Key West is ideally suited for your deep sea fishing adventure because of its close proximity to the open ocean and the mighty Gulf Stream current. Clients aboard the Southpaw can be fishing in six hundred feet of water just thirty minutes from our dock and in over twelve hundred feet of water less than an hour from our dock. Compare that to locations where your travel time to deep water might take hours. Out in this deep blue water you may encounter Dolphin fish, Wahoo, several species of Tuna, oceanic Sharks, as well as various species of billfish including Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Swordfish. Part of the excitement ofÂ deep sea fishingÂ is that you never know what might bite and how big it might be. With the current from the Gulf Stream acting like a huge conveyor belt or ocean river, every day is a new adventure forÂ Key West deep sea fishing.
Prime season for deep sea fishing runs from April through October. Our primary technique is to troll a variety of both natural and artificial baits. We generally employ between four and six rods, as well as several teasers to create a pattern of fleeing bait fish which the deep sea fish find irresistible. If you stay alert, you will actually see the fish strike the bait.
If you have never been out of the sight of land and would like to experience the wonders ofÂ Key West deep sea fishing, if you would like to fish in the legendary Gulf Stream as Hemingway did, if you want to experience the excitement of blue water bites, then we suggestÂ fishingÂ aboard the SOUTHPAW.