About The Area

Key West & The Lower Florida Keys

Welcome to Key West and the Lower Florida Keys, where a mix of sunny landscapes, lively reefs, and easygoing island vibes come together to form a distinctive tropical escape. Situated at Florida’s southernmost tip, our collection of islands offer a laid-back atmosphere and a range of natural attractions. From the historic streets of Key West with its literary legacy to the pristine waters housing diverse marine life, use us as your guide to exploring the charm, recreational opportunities, and cultural richness of this unique part of the Sunshine State.

We’re excited to share this area with you! Learn more about the fishery here in Key West and the Lower Keys, where to stay, and more to help make your trip a success.

Fishing In Key West

Key West, Florida offers prime locations for reef, wreck, and offshore fishing, providing anglers with diverse opportunities and challenges in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean all year long.

Reef Fishing: The coral reefs surrounding Key West are hotspots for catching species like snapper, grouper, mackerel, and yellowtail. The reefs’ complex structure attracts a variety of marine life, making it a target-rich environment for anglers. Using baited rigs and jigs near the reef edges can lead to large numbers of fish being caught and sore arms all around.

Wreck Fishing: The numerous shipwrecks off Key West serve as artificial reefs, creating habitats for game fish like amberjack, snapper, and cobia. We’ll often use bottom fishing techniques with live or cut bait around these structures to entice bites, and Captain Julien has a unique feel for which wrecks fish best based on tides and other weather conditions.

Offshore Fishing: For those seeking larger pelagic species, offshore fishing is the go-to option. Mahi-mahi, tuna, wahoo, and billfish inhabit the deeper waters beyond Key West, and anglers often come to us hoping to check species off their bucket list while visiting the Keys. Our Key West offshore fishing charters take anglers to the Gulf Stream and other productive offshore zones to troll with artificial lures and rigged baits targting big game fish in open water. Hold on tight, each “fish on!” call could be the fish of a lifetime.

It’s no wonder the region has a reputation as being a premier fishing destination. It’s one you truly have to experience to believe! And once you do, you’ll usually come up with an excuse to come back and do it all over again : )

Our Dock: Stock Island Yacht Club & Marina

Nestled just northeast of Key West, Stock Island serves as a strategic hub for anglers planning fishing charters out of the Lower Keys. Boasting a unique charm and maritime character, Stock Island is home to the renowned Stock Island Yacht Club & Marina—an ideal launch point for fishing charters destined for the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. As the departure point for Wall To Wall Fishing Charter trips, Stock Island Yacht Club & Marina provides convenient access to the diverse fishery that makes this region a haven for anglers. From the inshore shallows and structure teeming with snapper and cobia to the deeper offshore expanses where mahi-mahi and billfish roam, Stock Island sets the stage for an epic angling excursion with one of the area’s premier guides – Captain Julien. The marina’s convenient location and access to world-class fishing make this the perfect spot to call home for the “Problem Solver”.

Stock Island Yacht Club & Marina

6000 Peninsular Ave, Key West, FL 33040

Slip #28, Boat Name “Problem Solver”

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