Redfish In Key West

An angler fishing with Capt. Kyle Kelso of Dream Catcher Charters poses with a Key West Redfish.

Lets go redfish fishing in Florida… Ok, lets head to Key West. Huh? what?

Yep. We have always had a few redfish here and there in Key West especially in the winter time as the waters get cooler but lately due to our conservation efforts we have noticed a huge increase in this very fun fishes population.

We have always released redfish as we know that its important to maintain a healthy fishery of amazing numbers of fish to allow them to mature and spawn. In the past we have found redfish then some other less resource concerned fishing guide sees us in the spot then goes in and kills them all to make sure no one has a chance to play.

We are now finding fish now in the uncanniest places again. Places that a red fishing guy would not think to look. And we are still practicing a stringent catch and release policy. See, we have 8 boats, 6 of them are backcountry boats that fish for all the species of the backcountry. We run A lot. so, its our job to ensure that we take the high road on catch and release to ensure we don’t destroy the fishery that has made Key West great. We are not saying taking fish legally is wrong, its just that the redfish fishery is so new to Key West that we want it to grow to crazy numbers.

Thanks to our fishing guides such as Capt. Kyle Kelso here at Dream Catcher Charters and their creativity to look around for new and expanded fisheries we have been able to stay on top here in Key West fishing.

To book with one of our talented fishing guides here at Dream Catcher Charters just call our office and see what we have available. 305 292 7212.

About Capt. Steven Lamp
Dr Catcher Is - Capt. Steven Lamp - Owner of Dream Catcher Charters is a veteran Key West fishing guide for flats fishing, deep sea fishing, wrecks and reef fishing, and fly fishing. An expert waterman and licensed captain since 1986. A Veteran of the United States Coast Guard Heavy Weather Search and Rescue, I.G.F.A. Certified Captain and Standing regional board member of The Florida Fishing Guides Association