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Back Country Bonanza

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $600
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Islamorada Live Action Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $750
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Islamorada Fishing Experience

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $675
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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700

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Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
trip description for Marathon Backcountry Flats in Marathon

Head out aboard Captain Larry's 20' SeaFox for a Florida Keys expedition unlike any other! On your trip, Captain Larry will take you to explore the bountiful waters around Marathon, from the abundant grass flats all the way to the maze of backcountry mangroves in the Everglades! Captain Larry is more than happy to cater your trip to your goals, so if there is a specific species you're looking to chase that day, let him know and he can make it happen. Possible species in the area include Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jacks, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, and even Permit! So whatever species you choose to chase you're sure to have a blast fighting them! Captain Larry will provide all of the bait, tackle, fishing licenses, ice, water, and fish cleaning. He will even vacuum seal your fillets for you for superior storage and preservation. Captain Larry focuses on the little things to ensure you have the best possible experience aboard his boat from start to finish. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a camera if you'd like, and Captain Larry will make sure you're well taken care of. Read More

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Marathon Backcountry Flats

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20 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
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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

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $600
Fishing in Islamorada
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trip description for Silver King Classic in Islamorada

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

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Silver King Classic

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23 ft 1 - 3 People From $600
Fishing in Islamorada
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trip description for Epic South Florida Fishing in Islamorada

Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure in the Florida Keys? Key Largo, Islamorada, and the whole Florida Keys are the perfect backdrops for fishing charters with Captain Zach. Captain Zach offers guided fishing charters in the Florida Keys that are sure to leave an impression for a lifetime. No matter if you’re an experienced angler looking to hook a big fish or you’re a beginner and want some rod bending action and tasty table fare, Captain Zach can cater your trip to your goals! **Inshore, Flats, and Backcountry Fishing** Key Largo inshore fishing attracts anglers from all over the world who are looking for the “grand slam” of shallow water fishing as you can target numerous prized species in the Florida Keys! Backcountry fishing is done in the inland waters of the Florida Keys and Key West. Flats fishing and backcountry Fishing are done in the same place, as the backcountry holds all the flats. The shallow waters in the Keys are home to plenty of fish feed, such as shrimp and crab, making it a hotspot for larger fish to prey. You will come into contact with prized monster inshore fish that call these waters home or are just passing through. Water depth in the backcountry can range from 0 to 30 ft of water with massive cuts and channels between the shallow flats and also includes the Mangrove Islands. It's all part of the “backcountry”. **Everglades Fishing** An ecosystem unlike any other in the world, the Everglades comprises tropical wetlands across the southern part of Florida. The landscape is home to threatened or endangered species like the West Indian manatee, the wood stork, the green sea turtle, and the Cassius blue butterfly. The area is also known for legally protected plants like the Florida prairieclover and Everglades bully. The Florida Bay is the largest body of water in the park, with over 800 square miles of beautiful water that’s teaming with seagrass, fish, corals, and crustaceans. Back up in the Everglades you can expect to catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Blue Runners, and Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon as well! Book a trip above and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience traveling through and fishing in this unique coastal environment. Captain Zach will make sure you have an experience you'll be talking about for the rest of your life. Read More

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Epic South Florida Fishing

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Islamorada Fishing Experience in Islamorada

On this trip, you'll launch out of islamorada with Captain Alex and chase down some iconic Florida sportfish! This is the "real deal" Keys fishing experience. The trip will include exploring the endless maze of backcountry inlets and mangroves channels that make up Everglades National Park. The backcountry species you'll be targeting include Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, a variety of Snappers, and even Gag or Goliath Grouper! If sportfishing is more your flavor, you can stay closer to the Keys to fish the productive grass flats where Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit like to hang out. Tarpon are obviously a huge draw in the Keys.There's a reason these species are legendary among sport fishermen across the globe. So whether you're looking to chase down the "Saltwater Grand Slam" with artificials, or hammer the backcountry with live bait, Captain Alex can cater to what you want! He'll also provide all the gear, so you're set up for success. All you need to bring are some snacks and drinks, some sun protection, and polarized sunglasses—they help tremendously when sight fishing! Read More

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Islamorada Fishing Experience

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $675
Fishing in Islamorada
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trip description for Islamorada Live Action Fishing in Islamorada

On this trip, you'll launch from one of the coolest marinas in the Florida Keys. Even the marina here is packed with Tarpon! You'll be able to watch 100-pound Tarpon cruising right next to the dock while you board Captain Mike's Action Craft skiff. Once on board, you'll discuss the game plan for the day. Whether you want to try for the inshore "grand slam" of a Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Snook, or if you want to fish for dinner, Captain Mike does it all and is willing to accommodate any technique you wish to use. He comes prepared, and will provide you with all the rods, tackle, live bait, or artificial lures you will need for a successful day out on the water. If you decide to chase the sport fish, Captain Mike will use his knowledge of the tides and weather to take you to the best Tarpon, Bonefish, or Permit flats in the area. On these beautiful clear water flats, Captain Mike will use his wireless trolling motor to stealthily sneak you across the flat to sightcast right to the fish! If you choose to bag some gamefish, Capt. Mike will put his 30+ years of experience to work taking you to all the secret channels, mangroves islands, and "honey holes" to help you catch your limits on delicious species including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Gag Grouper, and more. Plus, if fly fishing is your game of choice, Captain Mike just asks that you bring your own gear. He can also provide his own flies and fly rods as backup. Besides that, all you need to bring is your food and drink of choice, sunglasses, and a hat, and Captain Mike will take care of the rest on your Florida Keys fishing adventure! Read More

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Islamorada Live Action Fishing

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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

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Key Largo Offshore Fishing

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
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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

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
Fishing in Key Largo
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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
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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
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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
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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

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Key Largo Reef And Offshore

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34 ft 1 - 5 People From $900
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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
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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

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Swordfish Slam

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,200
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
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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
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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

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $600
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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
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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 black drum fishing charter

What are the best black drum fishing charters in Islamorada?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 10 black drum trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Islamorada Inshore guided by Ron, Islamorada Angling Excursion guided by Mike, and Back Country Bonanza guided by Eric.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 4.84 out of 5 based on 2704 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Black Drum charter include Key Largo and Marathon.

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

What types of black drum fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for black drum in Islamorada as well as flats fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Islamorada are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but fly fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Islamorada black drum fishing charters cost?

for black drum in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $650 to $1,093, but the average price for a half day trip for black drum in Islamorada is $715. The average price for a full day trip for black drum in Islamorada is $956.

What month is best for black drum fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for black drum fishing in Islamorada is spring, and most anglers book their trips 11 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Islamorada don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Islamorada.

What is black drum fishing in Islamorada all about?

In Isla Morada, black drum fishing offers anglers an exciting opportunity to target a prized inshore species known for its impressive size and hard-fighting nature. Black drum, often found in shallow coastal waters, are renowned for their ability to put up a strong fight once hooked. Anglers can target black drum using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with live or cut bait such as shrimp, crabs, or clams. These fish are commonly found near oyster beds, mangrove shorelines, and sandy flats, where they feed on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish.

Black drum can be caught year-round in Isla Morada, with peak fishing seasons typically occurring during the cooler months of fall and winter. During these times, black drum migrate into shallower waters to spawn, providing anglers with ample opportunities to target them along the coastline and in estuarine areas. However, black drum can still be caught during the warmer months, particularly in deeper channels, around bridge pilings, and in other areas with structure where they seek refuge from the heat.

When targeting black drum in Isla Morada, anglers should use medium to heavy tackle to handle their size and strength. A stout rod paired with a quality spinning or baitcasting reel spooled with braided line is ideal for battling these powerful fish. Anglers can employ a variety of fishing techniques, including bottom fishing, drift fishing, or casting around structure, to entice black drum. Patience and persistence are key when fishing for black drum, as these fish can be selective feeders and may require anglers to experiment with different baits and presentations to find success.

What are the most popular months to fish for black drum fishing in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, black drum fishing offers anglers an exciting opportunity to target a prized inshore species known for its impressive size and hard-fighting nature. Black drum, often found in shallow coastal waters, are renowned for their ability to put up a strong fight once hooked. Anglers can target black drum using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with live or cut bait such as shrimp, crabs, or clams. These fish are commonly found near oyster beds, mangrove shorelines, and sandy flats, where they feed on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish.

Black drum can be caught year-round in Isla Morada, with peak fishing seasons typically occurring during the cooler months of fall and winter. During these times, black drum migrate into shallower waters to spawn, providing anglers with ample opportunities to target them along the coastline and in estuarine areas. However, black drum can still be caught during the warmer months, particularly in deeper channels, around bridge pilings, and in other areas with structure where they seek refuge from the heat.

When targeting black drum in Isla Morada, anglers should use medium to heavy tackle to handle their size and strength. A stout rod paired with a quality spinning or baitcasting reel spooled with braided line is ideal for battling these powerful fish. Anglers can employ a variety of fishing techniques, including bottom fishing, drift fishing, or casting around structure, to entice black drum. Patience and persistence are key when fishing for black drum, as these fish can be selective feeders and may require anglers to experiment with different baits and presentations to find success.

What techniques are popular for catching black drum in Islamorada?

Fishing for black drum in Isla Morada offers anglers a thrilling experience, and employing the right techniques can significantly increase your chances of success. One of the most effective methods for targeting black drum is bottom fishing with natural baits such as shrimp, crabs, clams, or small baitfish. These bottom-dwelling fish are opportunistic feeders and often forage along the seafloor in search of crustaceans and mollusks, making them highly responsive to bait presented near the bottom.

Another successful technique for catching black drum in Isla Morada is drift fishing. Anglers can drift along channels, flats, or other productive areas while presenting baits along the seafloor. Drift fishing allows anglers to cover a large area and locate schools of black drum, particularly during periods of tidal movement when fish are actively feeding. Using a combination of live or cut bait and varying your presentation can help attract the attention of these wary fish and entice strikes.

Additionally, casting around structure such as oyster beds, mangrove shorelines, and bridge pilings can be highly productive when targeting black drum in Isla Morada. These fish are often found seeking refuge and foraging for food around structure-rich areas, making them prime targets for anglers. By casting baits or lures near these structures and allowing them to drift naturally with the current, anglers can effectively intercept black drum and capitalize on their feeding behavior. Experimenting with different baits, presentations, and locations can help anglers find success when targeting black drum in Isla Morada's diverse fishing grounds.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

Aside from black drum, Isla Morada offers a wide variety of other fish species that anglers can target for an exhilarating fishing experience. One popular species among anglers is the tarpon, known for its impressive size and acrobatic leaps when hooked. Tarpon can be found in the flats, channels, and nearshore waters of Isla Morada, particularly during the warmer months when they migrate to the area in search of food and favorable conditions for spawning. Anglers often use live bait, such as mullet or crabs, and employ techniques like drift fishing or sight casting to entice tarpon strikes.

Another prized species for anglers visiting Isla Morada is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin or dorado. These colorful fish are highly sought after for their aggressive strikes and delicious flesh. Mahi-mahi can be found in offshore waters, particularly around floating debris, weed lines, and other structures that attract baitfish and other prey. Anglers often troll with artificial lures or natural baits such as ballyhoo or squid to target mahi-mahi, and they can also be caught by casting or drifting with live bait.

In addition to tarpon and mahi-mahi, Isla Morada offers opportunities to catch a variety of other popular sportfish species, including sailfish, wahoo, kingfish, snapper, grouper, and more. These species can be found in a range of habitats, from nearshore reefs and wrecks to offshore waters and beyond. Anglers can employ a variety of techniques such as trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, and live bait fishing to target these species, providing a diverse and exciting fishing experience for anglers of all skill levels. Whether casting from shore, fishing from a boat, or venturing offshore, Isla Morada offers ample opportunities to reel in a variety of prized sportfish species throughout the year.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide. Worked hard to get us into the fish. Caught over 40 fish. Having snapper and trout for dinner!

    Unknown U. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guy, great trip

    Doug K. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great work Captain Phil. Had a good time on the boat and caught fish all through the 8 hour day. Even when the bite slowed down captain phil ran all over to get back on the bite. We had our trout limit within the first hour of the fishing. He showed me allot of tips for casting under mangroves. Looking forward to another trip soon.

    Shaun T. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron is a true pro and so nice. My family had a great fishing trip. 10 out of 10🙂

    Mark L. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron was awesome! Tons of fun. Caught dozens of fish. He was super helpful. Knew the good spots. Would totally recommend for a great family or couples excursion.

    Cameron S. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide and a great man. My wife and I went out for 6 hours, caught tarpon, snook and snapper. was exactly what I was looking for.

    Tom G. with Eric R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This was our second time fishing with this guide and we will definitely be back. Great time out on the water with these guys.

    Tony S. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Ron is the best!!! We had a great morning on the water. We felt so confident in his boating and fishing knowledge. Absolutely headed back again for another day out on his boat. Just a great guy and Master Captain!!!!

    Diane D. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip today. Weather turned out perfectly. Capt. Phil did a great job getting us into the mangroves for some beautiful snapper. A bonus is having our fresh snapper for lunch cooked to perfection in Robbie’s restaurant. Capt Phil recommended the Thai style for the snapper. Extra Primo Good. All in all a wonderful trip. Highly recommended.

    Edward T. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    5 stars Captain Zach was fantastic !!! He was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He was just an all around good guy. We highly recommend him and when we come back we will definitely be booking another trip with him. Thank you again Captain Zach !!!!!

    Frank G. with Zach J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    5 stars Captain Zach was fantastic !!!! He was knowledgeable and super friendly, accommodating and just an all around good guy. We highly recommend him and are looking forward to our next trip.

    Frank G. with Zach J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron was fantastic. He definitely knows where the fish are. He was also cordial and polite. Helped myself and my family the whole time. I highly recommend Captain Ron.

    Christian G. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. Rod is super friendly and knowledgeable. We didn’t slay all the fish but still got some and had fun.

    Patrick O. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip!

    Brian S. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Perfect captain for me. He was just personal enough, but didn’t talk your head off. He was focused on fishing and helped us make the most out of an overcast day.

    David R. with Eric R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Zach was AWESOME!!! Just me and the wife on a 4 hour trip Put us on Fish within 20 minutes of leaving the dock Limited out on Snapper, and hooked up with a Baracudda Would definitely recommend Capt Zach, really good guy and knows these waters

    Chris G. with Zach J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I booked this trip for my husband and grandson. We didn't want a large group trip, so this one was perfect. Capt Joey and I spoke several times and he was quick to respond with any answers I had. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and ensured my guys had a great trip! I would recommend him highly, with no hesitations. If you want a small, intimate trip into the Everglades, this is the way to go!!!

    Gerald H. with Jose R. of Homestead, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Phil is very personable and will get you on fish. Both of us are novices and he had us catching fish fast

    Brandon W. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Captain Chris, slow day,,but it did not matter.

    Ken S. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent! Fun and engaging. Will be back!

    George F. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

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