Dry Tortugas is a small, remote island located 70 miles West of Key West, Florida. The Dry Tortugas islands and surrounding waters are a National Park. The Garden Key at the Dry Tortugas houses a pre Civil War era fort, part of which now doubles as a park ranger station. The fort was one of the largest man made structures built at the time. Both island chains are surrounded by shallow and deep water reefs, wrecks, and are a true anglers paradise. Because of the distance of the area from Key West, these reefs and wrecks receive very little fishing pressure. A typical trip might include your limit of grouper (Black, Red, and Gag). Also, limit of all kinds of Snapper; Yellowtail Snapper, Red Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and Cubera Snapper are a common catch. Of course King Mackerel, Cobia, Permit, and Goliath Grouper are all over the wrecks, Offshore in the blue water species like, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish and other pelagics can be caught live baiting. There have been many IGFA World Records caught near the Dry Tortugas. Maybe your next…

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