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April sailfishing

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Key West has long been famous as one of the worlds premier fishing destinations. And rightfully so. Key West is home to over 600 I.G.F.A. (International Gamefish Association), certified   world record catches.

Among elite anglers around the world, Sailfish is one of the top three prizes most highly coveted. ( Blue and White Marlin are the other two.) Not only because they are a billfish, but also because their aerial antics are the things that dreams are made of. Sailfish have been known to jump in excess of 50 times during a fight, which makes them the most exciting fish you could ever catch, or even watch being caught. Their stubbornness and tenacity, during a encounter is the stuff of legends.

Key West has two distinct Sailfish runs. One beginning the end of March, another starting in November. At these times of the year, the omnipotent Gulfstream Current meanders inshore, close to the reef. A distinct color change forms, where the two bodies of water collide. This is where you find the mighty Sailfish. Cruising in and out of this color change, the predatory Sailfish, exploit the large schools of baitfish that are gathered there. Often on the surface, their dark bodies pose a stark contrast to the surrounding water. Traveling in small schools, called Wolfpacks, with sails raised, they are truly an unforgettable sight.

The conditions have been favorable, this month. Baitfish are once again gathering on the reef. The Southeasterly trade winds are beginning their gentle caress of our island. All indications are that Key West, will once again have a solid Sailfish season, as it has had for the last 100 years.

Now is the time to plan your trip, if you want to get in on this incredible, once in a lifetime experience.

Fishing the World’s Third Largest Reef

  When you fish in Key West, you are very lucky indeed. It’s not just because the island is warm and beautiful all the time. Not just because there have been over 600 IGFA world record fish caught in the surrounding waters. No, not even because you’re going to be on vacation while you are… Continue Reading

Marlin Fishing

Marlin fishing is considered by many anglers to be the pinnacle of offshore sport fishing, due to the size, power and elusiveness of the four marlin species. Fishing for marlin has captured the imagination of sport fishermen since the 1930s, when well-known angler/authors Zane Grey, who fished for black, striped, and blue marlin in the… Continue Reading

Come Home With Countless Seafood Possibilities After Spending a Day With Captain Conch Charters

Key West is magnificently beautiful, with its gorgeous weather, radiant sun, and esteemed fishing waters. Fishing is prime and adventurous at Key West, and booking a charter boat with Captain Conch Charters will only add to the fun. Fishing charters are a wonderful way to see the sights, enjoy the waters, and catch great fish.… Continue Reading

Wonderful Weather

It’s almost December once again on our little slice of paradise. Feels like Fall, my favorite time of year. The summer has moved on. The shadows grow longer with each passing day; and the days become shorter and shorter. The first tiny cold front of the year has just brought a delightful change to our… Continue Reading