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
Fortunately, there has been great bonito action inshore, because the dolphin fishing offshore has been tough. There has not been a lot of fish and there has been a lot of throw-back sized fish. The Sargasso weed looks great. Big patches as big as the boat, but we are...
We had a 6 hr trip today. We only had 3 people. A very nice couple and, I believe, one of their moms. The couple had fished before, but Mom had never caught a fish in her life. I wanted to go for some quick bites so I started inshore and just outside the reef. We got...
Still catching dolphin. Most of the dolphin we are catching are smaller fish. They are called "chicken dolphin". Don't ask me why. They were called that before I started fishing and the will probably be called that long after I'm gone. but when you are catching small...