Tournament Champions

For the last 2 days we have been fishing the annual shell tournament here in Key West Florida. The shell tournament is a charitable event put on by the Shell corporation every year down here. The tournament is a multi-species tournament where a vast variety of fish add to your score making it an interesting and challenging tournament. We constantly had to change gears change tackle and switch locations. This is my 1st year in the tournament as a captain and couldn’t be happier with the work of my crew. We lead the field on day one with the highest score out of all 30 boats. On day 2 we didn’t do as well and I was worried about where we would be in the standings. We ended up winning by just 5 points. With our score being 915 we took first in the center console division. The tournament was a lot of work but so much fun. It was a proud moment to climb up on stage with my anglers and receive our 1st place awards.

Key West Fishing Tournament

Father-son snappers

Snappers are so much fun. The bite has been great. We had an amazing 6 hour charter with this great father and son team.

Key West Guide

Snappers Jack’s and barracudas

Today we fished a 6 hour charter. We headed out again to the many wrecks and reefs here in Key West. We started our day catching yellowtail snappers and a few barracudas. We later went out to a wreck in 220 feet where the bite was red hot. We landed a few massive snappers and a few other bottom fish before heading home.

Key West Reef Fishing Charters

Snappers and a Bonus Cobia

Today we fished a 1/2 day reef and wreck charter. We started our day off catching really nice size Yellowtail Snapper in 55 ft of water. We then moved to a wreck for a short time before heading home. On our way home, just a few miles off of Key West, we saw a school of Cobia and hooked the biggest one in the group. It was a perfect way to end an already perfect day.

Snapper season is warming up

Today we fished a 6 hour charter on the wrecks and reefs off Key West. We started our day on a wreck in a 160 feet where we caught some Amber jacks. We later moved to the edge of the reef in a 120 feet where we caught mutton snappers. We also got a few more jacks along with some monster sharks.

Key West sport fishing charters

The Stuff Dreams are Made of

Today we had our sights set on catching a Goliath Grouper; and that’s exactly what we did! We landed 3 Goliath Groupers; our biggest being 200+ lbs. We also landed a lot of Spanish Mackerel, Cero Mackerel, and King Mackerel. The action was as good as it gets. I can’t wait to get back out there again.

Key West Goliath Grouper fishing

Barracuda bite is red hot

Many wrecks around Key West hold a lot of fish but no wreck near Key West holds more Barracudas then the Vandenberg. The bite on the Vandenberg for Barracudas has been lights out. Here’s just a few pictures of some of our recent catches.

Key West Barracuda Fishing

Key West Barracuda Fishing

Truly a perfect day

Today we fished a 6 hour trip. I headed west out of Key West and anchored up on one of my favorite wrecks in 250 feet of water. After anchoring the boat up, the action was non stop on the bottom; catching Mutton Snapper after Mutton Snapper. We also landed a nice Blackfin Tuna and multiple sharks over a 150 pounds including this Hammerhead Shark.

Key West Hammerhead shark fishing

Wreck and reef action

Today we fished a wreck on the edge of the reef. The action was awesome we landed lots of groupers on one of my favorite wrecks. We also got a few nice mutton snappers on the edge of the reef. This dog snapper is a personal record aboard the “ALL IN” .

Best fishing in Key West

Eat or be Eaten

The Mutton Snappers here in Key West, Florida are hot. The only drawback is all that action brings the sharks out to play also. This mutton didn’t quite make it. That’s the way it goes in the Florida Keys. The sharks get the last say if you land the fish.