Tips For Toothy Survival Key West Fishing

Wire or not to wire, that is the question…..

The winter brings some great toothy critter fishing to Key West. Along with that we also have some stellar Yellowtail snapper, Mutton snapper and Sail fishing. When fishing for everything you can, your going to get cut off – ALOT by Cero , kingfish and spanish mackerel if you don’t use wire, and if you do use wire, You may not get the quality fish you were looking for.. So here is a tip I learned from fly fishing for hug barracudas with a fly rod in the Marquesas Keys on the flats.

Light tackle Light wire.. I use #2 wire. [Read more…]

Booking A Key West Fishing Charter – Insight

Insiders Look Into Booking A Fishing Charter. 

I took the time out to write a page about booking a fishing charter in Key West. The marketing stigmas, tricks and some of the misleading things a prospecting angler may see.

In my first segment called. Insight To Booking a Key West Fishing Charter I cover marketing phrases used to sway a prospecting angler one way or another and the reality of what it will earn the buyer when he books. Also I cover the differences of booking a fishing guide directly, through a booking service or using the concierges.

It’s a good read that I am sure will ruffle a few feathers here locally.

Check It Out Click Here. 

Next segment will be about Bait and Switch, Fuel Surcharges and Hired Captains. The good the bad and the differences.

Fishing Report For September

Key West bonefishing is incredible. Tailing fish with amazing fight and fun.

Key West Fishing Report

The fall is my favorite time of the year to fish here in Key West. The temps come down and the people leave. Not that I do not like having people here in Key West… its just that its nice not having anyone else out there.

Many fishing guides and charters go on vacation this time of the year. We do not. We think Now Is The Time to go fishing in Key West. We have spent the last 18 years turning the slow season into prime fishing season and our anglers come here in the droves because of it.

The flats fishing this time of the year is EPIC. Big bonefish here in Key West all the way out to the Marquesas Keys are the targets in the tailing waters. Permit up on the higher tides and working the edges with many tarpon still around for some aerobatic fun.

Offshore things do slow a bit as the dolphin fishing wanes. BUT.,. the deep drop fishing can be awesome should the dolphin bite be slow. There are few things more fun than catching a fish that lives in 500++ feet of water like a Snowy Grouper or a Black Bellied Rose fish. Cool Stuff. Lots of fun..

Reef fishing is great.. We have yellowtail action with mutton snappers all over the place.. Lots of food fish to be had and easy to get to. Fuel prices have gone up, so thats a good thing.

Dream Catcher Charters offers all these fishing charters and more..

Drop us a Line.. We are still here and ready to roll for you.. 305 292 7212

Used Mercury Outboards

At Dream Catcher Charters we have 8 boats all powered by Mercury Marine. We love our Mercury’s and it shows with our impressive line up of 300 Verados, 300 Opti Max, 150 4 stroke, 175 and 250 Pro XS opti max engines.To make things perfect in our world, we sell these motors every year. Each and every one of them goes up for sale 10 months after we hang it on a transom…

Go To Our Listing Page and See What We Have For Sale..

Used Mercury Outboards.

Why You Ask?

Simply because our customers deserve and expect us to be using the latest in technology from the number one outboard motor in the country. The marine technology is constantly changing and we want to keep up. These motors run perfect and have a flawless maintenance history with oil changes and filter replacements every 100 hours.

Our Mercury Outboards are backed by at least a 3 year warrantee. Thats 2 years of no drive train expenses except for maintenance, PLUS we offer a very affordable 3 and 4 year extended full factory backed warrantee. That comes with a discount of over a 30% from buying new. A great opportunity for someone that does not have the dough to buy new and still wants the best technology for fuel efficiency and ease of boating.

We carry Verado, Optimax and 4 strokes. We do not carry or sell or promote other brands. Furthermore you will never see us list  a motor that does not have a warrantee and has not been meticulously maintained.

Used Mercury Outboard Motors is where you can find our listing of previously loved motors. Check it out.

I am Capt. Steven Lamp and I stand behind each and every one of our “Foster Motors”.

Call me 305 304 0497 to see about one of our previously loved motors.

The Dream Catcher Drift

Key West Fishing Technique For Winter.

Key West Fishing

10lb test Jacks are fun

Its like a Christmas dream every year fishing the winter here off of Key West. The weather is a bit chilly but not cold by any northern standards. We stay in the 60’s and occasionally get down to the 50’s. With every cold snap the fishing changes here or there for the better. This week marks the first of what I am sure to be MANY cold fronts that drag their tails across the Eastern tier of the US. We get just the butt ends of them with some cranky winds and chilled temps. Winds today are North By North East at about 20knts. But, It is still very fishable and lots of fun.

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