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The Fishing

Fishing in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a chain of tropical islands extending to just over 100 miles and linking the southern tip of Florida to Key West, which is just 90 miles from Cuba.

The weather in the Keys varies little from the high 80°s with some tropical showers in the summer, to a very pleasant high 70°s and drier in the winter.

The fishing is split up into three basic areas: flats, reef & offshore.

The Flats

This area north of the islands, known locally as the back country, is hundreds of square miles of shallow water, flats, channels, bridges and mangroves. Species found here include: Tarpon, Sharks, Rays, Mackerel, Jacks, Redfish, Snook, Bonefish, Permit, Barracuda, Snapper and Grouper, to name just a few.