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Everglades Inshore Trip

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
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Shark Fishing Islamorada

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
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Shark Fishing Trip

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34 ft 1 - 2 People From $900
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Offshore Half Day

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $675
Fishing in Summerland Key

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Summerland Key Flats Action

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17 ft 1 - 3 People From $400
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Inshore Shark Trip

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Fishing in Ramrod Key
Fishing in Ramrod Key
Fishing in Ramrod Key
trip description for Inshore shark trip in Ramrod Key

Shark fishing the Florida Keys. Join Captain Brandon in search of a variety of sharks that call the Keys their home! Read More

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Inshore Shark Trip

100% (7)
17 ft 1 - 4 People From $250
Fishing in Summerland Key
Fishing in Summerland Key
Fishing in Summerland Key
trip description for Summerland Key Flats Action in Summerland Key

When you get out there with Captain Brandon on the flats, you're in for the ultimate hunt. Whether that's chasing cruising Permit, lurking Snook, or going after Sharks, there are a ton of top sportfish species just waiting to grab your hook! Summerland Key is one of the most beautiful places in Florida, and you'll be out there with a highly skilled, experienced guide! Captain Brandon runs a smooth operation on board his 17' Ankona skiff, and he'll be doing the utmost to put you on quality fish in record numbers! If you're a beginner or just looking to have some fun on your vacation, Brandon will help you catch a cooler full of tasty eating fish, including Snappers, Redfish, and Grouper. If you're a more advanced angler, you'll be more than welcome to take a shot at some of the premier sportfish, including Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook. Either way, you'll have a blast and come home with photos and memories that will last a lifetime. Captain Brabndon can provide all of the gear for your trip—if you need it—and he'll have a cooler with ice, water, and soft drinks ready to rock and roll. Feel free to bring a snack or pick up a sandwich on your way to the dock. You can also bring any other drinks of your choice as well to be stored in the cooler on board. Don't forget your polarized sunglasses. These are essential out on the flats to help eliminate glare and see the fish as quickly as possible! Read More

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Summerland Key Flats Action

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17 ft 1 - 3 People From $400
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Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Offshore half day in Key Largo

Fun day out on the water, targeting multiple species, near shore, and offshore. Read More

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Offshore Half Day

100% (3)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $675
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Shark Fishing Trip in Key West

Hop on board with Captain Brad and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the beautiful Key West waters! In the Florida Keys, you can expect many shark species from Blacktip to Bull, Bonnethead, Hammerhead and more. On this 4-hour trip, Captain Brad will take you to prime shark fishing spots in the Key West inshore and nearshore. Once there, you'll be using light tackle and bottom fishing to go after these predators. Captain Brad is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for either method. He grew up fishing in the Keys and is sure to put you where the sharks are biting! Captain Brad fishes aboard a 34’ Yellowfin center console with a capacity for 2 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. Climb aboard and catch some Sharks! Read More

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Shark Fishing Trip

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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Shark Fishing Islamorada in Islamorada

All skill levels are welcome on these near shore fishing adventures. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Pete will ensure a memorable and enjoyable fishing trip tailored to your skill level and preferences. Learn from his expertise and discover the thrill of reeling in prized catches in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys. Prepare yourself for a day filled with excitement, breathtaking scenery, and the joy of being surrounded by abundant marine life. Experience the beauty and serenity of Islamorada's near shore fishing, and create lasting memories with friends and family. Book your near shore fishing trip with Captain Pete today and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Florida Keys. You're in for a fantastic day of fishing and exploration. Read More

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Shark Fishing Islamorada

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Everglades Inshore Trip in Islamorada

Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure in the Florida Keys? Islamorada, and the whole Florida Keys, is the perfect backdrops for fishing charters with Captain Mark. Captain Mark 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 Mark can cater your trip to your goals! Kids are always welcome! Inshore fishing the Florida Keys 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 ilands. It's all part of the “backcountry”. 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 Mark will make sure you have an experience you'll be talking about for the rest of your life. Read More

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Everglades Inshore Trip

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
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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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Everything to Know About Booking an Islamorada bonnethead shark fishing charter

What are the best bonnethead shark fishing charters in Islamorada?

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 4 bonnethead shark trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Everglades Inshore Trip guided by Mark and Shark Fishing Islamorada guided by Pete.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3201 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 bonnethead shark guides / fishing lessons in Islamorada? Check out our beginner and family friendly bonnethead shark guides in Islamorada.

What types of bonnethead shark fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bonnethead shark in Islamorada as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

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

How much do Islamorada bonnethead shark fishing charters cost?

for bonnethead shark in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $400 to $995, but the average price for a half day trip for bonnethead shark in Islamorada is $585. The average price for a full day trip for bonnethead shark in Islamorada is $847.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for bonnethead shark fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for bonnethead shark fishing in Islamorada is summer, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

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

In Isla Morada, the bonnethead shark is a fascinating species that attracts anglers seeking thrilling encounters and unique fishing experiences. As one of the smallest members of the hammerhead shark family, the bonnethead is characterized by its distinctive shovel-shaped head, which gives it a somewhat comical appearance. Despite its smaller size compared to other shark species, the bonnethead is known for its strength and agility, providing anglers with exciting battles once hooked. These sharks inhabit the shallow coastal waters and estuaries around Isla Morada, where they feed on a variety of prey including crustaceans, fish, and mollusks.

Anglers targeting bonnethead sharks in Isla Morada often utilize a variety of fishing techniques to entice these predators. One common method is bottom fishing using cut bait, such as chunks of fish or squid, presented on a sturdy rig with a heavy sinker to anchor it to the seabed. Bonnethead sharks are bottom feeders, so placing the bait close to the ocean floor in areas where they are known to frequent increases the chances of a successful hook-up. Additionally, anglers may use live baitfish or artificial lures to attract bonnetheads, particularly in areas with strong tidal currents or around underwater structures.

Bonnethead sharks can be caught year-round in Isla Morada, although they are more abundant during the warmer months when water temperatures are higher. Spring and summer are particularly productive seasons for targeting bonnetheads, as they are more active and tend to move into shallower waters in search of food and mates. However, these sharks can still be found in the area during the cooler months, providing anglers with opportunities for exciting catches throughout the year. With their distinctive appearance and spirited fights, bonnethead sharks offer anglers in Isla Morada a thrilling and memorable fishing experience in the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys.

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

In Isla Morada, bonnethead sharks can be found year-round, but their abundance and behavior may vary depending on the season and environmental conditions. Spring and summer are generally considered the prime seasons for targeting bonnethead sharks in Isla Morada. As the waters warm up during these months, bonnetheads become more active and tend to move into shallower coastal areas, including estuaries, flats, and channels, in search of food. Anglers can capitalize on this behavior by targeting bonnetheads in these productive habitats using a variety of fishing techniques.

During the fall season, bonnethead sharks may continue to be active in Isla Morada's waters, although their behavior may start to change as water temperatures gradually cool. While bonnetheads may still be present in nearshore and estuarine habitats, they may become less predictable in their movements and feeding patterns. Anglers targeting bonnethead sharks during the fall may need to adapt their strategies accordingly, potentially exploring different areas or experimenting with various bait presentations to entice strikes.

In the winter months, bonnethead shark activity in Isla Morada may decrease compared to the warmer seasons, particularly as water temperatures drop. However, these sharks are still present in the area and can be caught by anglers willing to brave the cooler conditions. Winter fishing for bonnethead sharks in Isla Morada may require anglers to focus on deeper channels, channels, or other areas where bonnetheads may seek refuge from the cooler temperatures. Despite the seasonal variations, bonnethead sharks provide anglers in Isla Morada with exciting fishing opportunities year-round, making them a popular target species in the waters of the Florida Keys.

What techniques are popular for catching bonnethead shark in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, anglers employ various effective techniques to target bonnethead sharks, leveraging their habits and preferred habitats for successful catches. One common method for bonnethead shark fishing involves bottom fishing with bait. Anglers typically use chunks of fresh fish or squid as bait, which are secured to a sturdy rig and presented on the seabed in areas known to be frequented by bonnetheads. These sharks are bottom feeders, so positioning the bait close to the ocean floor, particularly in channels, estuaries, or nearshore flats, increases the likelihood of attracting their attention.

Another productive technique for catching bonnethead sharks in Isla Morada is using live baitfish or artificial lures. Anglers may use live baitfish such as mullet or pinfish, rigged on a heavy-duty circle hook and deployed in areas where bonnetheads are known to feed. Alternatively, anglers may opt for artificial lures such as swimbaits or soft plastics, which mimic the movement of injured or fleeing prey. These lures can be cast and retrieved near the bottom or along the edges of channels and flats, enticing strikes from hungry bonnetheads patrolling the area.

Sight fishing is also a popular method for targeting bonnethead sharks in Isla Morada, particularly in the shallow flats and clear waters of the Florida Keys. Anglers may spot bonnetheads cruising along the flats or feeding in shallow water, presenting an opportunity for stealthy approaches and well-placed casts. Fly fishing enthusiasts can enjoy the challenge of presenting small, lightweight flies to these sharks, imitating the movement of natural prey and enticing strikes. Overall, anglers in Isla Morada have a range of effective fishing techniques at their disposal for targeting bonnethead sharks, ensuring thrilling encounters and memorable fishing experiences in the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

Aside from bonnethead sharks, Isla Morada offers anglers an abundance of diverse fish species to target, ensuring there's always something exciting to catch in its waters. One notable species is the tarpon, a revered gamefish known for its impressive size, acrobatic leaps, and powerful runs. Tarpon inhabit both nearshore and offshore waters around Isla Morada, particularly around channels, flats, and bridges. Anglers targeting tarpon can use live bait such as mullet or crabs, as well as artificial lures such as plugs or soft plastics, to entice strikes from these formidable predators.

Another sought-after species in Isla Morada is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. Mahi-mahi are pelagic fish found in offshore waters, where they congregate around floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures. Anglers targeting mahi-mahi often use trolling techniques with rigged baits or artificial lures, as well as live bait fishing methods, to entice strikes from these colorful and highly prized gamefish. Mahi-mahi provide thrilling fights and are renowned for their delicious taste, making them a favorite among anglers visiting Isla Morada.

In addition to tarpon and mahi-mahi, Isla Morada offers opportunities to catch a wide variety of species including snappers, groupers, jacks, and barracuda, among others. Whether fishing inshore, offshore, or on the flats, anglers can encounter an array of fish species that provide exciting battles and memorable fishing experiences. With its rich marine biodiversity and diverse habitats, Isla Morada remains a premier destination for anglers seeking adventure and thrills on the water.

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