Fishing The Marquesas Keys
West Of Key West about 26 miles lies
a circular chain of islands known as the Marquesas Keys.
Separated from the Lakes Passage by Boca Grand Channel
the Marquesas are the last pieces of land offered on your westerly trek before you reach the Dry Tortugas. No one knows the Marquesas inside and out like the guides of Dream Catcher Charters. Discover and explore this pristine resource with us and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.
The Marquesas has long been a flats fishing dream. Rightly so. The Dynamics of the Marquesas are incredible. Inside and out you will find pristine turtle grass with a tremendous amount of bait fish, crabs and baby shrimp, making this a predator fishes seafood buffet. From bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish, trout and snook all the way up the food chain to big shallow water sharks and monster barracudas. There is always something to do in the Marquesas less than 3 ft of water. You have to see it to believe it.
Scattered around the Marquesas you will find some incredible wreck and reef fishing. Just off the shallows not to far enjoy fishing these productive areas for large permit, cobia, goliath groupers, mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper, grouper, kingfish, spanish mackerel, and many more. Also as a bonus, we offer snorkeling on some of these spots should conditions allow it. Check out our Snorkeling and Fishing combo charters to see about that.
We use flats boats and bay boats to fish this incredible fishery inside and out. Respecting the shallows with our stealthy boats and gently fishing this area with the environment in mind an angler of all skill levels will have shot after shot.
Departing daily our inshore boats go out to the Marquesas on a per request basis. a full day trip is recommended to get the full scope of what is offered out there however we offer this trip on a 6 hour basis as well.
Fish the near shore wrecks and the offshore outer reef with us on our state of the art 32 Yellowfin center console "Intense". Light tackle fishing trips that will put the fun back in your fishing. Going a little further west towards the Marquesas really opens up the fishing to areas that are not frequently traveled by other fishing guides. When you fish, you catch. Fish the reef for huge kingfish, sailfish, wahoo, tuna, shark, large yellowtail snappers, mutton snapper and grouper. Venture out to the deep reef and some deeper wrecks and experience some incredible red snapper fishing and monster amber jacks. A great day on the water.
- The Marquesas Keys (article By Capt. Steven Lamp)