I really like fishing in the summertime, because you could jump in the water and cool off whenever you feel like it. Swimming season to me is fishing season since they go hand in hand. Even when we come back and the boat is docked up and the day is over, we are in the hotel swimming pool. Do not let people tell you that fishing in the Florida Keys is not that good in the summer. Bottom fishing always works especially if you take the time to find a good spot. One method to get into the game a little bit is to go out on the Miss Islamorada or the Key West Party Fishing boat and learn from the professionals, at a good price. When you go out on a big boat with professionals, they have everything for you plus they even carry medical equipment and the communication stuff to get help in an emergency. I think the hardest part for a lot of people is when you get the fish on board trying to remove the hooks from the different types of species that you will catch down here. Sometimes the fish will come up a little bloody, and the ladies and some guys really are have a tough time with it. Having some gloves, the thick kind, will give a person a lot more confidence when holding fish. The professionals would say you not to do that, and to limit the amount of time you're actually touching the fish at all, to a bare minimum. There's lots to learn as lot of fun doing it!