Fishing seminar returns to Islamorada on Jan. 30

One of the longest-running educational sportfishing colloquiums in the country is to return to the Florida Keys for the third consecutive year. The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar...

‘Use it ’til you lose it’ – Key West’s Custom Lures are a hit...

Three years ago while commercial fishing off Key West with some friends, Neil Mellies hooked up to a 70-pound kingfish and was ecstatic. That was, until he...

Girls do ‘Shark Week’ in the Keys

Sharks4Kids, SeaCamp team up for special science week. It’s not the Discovery Channel television extravaganza. Instead, five tween and teen girls are participating in a special program at SeaCamp...

Spearfishing in full swing for summer

Two tournaments set for June The King of the Keys Spearfishing Tournament is looking to step up and take the place of local tournaments that have fallen on...

The bird is the word

There is no greater asset to the offshore fisherman than the frigate bird. These amazing birds are extremely light for their size and even more agile. They...

Hello, snappers! Bounty of the sea also includes mahi, sailfish, tuna and tarpon

Springtime brings a large variety of fish to the waters off the Middle Keys: mangrove snappers, yellowtail snappers, mutton snappers, groupers, dolphin, sailfish, tuna and tarpon.  If...

Grouper season opens May 1

Some fishermen say it is better than Christmas The past few months have been a busy time for Florida Keys Reel Adventures Charter Fisherman Kevin Johnsen, mostly catching...

Temperamental Tarpon

The trick to reelin’ ‘em in is experience We have all marveled at the giant schools of tarpon in Key West Harbor. From April through June, the tarpon...

Tarpon fishing in full swing

Give anglers a little room It’s Christmas in April – for Keys tarpon anglers. The big migratory fish have arrived in force to delight and torment their pursuers....

Spearfishing: Learning to see

Pay attention to patterns, conditions By Dr. Ashley Hoyt One of my shooting grounds is around the jetties in the Northwest Channel off Key West. Toward the middle there...