Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Billfish Sportfishing

Where does Billfish Sportfishing fish?

We fish the Florida Keys area, including Atlantic Ocean, The Everglades, Islamorada, Marathon, Key West, Port Everglades, Florida Bay, Rabbit Key Basin, Plantation Key, Key Largo, Big Pine Key, Layton.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Tarpon  (Also Called Silver King, Silverfish, Sábalo  ), Cobia (Also Called Black Salmon, Crab Eater, Lemon Fish, Sergeant Fish  ), Spanish Mackerel (Also Called Atlantic Spanish Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel), Bonefish  (Also Called Grey Ghost, Bones, macabi), Bull Shark (Also Called Cub Shark, Ground Shark, Shark  ), Spinner Shark  (Also Called Great Blacktip Shark, Large Blacktip Shark, Shark  ), Blacktip Shark  (Also Called Shark, Blacktip Shark  ), Bonnethead Shark (Also Called Bonnet Shark, Bonnetnose Shark, Shovelhead Shark), Permit  (Also Called ), Greater Amberjack (Also Called Great Amberfish, Jenny Lind, Rock Salmon, Doronado, Madregal, Amberjack)

Where in Florida Keys to we meet our guests?

We meet at Caloosa Cove Marina ( 73501 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

Florida residents and visitors 16 years of age and older are required to possess a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in active or passive fishing activities.  However, you do not need a saltwater fishing license if saltwater fishing from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid charter license or from a vessel whose operator has a valid recreational saltwater vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel. If you are looking for online access for a license, please check Go Outdoors Florida here:

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.