Deep sea fishing charters key west

Deep-sea or overseas fishing involves fishing on the open ocean, further from shore where conditions and navigational charts should be carefully evaluated to ensure a safe trip. Learn which variables my affect your fishing experience, best fishing tackle and fishing lures to use.

Whether you’re on a quest for a 500-pound bluefin tuna off the coast of Maine or an one, 1000-pound blue marlin during vacation in the Florida Keys, a deep-sea fishing trip provides a real adrenaline rush considering the hard fighting, big game species you will face. Deep-sea fishing is most effective for intermediate or advanced anglers if you plan to go with out a charter or guide, although new technology in ships, motors, electronics, safety equipment and fishing tackle has made it more accessible than ever before. In the event that you welcome an obstacle, get ready to head out into the deep green sea!

Saltwater Fishing tackle for Deep Sea Fishing

Due to the number of deep-sea game fish species and angling techniques for catching them, there are many different types of fishing handle and gear that can be used. Offshore sportfishing may involve trolling with artificial fishing lures or live baits, jigging with lures or bottom sportfishing with baits.

In the event that you where deep-sea trolling for sailfish, you might use the following tackle and gear as an example:

  • A 6 to 7-foot medium action offshore fishing rod
  • Large saltwater-specific baitcaster reel with high line capacity
  • 20-pound test monofilament line
  • 6 to 10 feet of 40 to 80-pound test monofilament leader
  • Live baits such as goggle eyes or threadfin herring
  • 5/0 to 7/0 sized hooks

If you would prefer trying your luck at deep-sea bottom fishing for grouper, here is an example tackle set up you can use:

  • 6-foot medium-heavy bottom fishing rod
  • Heavy duty baitcaster reel
  • 50-pound test monofilament line
  • 80 to 100-pound test monofilament leader line
  • Fish finder rig using a 7/0 circle hook and 3 to 16-ounce sinkers
  • Cut bait such as squid or grunts

Deep Sea Fishing with Boo-Ya Charters

Our deep sea fishing boats can take up to 6 anglers per boat. Trips are 4, 6 and 8 hours in duration. We recommend the 6 or 8 hour trips for best results, especially in the summer due to longer travel distances to good fishing.