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Reef, Wreck, And Patch Reef Trip

100% (11)
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Islamorada Full Spectrum Trip

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
Fishing in Islamorada

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Reefs & Wrecks

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Key Largo

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Live Baiting And Bottomfishing

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Marathon

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Marathon

Marathon Key Nearshore Run

100% (6)
31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Key Largo

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Reef Fishing Action

100% (2)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Most Popular Types of Hogfish Trips in Islamorada

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Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
trip description for Marathon Key Offshore - 32’ Morgan in Marathon

Hop on board with Captain Steve and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the Florida Keys! The offshore waters off of Marathon Key are perfect for chasing some big game fish in a beautiful environment! On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Steve will take a few miles off the coast where you'll be fishing for Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Hogfish, Red Grouper, and Sailfish. Depending on the fish you can choose from a variety of techniques and this boat can handle artificial lures, bottom fishing, drift fishing, heavy tackle, jigging, light tackle, live bait and trolling. Let Captain Steve know what you want to fish and he'll get you set with the technique, or ask him what he thinks is biting! You'll be aboard a 32’ Morgan sportfisher with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by a powerful inboard engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to the prime spots offshore. On board you'll find a GPS, a Fishfinder, Outriggers, and even a bathroom. Captain Steve will also clean and filet any keepers you catch for no extra charge! Captain Steve will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to pack are any food or drinks you might need. He kindly asks that you do not bring spray sunscreen. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Marathon

Marathon Key Offshore - 32’ Morgan

100% (1)
32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Offshore Mixed Bag in Key Largo

Climb aboard with Captain Eric and hit the water for an action-packed day of fishing! The offshore waters of Key Largo are perfect to chase after some of the prized big game fish that Florida is known for. No matter your fishing experience, Captain Eric will lead you to some impressive catches! On these 6-hour (3/4-day) adventures you will fish the deep waters off of Key Largo where you’ll target a variety of serious fish such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, and more. You might even see some Snapper and Blue Marlin! You'll be targeting these fish using a variety of methods including light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling, kite fishing and jigging. Make sure you stretch a little before the trip - many of these fish put up a big fight! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 35-foot center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by twin Yamaha 425 HP engines, this vessel will get you to the deep waters with time to spare! She comes equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box. Captain Eric will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Eric is excited to give you a spectacular fishing trip. Test your skills and strength on what promises to be an exhilarating day! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Offshore Mixed Bag

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Patch Reef Trip

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30 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Reef Fishing Action in Key Largo

Climb aboard with Captain Eric and hit the water for an action-packed day of fishing! Captain Eric is determined to help you catch your personal best. No matter your fishing experience, he will lead the way! On these 6-hour (3/4-day) and 8-hour (full day) adventures you will fish the reefs of Key Largo between the water depths of 5 and 60 feet. You’ll likely take home a cooler full of Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Barracuda, and more. You might also catch a few sharks. Make sure you stretch a little before the trip - you'll feel the intense power of this apex predator as you reel it in. This charter is also family-friendly! Captain Eric and his crew thoroughly enjoy sharing their knowledge with the little ones on board. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 35-foot center console equipped with two Yamaha 425 HP engines. She is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box. She can accommodate 6 anglers. He will also provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Eric is excited to give you a spectacular fishing trip. Test your skills and strength on what promises to be an exhilarating day! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Reef Fishing Action

100% (2)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
trip description for Marathon Key Nearshore Run in Marathon

Hop on board with Captain Steve and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the Florida Keys! The offshore waters off of Marathon Key are perfect for chasing some big game fish in a beautiful environment! On this 6 to 8-hour trip, Captain Steve will take a few miles off the coast where you'll be fishing for Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Hogfish, Red Grouper, and Sailfish. Depending on the fish you can choose from a variety of techniques and this boat can handle artificial lures, bottom fishing, drift fishing, heavy tackle, jigging, light tackle, live bait and trolling. Let Captain Steve know what you want to fish and he'll get you set with the technique, or ask him what he thinks is biting! You'll be aboard a 31’ Prowler sportfisher with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by a 315 HP Cummins engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to the prime spots offshore. On board you'll find a GPS, a Fishfinder, Outriggers, and even a bathroom. Captain Steve will also clean and filet any keepers you catch for no extra charge! Captain Steve will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to pack are any food or drinks you might need. He kindly asks that you do not bring spray sunscreen. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Marathon

Marathon Key Nearshore Run

100% (6)
31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Live Baiting and Bottomfishing in Key Largo

A nearshore fishing charter in Key Largo, FL with Captain Chad is an exciting adventure on the crystal-clear waters of the Florida Keys! On this trip, you'll target all kinds of species, trolling live bait for Barracuda, Kingfish, Mahi, and Mackerel, and bottom fishing for Groupers, Snappers, Hogfish, and more! Captain Chad is a seasoned guide and will provide expert guidance on how to catch the many species you'll encounter. He'll also provide bait and tackle, as well as a fishing license for all members of your party! Whether you've been fishing one time or a hundred, you'll be in great hands on this trip. Chad will cater the trip to your experience level, so you can enjoy your time on the water. Chad's 31' ProSport center console is an ideal vessel for these types of trips. With twin Suzuki engines and comfortable seating, you'll able to ride out to the fish grounds with ease. Once you're out there, you can start chasing down trophies or eating fish! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Live Baiting And Bottomfishing

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking an Islamorada hogfish fishing charter

What are the best hogfish fishing charters in Islamorada?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 hogfish trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Reef, Wreck, and Patch Reef Trip guided by Chris, Islamorada Full Spectrum Trip guided by Sal, and Islamorada Reefs & Wrecks guided by Sal.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2528 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 Hogfish charter include Key Largo and Marathon.

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

What types of hogfish fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

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

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

How much do Islamorada hogfish fishing charters cost?

for hogfish in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from an affordable $700 to $1,700, but the average price for a half day trip for hogfish in Islamorada is $881. The average price for a full day trip for hogfish in Islamorada is $1,372.

What month is best for hogfish fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for hogfish fishing in Islamorada is spring, and most anglers book their trips 38 days in advance.

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

Hogfish, also known as hog snapper, are a popular target species among anglers visiting Isla Morada for their delicious taste and challenging fishing experience. These colorful reef dwellers can be found in the shallow waters and coral reefs surrounding the island, making them accessible to both shore and boat anglers alike. Hogfish are known for their distinctive elongated snouts and ability to change color to match their surroundings, making them a prized catch for both recreational and commercial fishermen.

In Isla Morada, hogfish can be targeted year-round, although they are most abundant during the cooler months from late fall to early spring. During this time, hogfish move closer to shore to spawn, making them more accessible to anglers fishing from boats or even snorkeling in shallow waters. Anglers can also target hogfish on the reefs and wrecks located offshore, where these bottom-dwelling fish congregate in search of food and shelter. Whether fishing from shore or boat, anglers can use a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures to target hogfish effectively.

When targeting hogfish in Isla Morada, anglers should focus their efforts around coral reefs, rocky outcrops, and underwater structures where these fish are known to congregate. Hogfish are bottom feeders, preferring to feed on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish found in and around the reef habitat. Anglers can use live bait such as shrimp, crabs, or small fish to entice hogfish strikes, and light tackle is often preferred to provide a more challenging fight. Additionally, anglers should be prepared to use stealthy and patient fishing techniques to outsmart these wary fish, as hogfish can be skittish and easily spooked by noisy or aggressive fishing approaches.

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

In Isla Morada, hogfish can be found year-round, making them a reliable target species for anglers visiting the area. However, there are certain seasons when hogfish are more abundant and easier to catch. Generally, hogfish season in Isla Morada peaks during the cooler months from late fall to early spring. During this time, hogfish move closer to shore to spawn, making them more accessible to anglers fishing from boats or even snorkeling in shallow waters. Anglers can expect higher catch rates and more consistent action during these months as hogfish congregate in large numbers around coral reefs, rocky outcrops, and underwater structures.

During the warmer months of summer and early fall, hogfish may become less active and more scattered, as they move to deeper waters to escape the heat and find cooler temperatures. While hogfish can still be caught during these months, anglers may need to adjust their fishing techniques and target different areas to locate them. Fishing deeper reefs and wrecks offshore or exploring offshore ledges and drop-offs can increase the chances of encountering hogfish during the warmer months. Additionally, anglers may find that hogfish are more selective in their feeding habits during these times, requiring anglers to use more finesse and patience to entice strikes.

Overall, Isla Morada offers excellent hogfish fishing opportunities throughout the year, with peak seasons during the cooler months providing the best chances for success. Anglers visiting Isla Morada should plan their trips accordingly, taking advantage of the cooler months from late fall to early spring to target hogfish in shallower waters closer to shore. However, with the right techniques and strategies, hogfish can be caught year-round in Isla Morada, providing anglers with exciting fishing experiences and delicious meals.

What techniques are popular for catching hogfish in Islamorada?

When fishing for hogfish in Isla Morada, employing the right techniques can greatly increase your chances of success. One effective method is using live bait, such as shrimp or small crabs, which are natural prey for hogfish. Rigging a live baitfish or crustacean on a small hook with a light fluorocarbon leader and a sliding sinker allows the bait to move naturally in the water, enticing hogfish to strike. Anglers can present the bait near the bottom around reefs, wrecks, or rocky structures where hogfish are known to inhabit. Patience is key when fishing with live bait, as hogfish can be cautious feeders and may take some time to locate and approach the bait.

Another popular technique for catching hogfish in Isla Morada is using artificial lures, such as jigs or soft plastic baits. Jigs tipped with shrimp or squid imitation trailers can be bounced along the bottom to mimic natural prey and attract the attention of hogfish. Soft plastic baits rigged on a jig head and worked in a bouncing or hopping motion can also be effective in enticing strikes. Anglers should experiment with different colors and sizes of lures to find what works best in the current conditions. Fishing with artificial lures allows anglers to cover more water and explore different depths and structures to locate hogfish.

In addition to live bait and artificial lures, hogfish can also be caught using traditional bottom fishing techniques with cut bait. Slices of squid, fish, or other natural baitfish can be rigged on a hook and presented on the bottom using a standard bottom fishing rig. Anglers can use heavier sinkers to keep the bait stationary on the bottom or lighter weights to allow the bait to drift naturally with the current. When bottom fishing for hogfish, it's important to pay attention to subtle bites and strikes, as hogfish can be delicate feeders and may not always take the bait aggressively. Setting the hook quickly and maintaining a light touch on the line can help ensure a successful hookup when targeting hogfish.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, anglers have a diverse array of fish species to target aside from hogfish. One popular catch is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. These colorful and acrobatic fish are commonly found in the warm waters of the Florida Keys, particularly around offshore structures, weed lines, and floating debris. Anglers often troll with brightly colored lures or natural baits such as ballyhoo to entice mahi-mahi strikes. Additionally, live bait such as pilchards or small blue runners can be effective when targeting these fast-swimming predators. Mahi-mahi are prized not only for their fighting ability but also for their delicious taste, making them a favorite among recreational and commercial fishermen alike.

Another sought-after species in Isla Morada is the yellowtail snapper, known for its distinctive yellow tail and flavorful white flesh. Yellowtail snapper inhabit the reefs and wrecks throughout the area, where they feed on crustaceans, small fish, and shrimp. Anglers typically use light tackle and small hooks baited with shrimp, squid, or pilchards to target yellowtail snapper. Chumming with small pieces of cut bait or fish pellets can help attract schools of yellowtail to the area, increasing the chances of a successful catch. Yellowtail snapper provide exciting action on light tackle and are a popular target for both novice and experienced anglers.

Additionally, Isla Morada offers excellent opportunities for catching a variety of grouper species, including red grouper, black grouper, and gag grouper. These bottom-dwelling predators are known for their strength and size, making them a challenging but rewarding catch. Anglers often target grouper using live bait such as pinfish, grunts, or mullet, presented on a heavy-duty bottom fishing rig with a stout rod and reel. Dropping baits down to the reef or wreck structure where grouper are known to congregate can yield impressive results. Grouper fishing requires patience and skill, as these fish often retreat into their rocky lairs when hooked, requiring anglers to exert considerable force to bring them to the surface.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing with Captain Randy was a blast caught plenty of bonefish and some sharks Randy is a cool dude really enjoyed my trip

    Rick B. with Randy S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a terrific day with Pete!

    Kipp H. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great full day trip with Captain Chris. Chris really helped my wife with his patience and encouragement fight big fish in deep water and use lighter tackle at the shallower wreck. She landed nice yellowtail, yellow jack, mackerel and amberjack. Chris worked hard all day keeping us in fish and rigged as the shark tax was high though the morning. At the end of the day we got great local restaurant recommendations and tips on cooking our catch. Loved the boat playlist! Highly recommend and hope to come back to fish with Chris again.

    John K. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What an amazing day of fishing and boating. Captain Pete and his mate Christy were great with my three boys. They really made the experience "The Best Day Ever!"

    Roy G. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    If you want to be inspired to be a better person, laugh, and catch the most fish out of the Islamorada marina Captain Mark is the way to go. Thanks Mark for a great day. Also thank you for your service to our country and continued surrport of disabled veterans!

    Brian S. with Mark G. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Had two great days on the water with captain Eric. Even though it was pretty windy Captain Eric put me in fish. Enjoyed the fishing and enjoyed my time on the water with captain Eric. Next time I'm in the Keys I will be looking forward to fishing with Captain Eric.

    Bob M. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I have been fishing the keys for 10 years but learned a ton fishing with Captain Troy and first mate James. We caught a 2 man limit of nice sized yellow tail in 1.5 h. Very friendly folks made for a great day ! Highly recommend!

    Thomas J. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We truly enjoyed our fly fishing trip with Capt GW. His boat was clean and comfortable and Capt GW was very personable and knowledgeable. We had some tougher conditions with wind that allowed him to give me so much needed help and encouragement on techniques to help my skills. But alas, no adrenaline moments of catching backwater fish, just the adrenaline of trying to make the right cast in the right spot. We saw a great deal of sea life as an addition to the friendly camaraderie, and that was a bonus.

    David H. with Gw D. 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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast fishing with Captain Troy and his crew! They did everything possible to provide us an exciting adventure during our vacation. We caught a variety of fish and enjoyed grilling them up that evening. We highly recommend Captain Troy for your Florida Keys fishing adventure.

    Patrick G. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Tony was top notch! He communicated well prior to the trip, was ready to go when we arrived, got us on some great fish, and was just a good guy and fun to go fishing with.

    Jc F. with Tony Y. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time.

    Gerald L. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a good trip with Capt. Don. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We did have to cut our trip short, as one of our party got sea sick. Thanks Capt. Don. (He is also a veteran).

    Harry B. with Don R. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Very good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

    David M. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Merry good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

    David M. with Eric S. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Don was awesome! If you are truly wanting to get out and do some fishing he is your guy. He got us on fish right away and was very clear on what he wanted us to do. My Father, brother and me had a really good day hanging out with him. We would do it again.

    Nicholas H. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide. Had a wonderful outing. Thanks for being persistant and finding us some great places to catch fish.

    Brian K. with Nick D. of Islamorada, Florida

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