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Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in the United States with about 45 million people casting their lines annually. It’s a great way to enjoy nature, get some exercise, and combat the stress of everyday life. Fishing can even be a great way to connect with friends, family members, and other associates. In the Florida Keys, we take our fishing seriously. Here’s what you need to know as you plan your next Keys fishing getaway.

The Fishing Capital

The Florida Keys are home to the “Sport-Fishing Capital of the World”: Islamorada. The Keys are also home to the United States’ only living coral barrier reef. The reef and surrounding waters attract numerous fish from around the world thanks to the unique location that unites Florida Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic.

Florida Keys Catch of the Day

What can you catch in the Florida Keys? The answer might surprise you. The convergence of the different bodies of water brings just about everything here. If you’re fishing inshore, you can catch trout, permit, pompano, and redfish as well as the occasional tarpon, snook, and bonefish. Reef fishing can result in cobia, grouper, mackerel, and snapper on your line. Is deep sea fishing more your style? You can try catching tuna, billfish, shark, cobia, wahoo, and mahi mahi.

Fishing in the Florida Keys

The various habitats in the Florida Keys make it easy to explore all your fishing options. From the backcountry flats fishing and mangrove-lined shores to the open seas and barrier reefs, you’ll always find something exciting in the water.

Taking a fishing charter might be among your best options for fishing here. Charters are typically operated by experienced captains and master anglers who can guide you and offer you essential information on where and how to find “the big one.” If you’d rather go it alone, try kayak fishing. Kayaks allow you to get up close and personal with not just the islands’ water but also wildlife and fish. Paddle into the patch reefs, backcountry, or flats for the best experiences. If you’re not much for boating, you can still fish from the numerous beaches and bridges of the Keys.

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