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
A strong Cold Front Pushed through Key West on Sunday and Monday. Sunday was a good day to watch Football, not go fishing. The winds were blowing close to 30mph out of the South in the morning and then switched to 25-30 out of the Northwest with torrential rain in the...
The Southbound had 2 trips today. A 6 hr trip and a 4 hr trip. In the morning we had a group of 6 for a 6 hr trip. The weather was nice. The seas were 1-2 ft and it was sunny and warm. unfortunately, some of the groups did not fare well. I'm not sure if some "adult...
It was a beautiful day Today, We had Calm Seas, Sunny skies, and good fishing action on the reef. We stopped and got some live ballyhoo as we normally do this time of year. The bait has been pretty easy all year and, thankfully, today was no exception. My mate,...