Key West, an island at the tip of the Florida Keys, is the southern most point in the United States. At only 90 miles from Cuba, there are more options for fishing than anywhere else. This drive-to island is 4 miles long and just over 1 mile wide. The world famous Duval Street is packed with shops, restaurants, and bars. It runs the entire mile from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. People come to Key West to enjoy the food, the scenery, sunsets, beaches, snorkeling, diving, and of course the world-class fishing.
Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West, the islands influence is obvious in more than a few of his books. Hemingway spent time battling blue marlin, sailfish, mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo, and more from the deck of his boat, the Pilar. His stories of fishing offshore and inshore in the Florida Keys helped popularize sport fishing around the globe.
Key West offers novice and professional anglers alike the opportunity to fish in some of the richest waters in the world. The variety of fish that can be caught 365 days a year is astounding. There is something for everyone. Visitors can book a charter for offshore fishing, reef fishing, wreck fishing, light tackle fishing, flats fishing, and fly fishing. You can check off a few of the fish on your bucket list like blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, permit, bonefish, and tarpon, to name a few. Whatever you chose, its all fun and its all easily accessible from Key West!
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