The approach to offshore fishing has changed during the past several years with heavy tackle and fighting chairs giving way to modern, light tackle techniques. Today’s informed angler demands speed, versatility, and a technical edge, unlike the slow, one dimensional, hit or miss approach of yesteryear. Whether trolling with artificial or drifting with live baits or kite fishing, light tackle offers the angler more of a hands-on form of playing the fishand after all, isn’t that what big game fishing is all about… the fight?
The Atlantic Ocean is Florida Keys playground, Offshore light tackle fishing is the pinnacle of the sport. Matching wits with giant open ocean pelagic fish is addictive. Never knowing what will come up behind the trolled baits, skimming along the deep blue water offshore is unnerving to say the least. Throughout the year, the “Keys” enjoys numerous migrating species which keep our boat on the water every day, searching for signs of fish activity such as diving birds, weed lines and color changes critical to locating Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, and King Mackerel, to name just a few.