Worth the Trip: Living on Sunsets in Key West, Florida


My wife caught a 23 pound Bonito off the coast of Key West last Summer. The fish set a Key West record, and was only a few pounds shy of the Florida record of 27 pounds. The fish also nearly guaranteed her a victory in the Key West Fishing Tournament, the island’s annual sport-fishing event. You entered the tournament by taking a half or full day trip on a participating boat, and any fish caught during the trip counted toward the tournament. Winners in each of the many fish categories – e.g. Amberjack, Grouper, Wahoo, Yellowtail – are declared in late Fall. Month after month we checked in on the standings, month after month her record catch was safe.
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