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Sportfishing Key West

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50 ft 1 - 6 People From $950
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Legendary Fishing In Key West

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55 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,100
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4 Hour Nearshore Fishing Trip

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Miami Fishing Mayhem!

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43 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
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Key West Mixed Bag Trip

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Fishing in Miami
Fishing in Miami
Fishing in Miami
trip description for Deep Sea Trip in Miami

Our trips include water,ice, plenty of ice and cooler space. You keep your catch we will cut and bag fish for you to take. questions please call Capt Sig Read More

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Deep Sea Trip

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43 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Reef Trip in Key Largo

Experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing on an unforgettable reef fishing trip in Miami, FL! On board Captain Daniel's 25' Contender center console, you'll be in a perfect place to hook up a variety of reef species, especially Snappers, Groupers, Barracuda, Amberjack, and more! To attract bites, you'll be fishing a bunch of different lures and bait, jigging, and bottomfishing where the big lunkers like to hang out. Captain Daniel's has tons of tips and tricks to help you hook a monster, and there's no better opportunity for a personal best than this trip! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Daniel's 25' Contender, which is equipped with a 300-HP Suzuki outboard for a smooth, fast ride. She's also fully kitted out with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box for your catches! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner looking to try your hand at deep-sea fishing, Captain Daniel's reef fishing trip in Miami is the perfect way to create lasting memories with friends and family. Captain Daniel will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. So, what are you waiting for? Book your adventure today and get ready for an unforgettable day on the water. Read More

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Key Largo Reef Trip

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25 ft 1 - 3 People From $700
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West Exotic Reef Fishing in Key West

Captain Brad is just the right guy you’re looking for if you’re trying to go fishing in Key West. With a lifetime of experience fishing these waters, Captain Brad knows just where the fish bite! On these 4, 6, and 8-hour trips, you’ll be targeting a variety of species, including Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Red Snapper (depending on the season), and Yellowtail Snapper. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Brad’s 34-foot center console equipped with two 300 HP engines. She also boasts a toilet, GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box. Captain Brad welcomes six anglers aboard, so make sure you bring some good company! Capt Brad recommends that you bring food and drinks of your choice (preferably no glass), a hat, and sunscreen. They will provide all licenses, rods, reels, lures, and tackle. You can also purchase live bait for an additional fee. Captain Brad welcomes you to an unforgettable day on the water! Read More

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Key West Exotic Reef Fishing

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34 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West Mixed Bag Trip in Key West

Join Captain Brad on an exciting fishing adventure in Key West, Florida. Captain Brad is extremely friendly and courteous, and wants to help you reel in your personal best! On these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures, Captain Brad will help you catch a variety of species, including Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Black Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Sailfish, Red Snapper (depending on the season), Yellowtail Snapper, and Wahoo. You’ll be fishing aboard Capt. Brad’s 43-foot sportfisher which is equipped with a large fishing cockpit, a functioning Tuna Tower, and an extra-large live well capacity. On this trip, Captain Brad emphasizes light tackle but is more than happy to accommodate for live bait slow trolling, reef & wreck, dead bait trolling, kite fishing, and blue water fly fishing. Captain Brad will provide Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa rods, reels, tackle, and lures. They will also provide live bait, drinks, fly fishing equipment, and fish cleaning/filleting at no extra cost. A first mate will be on board to help you at all times. Make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, and some food/snacks for the day! The crew is excited to give you a great fishing trip – it doesn’t matter if you’ve fished a hundred times or whether this is your first time taking the family fishing – there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read More

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Key West Mixed Bag Trip

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43 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
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

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Miami Fishing Mayhem!

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43 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for 4 Hour Nearshore Fishing Trip in Key West

Hop on board with Captain Brad and prepare for a stunning adventure to the waters of Dry Tortugas! His 34' Yellowfin will take up to 4 anglers on this exciting 68-mile trip. The remote Dry Tortuga National Park comes with once-in-a-lifetime views. Home to seven islands and even the massive coastal fortress that is Fort Jefferson, it's a sight to be seen for sure. Fishing in the Dry Tortugas yields many species of fish including all kinds of Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish and many more. On this 8-hour trip, Captain Brad will take you on a 68-mile trip from Key West to these remote islands. You'll be using light tackle, bottom fishing and jigging to catch any of these picture-worthy species. Captain Brad is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for all techniques. He grew up fishing in the Keys and is sure to put you where the fish are biting! Captain Brad fishes aboard a 34’ Yellowfin center console with a capacity for 4 people. Powered by 2 300 HP Suzuki engines, this well-outfitted vessel is sure to comfortably get you where you need to be in no time. It has a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Outriggers, Ice Box and even a bathroom! Captain Brad will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want, and a camera is recommended. Climb aboard and go on an adventure! Read More

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4 Hour Nearshore Fishing Trip

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34 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,800
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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
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

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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

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Key Largo Reef And Offshore

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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

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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
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

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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
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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 bonito fishing charter

What are the best bonito fishing charters in Islamorada?

Why should I book a bonito fishing charter in Islamorada with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 bonito trip in Islamorada: Tarpon On the Fly guided by Robert.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 5 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 bonito guides / fishing lessons in Islamorada? Check out our beginner and family friendly bonito guides in Islamorada.

What types of bonito fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

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

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

How much do Islamorada bonito fishing charters cost?

for bonito in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $850 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip for bonito in Islamorada is $875. The average price for a full day trip for bonito in Islamorada is $1,321.

What month is best for bonito fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for bonito fishing in Islamorada is spring, and most anglers book their trips 17 days in advance.

Do I need a Islamorada fishing license for bonito and what are the bag limits for bonito 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 bonito fishing in Islamorada all about?

In Isla Morada, bonito, also known as false albacore, are a popular target species among anglers for their aggressive strikes and strong fighting abilities. These sleek and powerful fish are members of the tuna family and are characterized by their streamlined bodies, dark blue to greenish backs, and silver-white undersides. Bonito are commonly found in the offshore waters of the Florida Keys, where they inhabit reefs, wrecks, and current-rich areas. Anglers are drawn to bonito fishing for the excitement of hooking into these fast-swimming predators.

Bonito fishing in Isla Morada is typically productive year-round, with peak seasons often coinciding with periods of increased baitfish activity and favorable oceanic conditions. These fish are known for their voracious appetites and are often found feeding aggressively near the surface, making them accessible to anglers using a variety of techniques. While bonito can be caught using trolling, casting, and live bait fishing methods, they are particularly responsive to fast-moving lures and flies that mimic the movement of fleeing baitfish.

Anglers targeting bonito in Isla Morada often encounter these fish while pursuing other species such as tuna, mahi-mahi, and sailfish. However, dedicated bonito fishing trips can be highly rewarding, with anglers enjoying fast-paced action and the opportunity to reel in multiple fish during a single outing. Bonito provide anglers in Isla Morada with thrilling fishing experiences and the chance to test their skills against these powerful and resilient pelagic predators.

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

In Isla Morada, bonito can be found in the waters year-round, but their presence may vary depending on seasonal changes and oceanic conditions. While bonito are known for their ability to tolerate a wide range of temperatures and can be encountered throughout the year, their abundance may fluctuate in response to factors such as water temperature, currents, and prey availability. Generally, anglers in Isla Morada can expect to find bonito more plentiful during certain times of the year when conditions are most favorable for their feeding and migratory patterns.

Spring and summer months often mark peak seasons for bonito fishing in Isla Morada, as warmer temperatures prompt increased activity among baitfish and other prey species. During these seasons, bonito may be more prevalent in nearshore and offshore waters, particularly around reefs, wrecks, and current edges where they feed aggressively near the surface. Anglers targeting bonito during the spring and summer months can expect fast-paced action and the opportunity to reel in multiple fish during a single outing.

While bonito can be caught year-round in Isla Morada, their abundance may diminish during the fall and winter months as water temperatures cool and seasonal weather patterns influence their movements. However, with the relatively mild climate of Isla Morada, anglers can still encounter bonito during these seasons, particularly in deeper offshore waters or areas with consistent water temperatures. By adjusting their fishing strategies to suit seasonal variations in fish behavior and habitat preferences, anglers can increase their chances of success when targeting bonito in Isla Morada throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching bonito in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, anglers employ various effective techniques to target bonito, leveraging their swift movements and voracious feeding habits in the offshore waters of the Florida Keys. One prevalent method for catching bonito is trolling, where anglers use specialized trolling rigs equipped with artificial lures, rigged baits, or natural baitfish to mimic the movement of prey. Trolling allows anglers to cover large areas of water and locate schools of bonito, often targeting them around reefs, wrecks, and current edges where these fish congregate to feed.

Another productive technique for targeting bonito in Isla Morada is casting with small jigs or flies. Anglers may cast these lightweight lures into areas where bonito are actively feeding near the surface or chasing baitfish. By mimicking the movement of prey, anglers can entice bonito strikes and enjoy fast-paced action as these high-energy fish aggressively pursue their prey. Casting with small jigs or flies requires skill and precision, but it can be a rewarding method for anglers looking to engage in exciting surface fishing for bonito.

Additionally, live bait fishing can be an effective technique for targeting bonito in Isla Morada. Anglers may use live baitfish, such as pilchards or sardines, rigged on circle hooks or small jigs to attract bonito. By presenting live baitfish in areas where bonito are actively feeding or schooling, anglers can increase their chances of enticing strikes and hooking into these fast-moving pelagic fish. With their powerful runs and acrobatic leaps, bonito provide anglers in Isla Morada with thrilling fishing experiences and the opportunity to reel in prized catches throughout the year.

What other species are popular in Islamorada ?

In Isla Morada, anglers have a diverse array of species to target besides bonito, offering a rich tapestry of fishing opportunities in the vibrant waters of the Florida Keys. One popular species among anglers is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. Mahi-mahi are prized for their vibrant colors, acrobatic jumps, and delicious flesh. They inhabit offshore waters and are often found near floating debris, weed lines, and current edges. Anglers target mahi-mahi using trolling, casting, or live bait techniques, enjoying thrilling battles and rewarding catches.

Another sought-after species in Isla Morada is the sailfish, recognized for its impressive size, distinctive sail-like dorsal fin, and incredible speed. Sailfish are commonly found in offshore waters, particularly along the edge of the Gulf Stream and near underwater structure such as reefs and wrecks. Anglers target sailfish using trolling techniques with rigged baits or artificial lures, as well as live bait fishing and kite fishing methods. Sailfish offer anglers in Isla Morada exhilarating fights and the chance to reel in trophy-sized fish.

Additionally, anglers in Isla Morada can pursue a variety of other species, including tuna, wahoo, kingfish, marlin, snapper, grouper, tarpon, permit, and bonefish, among others. Tuna are prized for their speed and strength, inhabiting offshore waters where they feed on baitfish and squid. Wahoo are known for their sharp teeth, fast strikes, and delicious flesh, making them a favorite among anglers targeting pelagic species. With such a diverse range of species to target, anglers in Isla Morada can enjoy thrilling fishing experiences and the opportunity to catch a wide variety of prized fish throughout the year.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

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    We had a great time with Chad and Nano on the boat. It was great weather and great fishing! We couldn’t have asked for a better team.

    Matthew R. with Chad R. of Miami Beach, Florida

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    Had a great time today Caught a lot of fish. Thoroughly enjoyed our charter. Will return.

    Jorge E. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

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    Great time! Very nice guy, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely go out again.

    Jeff C. with Daniel P. of Key Largo, Florida

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    We had a fantastic time with captain Brad. We tried different techniques and despite being a rough choppy day we still have out with a lot of fish. We all enjoyed it and highly recommend him to anyone!

    Shai K. with Brad S. of Key West, Florida

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    Did not love the trip. We would ask questions and get one word answers. Lots of smoking, and some chewing of tobacco. not enjoyable.

    Linda F. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

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    Fabulous fun and great experience with the crew!!!

    David H. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

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    Great time on the water! Very nice boat with plenty of room. Captain and deck hand were great!

    Jason M. with Brad S. of Key West, Florida

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    Great crew, they worked very hard, but the fish just wasn’t there, we’ll book with them again

    Ted M. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

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    Great day on the water. We all caught fish. Joe was a great guide.

    Karen D. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

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    Had an amazing time fishing with Robert. While Tarpon numbers were slightly lower across the board in the area, my brother and I got plenty of shots, and had fish turning on our flies all day. Captain Robert is the kind of guide that likes to move around, and work for the fish. Which is especially great since he has tons of next level secret spots for every tide and time of day! After sitting at our second spot of the day for a couple hours it got to be around 11am. We had been seeing fish in good numbers but sightings had started to slow he said: "Not sure if it's the right thing to do since we've been seeing fish... but I just feel like we've got to move. Lets go try another spot" It's that sort of mentality I love to see in my guide, humble enough to admit he can't read the minds of the fish, but he'll work his tail off to get a pattern on them rather than being stubborn and sticking with a spot that isn't producing! Thanks for an awesome day Robert!

    David I. with Robert K. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This trip was definitely our highlight of the whole vacation. The captain was knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and highly accommodating. This made the trip so enjoyable. His first mate, Josh, was so efficient and explained everything he was doing so we could learn and stay safe. Both of them were so easy to have conversations with and really made for the best time at sea. We ended up reeling in 16 fish and throwing back 7 due to size. Fun-ish little story, one of the Mahi Mahi we reeled in came into the boat as half a fish because a shark bit at it as we were fighting it in. It was clear to see the bite marks. So we finished the day with 8 Mahi and 1 Wahoo, but even without the incredible luck we had on the sea, this trip would have been amazing. Josh filleted everything we caught and we gave away a bunch, and even the local restaurants will prepared it for you if needed. I highly recommend this excursion.

    Kelly S. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Brad had a beautiful well maintained boat. We had a very windy day so difficult to fish the fish were not very active related to the weather but he tried as best he could moved frequently and kept in touch with other captains but no one was having luck that day. His first mate Ryan was very good kept all the fishing poles maintained and gave us helpful instructions. He kept moving the whole 8 hr trip. Hopefully next time fishing conditions will be better.

    Glenn S. with Brad S. of Key West, Florida

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