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What kind of Key West fish species are there?

Here is a little list of fish species that are in the waters surrounding Key West. This is just a easy list of species broken down into categories for different types of environments. Depending on the time of year, you can be guided on to any of these species. The time of year is crucial for being able to efficiently target certain types of fish, so definitely check in with your captain to see what’s been biting lately and he can tell you what is going to be the best for you adventure!


Backcountry Fish Species

  • Sharks (Bull, Blacktip, Lemon, & Bonnet head)
  • Snapper (Mangrove & Lane)
  • Jacks (Crevelle & Yellow)
  • Barracuda
  • Permit
  • Bonefish
  • Tarpon
  • Pompano
  • Seatrout
  • Cobia

Reef & Beyond Species

  • Snapper (Yellowtail, Mangrove, & Mutton)
  • Grouper (Red, Black, Gag, & Goliath)
  • Dolphin (mahi-mahi)
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Kingfish
  • Cobia
  • Amberjack
  • Permit
  • Sailfish


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