For Beginners to Experts!
We have everything from 80 lb. trolling rods to 15 lb. spinning reels. Our preferred tackle while trolling is 30 lb. test line. This has proven to be a great all-around line size. It’s not too small for the big fish and still light enough to allow smaller fish to put up a great fight.
We’ve successfully landed Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Barracuda, Tuna, Grouper and Snapper fishing with 30 lb. tackle.
For the more experienced angler, 15 and 20 lb. spinning tackle is available.
The 40 ft. Southbound has a 14 ft. beam (width) to give it a comfortable, stable ride on the water and a roomy back deck that can support 5 fishing chairs comfortably.
The SOUTHBOUND has the latest in marine electronics including GPS, Chart plotter, Radar, Color Depth Sounder, VHF Radio, and cell phone.
Less running time means more Fishing time!
700 HP generated by SOUTHBOUND’s twin Caterpillar diesel engines gives Southbound the speed to get to the fishing grounds faster.
With a top speed of 27 kts and a 20 kt cruise, you’ll be fishing before other boats get there!
As Captain and owner of the SOUTHBOUND, I’ve been fishing the waters of Key West for over 30+ years.
I have a U.S. Coast Guard Masters Captains License that allows me to operate vessels up to 100 tons.
Before owning the SOUTHBOUND, operated the M/V Can’t Miss, a 75 ft bottom fishing boat here in Key West. The largest boat to ever enter the Garrison Bight
ALL bait, tackle and fishing licenses are included in the cost of a charter. Customers bring their own food and drink, however, cooler space and the ice to keep it cold are provided.
Latest Key West Catches & Fishing Reports
I know how lucky I am to be able to make a living on the tropical waters of Key West, Florida. Many people only see some of the things I see by watching the discovery channel. After doing this for 30+ yrs and I still get a thrill out of the wildlife I get to see....
Just a half day trip today We went to the reef and fished for Yellow Tail Snapper and got a couple of nice Cero Mackerel too. The Snappers started out biting very well, but once again the "Tax Man" Showed up, (sharks). Normally, that tends to make the bite slowed...
This is one of the reasons I like to leave early. Usually, I'm one of the first boats off the dock. I like being out there ahead of most of the fleet. I think it gives us an advantage sometimes. Another reason I like to leave early, Usually just before sunrise this...