Smoker Kings picking up in the Gulf of MexicoJanuary 03, 2017
The Gulf of Mexico off Key West is heating up. The charter boats in the area have been reporting great catches of large kingfish, also known as smokers. Limits of smoker king have been caught whenever the weather has allowed us to get out into the Gulf. We have also been catching bar jack and jack crevalle around smith shoal light located in the Gulf of Mexico about 10 miles north of key west. If you find a nice rocky area or fish one of the numerous wrecks located in the gulf be prepared to land a big grouper or a few. Also hold on tight when you latch into one of the numerous Goliath Grouper that can be found on these wrecks. Keep in mind the filet and release program does not legally work on these fish. We hope in the near future we will be able to keep a limited amount of goliaths again, as they are becoming quite the nuisance on many of these wrecks. Kudos to law enforcement for bringing these giants back from the verge of extinction. With any luck we will be able to savor the taste of the goliath once more in the near future. Till then tight lines and we will see you in Key West.