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01-07-2009, 07:57 PM
Can anyone offer any advice, good or bad , on the trips the "Fishfinder" overnight boat
does out of Key West to the Dry Tortugas ?? Any help at all would be great.... going
down to lower Keys in Feb. Thanks,RJ :fishing2:
01-08-2009, 08:32 PM
I have not been on that particular boat but I have been to the Dry Tortugas. It is about 60 miles west of Key West and took us about 2 hrs to get there on a 100' Catamaran from KW. Fort Jefferson is there. Lots of Civil War history, Dr. Mudd, etc, etc.
We snorkeled and took a guided tour. The reef fish were abundant as was the bird life. We actually saw a huge 'cuda too. Noticed some anglers there fishing nearby in mid-sized center consoles. As I said, I'm not familiar with that boat but I wouldn't pass up an opportunity to fish around there! What species are you interested in targeting?
01-09-2009, 07:59 PM
Thanks for the reply. I guess they go after the resident reef species . The weekend
trips are a 3 day deal. Take care R.J.