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
We had an easy half-day charter Today I had 2 folks who were on a Cruise ship that made a short Port of Call in Key West. They were not interested in taking any fish to eat. There wasn't enough time to take it to a restaurant and they had no place to keep it on the...
We had a much better day today! I had the same customers as I did yesterday. It was a tough day, but we caught enough fish to keep the folks happy. I went the wrong way to start the trip. That's on me and we recovered and made a day of it, but I was looking to have a...
I went the wrong way today! As the Captain, I always ask what my customers want to catch. Depending on what has been going on the last few days, I will always make a suggestion too. Once we have decided on what to fish for, then I have to decide where to go. Sometimes...