Yes, when the water is moving the fish are moving and feeding. Fast moving high tides are really good along the more shallow shorelines. The restaurant here, Gus' is excellent as is Breezer's Grille and Sun Downers.
Pflueger Medalist spinning reels are popular down here. A good spinning reel the smoothest at casting and longest lasting. Also, rod is rock-solid and has an instant anti-reverse.
Guests at the Marriott should consider the Sailors Choice Party Fishing Boat out of the Key Largo Harbor. It is fun and cozy, as they have an air conditioned galley with drinks, snacks, sandwiches, beer, and more. A good time and they supply the gear, fish storage to the dock, filleting, and the required fishing license. Also, I included our url website link to Key Largo Fisheries?. We have a marina, dock space, restaurant, bait, and Key Lime Pie to go! Come see us at Key Largo Fisheries at 1313 Ocean Bay Drive.
We just have to rave over the fishing here behind the hotel. Our kids were getting lots of hits and reeling fish to play, we let them back in gracefully. We did not bother with the keepers, you can get much more with the seasoned or professional anglers.
There is a very nice bar here to enjoy things like the Margarita (Gold Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice and Lemon Mix, Salted Rim), Mudslide (Silky Smooth Frozen Libation with Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua and Absolut Vodka), and the John Daly (Sweet tea vodka, lemon and key lime juice, sugar). Pick these drinks and you will be on your way.