The Hottest Florida Keys Fishing Spots this Summer

Written by Mariah Hoefle
June 21, 2019

Last Updated on January 12, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

If you find yourself in the Florida Keys this summer and you’re looking to go fishing, then you definitely ended up in the right spot. This 112-mile long chain of islands off the southern coast of Florida’s mainland is filled with endless fun in the sun for any type of angler. With over 1,700 islands and 112-miles of white sandy beaches, it can be difficult to know where the best fishing destinations are. Whether you’re an experienced angler or someone who is just getting their feet wet, there are fishing destinations in the Florida Keys for everyone looking to have a good time out on the water. From Cudjoe Key to Islamorada, there are fishing opportunities abound once you rent a boat in the Florida Keys.

Cudjoe Key delivers the goods

When it comes to fishing, Cudjoe Key can’t be beaten! Filled with flats, channels, bridges, reefs, and even wrecks, this little island in the southern keys is home to some of the best fishing in the world. In the gulf wrecks, you can expect to find everything from cobia to snapper along with grouper and kingfish. You might even find some Spanish mackerel on your line. While affected by Hurricane Irma, Cudjoe Key has made a steady comeback over the last year and a half with anglers flocking to the area to get a shot at some serious fishing opportunities. So cruise on over with your Cudjoe Key boat rental and don’t miss out on the action!

Bahia Honda Railroad Bridge is an angler’s paradise

We all know that fish love to congregate under bridges and feed off the plankton, and there are few bridges in the keys as well known as the Bahia Honda Railroad Bridge. Located in the lower Florida Keys, this derelict bridge is home to some spectacular Florida Keys fishing. If Tarpon is what you seek then this is the place. Known for its monster Tarpon that leap from the water, when you’re bridge fishing it’s important to remember that timing is everything. With water rushing from under the bridge, you gotta land that bait at just the right moment and there’s no better place to snag a Tarpon than Bahia Honda Railroad Bridge.

Marathon provides diversity among great fishing spots

In Marathon, you can fish everywhere from the dock to way out into the sea. But as the anglers we are, we always suggest going out to sea for the good stuff. With your Florida Keys boat rental, you can cruise on over to Marathon and go fishing from the boat for some of the areas well-known sailfish and snook. If you take the boat a little further in towards the reefs you can expect to find everything from yellowtail and mutton snapper. All in all, if you’re looking for a bit of diversity with your fishing options than Marathon is the place to be.

Islamorada’s got the reefs at its doorstep

Encompassing six of the Florida Keys, Islamorada is a village that is known around the world for its famous reefs. So, if fishing the reefs is your things than Islamorada is the place for you. Cruise on over with your private boat rental or charter a boat in the Florida Keys to get in on some of the best reef fishing in town. You can even explore some of the wrecks and fish for everything from bonefish to redfish and even sharks all summer long.

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