The Florida Keys are a sportsman’s paradise, and Summerland Key, just north of Key West, is one of the reasons. The island is small, but the fishing is big. You can fish inshore, in the reefs and wrecks offshore or travel to the deep blue water to deep drop for rare species of Grouper and battle with some of the giants of the ocean. Many local captains can not wait to take you on your custom Summerland Key Fishing Charter.
Summerland Key is an island with plenty of backcountry spots with flats, mangroves, shallows and more. You can go on a Summerland Key Inshore Flats Fishing Charter to sight fish for rolling Redfish, Snook, Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon and more. If you cast your bait in the right spot, you will be rewarded with reel-screaming action. These fish are fun to catch and will give you a run for your money. Close to shore in the mangroves and piers, you could hook up with one of the giants of the area, the Goliath Grouper.
The reef system is extensive on both sides of the island. Summerland Key Fishing Charters can take you to the Gulf or out on the Atlantic side to target tasty bottom feeders like Grouper and Snapper and other reefs inhabitants like Cobia, Jacks, Barracuda and Shark.
There are many sportfish that the Florida Keys are famous for. Inshore you have the Snook, Bonefish and the lot; offshore, you have Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna and Marlin. Take a trip out to the Gulf Stream and get ready for the fight of your life when a huge Marlin or Tuna hits your line. Or watch your line rip, trying to land some of the fastest fish in the sea, Wahoo, Sailfish and Mahi. The time of season and weather are factors you need to consider, and a professional Summerland Fishing Charter will not only know where the fish are but will definitely put you on the fish. You can also move further offshore to the really deep water and deep drop for giant-sized Grouper, Snapper and Swordfish.
Depending on your schedule, you can spend a full day or a half day. A half-day inshore in the flats and mangroves or nearshore in the reefs is an excellent way for a family to spend a day. Experienced anglers should spend more time on the water to better their chances of landing that trophy fish. If you want to go to the deep water, you will have to charter an 8 – 10 hour trip or even an extended one if you’re going to deep drop or Swordfish.