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Florida Keys Redfish Fishing Charters

Lower Keys and Key West Redfish Fishing Charters

The Lower Keys and Key West has a spectacular redfish fishery, which few know about and are therefore lightly pressured.

They’re a blast to catch on light tackle and quick to pounce on a live shrimp, lure or fly – we simply love putting our clients, young and adult, on redfish!

Typically averaging about 25 inches in length, Florida Keys Redfish are feisty and aggressive when presented a live bait. This makes them an excellent target for both experienced anglers or newcomers alike – and they’re great for the kids!!

Best Time of Year to Catch Redfish in the Lower Keys

Redfish (aka red drum or “reds”) are found in the waters surrounding the lower Keys and Key West in every month of the year.

Redfish are targeted on the backcountry flats in the warmer months of the year, March through August, when you’re likely to see schools of redfish tailing in the shallows in search of crabs and shrimp.

In the cooler months, October through February, when water temperatures drop a bit – redfish are still available but are fished in the slightly deeper water of flats drop-offs, channels and mangrove motes.

Lower Keys Redfish Charters with Capt. Craig

Capt. Craig Clopper of Goliath Charters of Key West knows the Key West and lower Keys backcountry as well as anyone – and most importantly where to find the fish!

A patient and exceptional teacher, he loves to fish his clients for redfish, on light tackle or fly, in the lower Keys backcountry!

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.

Google Reviews
“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.

Google Reviews
“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!”