Fishing Key West and the Lower Keys

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-04
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
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A broad range of topics of interest for visitors to the keys are covered in this guide, including how to fish the bridges, how and where to tow your boat into the keys, and how to charter a captain. Nothing else matches the depth and breadth of information inFishing Key West and the Lower Keys.

Author Biography

David Conway is the managing editor of Florida Sportsman magazine.

Table of Contents

Tour of the Key West Fishery
Welcome to Key West: 360[degrees] of Fishing, 365 Days a Yearp. 3
The Harbor: 24[degrees] 33.81'N 81[degrees] 48.42'Wp. 15
The Flats: One of the Worlds Famous Fisheries for Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permitp. 23
The Backcountry and the Gulf of Mexico: Targeting Structure to the Northp. 36
Into the Atlantic: Patch Reefs, the Reef, the Bar, and Offshorep. 49
The Marquesas and the Dry Tortugas: Adventure Destinations within a Day's Rangep. 61
Shorebound, Kayak, and Bridge Fishing: Boatless, but Not Hopelessp. 71
Deep Jigging and Butterfly Jigging: Get Downp. 83
Super-Deep Jigging: Testing Limitsp. 99
Bottom Fishing for Grouper and Snapper: Live Baits, Carolina Rigs, and Grouper Diggersp. 106
Nighttime Snappers: Cool Relief at the Reefp. 112
Get the Drift: Drifting Live and Dead Baitsp. 117
Trolling: Number 1 in the Offshore Playbookp. 125
Ocean Currents and Eddies: Follow the Cues to Pelagicsp. 133
Offshore Extraordinary: Kite-Fishing, Pelagics on Fly, and the Shrimp Boatsp. 140
Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon: The Flats Grand Slamp. 155
Sharks and Barracudas on the Flats: Winter Thrillsp. 176
Inshore Mixed Bag and Bugs: No Fuss, Fun Fishing, and Lobsteringp. 183
Cobia: All about the Brown Bomberp. 191
Black Grouper: The Big Prizep. 200
Mutton Snapper: The Pink Pantherp. 207
Yellowtail: The Flagship Fish of the Keysp. 212
Dolphin: A Rite of Springp. 222
King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo: Seasonal Visitors, Always Welcomep. 233
Sailfish: Everybody's Billfishp. 248
Blue Marlin: With Patience and Prepp. 258
Swordfish: A Resurgent Fisheryp. 265
Table of Baitsp. 272
Captains' Contact Informationp. 275
Tackle Shops along the Roadp. 277
Local Logisticsp. 279
Acknowledgmentsp. 281
Indexp. 283
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