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One of Florida's Best Fishing Spots

Updated on March 19, 2016
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Florida Keys Fishing

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Fishing The Florida Keys

I normally write about photography, but I could not pass up the opportunity of sharing with you my favorite secret-fishing spot and why I think that the Keys are Florida's best fishing spot.

OK it's really not a secret, and since I am an avid fisherman, it just seemed natural. Florida fishing is best in the Keys, but it gets better if you know where to drop bait.

At approximately mile marker 60 in the Florida Keys there is a small stretch of bridge where fishing is at the top of the game. Here is not uncommon to hook 10-20 pound grouper, yellow-tail, snapper, the occasional shark and jacks along with a host of other species.

Take 10 pound or higher strength fishing line and tackle along with smaller tackle for bait fish, since the best fishing here occurs with live bait. Bottom fishing is good but best results happen when your baited hook is left to skim along the surface and the bait is preferably still alive.

A fishing licenses is highly recommended plus it's the law and the area is frequently patrolled by game wardens which seem to appear from out of nowhere.

Any time during the day is OK but the best fishing takes place at night, so be prepared with accommodation and supplies and just in case of light wind, insect repellent. There is plenty of parking at the entrance but no facilities or lights. It is also not uncommon to see various tents where the die hard fishing enthusiasts spend the night.

The bridge is on your left if traveling South and off course right if traveling towards the mainland.

You can also take advantage of several photographic opportunities while traveling to and fro the spot such as local restaurants, tourist attractions, beach and ocean views and local hot spots. While at the bridge, several opportunities also exist to photograph the adjacent areas as well as sunsets and sunrises, not to mention the photo of the happy fisherman with the catch that didn't get away !

Florida Keys-mile marker 60

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      FloridaFishing 7 years ago

      Nice pics! Check out some Florida fishing videos at