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 a full day trip today. It was the same group we fished in the Gulf of Mexico with yesterday. Like yesterday, it was a full day today. The wind had come down as predicted and they wanted to try for different fish so we went to the Atlantic. Our plan was to get...
One of the big advantages we have fishing here in Key West is that we can fish the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. When we get strong winds out of the North this time of year, we can go South. We can tuck up tight to the reef or the Islands and have a relatively...
We had 2 4 hr trips today. That is good for business but can make for tough fishing. 4 hrs is not a long time. I probably make more money on 2 half days, but honestly, I would rather one long trip than 2 halves. I like being out there, not running in and out. The more...