Overtime Sportfishing Charters in Islamorada, Florida

Guided by Kent Kleppinger

Deep Sea

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I was born in Fort Lauderdale and learned to fish with my father there. I am an avid fisherman, spearfisherman and diver. We invite you to join in on some of the best fishing trips in Florida. The crew will take you to the best spots in the area and help you return with a fine catch.

Overtime Sportfishing Charters Trips

Join Captain Kent on an incredible trip offshore aboard his 37' Buddy Davis Express! After departing from Postcard Inn in Islamorada, FL you'll go looking for some beautiful big game Swordfish. Each season holds different opportunities such as Mahi Mahi in the Summer, Sailfish in the Winter and Snapper year-round. But according to Captain Kent, in Islamorada anything is possible! On the full-day trip, you will start your day by leaving as early as possible to get to the bait patch (about 3 or so miles from the dock) hoping to catch bait such as cigar minnows, ballyhoo or Pilchards. Captain Kent will always provide frozen bait aboard just in case. After securing the bait, you'll head offshore until you find a zone of life (birds, weed lines, debris and such). That’s when you'll start hunting and capitalizing on every opportunity to catch some beautiful Swordfish. You can do all kinds of fishing techniques in these waters, such as bottom fishing, trolling and kite fishing, but when targeting Swordfish, expect to mostly do deep dropping. Deep drop fishing offshore in Islamorada is a style of fishing that is usually done with an electric reel or for those who want more of a challenge, it can be done with the hand crank. Typically, you'll be fishing anywhere from 300 to thousands of feet looking to target a variety of bottom feeding fish such as snapper, tilefish, grouper and swordfish. If there's a method you want to try out, just let Captain Kent know and he'll get you properly set up and give you some expert pointers! Otherwise, Captain Kent will get you set up with the method that gets you the best chance at landing a Swordfish. To provide the best experience, the day is subject to change at any given point to ensure the best results for your fishing trip. But remember, it’s fishing - you don’t know until you go, anything can happen! You'll be fishing aboard Captain Kent's 37' Buddy Davis, built by one of Carolina’s superior boat builders. She's an incredible fishing machine with Carolina flair, providing the speed and durability needed to get to the fish fast and smoothly. The cockpit is large enough for your entire group to fish together or fight the big one! The cabin comes equipped with air conditioning, a spacious bathroom, a comfortable bench to lounge on, and 360° of visibility; perfect for taking a break from the sun or tucking away from foul weather. This vessel comes with top-of-the-line electronics and a great sound system to make for an unparalleled day in the Sportfishing Capital of the World! Captain Kent will provide all rods, reels and tackle. After taking pictures with your keepers, Captain Kent will finish the day by cleaning your catch for you at the dock over cocktails. He'll even give you some good recommendations for where to take your fish and have it cooked for dinner. All you need to bring are good vibes and whatever you care to eat and drink. Enjoy your day out on the water! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Full Day Swordfish Action

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $583 / person

Join Captain Kent on an incredible trip offshore aboard his 37' Buddy Davis Express! After departing from Postcard Inn in Islamorada, FL you'll fish for whatever prized Florida species are available based on what is migrating through the area. Each season holds different opportunities such as Mahi Mahi in the Summer, Sailfish in the Winter and Snapper year-round. But according to Captain Kent, in Islamorada anything is possible! On the full-day trip, you will start your day by leaving as early as possible to get to the bait patch (about 3 or so miles from the dock) hoping to catch bait such as cigar minnows, ballyhoo or Pilchards. Captain Kent will always provide frozen bait aboard just in case. On both the half and full-day trips, you'll head offshore until you find a zone of life (birds, weed lines, debris and such). That’s when you'll start hunting and capitalizing on every opportunity to catch prized big game fish such as Blue Marlin, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Permit, Sailfish, Skipjack Tuna, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowtail Snapper. You can do all kinds of fishing techniques in these waters, such as deep dropping, hardcore offshore fishing, and Sail Fishing: Deep Dropping: Deep drop fishing offshore in Islamorada is a style of fishing that is usually done with an electric reel or for those who want more of a challenge, it can be done with the hand crank. Typically, you'll be fishing anywhere from 300 to thousands of feet looking to target a variety of bottom feeding fish such as snapper, tilefish, grouper and swordfish. Hardcore Offshore Fishing: This usually entails going offshore looking for pelagic fish like Mahi Mahi or your occasional billfish such as Marlin. You can also spend time trolling (pulling bait/lures behind the boat) or look for birds diving which is an indication of a school of fish like Blackfin Tuna, Bonita or Mahi Mahi. This style of fishing is typically done in the summer time. Sailfish Season: Targeting sailfish is primarily focused on in the winter time when they migrate through the area of Islamorada. There are various ways to catch them; You can bump troll with live baits on the surface, you can fly kites and suspend your baits from the kites, or you can sight fish by looking for showers of bait fish coming out of the water caused by a sailfish balling the bait up and trying to eat one. Whatever fish you want to go after or method you want to try, just let Captain Kent know and he'll get you properly set up and give you some expert pointers! To provide the best experience, the day is subject to change at any given point to ensure the best results for your fishing trip. But remember, it’s fishing - you don’t know until you go, anything can happen! You'll be fishing aboard Captain Kent's 37' Buddy Davis, built by one of Carolina’s superior boat builders. She's an incredible fishing machine with Carolina flair, providing the speed and durability needed to get to the fish fast and smoothly. The cockpit is large enough for your entire group to fish together or fight the big one! The cabin comes equipped with air conditioning, a spacious bathroom, a comfortable bench to lounge on, and 360° of visibility; perfect for taking a break from the sun or tucking away from foul weather. This vessel comes with top-of-the-line electronics and a great sound system to make for an unparalleled day in the Sportfishing Capital of the World! Captain Kent will provide all rods, reels and tackle. After taking pictures with your keepers, Captain Kent will finish the day by cleaning your catch for you at the dock over cocktails. He'll even give you some good recommendations for where to take your fish and have it cooked for dinner. All you need to bring are good vibes and whatever you care to eat and drink. Enjoy your day out on the water! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Offshore Adventure

NEW
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Species

Blue Marlin, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Permit, Sailfish, Skipjack Tuna, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Kite Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea

Start Location

84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States | Bodies of water fished: Duck Key, Key Largo

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