We offer several different types of trips here at FishMonster Charters. Whether you want an offshore experience or a more relaxed day in the backcountry, we can help you book exactly what you want!
These vessels are designed to provide you with a very comfortable and relaxed time out on the water while also providing you with a fishing experience you’ll never forget. Our boats are equipped with a generator that allows for air conditioning in the cabin on those hot summer days. Whether it’s a family of 6 looking for a great time together or a couple of hardcore fisherman looking for some serious knock down drag out action, these boats are ready for everything from trolling the blue water for pelagic species, chumming the reef for meat fish or drifting the wrecks for the mighty amber jack.
Light tackle center console boats are fishing machines. They are fast and versatile and designed to fish hard. All of the following types of fishing can be done from a light tackle boat: trolling, reef & wreck, wreck & deep ledge bite, and patch reefs.
Key West and the lower Keys are surrounded by some of the best flats in the world. They are home to gamefish like the permit, bonefish, tarpon as well as many others like barracudas, sharks and jacks. All of these fish are available in the calm clear water that the flats have to offer.
Many people come down to the Florida Keys and would love to fish. But what if you’re here alone and don’t want to charter a whole boat. Join us on a 6 hour trip aboard one of our vessels with other people just like you. Meet a new fishing buddy or just have a great time with like minded people. Call us with what time you’d like to go, and we’ll do our best to get a group together. Calling a week or two ahead of time is best as that gives us more time to set things up.
Located over 70 miles from Key West, the Dry Tortugas escapes the normal fishing pressure of the Florida Keys. Therefore the reefs surrounding the area are absolutely loaded with fish. Not just any fish, HUGE fish and plenty of them! These reefs are home to very large mutton snapper, flag yellowtail and big grouper along with other species.
We leave the dock in the morning at 8am loaded with ice, bait and groceries. The trip out to “The Fort” is approximately 3 hours depending on sea conditions. When we arrive and have the fort in sight, we can branch off and hit our first spot. The main focus is our reef species (mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper and grouper). We fish till sunset catching monster yellowtail up to 30 inches, mutton snappers up to 25 pounds and of course all the grouper you could ever want… Then we head back to the fort where we can dock and tour the island as we watch the sunset. With the failing light we jump back on the boat and anchor up a couple hundred feet from shore inside the harbor. Once there, we break out the gas grill, filet some of our fresh catch and have an outstanding dinner enjoying the sounds of the ocean.
Now comes something quite fun… We take what’s left of the fish that was filleted, hook it up on a big rod, and feed it to the hungry 300+ pound Goliath Grouper lounging beneath the boat. All you can do is hold on as this massive fish takes whatever strength you have left from the day. These fights usually last 30 minutes to an hour and end with a photo and one angler out for the count. When all the fun has been had everyone retires to the air conditioned cabin where we have bunks and a freshwater shower. In the morning you can choose to sleep in and relax, or hit it hard nice and early. The choice is yours.
The second day of the trip will consist of fishing until 1 or 2 o’clock, and then we will make our way back to civilization.