Island Charters Fishing in Key West with Captain Bill Welder

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Snowy Grouper

Reef & Wrecks   Bottom Fishing the reef with live bait and Jigging the deeper wrecks

Backcountry  Light tackle fishing in the gin clear waters of the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge and the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. The Lower Keys and Key West have much to offer with many different species of game fish available year round. Shallow water fishing, wrecks and banks, sight casting, live baiting & jigging.

Offshore  Trolling the bluewater hunting for pelagics

Deep Dropping  Bottom fishing with electric reels from 500' to 1500'

Island Charters is based in the Lower Keys on Cudjoe Key running from Cudjoe Gardens Marina at Mile Marker 21 and the Sugarloaf KOA Campground located on Sugarloaf Key at Mile Marker 20.  

Light Tackle Fishing the backcountry, the reef and wrecks and offshore from Key West  to the Seven Mile bridge to include Cudjoe, Sugarloaf,  Summerland, Ramrod, Big Torch, Middle Torch, Little Torch and Big Pine Keys, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Bridge &  Little Palm Island.

Black Grouper

Black Grouper

Early Season Tarpon


Black Grouper

50 Lb Dolphin

Captain Bill Welder

Cell 305-395-0850 


Licensed and Insured 

USCG Master 100 Ton License

PDIC Dive Master  SSI/PADI certified

Captain Bill Welder is a full time light tackle guide that books his own charters.  He does not book through booking agents or concierges.  You deal directly with the captain. If you book with him, you will fish with him. If you book with Captain Bill, he will be on time and you will not hear excuses.  He makes himself available via e-mail or cell phone until midnight 365 days of the year to make sure your trip runs hassle free.

updated 06/2013

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