I got an inquiry about wanting to go to the reef to look at the wild life and then hang out on a uninhabited island west of Key West. How could I say no! WE ventured out south west of Key West and went to a shallow reef called Western Dry Rocks. It has a lot of color and sea life to see and it doesn’t get the crowds like other reefs in the area get. After an hour or so we headed south to boca grande. Its about 8 miles west of Key West. Pristine waters reveled some bottle nose dolphin playing in the distance. Once there we spotted a bald eagle flying around the island. Soaking up the sun enough we headed back to port.
Reef and Island adventure
About the Author: KW Fish Charter
Growing up, I always looked forward to all water activities - whether it was swimming, scuba diving or fishing. I visited Key West and was mesmerized by the warm weather, laid-back lifestyle and the beautiful waters - where the ocean meets the gulf. I packed-up my things and moved to the southernmost city. At first, I held multiple jobs got on the water as often as I could. I was fortunate to have some local watermen take me under their wings and show me the art and science of offshore fishing. I quickly progressed from deck hand, to mate, to captain. It was a great experience and I still help them out to this day. Nowadays, I still love fishing and spend most of my free time fishing. I will go out and try different techniques or try to find new spots. In the slower season, I spend much of my time under the water studying the fish behavior and how they are affected with the tides and moon phase. As I progress as a captain and angler, I always try to push myself into more challenging situations.