Hooligan Sport Fishing in Islamorada, Florida

Managed by Sal Gozzo

Deep Sea Flats Inshore Jetty Nearshore

About Your Guide

The seed for Captain Sal's fishing obsession was planted at a very young age. Catching Sunnys in his local pond in New Jersey as an ankle biter, lead him to fish all over the Atlantic coast. He has fished hard in the inshore and offshore waters of New Jersey, North Carolina, and now full-time in Islamorada "The Sport Fishing Capital of the World!" His specialty is offshore but he runs multiple boats and is game for any of your fishing desires! He is also great with kids and loves running Family Fun adventures!

Hooligan Sport Fishing Trips

Climb aboard with Captain Sal and head out to the Barrier Reef off Islamorada and the beautiful Florida Keys. While exploring this beautiful natural resource, Captain Sal will have live and dead bait set ups rigged up for you so you can get fishing! If you’re looking to catch some delicious eating fish, this is the trip for you as typical catches out there on the reef include Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, piles of Yellow Tail Snapper, assorted Grouper species, and Mackerel. Tons of other species hang out the reef as well like big Jacks, Mackerel, and more! Captain Sal runs a couple different boats under his operation down there in Islamorada, but these trips are usually run on his 25’ SeaHunter center console, equipped with a 350 Mercury outboard. It’s the perfect size boat to zip out to the reef comfortably, has plenty of space to spread your group out and fish, and has all the necessary fish boxes to keep your catch cold on your way back to the dock. Sal will provide everything for the trips, including fishing licenses, waters, ice, and cooler space if you’d like to bring your own snacks and drinks! Read More

Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Barrier Reef Snappers And More

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $211 / person

This extra-short trip is ideal for families with kids or people who just want to try something new! You'll get out there for two hours, chase some fun gamefish, and then head back to the dock with a full cooler and a bunch of pictures. Targets here include Cobia, Jacks, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and Snook—all great sportfish that are popular with anglers all over the US. Captain Sal runs a couple different boats under his operation down there in Islamorada, but these trips are usually run on his 24’ Seahunter equipped with a 350 Mercury outboard. It’s the perfect size boat to zip out to the reef comfortably, has plenty of space to spread your group out and fish, and has all the necessary fish boxes to keep your catch cold on your way back to the dock. Sal will provide everything for the trips, including fishing licenses, waters, ice, and cooler space if you’d like to bring your own snacks and drinks! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

3 Hour Family Trip

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $174 / person

On this short and exciting trip, you'll stick to inshore water where you'll target some of the craziest gamefish in the Gulf: Sharks and Tarpon! These species are some of the toughest and hardest-fighting targets for inshore anglers, with tons of strength, endurance, and speed to challenge your fishing skills. Captain Sal runs a couple different boats under his operation down there in Islamorada, but these trips are usually run on his 25’ SeaHunter center console, equipped with a 350 Mercury outboard. It’s the perfect size boat to zip out there comfortably, has plenty of space to spread your group out and fish, and has all the necessary fish boxes to keep your catch cold on your way back to the dock. Sal will provide everything for the trips, including fishing licenses, waters, ice, and cooler space if you’d like to bring your own snacks and drinks! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Tarpon Fishing

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $199 / person

On this 6 hr excursion, you'll be able to get out on to Islamorada Barrier Reef where you can target a wide variety of top-notch gamefish, including Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna , and more! These fish offer something for every angler–great eating, hard fighting, and tons of bites. Captain Sal runs a couple different boats under his operation down there in Islamorada, but these trips are usually run on his 25’ SeaHunter center console, equipped with a 350 Mercury outboard. It’s the perfect size boat to zip out to the reef comfortably, has plenty of space to spread your group out and fish, and has all the necessary fish boxes to keep your catch cold on your way back to the dock. Sal will provide everything for the trips, including fishing licenses, waters, ice, and cooler space if you’d like to bring your own snacks and drinks! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Deep Sea And Barrier Reef Fishing

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $275 / person

On this trip with Captain Sal, you'll drift and bottomfish over Islamorada's offshore barrier reefs and wrecks, looking for Groupers, Snappers, Hogfish, and more. These areas provide tons of cover and structure for reef species, which congregate here looking for food and safety. Whether you're new to offshore fishing or an old hand, you'll be able to hook up a cooler full of delicious table fish! Hogfish in particular are known for their flavor and white, flaky filets. Captain Sal has years of experience chasing fish on the reefs, so let him be your guide. He's full of helpful advice, and has tips to help you improve your bait presentation, hook set, and fish-fighting skills. Generally, you'll be dropping lines down over the reefs to attract bites, but can also drift fish, or even do a little bit of trolling depending on the conditions and target species. You'll be aboard a beautiful 38' custom Jarrett Bay sportfisher, a purpose-built fishing vessel that matches speed with comfort. With twin 350-HP Mercury outboards on the back, and a full cabin, you'll be cool and comfortable as you get out to the fishing grounds. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Reefs & Wrecks

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $249 / person

On this trip with Captain Sal, you'll cover the entire extent of Islamorada's fishing options, starting with some inshore fishing and progressing all the way out to offshore bluewater! With this much water to explore, you'll be able to chase a huge range of species, from Permit and Pompano to Grouper, Snapper, and Hogfish, all the way out to Mahi, Sailfish, and other pelagics! Captain Sal has years of experience chasing fish out here, so let him be your guide. He's full of helpful advice, and has tips to help you improve your bait presentation, hook set, and fish-fighting skills. If you're circling the humps, you'll be trolling a variety of baits and lures to hook up traveling predators in the middle of the weather column. On the reefs, you'll be dropping lines down over structure and drifting to attract bites from Snappers, Groupers, and reef species. You'll be aboard a beautiful 38' custom Jarrett Bay sportfisher, a purpose-built fishing vessel that matches speed with comfort. With twin 350-HP Mercury outboards on the back, and a full cabin, you'll be cool and comfortable as you get out to the fishing grounds. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Full Spectrum Trip

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $349 / person

On this trip with Captain Sal, you'll spend a 6 hour day hunting down Sailfish and trying your hand at fighting these impressive fish. The beauty and adrenaline rush of landing a Sailfish is just an awesome experience, and landing a "Sail" is a lifetime accomplishment for any offshore angler. Captain Sal is the man to help you do it! Captain Sal has years of experience chasing fish out here, so let him be your guide. He's full of helpful advice, and has tips to help you improve your bait presentation, hook set, and fish-fighting skills. When fighting Swordfish, an experienced captain is essential, because it's very difficult to read the sudden rises and dives without some prior know-how. On this adventure, you'll be aboard a beautiful 38' custom Jarrett Bay sportfisher, a purpose-built fishing vessel that matches speed with comfort. With twin 350-HP Mercury outboards on the back, and a full cabin, you'll be cool and comfortable as you get out to the fishing grounds. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Sailfish Special

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $313 / person

Recent Reviews of Hooligan Sport Fishing

Stephanie Y.

Fishing

Captain Sal was super accommodating and I had a great afternoon fishing and being out on the water. Caught lots of fish…all different kinds. And most importantly, had a very relaxing time on the beautiful waters surrounding Islamorada!! Highly recommend!! Thank you!!

Todd G.

Fishing

Fish weren’t biting. This guy through the kitchen sink at it! We ended up catching tuna, shark big wahoo all from changing tons of lures and fighting sea weed all day. **hidden content**itude, great boat, great day!! See you next year

Charlet S.

Fishing

This trip was the best! When I was trying to choose who to go out with it was very difficult! There’s so many companies and so many reviews. I spent half of the day going through them. Ultimately I chose to go with Sal and I’m so so happy that I did. We were coming for just the weekend and just one day of fishing and I didn’t want to screw up by picking the wrong company.. Overall it was a fantastic experience. The conversation was great the music was fun. We got amazing photos and caught a lot of fish. We had a local restaurant cook them for us for dinner and it was amazing. Overall it was a wonderful time and I would highly recommend Sal. When we come back we are going to book with him. If you choose to fish with Sal he will not be disappointed.

Travis K.

Fishing

We booked this last minute with Sal, great idea in the end! Chase was an amazing Captain, couldn’t do enough for us, good Southern Hospitality! Even hooked a beautiful Nurse Shark for release. My 9 year boys absolutely loved it and couldn’t catch enough fish! Will be back for sure.

Rob N.

Fishing

We had an amazing first Florida Keys fishing experience with Captain Sal experiencing both reef and back country at its best. Sal is a great teacher for those who want to learn and has endless patience. We learnt lots of new techniques and tips. The 24’ boat is fast and rides the open ocean very dry and comfortably. We fished in several different areas and it only took a few minutes to travel between them. Fish of the day was a monster muttton snapper (30 inches long !!), caught by Tyler on the offshore part of the day. We would highly recommend booking with Captain Sal.

Species

Amberjack, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Blacktip Shark, Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Florida Pompano, Hogfish, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Permit, Red Grouper, Redfish, Sailfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore

Start Location

Overseas Highway 74580, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States | Bodies of water fished: Duck Key, Key Largo, Gulf Of Mexico

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