Islamorada Backcountry Offshore Fishing in Islamorada, Florida

Guided by Jeff Beeler

Deep Sea Inshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Jeff has spent his life fishing, and has fished all over the world throughout the years. From the British and US Virgin Islands, Mexico, Belize, Bahamas, and up and down the East Coast - but for him there’s no place like the Florida Keys. Captain Jeff has yet to find a place where he can go that has the variety that Islamorada has to offer.

When people ask what his favorite fish to catch is, his answer is always the same: Whatever’s biting and whatever the weather is best for. He just likes to have fun and catch what’s biting depending on the season.

Captain Jeff has been fishing in the Florida Keys since the mid 80’s. He is grateful to grow up there and have the best fishing pioneers in the Keys as his mentors. He watched Bob Lewis from Miami change the Sail Fishing world forever when he invented Kite Fishing. His neighbor Don Gurgiolo, one of the first individuals to throw cast-nets for live bait Offshore Fishing, started him out fishing as a mate on Charter Boats. Don was an excellent mentor and teacher for Captain Jeff, and by the age of 13 he had Jeff driving and docking a 47 ft Willis Craft! To say Captain Jeff feels blessed to have known and learned from all the great fishing captains and guides is an understatement.

Everything is seasonal in the keys, but one thing is for sure: If you have an open mind and just want to catch what’s biting, either backcountry or offshore, the Islamorada Florida Keys area is the place to be! With over 35 years of Backcountry and Offshore fishing experience in the Florida Keys, Captain Jeff can’t promise you’ll catch everything, but he can promise there won’t be a single wave unturned to make it a successful and memorable Fishing trip!

So, if you like to catch fish and have plenty of laughs along the way, from family fun trips to excursions for seasoned anglers, backcountry fishing, tarpon fishing and offshore fishing, Captain Jeff would love to get you out on the water!

Islamorada Backcountry Offshore Fishing Trips

Hop on board with Captain Jeff and prepare for an action-packed day of Mahi Mahi fishing! Islamorada is a renowned fishing hotspot with some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. You also have easy access to the offshore waters if you want to go after some bigger fish! In the summer months of April through August, you can go offshore to haul in some colorful Mahi Mahi! On this full-day trip, Captain Jeff will take you to some deeper waters off the coast of Islamorada where you'll be primarily targeting Mahi Mahi, with opportunities to go after some Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna and Cobia. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Captain Jeff will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! He'll take you to prime spots and get your rod set up with what the fish are biting. Captain Jeff fishes aboard a 23' Sea Craft center console that can hold up to 3 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will get you where you need to be in the beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jeff will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jeff will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sun protection and any food or drinks you might want. Head out with Captain Jeff! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Full Day Mahi Mahi Trip

100% (8)
23 ft 1 - 3 People From $333 / person

Hop on board with Captain Jeff and prepare for an action-packed day of Sail Fishing! Islamorada is a renowned fishing hotspot with some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. You also have easy access to the offshore waters if you want to go after some bigger fish! From October to April, you can even target some Sailfish as they travel up and down the reef's edge. On this full-day trip, Captain Jeff will take you to some deeper waters off the coast of Islamorada where you'll be primarily targeting the distinctive Sailfish, with opportunities to go after some Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Captain Jeff will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! He'll take you to prime spots and get your rod set up with what the fish are biting. Captain Jeff fishes aboard a 23' Sea Craft center console that can hold up to 3 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will get you where you need to be in the beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jeff will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jeff will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sun protection and any food or drinks you might want. Head out with Captain Jeff! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Live Bait Sailfishing

100% (8)
23 ft 1 - 3 People From $333 / person

Hop on board with Captain Jeff and prepare for an action-packed day of Tarpon fishing! Islamorada is a renowned fishing hotspot with some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. You also have easy access to the offshore waters if you want to go after some bigger fish! On this half or full-day trip, Captain Jeff will take you to some of the beautiful Islamorada inshores where you'll be primarily targeting the elusive Tarpon, with opportunities to go after some Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, and Yellowtail Snapper too. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Captain Jeff will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! He'll take you to prime spots and get your rod set up with what the fish are biting. Captain Jeff fishes aboard a 23' Sea Craft center console that can hold up to 3 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will get you where you need to be in the beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jeff will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jeff will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sun protection and any food or drinks you might want. Head out with Captain Jeff! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Silver King Classic

100% (8)
23 ft 1 - 3 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Islamorada Backcountry Offshore Fishing

Steve M.

Fishing

Had fun with Jeff. He put us on the fish and gave us pointers on how to land them.

Timothy C.

Fishing

We scheduled a half day trip with Jeff and has an absolute blast. E talked the day before our trip and I expressed to Jeff that we had just completed another trip in Key West and had all the fish we wanted and that we were interested in just catching what we could that was fast and furious. Well Jeff did exactly that. We caught fish all morning as fast as you could tell them in. Great Captain, Great Boat and a great time.

Doug C.

Fishing

Captain worked very hard. We didn’t have an epic catching day, but we had a great time. We fished a bunch of proven spots. Moved a lot to find clearer water. Plenty of bait, gear and tackle worked smoothly. We caught fish, but some days the big fish don’t cooperate. Boat was well equipped and ran well. Tough day, but appreciate when a Captain works and cares. Great time! Will book again.

Glen H.

Fishing

Great day fishing with captain Jeff. He worked hard to put us on the fish with some tough wind conditions… Put together a nice catch. Great time with a fun and knowledgeable captain

Ken E.

Fishing

My son and I had a fantastic morning catching all kinds of fish. You can’t find a more knowledgeable fisherman in the area. Thanks for a great day!

Donald S.

Fishing

Clean and well equipped boat with knowledgeable captain. New the spots and how to catch them. Will book again on our next trip down.

Robert C.

Fishing

We had a great fun time out with Captain Jeff. He had us on Mahi in no time and we chased them for the duration of a half day 4 hour trip. We caught a few and have Mahi lunch and dinner scheduled for days! Jeff was an easy going laid back guide with a ton of experience. He’s got a few dad jokes at the ready too! Next time we’re in the Keys we’ll be booking a trip with him again. If you’ve come across Jeff’s guide service look no further you won’t be disappointed.

Eric H.

Fishing

We did not having any luck targeting Tarpon, but we knew it was going to be hit or miss since our only window was in early March and it was windy. We spent almost all our time with bait in the water, so we did not waste time driving around, just tough conditions. My wife and I still had a great time on the water with Captain Jeff and landed a few decent size sharks (nurse, black tip and bull). Captian Jeff will be our 1st call on our next trip to Islamorada and the keys.

Species

Amberjack, Black Drum, Blackfin Tuna, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sailfish, Snook, Tarpon, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Inshore

Start Location

96 Madeira Road, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States | Bodies of water fished: Duck Key, Key Largo

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