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Morning Half

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44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
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Peacock Bass + Iguana Cast & Blast

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
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Freshwater Peacock Bass & More

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Key Largo Peacock Bass

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
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Premier Everglades Fishing

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $425

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Fishing in Key Largo
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trip description for Key Largo Offshore Fishing in Key Largo

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Islamorada

Key Largo Offshore Fishing

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

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

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Key Largo Flats Fishing

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

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

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Blue Water Trip

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

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

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Patch Reef Trip

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

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

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Everglades Action

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

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

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Key Largo Reef And Offshore

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

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

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Keys All-Day Adventure!

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

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

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Swordfish Slam

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,200
Fishing in Key Largo
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trip description for Offshore Fishing Key Largo in Key Largo

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

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Offshore Fishing Key Largo

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

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

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Key Largo Fly Fishing The Flats

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

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

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Key Largo Fishing Adventure

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

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

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Key Largo Mix-It-Up

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $750

Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Islamorada

What are the best largemouth bass fishing trips in Islamorada?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 largemouth bass trip in Islamorada: Morning Half guided by Troy.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 4.86 out of 5 based on 2703 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.

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What types of largemouth bass fishing trips are common in Islamorada?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for largemouth bass in Islamorada as well as lake fishing and nearshore fishing.

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

How much does an Islamorada largemouth bass fishing trip cost?

for largemouth bass in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $610 to $1,100, but the average price for a half day trip for largemouth bass in Islamorada is $765. The average price for a full day trip for largemouth bass in Islamorada is $932.

What month is best for largemouth bass fishing in Islamorada?

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

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

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Islamorada don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Islamorada. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

What is largemouth bass fishing in Islamorada all about?

Isla Morada, renowned for its saltwater fishing, also offers opportunities for freshwater angling, including the pursuit of largemouth bass. While primarily known for its saltwater species, the region boasts various freshwater bodies such as canals, lakes, and ponds where largemouth bass thrive. Anglers seeking a change of pace from offshore adventures can explore these freshwater habitats to target largemouth bass, a popular sportfish renowned for its aggressive strikes and impressive fighting abilities.

Largemouth bass in Isla Morada can be found in a variety of freshwater environments, including the Everglades National Park and the numerous inland waterways scattered across the region. These fish are often found lurking near vegetation, submerged structures, and drop-offs, making them prime targets for anglers skilled in bass fishing techniques. Casting topwater lures, soft plastic baits, and crankbaits around these areas can elicit explosive strikes from largemouth bass, providing anglers with thrilling angling experiences.

While Isla Morada may be more famous for its saltwater species, the presence of largemouth bass in the region's freshwater habitats adds diversity to the angling opportunities available to visitors. Whether casting from the shoreline or exploring the waterways by boat, anglers can enjoy the challenge and excitement of targeting largemouth bass amidst the picturesque landscapes of Isla Morada. With its combination of saltwater and freshwater fishing options, Isla Morada truly offers something for every angler to enjoy.

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

In Isla Morada, the largemouth bass fishing seasons follow the general patterns observed in many other parts of Florida. While largemouth bass can be caught year-round, certain times of the year offer more favorable conditions for anglers targeting these freshwater predators. Typically, the spring and early summer months, from March through June, are considered prime largemouth bass fishing seasons in Isla Morada. During this time, warming water temperatures stimulate bass activity, triggering spawning behaviors and increasing their feeding activity.

During the spring spawning season, largemouth bass can be found in shallow water areas near vegetation, submerged structures, and along the edges of channels and drop-offs. Anglers targeting bass during this time often find success using a variety of techniques, including flipping and pitching soft plastic baits or casting topwater lures to entice strikes from aggressive pre-spawn and spawning bass. As the season progresses into summer, bass continue to be active, although they may move to deeper water or seek out cooler, shaded areas during the hotter months.

While spring and summer are prime largemouth bass seasons in Isla Morada, bass fishing can still be productive during other times of the year. In the fall, as water temperatures begin to cool, largemouth bass become more active again, feeding heavily in preparation for the winter months. Additionally, winter bass fishing can be successful in Isla Morada, especially on warmer days when bass may be more active in shallow waters. Overall, Isla Morada offers year-round opportunities for anglers to target largemouth bass, with each season presenting unique challenges and rewards for bass fishing enthusiasts.

What techniques are popular for catching largemouth bass in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, anglers have various techniques at their disposal when targeting largemouth bass in the region's freshwater habitats. One popular technique for catching largemouth bass is using artificial lures, such as soft plastic worms, swimbaits, crankbaits, and topwater lures. Soft plastic worms rigged Texas or Carolina style are particularly effective for enticing strikes from bass hiding in vegetation or around submerged structures. Crankbaits can be used to cover more water and locate actively feeding bass, while topwater lures can elicit explosive surface strikes, especially during low light conditions in the early morning or late evening.

Another effective largemouth bass fishing technique in Isla Morada is flipping and pitching. This technique involves precisely casting or dropping a baited hook, often adorned with soft plastic or jig, into specific target areas, such as under docks, overhanging vegetation, or around fallen trees. Flipping and pitching allows anglers to present baits quietly and accurately to bass holding in tight cover, increasing the likelihood of enticing strikes from wary fish.

Additionally, anglers targeting largemouth bass in Isla Morada often employ finesse techniques, such as drop shotting or shaky head fishing, especially in clear water conditions or when bass are finicky. These finesse techniques involve using light tackle and subtle presentations to tempt bass into biting. Drop shot rigs with small soft plastic baits or finesse worms can be effective for enticing sluggish bass into striking, while shaky head rigs with finesse worms can produce bites from bass holding in deeper water or along rocky bottoms. Overall, by mastering these various largemouth bass fishing techniques, anglers can increase their chances of success when exploring the freshwater fisheries of Isla Morada.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

While largemouth bass offer exciting freshwater fishing opportunities in Isla Morada, the region's diverse aquatic ecosystems also support a wide range of other fish species for anglers to target. One popular species to catch aside from largemouth bass is the peacock bass, a strikingly colorful and aggressive fish native to South America that has established populations in the freshwater canals and lakes of Isla Morada. Peacock bass are known for their voracious appetite and hard-hitting strikes, making them a thrilling target for anglers seeking a unique freshwater fishing experience.

Another species to pursue in Isla Morada's freshwater habitats is the clown knifefish, a fascinating and visually striking fish with a distinctive elongated body and large, fan-like dorsal fin. Clown knifefish are nocturnal feeders and can be found in the deeper sections of freshwater canals and lakes during the day, making them a challenging but rewarding target for anglers willing to venture out during the early morning or late evening hours. Anglers targeting clown knifefish often use live bait such as small fish or shrimp presented near the bottom to entice strikes from these elusive predators.

In addition to largemouth bass, peacock bass, and clown knifefish, Isla Morada's freshwater fisheries offer opportunities to catch a variety of other species, including panfish such as bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie, as well as exotic species like Mayan cichlids and Oscars. Whether casting from the shoreline, fishing from a boat, or exploring the scenic waterways by kayak or canoe, anglers visiting Isla Morada can enjoy a diverse array of freshwater fishing experiences and encounters with an abundance of fish species that call these waters home.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing day out in the water with Capt Charles ! He worked hard to give us a superb experience of the Miami peacock bass scene. Look forward to do it again with Charles , so much fan and some incredible fish !!!

    Stefano R. with Charles O. of Miami, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Charles got us on big fish and really taught us a lot. Outstanding guiding skills. Will definitely use again. Greg

    Greg R. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Lunker Peacock city. Great guide, great experience, and great company. I'll be a regular with Captain Charles.

    Jorge B. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our fishing experience with Captain Yoan was excellent. Our day total was well over 30 fish. His knowledge, experience and keen eye helped us catch fish throughout the day with at least 5 lunker peacock bass. He taught us a couple of fishing tricks that we'll be using on our future trips. Captain also kept us entertained with stories from his pro bass fishing circuit days during thunderstorm while we were fishing under the bridge.,

    Vitali B. with Yoan A. of Palmetto Bay, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Charles is the MAN. Can't ask for much more when it comes to a fishing charter. Took us to all the hot spots he knows about. Kept fresh bait on our lines from start to finish. Good music playing. And most importantly just a good wholesome dude who's easy to get along with and happy to help us! Would recommend to anyone trying to catch some fish while in the area!

    Scott O. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

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