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Launching from Whale Harbor with Captain Larry puts you a mere 30 minutes ride offshore to the Gulf Stream's premier hot spots. Captain Larry and crew won’t waste a moment taking you to the action either. On these trips, you will head out up to 20 miles offshore to troll for Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack, Wahoo, Shark, Marlin, Sailfish, King Mackerel, and more, or stay a little closer to shore to bottom fish/jig the reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack and more!...Read More
If your interest peaked at dolphin/mahi-mahi, you should book your trip from May to October when the population explodes! The charter boat trolls rigged baits and lures to locate schools of dolphin that range from 5 to 50 pounds. Once a school is found, their voracious appetites and abundant numbers result in a feeding frenzy you’ll never forget. And, since Mahi is excellent table fare, you’ll want to keep them for dinner. Your boat’s mate will gladly fillet them and you can arrange to have your catch prepared at any of the local restaurants.
From November to April, Captain Larry primarily targets sailfish, using live bait on light tackle. Catching the baitfish (ballyhoo) on the way out to the deep water is a super fun way to start off your adventure (Especially given the prospect that those fish will turn into even bigger fish!) The ballyhoo are chummed up to the surface, where they are caught by cast net or by fishing for them using tiny hair hooks. Once the bait well is full, the boat runs to the outside edge of the reef and the action begins. If you’ve never hooked into a 7-foot-long tail-walking sailfish on light tackle, you’re in for a thrill of a lifetime! We practice catch and release for all bill fishing and ask about no-kill fish mounts.
Florida is the only state in America with easily accessible coral reefs. Join us for the amazing opportunity to fish these abundant feeding grounds for nearly 600 species of fish just 20 minutes offshore. You’ll be bottom fishing in calm, sheltered water 10 feet to 30 feet deep for snapper, grouper, yellowtail, hogfish, porgies, grunts, jacks, mackerel and barracuda, to name just a few. Once anchored, chum is put out to create a feeding frenzy right behind the boat to give you non-stop action as you catch fish after fish.
Captain Larry's charter rates cover the “First Choice Merritt Sport fishing vessel” guaranteed clean, fueled, and stocked with baits, spare gear, and a clean ice-filled cooler, as well as two expert crew members trained to ensure you have the best fishing experience possible. This way all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Larry will make sure you have an incredible time!
Captain Larry Wren and First Choice Charter Fishing Company offer charter fishing in a relaxed, professional, fun-filled family atmosphere!...Read More
They offer the finest Sportfishing Florida Keys Trips that sail from Islamorada & Key Largo, Florida. The Florida Keys are known to many anglers as The Sportfishing Capital of The World. Islamorada fishing charters & Key Largo fishing charters are highly productive because of the warm waters that surround the Florida Keys.
Good day on the water, very nice boat and knowledgeable Capt and crew! We’re keeping his name and number handy for future trips!
Captain Larry was wonderful. They worked hard to find the fish despite tough conditions. I have a young son, and Captain Larry was very nice and talkative with him and willing to listen and teach.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Rods, reels & tackle, Fighting Chair
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Food and drinks
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States