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FAQs

1. WHAT’S RUNNING? What kind of fish can I expect to catch? Here’s a list of the 10 Most Sought-After-Fish in Key West.

Key West is a Bucket List destination for anglers and is considered some of the best fishing in the world.  The Key West Fishing Viking’s Secret Spots include locations on both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s what you can hope to catch.

REEF FISH 

Reef Fish are considered the 3 F‘s Fun Fish to Fight! Reef Fish include Cobia, Grouper, Hogfish and Snapper. And they’re tasty too! You can expect our crew to filet your catch and then point you in the direction of Key West’s best restaurants where you’ll dine on your own “FRESH Catch of the Day”.

PELAGICS (Found in the Open Sea)

MAHI-MAHI

Mahi is a popular entrée on Key West restaurant menus. Not to be confused with Flipper the “King of the Sea” mammal, Mahi is Dolphin Fish (the name “dolphin” most likely came about because of its scientific classification in the genus dolfyn. Mahi-mahi is the Hawaiian name for this fish, and the Spanish name is dorado). But whatever you call it Dolphin are simply the most beautifully fish you will ever catch. Their green-blue-yellow specks are the inspiration of fishing textile design the world over. These colorful fish make for some good eat’in too. 

WAHOO

Wahoo  is a prized game fish. In Hawaii the wahoo is know as Ono. In Key West it is called Wahoo because when you hook one you scream “WAA-HOO!!!” It is found in Key West’s tropical subtropical seas and is best know to sports fishermen because of its speed and good eat’in highly regarded in many cuisines. 

TUNA 

In Key West you can expect to catch Black Fin Tuna over Yellow Fin (although there are a few Yellow fin hooked every year). When caught our crew will filet them and Key West chefs are know to serve them sushi style. Fun Fact: Key West chefs are not allowed to serve Raw Tuna but are required to sear them. Usually encrusted in sesame seed they make for some fabulous eat’in don’t forget the wasabi and ginger slices!

Examples of larger pelagic fish are tuna, billfish, king mackerel and sharks and large rays. Tuna in particular are of major importance to commercial fisheries. Though tuna migrate across oceans, trying to find them there is not the usual approach

 

 

 

 

 

Reef, Wreck and Bay Fish

grouper

snapper

hogfish

 cobia

pompano and more. Fun-fighting fish with tasty rewards on the table.

Jack crevalle, almaco jack, amberjack, cero, Spanish and king mackerel all provide angling entertainment and are excellent fare for the plate and the smoker and make an excellent base for Florida Keys smoked fish dip.

Pelagics

Pelagic hunters, such as dolphin, wahoo and tuna, cruise the offshore area of the Florida Keys in search of food. Many anglers agree there is nothing more magnificent than the flash of blue and gold of a bull or cow dolphin on the end of their line. Known to some as mahi-mahi, dolphin is a true Florida Keys delicacy. If you’re really lucky, you may net a delicious tripletail while fishing the blue waters!

Billfish

If you are interested in pursuing huge billfish a la Ernest Hemingway, the Florida Keys is the place to be. Sailfish and swordfish are plentiful, and you may even encounter a marlin. All provide an exciting, hours-long battle between angler and fish.

Sharks

Catch-and-release shark fishing provides all the exhilaration of big time sport fishing at a fraction of the cost. SeaSquared Charters primarily targets lemon, blacktip, spinner and bull sharks. Typically these range in length from three to eight feet. On occasion, we encounter tiger and hammerhead sharks, which can attain lengths upwards of fifteen feet and more. Regardless of size, all are endowed with the power to provide quite a thrill for the angler.   Toothy barracuda are often caught while shark fishing.

 

 

 

MARLIN

    Marlin, the ultimate trophy fish is considered one of the top 10 Hardest-To-Catch-Fish. It has a starring role as the antagonist in the short novel The Old Man And The Sea, by Key West famous resident Ernest Hemmingway. The marlin symbolizes pride, honor, courage, resourcefulness and endurance.  After catching a blue marlin of your own you can quit because you’ve boated the ultimate.  But it’s not easy. It requires great persistence and a lot of luck. Marlin like the warm, tropical waters of Key West. We will troll with at least six (((6))) lines behind the boat while searching for marlin. When caught if you don’t mount that fish, as the locals say; “You’ve got Rocks in your Head’!

 

2. How many miles out will we go?

3. How deep will ge go?

4. How long does it take to get out and get fishing?

5. What do I need to bring?

6. What is a Grand Slam?

7. Are you available for my date?

8. How many people are allowed on our charter?

9. Do you supply food and drinks?

10. Can you pick us up at our hotel marina?short 

 

2. How many miles out will we go?

3. How deep will ge go?

4. How long does it take to get out and get fishing?

5. What do I need to bring?

6. What is a Grand Slam?

7. Are you available for my date?

8. How many people are allowed on our charter?

9. Do you supply food and drinks?

10. Can you pick us up at our hotel marina?short 

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