For spinning reels we use the Daiwa Saltist and BGs for jigging reels and casting rods for working up school dolphin and yellowtail snappers on the reef are Daiwa Proteus. We also have Daiwa Saltiga 40 bottom fishing reels matched with Saltiga Rods for stops on the reef and wrecks to work up some tasty filet's of grouper and snapper. Then there is our deep drop rod selection of the DAIWA Saltiga bent but rod with a Seaborg 1200 12 volt electric reel for the deep stuff to hit golden tile fish, Blue line tiles, Black bellied rose fish and snowy grouper. To top it all off we have a Tanecom Bull 3000 for our sword fishing enthusiast to try their luck in the really deep waters for a tasty sword fish.
Our standard of fishing gear is not matched by anyone in the industry. We feel that if you are paying the big bucks to go fishing with us you deserve the best of the best in tools to fish with.
So far she has continued to be a fish raising machine with a blue marlin raised on each of her first two charters, our first blue marlin came in so close slashing at baits we thought he was going to hit us. She has done her job catching dozens of dolphin and mahi mahi with a few barracudas, bonitos and black fin tunas so far.
Speed Catches Fish!
Vikings are notorious for fast cruising speeds and high top ends. The "In XS" rolls out at a top speed of 33 Knots or 37.5 Mph and has a cruising speed of 24 knots or 27.6 Mph. From her dock at Oceans Edge Marina she is just 13 minutes from the drop off on the reef line South of Key West. Getting to the fishing quickly means more time fishing or longer ranges to get to the fish available for our guests.
"In XS" Fishing Charters
The "In XS" will be offered in 4, 6, and 8 hour deep sea fishing charters for up to 6 persons. She will include all the gear you can use for a day of fishing, bait, licenses and instruction and encouragement if needed.
Our guests will need to provide whatever they would like to drink or eat besides fresh water. We have a refrigerator to keep sandwiches cool.
Our days usually start off around 7:30 am or adjusted to fit the bite on 4 or 6 hour trips. With our speed we are able to get on it quickly and not waste a bunch of time running.
Mid Summer days (Mid June, July, August and September) we recommend at least a 6 hour day and 8 hour trips are best to get our guests into the Mahi Mahi / dolphin / marlin bite.
Fall, Winter and Spring time (October - June) our express 4 hour trip will be a perfect way to get your rod bent several times and still be back for lunch or dinner. 6 hour trips are always recommended here and 8 hour trips really allow us as your crew to get on the fish really well.
Please see our Fishing Species Calendar for more details and info on when to go fishing and for what..
Also.. Refer to our Key West fishing report for more details on the week to week.
Oceans Edge Marina
Key West deep sea fishing is best at Oceans Edge Marina. The nicest deep sea fishing boats are found at this resort and marina dock. Just 8 minutes from anything in Key West. Oceans Edge Resort and Marina is part of the New Stock Island Key West. Beautiful rooms, 6 swimming pools, a restaurant that serves breakfast lunch and dinner.
Guests on board the "In XS" are welcome to use the resort facilities for the day you fish with us. Enjoy one of the pools, have a cocktail or dinner after your trip. A nice little perk for fishing with us at Dream Catcher Charters on board the "In XS".