Ryon Logan, a Miami-native has been commercially and charter fishing the waters around Key West daily for over 13 years. Commercial fishing is the key to gaining an in-depth knowledge about how, why and where fish bite. It also gives the Captain the opportunity to explore the water extensively and develop a long list of productive "Hot Spots" based on the season and weather conditions. And we want to share the experience with you.
Tips for the Angler
Due to quickly changing weather, it is best to call in advance of your trip to check the forecast.
Polarized sunglasses and a billed hat are a plus.
Winter weather can be chilly at sea, so wear long pants and bring a medium weight jacket.
Wear sun screen of at least SPF 30.
Bring your own lunch. Water and soda are provided.
Come with an open mind and a good attitude, you will enjoy you adventure all the more.
When planning your adventure to Key West, please refer to the fishing calendar to see what species of fish are running during your stay. Regardless, you will hook fish in the Key West area any time of year. This is due to the location of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. Good fishing is just minutes from shore.
In fact, the longest trips are usually less than one hour from the marina. Numerous wrecks, drop- offs and shallow flats combined with warm water results in the perfect combination of both bait fish habitat and large game fish territory. Unique to Key West are large numbers of both migratory and resident fish species. In the same day you may catch a monster grouper, a hard fighting tarpon and hook a dolphin or bill fish.
Captain Ryon fishes most of the time with light to medium tackle for two reasons. First, the battle is better, which means more spectacular jumps and more reel smoking runs. Secondly, the line is more sensitive and the angler has a better feel for the bite. This means more hook sets and more time fighting fish.
Cheerio Charters Hurricane Hole Marina 5130 US Highway 1 Key West, FL 33040, US info@cheeriocharters 305-797-6446
Cheerio Charters Key West, Florida
Custom charter, spear fishing and snorkeling adventures that guarantee a great day on the water in the Florida Keys!