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Fishing in Islamorada

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Morning Half

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44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Islamorada

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Full Day Trip

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44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,700
Fishing in Big Pine Key

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Offshore Reef Trip

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21 ft 1 - 2 People From $425
Fishing in Key Biscayne

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Miami Nearshore Hardcore Trip

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41 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,200
Fishing in Miami Beach

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Miami Fishing Mayhem!

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43 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
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Fishing in Miami Beach

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VIP Luxury Offshore Deep Sea Fishing

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55 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,500

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Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for VIP Luxury Offshore Deep Sea Fishing in Miami Beach

We are the obvious choice when it comes to luxury and VIP family deep sea fishing. Capt. Rafael and his team maintain and run one of the cleanest and biggest charter Sport Fish yachts in the industry: a custom, luxury Hatteras deep sea charter fishing boat. It is located only minutes away from the warm waters of the Gulf Stream where some of the best deep sea fishing is done! We are always at your service and ready to take you on a charter fishing trip of a lifetime. We are one of the most experienced and successful deep sea fishing charter services that has operated in South Florida for more than 25 years! All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters: fishing! Your trip also includes all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Islamorada

VIP Luxury Offshore Deep Sea Fishing

100% (3)
55 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,500
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Fishing Mayhem! in Miami Beach

It only takes six minutes to reach the ocean from Captain Chad's dock and most of the fish we catch are within two miles offshore. Miami's warm Gulf Stream waters produce fish all year round, including Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Kingfish, Tuna, Amberjack, Barracuda and Sharks. You'll be fishing from a custom 43ft vessel completely redone in 2004 with brand new Cummins QSM11 engines total of 1300 horsepower... making it the quickest charter boat in the fleet and cutting down the time to the fishing grounds. The boat is clean and very spacious with plenty of seating up on the bridge and downstairs in the cockpit, equipped with a new custom Release fighting chair, Livewell, Fishbox, Radar, Sonar, top of the line tackle it is truly a fishing machine. Captain Chad will provide all the fishing tackle including Shimano reels on custom rods. Everything is provided and comes fully loaded aboard the vessel. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks, drinks, and sun protection. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Islamorada

Miami Fishing Mayhem!

100% (1)
43 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
trip description for Miami Nearshore Hardcore Trip in Key Biscayne

Take a break from the wild action of Miami and join Captain Nel for a nearshore adventure aboard his 41’ Hatteras sportfisher, which fits up to 5 guests. Captai Nel will make sure you're comfortable while he puts you on the fish. You'll be targeting Almaco Jacks, Amberjack, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Gag Grouper, and Mahi Mahi, depending on the season and your preferences. Whatever the target fish in season, Captain Nel is well equipped to help you get it over the rail! His boat features a flybridge to enjoy the sea breeze, and a tower to spot any fish that might be nearby. The vessel also has a comfortable re-modeled salon with bathrooms and air conditioning, meaning your half-day journey will be perfectly pleasant as you cruise through the picturesque waters. The Captain will provide you with state-of-the-art tackle and bait, ice, and fishing licenses for all members of your trip. Bring some snacks and drinks to keep in the salon cooler, as well as sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, a hat, and a long-sleeved shirt. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Islamorada

Miami Nearshore Hardcore Trip

100% (1)
41 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,200
Fishing in Big Pine Key
Fishing in Big Pine Key
Fishing in Big Pine Key
trip description for Offshore Reef Trip in Big Pine Key

Head out of Big Pine Key to explore the Offshore waters and Reefs with Captain Mark. He will help you target a variety of Jacks, Dolphin (Mahi), just to name a few! He will provide all the finest gear from Penn and Shimano but also encourages you to bring your own gear if you'd like to land a big one on your own supply. All you'll need to bring is hat, Sunscreen, non-marking shoes, and a good pair of sunglasses … (Captain Mark asks that you please Do Not bring Spray Sunblock) You'll be heading out aboard his 21ft Mako which is a super fun boat to explore the open water in. These trips can however be dependent on the weather. If there is some serious chop, he may recommend staying closer to shore to target Snapper, Grouper, and others! Some days the weather is not ideal for the scheduled trip, but good for another type of fishing. Captain Marks goal is to provide the most enjoyable day on the water possible. Read More

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Offshore Reef Trip

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21 ft 1 - 2 People From $425
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Full Day Trip in Islamorada

8 Hour Full day trip for up to 6 people departs at 0630. You will be going out on a spacious 44' Express Marlago Jefferson Yacht. Twin 450 HP 3208 Caterpillar engines. Vessel is equipped with all the electronics needed. GPS, Sonar, Radar, VHF and more. You will be using top of the line tackle, rods and reels, Vessel is equipped with fighting chair, 2 large live wells, Outriggers, Center rigger, Downrigger and many other specific tools that we use to target all the different species that roam these Florida Keys waters. In the Summertime: We generally stop to catch some live bait and then could be straight offshore to chase Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, dropping for Jacks, Grouper, Tile fish, snappers etc. Additionally there is always the option to stop on the reef on the way out or the way back to catch some Snapper, most common Yellowtail or Mangrove. In the Wintertime: Again generally stop for some live bait and more than likely stay close to the reef to start out and target Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, Snapper, Bonita some others. All you need to bring is whatever you would like to eat and drink and we have everything else ready for you to come aboard and enjoy a great day and create some unforgettable memories! Please remember to thank your mate with a 20% tip. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Full Day Trip

100% (4)
44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,700
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Morning Half in Islamorada

4 Hour 1/2 day trip for up to 6 people departs at 0630. You will be going out on a spacious 44' Express Marlago Jefferson Yacht. Twin 450 HP 3208 Caterpillar engines. Vessel is equipped with all the electronics needed. GPS, Sonar, Radar, VHF and more. You will be using top of the line tackle, rods and reels, Vessel is equipped with fighting chair, 2 large live wells, Outriggers, Center rigger, Downrigger and many other specific tools that we use to target all the different species that roam these Florida Keys waters. Summertime - we will generally fish on the reef for various Snappers such as Yellowtail, Mutton, Mangrove and some others. More than often we will take some time to troll and target Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi and a few others when they are close enough to go after in the allotted time. Wintertime - we again stay close to the reef but target species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna King Mackerel, and again can target the many Snapper species that thrive here. All you need to bring is whatever you would like to eat and drink and we have everything else ready for you to come aboard and enjoy a great day and create some unforgettable memories Please remember to thank your mate with a 20% tip. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Morning Half

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44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
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Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Offshore Fishing in Key Largo

If you're ready to take on big-time gamefish such as Blackfin Tuna, Red Snapper, Wahoo, and Sailfish, then you'll love this trip with Captain Jeremy! He'll be taking you offshore on board his 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a luxury vessel that's purpose-built for serious fishing! The Florida Keys are a world-famous fishing destination, and and for a good reason! The surrounding waters are teeming with some of the most sought-after game fish in the Gulf, as well as tons of inshore and nearshore species. Your target species on this trip are all pelagic, meaning they swim in the open ocean and are typically caught "on the troll", running lures or live bait to entice the fish to strike. When you get a bite, be prepared for a fight, as these fish can grow to incredible sizes and put up a real battle! While Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish are the primary targets, you may also encounter other species such Wahoo, all of which can provide an exciting fight and make for a memorable catch. In between catches, take the time to enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife that surrounds you, including dolphins, sea turtles, and seabirds. An offshore fishing charter with Captain Jeremy out of Key Largo, FL, is an unforgettable experience that combines the beauty of the Florida Keys with the thrill of the chase. With the right preparation and a little luck, you'll have the opportunity to land some of the most sought-after game fish in the world and make memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Islamorada

Key Largo Offshore Fishing

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Flats Fishing in Key Largo

Come experience the Florida Keys on this incredible adventure with Captain Jeremy! The Keys are a world-renowned fishing destination, and there's no better way to enjoy all that they have to offer than a trip aboard his 24' Blue Wave bay boat. The options are endless, whether you want to enjoy a half-day, a 3/-4 day, or a full-day trip! Captain Jeremy specializes in catching a variety of species in shallow water, while making sure you have a fun and memorable experience. This is ideal for beginner to intermediate anglers who are looking to bend some rods and hear the drag scream. Target species include Jacks, Redfish, Snook, Trout, and more! These will vary by season and weather, but rest assured—Captain Jeremy will put you on some awesome fish! You'll be provided with everything you need for a successful day out on the water, from rods, reels, and tackle, to ice, water, and fishing licenses. All he recommends you bring are any snacks and drinks and he'll take care of the rest! Dont miss this amazing fishing experience! Read More

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Key Largo Flats Fishing

100% (1)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Blue Water Trip in Key Largo

Offshore fishing off the beautiful coast Key Largo, FL doesn't get better than a trip with Captain Bryon. Bryon has over 40 years of experience on the water and has been fishing his whole life. With his experience and supplied Penn equipment Captain Bryon can put you on the fish in no time at all. You can expect to be trolling the waters of the Caribbean targeting Mahi-Mahi and Blackfin Tuna. If bottom fishing is more your speed, Captain Bryon is more than willing to take you to the reefs where you can expect to hook into various species of Snapper and Grouper as well as Amberjack. Bryon captains a 30' Sea Hunt center console equipped with state-of-the-art Garmin GPS, a fishfinder, outriggers, a live bait well, and an ice chest to satisfy any fishing needs out on the water. Perfect for this environment, the boat is powered by two 300HP Yamaha engines. The boat also has a restroom on board. The only thing you'll need to bring with you is any food or beverages you might want while out as well as any sun protection you may need. Read More

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Blue Water Trip

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $800
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Patch Reef Trip in Key Largo

Get ready to hook into to some monsters out along the reefs of Key Largo, FL with Captain Bryon. Bryon is a lifetime fisherman with years of experience that will provide you with an exciting day out on the water. Just pack your glasses and sunscreen and let Captain Bryon take care of the rest, from bait and tackle to your fishing license. And you don't have to worry about wasting your time sitting over the same spot on this trip, if the fish aren't hot in one spot, you'll be hopping between reefs and wrecks working your way further from Key Largo throughout the day to find the best action. Your target species for this trip will be a variety of Snapper species as well as some Black Grouper, Hogfish, and Amberjack. If bottom fishing isn’t your thing, Captain Bryon can rig you up with some lighter tackle or do some trolling for Mahi-Mahi. Captain Bryan has a 30’ Sea Hunt center console that comfortably fits up to 6 anglers. Perfect for fishing in this environment, this boat is equipped with 2 300HP Yamaha engines that can get you where you need to be quickly. This 2020 model boat is also equipped with modern Garmin GPS technology, a fish finder, and a restroom. This Sea Hunt also includes outriggers, a live bait well, and an ice chest to accommodate any and all fishing needs. The only thing you'll need to bring for this Florida coast adventure is your own food and beverages as well as any necessary clothing and/or sun protection for you and your party and you'll be landing fish in no time. Read More

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Patch Reef Trip

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $700
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Everglades Action in Key Largo

Head out with Captain Armando for an epic inshore adventure in the beautiful Florida Keys! Captain Armando has over 20 years experiences running trips in Key Largo for the past 6 years guiding with proven results, just check out his plethora of awesome reviews below! He invites you to join him aboard his 23' Pathfinder equipped with 250 HP Yamaha, Trolling Motor, Live Bait Wells, and all the latest safety equipment. On your trip you will explore the beautiful and remote fishery that is the Everglades! Socked with Snook, Redfish, Trout, Local Tarpon, and even the occasional Bonefish! Captain Armando all about catering his trips around what you want to do! So let him know what species your looking to chase and he will work his tail off to make sure you have the best shots at your target quarry and all around the best possible time out on the water. Everything is included when you head out with Captain Armando from rods, reels, tackle, bait, water, ice and even fishing licenses. The only thing you need to bring along are your favorite snacks and drinks, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Otherwise get ready for an awesome Florida Keys fishing experience, that you won't soon forget! Read More

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Everglades Action

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $850
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Reef and Offshore in Key Largo

Join Captain Jim and experience the thrill of reef and offshore fishing on board his 34' Sea Vee center console! Captain Jim and his crew specialize in live bait kite fishing, deep sea, and wreck fishing, and have been catering to the needs of avid anglers for over 30 years. Captain Jim's crew offers a variety of fishing techniques, depending on the time of year, to ensure that customers have the best chance of catching Sailfish, Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper and Snapper. Their live bait kite fishing technique is especially effective and will give customers the thrill of a lifetime as they watch Sailfish hammer live bait on topwater! The crew at Captain Jim's has a deep passion for fishing and the ocean, and they take pride in sharing their knowledge and expertise with customers. They'll guide you to the best fishing spots based on the conditions and tides, and they'll be happy to show you the proper techniques to reel in that trophy catch. All of Captain Jim's fishing trips include all necessary tackle and fishing licenses, so customers don't have to worry about a thing. Customers are entitled to keep what they catch, or if they prefer, they can release it back into the ocean. And there's no need to worry about cleaning fish—Jim's first mate has it covered! All you need to do is show up ready to have a blast,. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Islamorada

Key Largo Reef And Offshore

100% (1)
34 ft 1 - 5 People From $900
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Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Keys All-Day Adventure! in Key Largo

Captain Dave is here to show you the stunning waters of the Florida Keys, Marathon, FL. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Dave and Captain Duane can tell you all about the local fishery. Gag Grouper, Black Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Lemon Shark, Tiger Shark, Mahi, Tuna, Swordfish, and more can be found in these waters, depending on the time of year. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. Your vessel for the day is a 48' Offshore sport fishing with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with outriggers and all the essentials. There's a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, along with lures. There's no need to buy a fishing license. Keep in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. If you don't know what to expect, ask the captain. Read More

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Keys All-Day Adventure!

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48 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,100
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Swordfish Slam in Key Largo

Swordfishing in Key Largo is an exciting and unique experience. The Florida Keys are home to some of the best Swordfishing in the world, and Key Largo is the perfect place to enjoy this amazing sport. Daytime charters are the best way to see these magnificent creatures up close. What is so special about daytiming is that you can see the fish jump and thrash out of the water; the colors are magnificent and you actually see the fight. On this 8-hour Swordfishing adventure, you will be trolling the edge of the outer reef just off the coast of Key Largo. You will be using live bait to target the Swordfish that inhabit these waters. You might also get bites from Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, and sharks along the way. Captain Eric practices “catch and release” when landing all of their Swordfish to ensure all generations can enjoy these marvelous creatures. Captain Eric's boat is the perfect vessel for a successful day of Swordfishing in the Florida Keys. At 35 feet long, this Contender center console has plenty of space for you and your gear, and with 850 horsepower from its two Yamaha 4-stroke engines, it has the power to get you to the Swordfish grounds quickly. The boat is also equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box, so you have everything you need for a successful day on the water. Captain Eric will provide all of the rods, reels, tackle, licenses, and live bait that you need. All you need to bring is some food and drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day's catch. So come aboard and test your skills on what promises to be an exciting and exhilarating day of Swordfishing in the Florida Keys! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Islamorada

Swordfish Slam

100% (3)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,200
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Offshore Fishing Key Largo in Key Largo

Embark on an exhilarating deep-sea fishing expedition in the stunning waters of Key Largo, Florida, under the expert guidance of Captain Justin. With 6 years of seasoned experience, Captain Justin invites you to join him for an unforgettable angling adventure, targeting an impressive array of species including Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Set against the backdrop of Key Largo's coastal charm, this fishing trip promises a harmonious blend of skill and thrill. Captain Justin's dedicated years in the field ensure that every angler, whether a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, gains invaluable insights and techniques to maximize their success. Navigating the dynamic waters of Key Largo alongside Captain Justin reveals a world of deep-sea angling possibilities. From the energetic Mahi Mahi to the majestic Sailfish, and the formidable Blackfin Tuna to the powerful Wahoo, each catch promises an exhilarating challenge and a lasting memory. Experience an adventure marked by professionalism, angling prowess, and a deep appreciation for the marine ecosystem. Captain Justin's commitment to ethical fishing practices guarantees an experience that is both rewarding and environmentally conscious. Dive into the world of deep-sea fishing in Key Largo, Florida, as you cast your line with Captain Justin, creating cherished memories against the backdrop of this scenic paradise. Read More

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Offshore Fishing Key Largo

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28 ft 1 - 4 People From $850
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key largo Fly Fishing the Flats in Key Largo

Head out with Captain Josh for an action-packed day of fly fishing in the Islamorada flats! The inshore flats in this world-famous fishing hotspot provide excellent year round fishing for a host of sought-after species. Let Captain Josh show you why fly fishers from all over flock to this fishing paradise! On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Josh will take you into the beautiful Islamorada backcountry flats where you'll be fly fishing for sought-after fish including Barracuda, Black Drum, Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, Permit, Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon. Although many of these elusive fish require some pretty accurate casting, Captain Josh is happy to help anglers of any skill level and will provide expert-level instruction to accommodate you and guests! You'll be aboard a 17' Maverick HPX-V skiff boat with capacity for 2 anglers. Powered by a 90 HP Mercury engine, this boat was designed with shallow waters in mind and she'll have no problem letting you creep up on even the most skittish fish. It comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Josh will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard with Captain Josh and see what all the Islamorada buzz is about! Read More

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Key Largo Fly Fishing The Flats

100% (1)
17 ft 1 - 2 People From $600
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Fishing Adventure in Key Largo

Embark on a captivating flats and inshore fishing expedition with Captain Ken in the picturesque waters of Key Largo, Florida. A seasoned guide with a wealth of experience, Captain Ken operates his 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, ensuring a nimble and comfortable journey through the pristine coastal habitats. Key Largo Fishing Trips invites anglers of all levels to partake in a memorable adventure, targeting an array of coveted species such as Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Permit, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Bonefish, and Permit. With Captain Ken's intimate knowledge of the local waters and the intricacies of flats fishing in Key Largo, each trip promises an authentic and rewarding experience. Explore the renowned Florida Keys Fishing Trips as you cast your line into the crystal-clear shallows, surrounded by the vibrant marine life that inhabits these coastal ecosystems. Captain Ken's commitment to sustainable and responsible fishing practices ensures that you not only enjoy the thrill of the catch but also contribute to the preservation of these precious environments. Flats fishing Key Largo with Captain Ken is an opportunity to connect with nature, as you navigate the serene waters in pursuit of elusive game fish. Whether you're an avid angler seeking the challenge of landing a Permit or a novice looking to experience the excitement of inshore fishing, Captain Ken's expertise and his Maverick flats boat offer an unparalleled fishing adventure. Book your flats and inshore fishing trip with Captain Ken today, and immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and abundance of Key Largo, FL. Discover the thrill of angling in one of the most iconic fishing destinations in the world with a guide who is dedicated to providing an exceptional and sustainable fishing experience. Read More

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Key Largo Fishing Adventure

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $700
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Mix-It-Up in Key Largo

Explore the shallow flats and backcountry waters of the Upper Florida Keys with Captain Josh! Captain Josh will help you catch a variety of fish, including Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Snapper, and Trout. For these inshore and back country trips, Captain Josh welcomes you aboard his 18' Gordon Waterman. The boat is powered by a 90hp Yamaha has a capacity of 4 passengers (3 anglers and Captain. Josh). Also equipped with a 24V Minn Kota trolling motor, Power Pole for quick anchoring, a 24’ push pole for easy maneuvering, a casting platform for improved views, and the ability to float in only 6-inches of water - this truly is the perfect boat for you to enjoy a day exploring all the skinny water and crowded mangroves the Florida flats and backcountry waters have to offer. Not to mention, his boat is fully equipped with all electronics and safety gear, and all charters are provided with top of the line rods and reels from Shimano and Florida Fishing. Since his charters are fully equipped with rods, reels, bait, coolers, and ice, all you'll will need to bring any food and beverages that you'd like to have during the day, as well as sun protection (long sleeves, hat, non-spray sunscreen). Captain Josh will take care of the rest! Read More

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Key Largo Mix-It-Up

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $750

Everything to Know About Booking an Islamorada almaco jack fishing charter

What are the best almaco jack fishing charters in Islamorada?

Why should I book an almaco jack fishing charter in Islamorada with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 almaco jack trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Morning Half guided by Troy and Full Day Trip guided by Troy.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 4.75 out of 5 based on 2880 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly almaco jack guides / fishing lessons in Islamorada? Check out our beginner and family friendly almaco jack guides in Islamorada.

What types of almaco jack fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for almaco jack in Islamorada as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Islamorada are bottom fishing, light tackle fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but trolling and kite fishing are popular as well.

How much do Islamorada almaco jack fishing charters cost?

for almaco jack in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $478 to $2,240, but the average price for a half day trip for almaco jack in Islamorada is $1,017. The average price for a full day trip for almaco jack in Islamorada is $1,465.

What month is best for almaco jack fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for almaco jack fishing in Islamorada is spring, and most anglers book their trips 44 days in advance.

Do I need a Islamorada fishing license for almaco jack and what are the bag limits for almaco jack in Islamorada?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Islamorada, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Islamorada. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Islamorada.

What is almaco jack fishing in Islamorada all about?


In the vibrant waters off Isla Morada, anglers can pursue the almaco jack, a popular gamefish that provides both thrilling fights and delicious table fare. Almaco jacks, also known as "reef donkeys," are prevalent around the offshore reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures that dot the area's marine landscape. Characterized by their distinct coloration—typically featuring yellowish-orange fins and a dark brown to olive-green body with vertical bars—almaco jacks are renowned for their aggressive feeding behavior and powerful strikes.

Fishing for almaco jack in Isla Morada is a year-round pursuit, with the warmer months often offering prime opportunities to target these prized fish. Anglers frequently encounter almaco jacks while bottom fishing near reefs and wrecks, where the fish congregate in search of prey. Live bait such as pinfish, squid, and small fish, as well as artificial lures like jigs and spoons, are commonly used to entice bites from these voracious predators.

When angling for almaco jacks in Isla Morada, anglers should be prepared for a vigorous battle, as these fish are known for their strength and tenacity. Sturdy tackle and heavy rods are recommended to handle the brute force of these hard-fighting fish, especially when they seek refuge in the structure. Anglers who successfully land an almaco jack are rewarded not only with an exhilarating fight but also with the opportunity to savor the delicious flavor of this esteemed species, making it a prized catch for any angler exploring the bountiful waters of Isla Morada.

What are the most popular months to fish for almaco jack fishing in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, the seasons for targeting almaco jack generally follow the patterns of offshore fishing in the Florida Keys. While almaco jacks can be caught year-round in these waters, there are certain times of the year when they are more abundant and actively feeding. Generally, the warmer months, from late spring through early fall, tend to be prime time for almaco jack fishing, as the water temperatures rise and the fish become more active.

During the spring and summer months, almaco jacks are often found around offshore reefs, wrecks, and other structures, where they congregate in search of food and shelter. Anglers targeting almaco jacks during this time can expect to encounter schools of these fish, making for exciting fishing opportunities. Additionally, the calmer weather conditions during the summer months make it easier for anglers to access offshore fishing grounds and target almaco jacks in deeper waters.

While almaco jacks can be caught year-round, anglers should keep in mind that weather patterns, water temperature, and other environmental factors can influence their behavior and distribution. During the cooler months, almaco jacks may move to deeper waters or seek refuge in warmer areas, requiring anglers to adjust their fishing techniques accordingly. Overall, Isla Morada offers ample opportunities for anglers to target almaco jacks throughout the year, with the spring and summer months typically providing the best chances for success.

What techniques are popular for catching almaco jack in Islamorada?

When fishing for almaco jack in Isla Morada, employing the right techniques can greatly enhance your chances of success. One effective method for targeting almaco jacks is bottom fishing near offshore reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures where these fish are known to congregate. Using heavy tackle and sturdy rods, anglers can drop live bait such as pinfish, squid, or small fish to the bottom and wait for the almaco jacks to strike. Additionally, drifting over productive areas while bottom fishing can help cover more ground and increase the likelihood of encountering feeding almaco jacks.

Another productive technique for catching almaco jacks in Isla Morada is vertical jigging. This method involves dropping heavy metal jigs or vertical jigs to the bottom and jigging them up and down to mimic the movement of prey. Almaco jacks are often attracted to the erratic action of the jig and will strike aggressively when presented with the opportunity. Vertical jigging is particularly effective when fishing around wrecks and other underwater structures where almaco jacks are known to gather.

In addition to bottom fishing and vertical jigging, trolling can also be an effective technique for targeting almaco jacks in Isla Morada. Anglers can troll live baits or artificial lures behind the boat while covering a larger area of water to locate active fish. Trolling allows anglers to explore different depths and areas until they locate schools of almaco jacks. When trolling for almaco jacks, it's important to vary the speed and depth of the lures to entice strikes from these powerful predators. Overall, by employing a combination of these techniques, anglers can increase their chances of landing almaco jacks while enjoying the thrilling sport of fishing in Isla Morada's pristine waters.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

In addition to almaco jack, Isla Morada offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to target, making it a premier destination for fishing enthusiasts. One popular species sought after by anglers in Isla Morada is the mahi mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. Mahi mahi are commonly found in offshore waters, where they roam in search of prey such as flying fish, squid, and smaller fish. Anglers often encounter mahi mahi while trolling offshore, using a variety of baits and lures to entice these colorful and acrobatic fish.

Another prized species for anglers fishing in Isla Morada is the sailfish. Known for their incredible speed and agility, sailfish are a sought-after gamefish that inhabit the offshore waters of the Florida Keys. Anglers targeting sailfish often employ trolling techniques with rigged ballyhoo or artificial lures, as well as live bait fishing with pilchards or goggle-eyes. Sailfish are known for their acrobatic jumps and powerful runs, providing anglers with an exhilarating fishing experience.

For those looking to target bottom-dwelling species, Isla Morada offers opportunities to catch a variety of grouper species, including gag grouper, red grouper, and black grouper. These large and powerful fish are often found around reefs, wrecks, and rocky structures in deeper offshore waters. Anglers can use a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or jigging with artificial lures to target these prized gamefish. With its rich and diverse fishery, Isla Morada provides anglers with endless opportunities to pursue a wide range of species, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing experience for all skill levels.

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