Key West Light Tackle Fishing

Light tackle fishing simply means most of our equipment is in the 12-20 pound range. 20 pound test is all that is needed to subdue sailfish, blackfin tunas, wahoos, and much more. The 12 pound outfits are used on the reef for snappers, mackerel, jacks etc. Children and inexperienced anglers can easily learn to use this tackle as it requires finesse rather than brute strength. We also carry two or three 50 lb class rods for dropping on the deep wrecks or for pulling a big grouper or snapper from the reef. Most of the “Light Tackle Fishing Boats” are powered by twin outboard motors with a level deck and center console allowing anglers to fish 360 degrees. You will find an abundance of choices so take the time to make sure your guide has the ability and desire to provide you with a successful day(s) of fishing.

Light tackle fishing has been pioneered in Key West over the last 30+ years. During this time there has been an increase in fishing pressure and the tackle has been refined, but we still offer year around fishing that some say is the best in the world. Good Luck and Tight Lines.

Targeted Species

  • Sailfish
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Kingfish
  • Dolphin
  • Bonita
  • Cobia
  • Permit
  • Tarpon
  • Sharks
  • Snappers
  • Groupers
  • Amberjack
  • Baracuda
  • Cero Mackeral
  • Yellow Jack

Or call Captain Zach at 305-747-0182