inshore fishing charter in key west florida

inshore fishing charter in key west florida

People from around the world travel to the beautiful Florida Keys in search of relaxation, tropical weather, and of course the diverse fishing that is available. Inshore or “backcountry” fishing is typically performed in shallow waters, offering up a wide variety of gamefish. Most guides like Captain Carter will use smaller bay boats for a stable platform which has taken the Key’s by storm and has become the most popular fishing charter.

What is inshore fishing?

Simply put, this type of fishing occurs in water no deeper than about 30 meters, or about 100 ft. Since the depth of the water is somewhat shallow, the type of boat needed can be much smaller and less demanding.  This style of fishing welcomes all skill levels and without the fear of sea sickness and travelling miles out to sea, you can enjoy a day on the water close to shore with family or friends and enjoy the scenery of over 800 islands that make up the Florida Keys.


What fish will i be catching?

Captain Carter’s specialties are Tarpon, Permit, and Cobia. However, Ryan has mastered and caught all species of fish that live in and around the inshore and backcountry waters of Key West. The best part of Ryan’s day isn’t just catching fish, it is sharing this passion with anglers of all ages. Climb aboard one of the best charters in Key West and see why people continue to come back to Live Action Sport Fishing time and time again.


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Shark (bull)
Grouper (goliath)
snapper (mutton)

the vessel

When you charter with Captain Carter you’ll be casting lines from his 24’ pathfinder bay boat. This impressive vessel runs on a single 250 HP Yamaha engine and can reach a top speed of 40 knots! She has it all from safety gear and tackle to navigation and an array of electronics there isn’t anything you won’t be able to find for a productive day on the water. Captain Carter provides everything you need for fishing and always keeps bottled water on the boat. You are more than welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks.


contact us

Live Action Sport Fishing
Address: 5130 Overseas Highway Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (540) 455-0443

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