An insider's guide to one of the world's greatest fisheries
"Fishing Key West is filled with local knowledge, tips, and techniques. Novice anglers will learn skills that they can use, and experienced anglers should add it to their tool box. The book is an absolute encyclopedia of fishing techniques."--Captain Ron Presley, Florida Guides Association
"An extremely valuable resource. No matter what the reader's favorite style of fishing may be, the diverse 'how-to' techniques and invaluable 'where-to' aspects of the book will significantly improve the chances of successful fishing outings when visiting the Key West area."--Doug Kelly, Florida Outdoor Writers Association
Key West and its surrounding water rank as one of the world's most popular fishing destinations. Hundreds of thousands of visitors descend upon those islands each year to fish, and some of the best and most innovative fly, light tackle, and offshore charter captains reside there.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, this comprehensive and practical saltwater fishing guide provides all the information necessary to successfully fish the waters surrounding the Lower Keys, including the near-shore Atlantic, the reef and the blue water, the nearby Gulf of Mexico, and the flats and channels surrounding the backcountry keys. An experienced angler himself, David Conway presents the techniques and tackle successfully used to pursue the primary and most popular species of food and game fish in all these waters, as well as some of the lesser-known and migratory species.
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 in Fishing Key West and the Lower Keys.