Deep Sea Fishing
Private Charters • Split Charters
A private charter consists of the Captain, his First Mate, you and your personal guests. On private charters the crew can cater to your specific desires and dreams. All though it is more costly, it is also more customizable and comfortable.
On a split charter, the captain can take up to 6 people and to a certain degree, the crew will work with guests’ desires. It is ultimately up to the captain to decide where a split charter will go. Generally speaking, the Crew will try to bend the rod as many times as possible with whatever is biting best, in order to keep everyone on the charter happy and engaged.
Key West has long been famous as one of the worlds premier fishing destinations. And rightfully so. Key West is home to over 600 I.G.F.A. (International Gamefish Association), certified world record catches.
Among elite anglers around the world, Sailfish is one of the top three prizes most highly coveted. (Blue and White Marlin are the other two). Not only because they are a billfish, but also because their aerial antics are the things that dreams are made of. Sailfish have been known to jump in excess of 50 times during a fight, which makes them the most exciting fish you could ever catch, or even watch being caught. Their stubbornness and tenacity, during a encounter is the stuff of legends.
You can generally have a great run of sailfish in Key West during our spring migration, which is usually March and April. Or our fall run which is October and November. Fortunately you can probably catch a sailfish on any given day year round.
Key West has two distinct Sailfish runs. One beginning the end of March, another starting in November. At these times of the year, the omnipotent Gulfstream Current meanders inshore, close to the reef. A distinct color change forms, where the two bodies of water collide. This is where you find the mighty Sailfish. Cruising in and out of this color change, the predatory Sailfish, exploit the large schools of baitfish that are gathered there. Often on the surface, their dark bodies pose a stark contrast to the surrounding. In the summertime a sailfish can be found anywhere from 100 feet of water to 2000 feet of water.
Marlin fishing is considered by many anglers to be the pinnacle of offshore sport fishing, due to the size, power and elusiveness of the four marlin species. Fishing for marlin has captured the imagination of sport fishermen since the 1930s, when well-known angler/authors Zane Grey, who fished for black, striped, and blue marlin in the Pacific, and Ernest Hemingway, who fished the Florida Keys, Bahamas, and Cuba for Atlantic blue marlin and white marlin, wrote extensively about their pursuit and enthused about the sporting qualities of their quarry. To catch one is to be initiated into a special club. To join the elite few men and women who have done so, thus earning bragging rights for all eternity.
Summer Mahi-Mahi Fishing
The calm days of summer and the Gulfstream Current, bring huge rafts of Sargassum weed, to the tropical waters surrounding Key West. Sargasso Weed is thought to be named after the Portugeuse word Sarga, a type of grape that grows in the southern region of Portugal.
This weed grows on the bottom for most of the year. Like leaves on a tree that fall to the ground in the fall, the sargassum weeds seed pods fill with methane gas, causing it to break loose and float to the surface. The myriad of sea creatures that live in this weed, come floating up with it. This ecological phenomena happens at the same time of year when the Mahi-Mahi are on their summer migration, providing them with a nearly endless food source on their trip.
Mahi are not the only species that take advantage of the weeds food source. Wahoo, tuna, and Billfish are also part of this chain.
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