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trip description for Reef Frenzy in Islamorada

Islamorada, located in the heart of the Florida Keys, is a year-round fishing hotspot that offers exceptional fishing experiences no matter the time of year. On this trip, you'll head out with Captain Tony to catch all kinds of nearshore reef species. This trip welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels, with a family-friendly atmosphere that's great for first-timers! Once you go aboard Captain Tony's 36' catamaran, you'll head to the reefs and wrecks to chase down some fish! You'll have the opportunity to catch a pile of Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Gag Grouper, and other delicious species that a blast to catch and taste great on the grill! If you're up for more of a challenge, there are also plenty of nearshore wrecks where you can catch Mangrove Snapper, larger Yellowtail, and other fun species. Don't worry about a thing when you're out on the water—Captain Tony has got you covered. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and maybe a sandwich from the Trading Post! Captain Tony will take care of the rest. Read More

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Reef Frenzy

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trip description for Reef, Wreck, and Patch Reef Trip in Islamorada

If you've been looking to do more than just sunbathe in Tavernier, FL, then this trip has your name on it! Get out on the crystal-clear waters of the Florida Keys and bag some absolutely delicious fish with Captain Chris, an experienced angler, great captain, and professional chef! Catch and cook trips available upon request . On this trip, you'll be going after several different species at the reef or wrecks : from yellowtail snapper, mackerel, yellow jack, African pompano , groupers. Or inshore for snook , tarpon , mangrove snapper or Goliath grouper, lemon sharks and more . You'll be fishing from Captain Chris' 26' TwinVee catamaran—a fast, comfortable, and extremely stable boat that's great for this area. She's packing twin Suzuki engines with a combined 300 horsepower, so you'll get off the dock in no time. The boat also features a 50-gallon livewell for bait, a hardtop to keep you out of the sun, and a freshwater rinse if you decide to take a swim! Captain Chris will bring everything else you need for a blue-ribbon day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need is sunscreen, a hat, and a pair of polarized sunglasses. Weather depending, we will fish reefs, wrecks, or on rough days inshore for several different types of species. We mainly target edible species and will clean your fish , and even offer a pack and shipping service if you like. We can also recommend several places that offer cook your catch options or can also set you up a private chef dinner aswell. Read More

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Reef, Wreck, And Patch Reef Trip

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trip description for Islamorada Reef Fishing in Islamorada

The Florida Keys have some of the most spectacular reefs in the United States. As a matter of fact, it’s the only coral reef system in the continental United States and is home to over 40 species of reef-building corals that provide shelter, food, and breeding sites for millions of different plants and animals. This has made Islamorada a target destination for anglers from across the globe. Read More

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Islamorada Reef Fishing

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trip description for Family Fun Mix-It-Up Trip in Islamorada

Custom charter that can include family fishing, snorkeling, sandbar. Trip includes non alcoholic beverages (iced tea, waters, ginger ale), cooler with ice to BYOB, snorkel gear, sandbar toys (football , skip ball ,paddle ball), floats, and paddle boards . Bring your own cold lunch or select our "bring the grill," add on and bring a cooler of your own grill ready items. Read More

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trip description for Barrier Reef Snappers and More in Islamorada

Climb aboard with Captain Sal and head out to the Barrier Reef off Islamorada and the beautiful Florida Keys. While exploring this beautiful natural resource, Captain Sal will have live and dead bait set ups rigged up for you so you can get fishing! If you’re looking to catch some delicious eating fish, this is the trip for you as typical catches out there on the reef include Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, piles of Yellow Tail Snapper, assorted Grouper species, and Mackerel. Tons of other species hang out the reef as well like big Jacks, Mackerel, and more! Captain Sal runs a couple different boats under his operation down there in Islamorada, but these trips are usually run on his 25’ SeaHunter center console, equipped with a 350 Mercury outboard. It’s the perfect size boat to zip out to the reef comfortably, has plenty of space to spread your group out and fish, and has all the necessary fish boxes to keep your catch cold on your way back to the dock. Sal will provide everything for the trips, including fishing licenses, waters, ice, and cooler space if you’d like to bring your own snacks and drinks! Read More

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trip description for 3/4 Day Trip in Islamorada

6 Hour 3/4 day trip for up to 6 people departs at 0630. You will be going out on a spacious 44' Express Marlago Jefferson Yacht. Twin 450 HP 3208 Caterpillar engines. Vessel is equipped with all the electronics needed. GPS, Sonar, Radar, VHF and more. You will be using top of the line tackle, rods and reels, Vessel is equipped with fighting chair, 2 large live wells, Outriggers, Center rigger, Downrigger and many other specific tools that we use to target all the different species that roam these Florida Keys waters. Summertime we may start on the reef then work offshore or we may run straight offshore. Depends what is happening each day. We will generally start by catching some live bait then either stop at the reef to target some snapper, Grouper etc or we may head straight offshore and target Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo and many other species depending on the action each day. Wintertime we may stay close to the reef but target species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna King Mackerel, and again can target the many Snapper species that thrive here. All you need to bring is whatever you would like to eat and drink and we have everything else ready for you to come aboard and enjoy a great day and create some unforgettable memories Please remember to thank your mate with a 20% tip. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking an Islamorada mutton snapper fishing charter

What are the best mutton snapper fishing charters in Islamorada?

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 35 mutton snapper trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Ocean Thrills with Captain Don guided by Don, Islamorada Trolling / Wreck Fishing guided by Pete, and Islamorada Fishing with Capt Pete guided by Pete.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 4.89 out of 5 based on 3187 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 mutton snapper guides / fishing lessons in Islamorada? Check out our beginner and family friendly mutton snapper guides in Islamorada.

What types of mutton snapper fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

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

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

How much do Islamorada mutton snapper fishing charters cost?

for mutton snapper in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $690 to $1,560, but the average price for a half day trip for mutton snapper in Islamorada is $830. The average price for a full day trip for mutton snapper in Islamorada is $1,325.

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 mutton snapper fishing in Islamorada?

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

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

In Islamorada, the mutton snapper is a prized catch among anglers for its delectable taste, vibrant coloration, and challenging fights. These beautiful fish inhabit the reefs, wrecks, and structure-rich areas throughout the Florida Keys, including the waters surrounding Islamorada. Mutton snapper are known for their cautious feeding behavior and can be particularly selective when it comes to baits, making them a rewarding challenge for anglers. With their distinct pinkish-red hue and large size potential, mutton snapper provide anglers in Islamorada with exciting opportunities for memorable fishing experiences.

One effective method for targeting mutton snapper in Islamorada is bottom fishing near reefs, wrecks, and other structure-rich areas where these fish are known to congregate. Anglers use light to medium tackle setups and natural baits such as live shrimp, pilchards, or small fish to entice strikes from mutton snapper. Patience and finesse are key when targeting these wary fish, as they are known for their cautious feeding behavior and will often inspect baits carefully before striking. Successful anglers in Islamorada often employ techniques such as chumming or drift fishing to attract mutton snapper and increase their chances of a successful catch.

Another productive technique for targeting mutton snapper in Islamorada is jigging. Anglers use vertical jigs or bucktail jigs tipped with bait to mimic the movement of small prey fish, enticing strikes from mutton snapper. Jigging allows anglers to cover a large area of water and target fish holding near structure or in deeper waters. This method is particularly effective when targeting mutton snapper around reefs, wrecks, or other structure-rich areas where these fish are known to congregate. With their delicious flesh and challenging fights, mutton snapper offer anglers in Islamorada rewarding opportunities for successful fishing trips throughout the year.

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

In Islamorada, the seasons for targeting mutton snapper are typically aligned with federal regulations established by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. These regulations dictate specific dates for recreational fishing seasons based on factors such as stock assessments and population management objectives. As such, anglers in Islamorada must stay informed about the latest regulations to ensure compliance with the designated seasons for mutton snapper fishing. The seasons may vary from year to year, reflecting changes in fishery health and management priorities.

Generally, mutton snapper can be targeted year-round in the waters surrounding Islamorada, as they inhabit reefs, wrecks, and other structure-rich areas throughout the Florida Keys consistently. However, anglers may encounter variations in catch rates and fish behavior depending on factors such as water temperature, weather patterns, and spawning cycles. During certain times of the year, such as the spring and summer months, mutton snapper may be more abundant and active, providing anglers with optimal opportunities for successful fishing trips.

While mutton snapper fishing can be productive throughout the year in Islamorada, anglers should be mindful of seasonal closures or restrictions implemented to protect spawning aggregations and ensure sustainable fish populations. These closures may affect the timing and duration of the mutton snapper season, requiring anglers to plan their fishing trips accordingly. By adhering to regulations and practicing responsible fishing practices, anglers in Islamorada can enjoy memorable fishing experiences targeting mutton snapper in the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys while contributing to the conservation of this prized species.

What techniques are popular for catching mutton snapper in Islamorada?

In Islamorada, anglers utilize various effective techniques to target mutton snapper, capitalizing on their habitat preferences and feeding behaviors in the diverse waters of the Florida Keys. One prevalent method for catching mutton snapper is bottom fishing near reefs, wrecks, and other structure-rich areas where these fish congregate. Anglers typically use light to medium tackle setups and natural baits such as live shrimp, pilchards, or small fish to entice strikes from mutton snapper. Patience and finesse are essential when bottom fishing for mutton snapper, as these fish can be cautious feeders and may require subtle presentations to elicit a strike.

Another productive technique for targeting mutton snapper in Islamorada is jigging. Anglers use vertical jigs or bucktail jigs tipped with bait to mimic the movement of small prey fish, enticing strikes from mutton snapper. Jigging allows anglers to cover a large area of water and target fish holding near structure or in deeper waters. This method is particularly effective when targeting mutton snapper around reefs, wrecks, or other structure-rich areas where these fish are known to congregate. By adjusting the jigging motion and depth to match the behavior of the fish, anglers can increase their chances of success when targeting mutton snapper using this technique.

Additionally, anglers in Islamorada may employ chumming or drift fishing techniques to attract mutton snapper and increase their chances of a successful catch. By deploying a steady stream of chum or drifting natural baits along the current, anglers can create a feeding frenzy that draws mutton snapper into the area. This method is particularly effective when targeting mutton snapper near reefs, where these fish often gather in large numbers to feed. With their delicious flesh and challenging fights, mutton snapper offer anglers in Islamorada rewarding opportunities for successful fishing trips throughout the year.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

In addition to targeting mutton snapper, anglers visiting Islamorada have a diverse range of other species to pursue, ensuring exciting fishing opportunities in the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys. One popular species among anglers is the tarpon, renowned for its impressive size, acrobatic jumps, and powerful fights. Tarpon migrate through the waters of Islamorada during the spring and summer months, offering anglers prime opportunities for catch-and-release fishing. Anglers target tarpon using a variety of techniques, including live bait fishing, sight casting, and trolling, making for memorable fishing experiences in the renowned flats and channels of Islamorada.

Another sought-after species in Islamorada is the bonefish, revered for its elusive nature, speed, and challenging fights. Bonefish inhabit the shallow flats and sandy bottoms of the Florida Keys, where they feed on crustaceans and small baitfish. Anglers pursue bonefish using fly fishing or light spinning tackle, wading or poling the flats in search of these elusive fish. Bonefish are known for their keen eyesight and cautious behavior, making them a rewarding challenge for anglers who enjoy sight fishing in the crystal-clear waters of Islamorada.

Additionally, anglers in Islamorada can target a variety of other species, including permit, snook, redfish, tarpon, snapper, grouper, wahoo, tuna, marlin, and sailfish, among others. Permit are prized for their strength and challenging fights, inhabiting the flats and channels of Islamorada where they feed on crabs and shrimp. Snook are sought after for their aggressive strikes and powerful runs, inhabiting mangrove shorelines, bridges, and flats. Redfish are another popular species, known for their hard-fighting nature and willingness to take a variety of baits. With such a diverse range of species to target, anglers in Islamorada can enjoy thrilling fishing adventures in the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys throughout the year.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    On behalf of Warren Herndon, Wayne Hall and myself (Dexter Hudson), I would like to report that we had an outstanding time on our fishing excursion with Captain Don. Captain Don was very enjoyable to talk and visit with and he also patiently answered all of our questions, explaining what he was doing. And he worked like a Trojan baiting and putting new hooks and leaders on our poles after sharks robbed us of our catch when we reeled in too slowly. We did manage to reel in 22 good-sized Yellow Tail snapper and were able to return home as conquering heroes with meat for the table. Don not only cleaned the fish but provided several tasty recipes. The gentlemen did the cooking, the wives joined us in devouring the meal and we all had big smiles on our faces.. Thanks Captain Don! If or when we get back, you'll be the man we call!

    Dexter D. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day! Despite the weather captain jason put us on the fish!!

    Winslow W. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with Captain Don. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and we caught a lot of fish.

    Shon M. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Erik was on time and prepared. That 35 foot contender got us to the spot quick. Put us on his spot & pulled up some yellowtail and a half dozen keeper mutton. Two jumbos 10 and 15 pounds.

    Gil L. with Eric R. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day- will book with Jay again 100%.

    Mckenzie K. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Pete and Kristy were absolutely awesome! We had an excellent time with the Louisiana/Texas combo ;) Captain Pete was patient about explaining the estuary of the Keys and species. We caught 6 different species and 3 sharks! Great time- see ya’ll next year🦈🎣😃

    Andrew W. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a 3/4 day after speaking with the captain the (plan) was made to shoot out deep and if we were not hitting them we would come in on the 3/4 day booking rather than a full day. Captain troy and his first mate worked as hard as I have ever seen to get fish on the boat. Not sure but at one time I think he had a deep running plug in one marlin plug and 4 top water trolling plugs so it looked like they were shooting for many different depths. We finally got into the mahi-mahi it was on. The first mate and captain maneuvered through 4 men as quick as humanly possible pulling fish off the lines and baiting hooks and handing them back. The only true way to explain it would be controlled chaos. These guys are GREAT at what they do and both the first mate and the captain seem to be fantastic people in there own right. So if your looking for a hard working boat stop here at Miller Time....

    Vance T. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Incredible fishing! I’ve never had the experience where I cast my line and within 5 seconds I get a strike. Over and over, it was constant cast and strike. Caught 20 fish in the first hour. Not only an expert guide for fishing, but Patrick is a really nice person to hang out with. Super chill to talk sports and fishing, but was cool and professional. He also recommended an awesome place for lunch where they grilled our catch! Top notch, highest recommendation possible!

    Robert B. with Patrick B. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason was lively and knowledgeable. He definitely knows the area and loves fishing. He put us on a few good spots and we had fun. I will definitely choose him again!

    Dennis R. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris was a great captain. Found water out of the wind. Found plenty of fish. Chis was cheerful and very helpful with baiting hooks and boating fish. Very hardworking captain. His boat was immaculate and he gave us a quick safety course before we launched.

    Mike P. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had an absolute blast with Captain Chris! He was so nice and his passion and love for fishing made my bachelorette trip worthwhile! Our crew got to catch some great mackerel, yellowtail snapper and mutton snapper, plus more! Being able to celebrate my love for fishing and send off in the Keys with my gfs and Chris was the best! He got me on a huge tarpon hook up that I’ll absolutely never forget. Highly highly recommend this trip and we’ll certainly be back!!!

    Elizabeth G. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day on the water. Caught a variety of fish, some bigger some smaller. Captain Jason proved to be a real people person, in firm control of his craft. Great conversationalist. Definitely would go out with him again.

    John U. with Jason C. of Key Largo, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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 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

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

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

  • ★★★★★
    Great time, knowledgeable and cool captain! Highly recommend!

    Gary G. with Jason C. of Key Largo, 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 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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful day fishing with Chris. He is incredibly knowledgeable and his passion for fishing really shows. We had three younger kids with and he definitely knows how to make it a great experience for even the novice fishermen. We would definitely take another trip with captain Chris!

    Donald S. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

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