The Marvin Adams Waterway, Key Largo, Florida

Visitors drive across this bridge on highway U.S. 1 – located about mile marker 103.6. The vertical walls rise about 15 feet high and the local boaters refer to it as “the Cut”. It took a year-and-a-half to complete the half-mile cut in 1961 with a temporary bridge on the bayside. Twelve years later, a four lane highway bridge was built. Interesting story – http://www.keyshistory.org/thecut.html

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Key Largo Fishing Charters with Capt Dana Banks

Key Largo Fishing Guide for Reef, Wreck and Deep Sea Fishing - Captain Dana BanksWith over 25 years of experience, Captain Dana Banks, possesses an amazing knowledge of the local Key Largo waters which has earned him the respect of his fellow fishing guides and the endorsement by Orvis as an offshore fishing guide.

Capt. Banks offers Deep Sea fishing, Reef fishing, Florida Keys Wreck Fishing and Backcountry fishing in the Northern part of the Florida Keys area in Key Largo.

 

Captain Dana Banks provides;

  • Deep Sea fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel – (Kingfish), Cobia, Swordfish
  • Key Largo Reef fishing – Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Cubera Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Hogfish, Amberjack, Baracuda
  • Florida Keys Wreck Fishing
  • Gulf side fishing trips
  • Photographic Trips

Offering great package rates for 1/2, 3/4 and full day fishing trips out of Key Largo. Evening cruises, private parties and group charters can be arranged.

Contact Captain Dana Banks today to book your fishing trip
Call (305) 394-7420 or use our online form – http://www.keylargo-fishing.com

Tips for stress-free family holiday travel

Along with seeing friends and family, the holidays mean crowded airports and packed roads. The American Automobile Association predicts that 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from their homes to celebrate this Thanksgiving.

 Article Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2013/11/25/family-holiday-travel-stress-tips-advice/3667461/

Florida Keys – Deep Sea Fishing

Key Largo Boat Charters for Deep Sea Fishing

War Bird Charter Fishing Trips

  • 1/2 Day Charter (4 Hours) – This is perfect for the first-time sports fisherman and includes fishing equipment, saltwater fishing license, bait, ice, and other necessities for a successful venture. Our boat features a cabin with a restroom and can accommodate 6 passengers. Just bring your food and drinks.
  • 3/4 Day Charter (5.5+ Hours)– For more fishing areas, this sport fishing trip allows us the time to try several locations to catch fish. Our crew will even clean your catch while providing storing and cooking tips.
  • Full Day Charter (8+ Hours) – Enjoy a full day of fishing on our 38-foot Sportfishing boat with an air-conditioned cabin and all the comforts of home for your fishing adventures.
  • Custom Charters – Designed for those special events that require different times, multi-day and custom charters

 

Book Your Fishing Charter Online!
Please fill in the information below or call Capt Banks at (305) 394-7420
so we can help you with your Fishing Charter Request .

http://www.keylargo-fishing.com/contact-us/

 

Captain Dana Banks – Florida Grouper Season

Grouper Season is Officially Open, but here are the rules to be aware of:

Updated: January 3, 2011

New regulations for several grouper, snapper, and tilefish species in federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean take effect January 31, 2011.

Closed season: from January 1 through April 31st.
Closed season in Atlantic waters applies to shallow-water grouper (Gag, Black, Red, Scamp, Rock Hind, Red Hind, Coney, Grasby, Yellowfin, Yellowmouth, and Tiger).

Size Limits and Bag Limits

State and Federal Waters of the Atlantic (Including All State Waters of Monroe County)*

 

68B-14.0039 Recreational Grouper Seasons.
(1) In all state waters of the Gulf of Mexico, except in all waters of Monroe County, the closed season for the recreational harvest and possession of gag grouper, red grouper, black grouper, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper, rock hind, red hind or scamp shall be from February 1 through March 31, each year.

(2) In all state waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including all waters of Monroe County, the closed season for the recreational harvest and possession of gag grouper, black grouper, red grouper, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper, rock hind, red hind, scamp, coney, graysby, and tiger grouper shall be from January 1 through April 30 each year.

Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History-New 1-6-09, Amended 8-27-09, 1-19-10.

For more information:
http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/regulations/groupers/atlantic-grouper/

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Captain Dana Banks
The War Bird Sportfishing Charter Boat
Key Largo, Florida
(305) 394-7420
http://www.keylargo-fishing.com

Deep Sea Fishing – Reef Fishing – Wreck Fishing – Florida Keys

 

Key Largo Fishing Boat Charters

The War Bird - Key Largo Fishing Charter Boat for Reef, Wreck and Deep Sea FishingCaptain Dana Banks is the owner of Key Largo Charter Boat – the War Bird.

The War Bird is a 38ft Topaz fishing boat with a Flying Bridge that was designed with a comfortable cabin including  A/C, full couch, music, dinette, galley and full head accommodations.

A chartered reef fishing trip is well worth it, because all you have to do is show up and bring your own lunch.  Everything else is included.   The boat is ready to go when you arrive and includes all the fishing tackle, bait, and gear.

The Captain and mate are experienced fishing guides who know where to find the fish and how to hook them.  With full electronics, the boat is well equipped to find fish.

The boat’s cabin is air conditioned and comfortable.

We are located in the northern end of Key Largo, Florida – an hour from Miami and two hours north of Key West.

Captain Banks charters:

When you are ready to book your Key Largo Boat Charter – we will need the following:

  1. The number of persons in your party
  2. Your preferred date
  3. Type of fishing preference or sightseeing trip

Captain Dana Banks offers a wide variety of Chartered Fishing Trips:

  • 1/2 Day (4 Hours) -  everything included , you bring your drinks and any snacks
  • 3/4 Day (5.5+ Hours)
  • Full Day (8+ Hours)  – a complete full day of fun
  • We also offer custom packages – just tell us what you are interested in

The War Bird Sportfishing Charter is Located in north Key Largo, at Orvis Outfitters on North Key Largo.

Contact us today to book your fishing trip with Captain Dana Banks.
You may call (305) 394-7420 or use our online form – http://www.warbirdsportfishing.com/

Key Largo Fishing Guide for Reef, Wreck and Deep Sea Fishing

Key Largo Fishing Guide for Reef, Wreck and Deep Sea Fishing - Captain Dana BanksCaptain Dana Banks grew up fishing and diving in the Keys. Spending much of his youth with his father learning the waters.

With over 25 years of experience, his amazing knowledge of the local waters has earned him the respect of his fellow fishing guides and the endorsement by Orvis as an offshore fishing guide.

Capt. Banks knows these waters and what to fish for – whether you want Deep Sea fishing, Reef fishing, Florida Keys Wreck Fishing and Backcountry fishing in the Northern Florida Keys area.

Captain Banks also offers Sightseeing Cruises, Photographic Trips & Eco Tours just inside the John Pennekamp State Park and the Everglades National Park backcountry. There is so much to see above and below the water.

Captain Dana Banks provides;

  • Deep Sea fishing
  • Key Largo Reef fishing
  • Florida Keys Wreck Fishing
  • Gulf side fishing trips
  • Sightseeing Cruises
  • Photographic Trips
  • Eco Tours just inside the John Pennekamp State Park
  • Everglades National Park backcountry tours

Offering great package rates for 1/2, 3/4 and full day fishing trips out of Key Largo. Evening cruises,  private parties and group charters can be arranged.

Contact Captain Dana Banks today to book your fishing trip
Call (305) 394-7420 or use our online form – http://www.keyssportfish.com/