Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Lock It Up Charters

Where does Lock It Up Charters fish?

We fish the Key Largo area, including Florida Keys, Atlantic Ocean, Barnes Sound, Manatee Bay, Blackwater Sound, Long Sound, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Mahi-Mahi (Also Called Dolphin, Dorado), Mutton Snapper (Also Called Mutton Fish), Red Grouper, Great Barracuda, Grey Snapper (Also Called Mangrove Snapper), Blackfin Tuna, and Jack Crevalle

Where in Key Largo to we meet our guests?

We meet at Sexton Cove Boat Launch ( 15 Swallow Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

No Fishing license 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.

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