No Bait & Switch
Apparently there is a very unfortunate new trend here in the Key West fishing industry; we call it the "Bait & Switch". Here's the deal, a few online booking sites, not owned and operated by full-time Key West guides, have decided to book trips in a reputable captains name and pass it off to a hired captain the day of your trip. Instead of you fishing with the captain you were told about, you are passed off to another guide without a customer base or his own boat. This is just a scam so the real owner of the boat doesn't have to run the trip and can simply pay someone else to do his work for him! You will most likely be told that on the morning of the trip, the guide that you were sold is ill or had to leave town unexpectedly. Stay away from these scam artists!