Fish for Thought: Fishing in the Florida Keys
By: Daniel Del Sol
Fishing in the Florida Keys is unlike any other fishing experience in the United States. Excluding minor outlying Islands and territories, these particular keys offer some of the most abundance in fishing fair. Everything from blue marlins to yellowfin tuna can be found at one point or another in these tropical waters. The Waters of the Florida Keys are fed by the Gulf Stream which originates in the Gulf of Mexico and passes through the Straits of Florida continuing all the way up the east coast of the United States into the North Atlantic Ocean. This aquatic superhighway is the route in which many of these pelagic species travel. It is a popular thought, that excluding the reef fish of the Florida Keys, most fish are transient and do not call the waters off these tiny Islands home. These species come from places in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and beyond; in search of something more– or perhaps just following biological patterns. Either way, we are just Fishing in the Florida Keys. Fish for thought!