sea Fishing Charters

We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour deep sea fishing charters. Our state of the art 32’ Yellowfin Yachts Center ConsoleIntense“, will get you to the waters offshore of Key West quickly, comfortably and safely. Whatever type of offshore fishing it is you want to accomplish, this boat allows you to do it all! Troll, kite fish, live bait, deep drop, fly fish. We use the lightest line possible so that you can really enjoy the fight as you go toe to toe with these monsters of the deep like Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) – Tuna – Wahoo – Cobia – Sailfish – Marlin – Swordfish – Kingfish – Snapper – Grouper – Amberjacks.Island Genn runs our schedule here at the Key West Fishing Team if Dream Catcher Charters. Give her a call, she also has tips on where to go, stay, and what to do while your here in Key West.

Deep Sea Fishing Seasons Guide

Winter – Spring (December – May)

This time is typically considered prime time for deep sea fishing in Key West. Kingfish, Wahoo, Tuna and Sailfish are the most popular species targeted during these months. Wreck and reef fishing is also awesome and long runs are not needed this time of the year due to the huge numbers of baitfish hanging out at the reef. It can be a bit windy during these months but that is a good thing for the most part as the bite heats up with rougher seas.

Spring – Summer (May – September)

Island Genn With A Nice 30 Lb Dolphin

Dolphin are the primary focus this time of year as they are both plentiful this time of year and a great food fish. This is also the time of year when your chances for hooking a Marlin are best. Fishing the reef for yellowtails is also very productive during these months while the deeper waters hold other cooler water species too. The winds are normally  very calm during this period.

Fall (September – December)

This is a transitional period of time for the offshore fishing.  There may still be some Dolphin or Bonita hanging around the waters but they are typically far out and very small although still fun to catch. With the start of November we start to see the wahoo and tuna fisheries heat back up. But your best chances for catching fish during this time will be bottom fishing the wrecks and reef as it really gets going as we start getting our cold front and the waters cool off.

Traditional Sport Fishing Boats

Would you like a bigger boat with a captain and a mate? Call Island genn and let her hook you up with one of our Key West Fishing Team Deep Sea Fishing Colleagues. Top rated fishing captains and mates departing from Key West Daily on board 38 ft and larger sport fishing boats.

Split Charters

Looking to save some money by joining another group? Call Island Genn about one of the Split / Shared fishing charters for deep sea that she arranges. Save big and share a boat.