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Leaving the Sugarloaf Marina it is a short scenic ride to the fishing areas on the Gulf side of the LOWER KEYS.  The many mangrove islands and surrounding shallow waters provide protected comfortable fishing even on the windiest of days.
The primary targeted species for dinner are usually snappers( mangrove, mutton, lane and yellowtail).  Seasonal food fish include cobia, trout, mackeral and occasional redfish.  There is always a variety of other species such as porgies, sheepshead, triggerfish, etc which are very good eating.
For fun and excitement there are shark, barracuda, goliath grouper, jacks and others.  All our fish, whether edible or not are great fun to catch on light tackle in a beautiful environment.
Most charters begin at 8:00 am and last 4 hrs. for a half day trip and 8 hrs. for a full day.  Hours are flexible and will be arranged according to your schedule; you're on vacation after all.  All tackle,bait, ice, coolers and licenses are included but you need to bring your own food and drinks.  The marina has a large selection of beverages and snacks.  Alcohol is allowed for adults and there is a full selection of beers and wine coolers.
Family trips are encouraged and kids under 12 fish for free.  Any fish brought home belong to the customers and will be filleted free of charge.