Florida Deep Sea Fishing
Key West is also the stopping off point to go to the Dry Tortugas, a group of island about 70 miles west. Through late spring boat trips leave daily to go to the Dry Tortuga area. Fishing in this area is wonderful for Grouper, Snapper, and Kingfish among other smaller species. This is a gorgeous trip and well worth the cost and time.
In the Florida panhandle is the “fishing village” of Dustin. Off of the coast of Dustin is the East Pass which offers the fastest deep water access in the region.
Through this pass the coast shelf drop to 100 feet within 10 miles. In these waters the trolling for Wahoo is wonderful. There are also a few Sail Fish in the area depending on the time of year.
The water off of Dustin also has several artificial reefs and natural formations that are home to Gag Groupers, and Red Snappers. However, these fish are only legal to catch in season. The season seems to change from year to year so it’s best to check the current fishing regulations.
These are only a few of the top Florida fishing spots.
Florida has so many wonderful places to fish its hard to make a comprehensive list. The best thing is to head down there and try your luck.