Many anglers dream of catching the largest fish and setting world records for their amazing catch. Key Largo's flats fishing provides that opportunity. Many times people go out to the backcountry on their own boats and spend the entire day on the water just waiting for that big bite. For the less experienced, or those who may need a little guidance as to the best locations off shore, there are many guided tours and charters. These unique off shore fishing excursions give fishermen the chance to catch a large game fish such as tarpon, snook and redfish. Fish Florida Bay is one of the most popular companies to use when chartering in Key Largo.
Key Largo is known to be the diving capital of the world, but it should be noted that it is just as famous for being the ideal sport-fishing destination. Located off the southern coast of mainland Florida, the island of Key Largo is a prime location sought out by anglers. This island is the perfect fishing spot, offering backcountry fishing charters, Tarpon fishing, snook fishing as well as spotted sea trout. World records for fly fishing have been set in Key Largo and other parts of the Florida Keys. This is one of the most sought after and visited fishing spots in the country. Whether looking for a relaxing day catching trout and snook or a day fighting the famous Florida tarpon Key Largo offers a fishing experience to please everyone.
Key Largo is the first island of the Florida Keys, south of the Florida mainland. You can reach Key Largo by driving for about 1 hour from Miami international Airport or 30 minutes from Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport. If you look at the mile markers placed on the overseas highway – US1 – Key Largo will be marked from "m.m. 90-106". Key Largo is sandwiched between the watery wilderness of the everglades national park to the west and the fish-covered coral formations of North America’s only living coral barrier reef to the east.