Shark fishing in Key West, Florida

Shark Fishing Key West

Fishing For Sharks in Key West With Dream Catcher Charters

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Fishing For Sharks In Key West Florida

The "Shallow Water Monsters"

A Dream Catcher Charters Original Fishing Charter

Shark FIshingOur Shallow water monsters charter is very exciting. We take you on a trip that offers many dimensions of fishing scaling you up the food chain right to the second to the last step. Sharks!  Here you will see how these animals gained their reputation as veracious feeders and mean temperament. Once the dinner bell has rang these fish are all about eating. Be careful don't fall in.

About Our Shark Fishing Charters

We have charters departing daily from Key West for 4, 6, and 8 hours. You will learn about baiting and rigging as well as habitat and feeding patterns of different species of sharks found out of Key West Florida. Most of our fishing is done in less than 5 feet of water so sight fishing is a very cool element we bring to shark fishing. 

The sharks we fish for generally weigh from 80 - 400 lbs. with larger catches recorded here at Dream Catchers. We use Spin fishing gear, fly fishing Gear and stand up heavy tackle depending on the situation. You can be assured, no matter your size and experience you can catch a shark we make it happen.

Bull Sharks - Lemon Sharks - Black Tip Sharks - American Sharp nose Sharks
Sand Sharks -  Hammer Head Sharks - Tiger Sharks

Shark on plugWe generally start you off by catching some bait. We use Jacks, Bluefish, Smaller Barracudas, and Lady Fish. All of these fish are fun and easy to catch on light tackle. We then use them for bait. Posting up on the side of the channel in the backcountry we start the blood trail of chum and fish pieces to bring in the sharks. As the Sharks approach the boat you will be instructed how to cast for and catch them. Hold on tight, these fish really peal off the line as you sink the hook in their jaws. Most sharks take longer than 20 minutes to bring boat side where we then remove the hook. We are sensitive to the needs of your photo collections and here is where the guide will safely allow you to get your photo.

Although all of our boats can catch sharks we recommend our Bay boats for groups of 4 persons or less. Our Center Consoles can carry up to 6 persons.

NOTE: We practice catch and release on sharks. If you would like to mount your catch please let us know so we can provide the taxidermist with the proper info for a replica mount.

Shark JawsWARNING: This trip is a real thrill ride. If you are afraid of sharks around a boat that are very visible and obviously hungry. Do not come on this trip! You will experience mutilation of fish that we use for Chum (attractant) and lots of blood.

Shark Fishing The Marquesas Keys

Add a bit of adventure to an already great trip. Venture out to the Marquesas for your shark fishing out of Key West. Located 30 miles to the West of Key West the Marquesas holds a bountiful large sharks not seen or caught. There are few fishing guides that go out there. We are delighted to take you shark fishing out to these shark infested waters on our 6 and 8 hour charters. Read an Article written by Capt. Steven Lamp about the Marquesas Keys.


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  • We supply bottled waters
  • Licenses provided
  • Fishing gear provided

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