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Lower keys and Key West Target species

The Fish We Catch on Our Lower Keys and Key West Fishing Charters

The backcountry and nearshore waters surrounding the Lower Florida Keys and Key West are home to some of the most sought after gamefish species on the planet! If it swims the shallow waters and mangrove shorelines of the Lower Keys – you’ve got a chance of landing the catch of a lifetime on a fishing charter with Capt. Craig Clopper.

Here’s just a sampling of some of our favorite species to target on our Lower Keys fishing charters!


One of the "Big Three" when we talk about Florida Keys backcountry species - tarpon are on every saltwater angler's bucket list, as they should be!
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The Lower Keys has quietly has a spectacular redfish fishery. A blast to catch on light tackle and quick to take a live shrimp or lure - we simply love redfish!
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Known as the "Ghosts of the Flats", bonefish are one of the most sought after gamefish species in the Florida Keys!
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Sharks! Sharks have certainly saved more than a few days on the water and are a favorite of our younger anglers to target on light tackle in shallow water!
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Along with redfish, we have a great snooker fishery here in the Lower Keys backcountry and are blast to target with live bait and light tackle - linesiders rule!
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A favorite of Capt. Craig's and one of his true specialties is targeting goliath grouper of all sizes. From a few pounds to tackle-busting bohemoths - it's an experience!
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Thinking about what to have for dinner this evening? Not only are snapper plentiful and a great way to put the kids on fish, but they're delicious too!
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Another favorite to tackle in shallow water with either artificial or live baits, barracudas make blistering runs when hooked and can JUMP!
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The bruisers of the flats and nearshore waters, jack crevalles are pound-for-pound one of the hardest fighting fish you'll ever encounter!
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ADVENTURES starting at $400

From half to full-day fishing charters & adventure tours on the waters of the Lower Florida Keys – We’ve got you covered!

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Ryan W.

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“Captain Craig with Goliath Charters is the premier captain of the keys! Every trip out with his charter has been an absolute blast. Bucket list catches , drag screaming action, and expert knowledge are what makes Captain Craig the gold standard of Charter Captains.”

Matt C.

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“I am still buzzing from an absolutely amazing guided trip with an extremely knowledgeable and personable captain that offers the coolest experience in catching dinosaurs. if you’re interested in fishing the florida keys in the most memorable way do not hesitate to book Capt Craig Clopper!”