Key West fishing With Dream Catcher Charters
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Reef Fishing Key West

The Key West reef is just 5 miles offshore. Thats pretty close. We take advantage of that every chance we get to catch some tasty reef fishing species.

Get out on one of our bay boats and enjoy catching some great food fish like snapper, grouper and mackerel. Have a lot of fun doing it all while not breaking the bank. Our bay boat reef fishing trips start at just $450.00 for two persons.

We also offer larger private boats to carry more and go farther, that will cost a bit more. Check out the Reef and Wreck Trips.


April 2017
Fishing Report

A great time for reef and backcountry fishing. Tarpon fishing season is getting cranked up.

Backcountry and Flats Barracudas on the flats with mix of jacks and trout and permit. Tarpon are showing up.

Reef fishing Grouper season is now Closed Till May. Yellowtail and mutton snapper fishing is awesome. Add Mangrove snapper for a complete box.

Deep sea fishing Sailfish and a few blackfin tunas add Kingfish for some reel burning fun. Dolphin are big but few.

Check our more frequently updated Key West fishing reports.


Reef Fishing Charters

A mess of yellowtail snappers caught with Dream Catcher Charters on the reef in Key West. We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour private charter fishing trips to the reef here off of Key West for 1-6 anglers. So close and so rewarding we fish the patch reefs, harbor and the outer reef to provide our clients with a fun no seas sick affordable day of reef fishing. We use light tackle spin fishing gear to catch the fish. Live bait and artificial lures as well as jigs and soft baits are part of our program. We also troll for grouper with lipped plugs and put some color in your cooler. This trip is a blast for everyone of any skill level.

Check Out Mutton Snapper Video

Check Out Our Yellowtail Snapper Video

Grouper Fishing From A Bay Boat Video

On the reef trips we fish for all the tasty species of fish such as grouper, Yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, lane snapper, Grey snapper, cero mackerel, king mackerel, amber jacks, mutton snapper, bonito and the occasional dolphin.

Please note: Grouper season in Key West is closed from January till May.

Please see our Key West Fishing Seasons page for more species details.

All of the fish we catch belong to you, our anglers. We will fillet them up for your after the trip and put them in a zip lock bag for keeping cool till you decide what you would like to do with it. Should you decide to leave some fish behind. We assure you they will not go to waste as your captain will appreciate the fillets for his own dinner.

We use bay boats for this trip for groups of 3 or less. For 4-6 persons we use our 28ft center console.


Mutton SnapperFishing the reef with our bay boats offers our anglers a tremendous amount of flexibility. If the winds are up we can adjust our trip to fish the backcountry waters and still have a fun day of fishing for food fish as well as many other species and still have a great day on the water.

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We Provide
Please Don't Forget

  • We supply all your fishing gear, tackle.
  • We can accommodate 1-6 persons.
  • Ice and Bottled Waters
  • Florida fishing licenses.
  • Hat, sunscreen and polarized fishing glasses
  • Food or Drink other than Bottled waters
  • Camera


For a step up from this please see our Wreck and Reef trips
Go farther, get rougher and cost a bit more.

Yellowtail Snapper


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