Thousands of people enjoy Key Largo fishing every year but many of them don’t know the first thing about bonefishing. Turns out it’s one of the most authentic pastimes you can take up here in the upper Keys…and here’s why.
Here are seven reasons why you should go bonefishing on your next trip to Key Largo, Florida.
#1. The water is amazingly clear. In case you didn’t know, bonefishing is a sight fishing sport. That means you glide along in a flats boat, silently with the motor turned off. Your guide will pole your boat along until he sees a good spot for bonefish. Clear water is
#2. The awesome hotels.
Key Largo hotels are known for their hospitality and beauty.
#3. Fantastic shopping opportunities for your loved ones while you fish.
There’s lots to do in Key Largo, especially if your loved ones are up for a trip to nearby Miami (45 minutes away by car). There they’ll find not only incredible shopping but museums and of course South Beach where people watching is at its finest!
#4. Even better: Key Largo is a fantastic snorkeling destination for your loved ones while you fish.
The ultra clear waters of Key Largo make for some of the best snorkeling you’ll ever experience. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a protected area (meaning no fishing) but for snorkelers and scuba divers it’s a paradise! Send your loved ones on a safe, guided trip to the reef while you ply the back country waters of the Everglades or the bay side in Key Largo. That way, everyone gets to do what they enjoy the most!
#5. The Key Largo fishing guides really know what they’re doing.
It takes skill to really do sight fishing well. Unless you have a good guide who knows the ins and outs of flats fishing you won’t have very much luck or much fun either. Hire a guide through a credited association of fishermen and you’re guaranteed a knowledgeable, professional, and friendly guy (maybe even some gals too) for a wonderful day. It’s not every day you get to spend hours with a master of his profession!
#6. Key Largo bonefishing beats the heck out of spending the day in a bar.
Some people come to the Florida Keys to drink. It’s true the Keys do have that special blend of tropical atmosphere plus that “nowhere to be” aspect that make drinking yourself silly all day long seem like a reasonable thing to do. However, you can theoretically do that anywhere, right? Why not take advantage of the beautiful natural resources we have here, and enjoy a traditional sport with some salty but polite locals who will show you a clean good time out on the water.
#7. Help support the local economy of a dying breed of fishermen.
It’s true: not very many people know the intricacies of bonefishing any more. These local Key Largo guides have dedicated their lives to their craft and they’re willing to show you everything they know (well, almost everything!). It may cost more than drinking the day away in a bar but heck the memories are a thousand times more precious!