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Fishing in Islamorada

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Ocean Thrills With Captain Don

100% (12)
28 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Reef And Wrecks

100% (1)
48 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Islamorada

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Fishing Adventure

NEW
17 ft 1 - 2 People $$
Fishing in Marathon

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Marathon

Ultimate Offshore

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45 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Key Largo

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Offshore Fishing

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Other Trips in Islamorada

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 Islamorada 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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Islamorada Fly Fishing The Flats

100% (1)
17 ft 1 - 2 People $$
Fishing in Tavernier
Fishing in Tavernier
Fishing in Tavernier
trip description for Tavernier Backcountry Fishing in Tavernier

Head out with Captain Ben for an action-packed day of fishing in the Tavernier backcountry! Tavernier provides quick access to the productive Florida Key waters home to reefs and shipwrecks covered in brilliant bright colors of the spectrum, backcountry shallow water flats with fish made for sight fishing, gorgeous deep water Pelagics that love to feed on the surface, and much more! On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Ben will take you into the beautiful Tavernier backcountry flats where you'll be fly fishing for sought-after fish including Barracuda, Snapper, Florida Pompano, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail, and even some elusive Bonefish and Permit. With Captain Ben, you can either use classic light tackle, or if you're looking for a challenge you can try your hand at sight-casting with a fly rod. Whatever your ideal trip is, Captain Ben will do what he can to make it happen! You'll be fishing aboard an 18' Action Craft skiff boat with capacity for 3 guests. Powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine, this boat will have no problem taking you from one hotspot to another in the backcountry waters! She comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Tuna Tubes, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Ben will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is a Florida saltwater fishing license, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard with Captain Ben and experience the awesome fishing the Keys have to offer! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tavernier

Tavernier Backcountry Fishing

100% (7)
18 ft 1 - 3 People $
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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Swordfish Slam

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35 ft 1 - 6 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 Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Flats fishing in Islamorada

Head out with Captain Nick for an inshore fishing adventure hammering the backcountry bays and flats around upper Florida Keys. Nick will show you the best areas to stalk up all bone fish, permit, and tarpon He will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait for your trip, so all you need to bring is your snacks and drinks, and Captain Nick will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Fishing

100% (2)
24 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Full Day Mahi Mahi Trip in Islamorada

Hop on board with Captain Jeff and prepare for an action-packed day of Mahi Mahi fishing! Islamorada is a renowned fishing hotspot with some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. You also have easy access to the offshore waters if you want to go after some bigger fish! In the summer months of April through August, you can go offshore to haul in some colorful Mahi Mahi! On this full-day trip, Captain Jeff will take you to some deeper waters off the coast of Islamorada where you'll be primarily targeting Mahi Mahi, with opportunities to go after some Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna and Cobia. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Captain Jeff will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! He'll take you to prime spots and get your rod set up with what the fish are biting. Captain Jeff fishes aboard a 23' Sea Craft center console that can hold up to 3 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will get you where you need to be in the beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jeff will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jeff will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sun protection and any food or drinks you might want. Head out with Captain Jeff! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Full Day Mahi Mahi Trip

NEW
23 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Live Bait Sailfishing in Islamorada

Hop on board with Captain Jeff and prepare for an action-packed day of Sail Fishing! Islamorada is a renowned fishing hotspot with some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. You also have easy access to the offshore waters if you want to go after some bigger fish! From October to April, you can even target some Sailfish as they travel up and down the reef's edge. On this full-day trip, Captain Jeff will take you to some deeper waters off the coast of Islamorada where you'll be primarily targeting the distinctive Sailfish, with opportunities to go after some Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Captain Jeff will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! He'll take you to prime spots and get your rod set up with what the fish are biting. Captain Jeff fishes aboard a 23' Sea Craft center console that can hold up to 3 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will get you where you need to be in the beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jeff will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jeff will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sun protection and any food or drinks you might want. Head out with Captain Jeff! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Live Bait Sailfishing

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23 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada
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trip description for Silver King Classic in Islamorada

Hop on board with Captain Jeff and prepare for an action-packed day of Tarpon fishing! Islamorada is a renowned fishing hotspot with some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. You also have easy access to the offshore waters if you want to go after some bigger fish! On this half or full-day trip, Captain Jeff will take you to some of the beautiful Islamorada inshores where you'll be primarily targeting the elusive Tarpon, with opportunities to go after some Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, and Yellowtail Snapper too. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Captain Jeff will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! He'll take you to prime spots and get your rod set up with what the fish are biting. Captain Jeff fishes aboard a 23' Sea Craft center console that can hold up to 3 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will get you where you need to be in the beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jeff will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jeff will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sun protection and any food or drinks you might want. Head out with Captain Jeff! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Silver King Classic

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23 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
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trip description for Bank and Bight Backcountry in Islamorada

Hop on board with Captain Jon-Paul and prepare for an Islamorada backcountry adventure! This renowned fishing hotspot has some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. On this 4, 6, 8 or 10-hour trip, Captain Jon-Paul will take you to some of the beautiful Islamorada inshores where you'll be targeting Barracuda, Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, and the elusive Tarpon. You'll be targeting these fish using top-of-the-line light tackle gear, or you can choose to fly fish if you want. The fish you reel are yours to keep and all kids are welcome to join aboard. No matter your skill level, Captain Jon-Paul will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! Captain Jon-Paul fishes aboard a brand-new 18' Xplor skiff boat with a capacity for 2 anglers. Her 115HP Mercury ProXS engine is all you need to navigate these beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Simrad Trolling Motor, Fishfinder, two Live Bait Wells, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jon-Paul will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jon-Paul will supply all fishing gear, including live bait and lures. Also, he will clean and filet your catch and provide fishing licenses. Make sure to bring sunscreen and protective clothing as the sun can be intense. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Jon-Paul! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Bank And Bight Backcountry

100% (2)
18 ft 1 - 2 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada
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trip description for Islamorada Live Action Fishing in Islamorada

On this trip, you'll launch from one of the coolest marinas in the Florida Keys. Even the marina here is packed with Tarpon! You'll be able to watch 100-pound Tarpon cruising right next to the dock while you board Captain Mike's Action Craft skiff. Once on board, you'll discuss the game plan for the day. Whether you want to try for the inshore "grand slam" of a Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Snook, or if you want to fish for dinner, Captain Mike does it all and is willing to accommodate any technique you wish to use. He comes prepared, and will provide you with all the rods, tackle, live bait, or artificial lures you will need for a successful day out on the water. If you decide to chase the sport fish, Captain Mike will use his knowledge of the tides and weather to take you to the best Tarpon, Bonefish, or Permit flats in the area. On these beautiful clear water flats, Captain Mike will use his wireless trolling motor to stealthily sneak you across the flat to sightcast right to the fish! If you choose to bag some gamefish, Capt. Mike will put his 30+ years of experience to work taking you to all the secret channels, mangroves islands, and "honey holes" to help you catch your limits on delicious species including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Gag Grouper, and more. Plus, if fly fishing is your game of choice, Captain Mike just asks that you bring your own gear. He can also provide his own flies and fly rods as backup. Besides that, all you need to bring is your food and drink of choice, sunglasses, and a hat, and Captain Mike will take care of the rest on your Florida Keys fishing adventure! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Live Action Fishing

100% (2)
18 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Islamorada Angling Excursion in Islamorada

On this trip, you'll launch from one of the coolest marinas in the Florida Keys. Even the marina here is packed with Tarpon! You'll be able to watch 100-pound Tarpon cruising right next to the dock while you board Captain Mike's Action Craft skiff. Once on board, you'll discuss the game plan for the day. Whether you want to try for the inshore "grand slam" of a Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Snook, or if you want to fish for dinner, Captain Mike does it all and is willing to accommodate any technique you wish to use. He comes prepared, and will provide you with all the rods, tackle, live bait, or artificial lures you will need for a successful day out on the water. If you decide to chase the sport fish, Captain Mike will use his knowledge of the tides and weather to take you to the best Tarpon, Bonefish, or Permit flats in the area. On these beautiful clear water flats, Captain Mike will use his wireless trolling motor to stealthily sneak you across the flat to sightcast right to the fish! If you choose to bag some gamefish, Capt. Mike will put his 30+ years of experience to work taking you to all the secret channels, mangroves islands, and "honey holes" to help you catch your limits on delicious species including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Gag Grouper, and more. Plus, if fly fishing is your game of choice, Captain Mike just asks that you bring your own gear. He can also provide his own flies and fly rods as backup. Besides that, all you need to bring is your food and drink of choice, sunglasses, and a hat, and Captain Mike will take care of the rest on your Florida Keys fishing adventure! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Angling Excursion

100% (5)
22 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Everything to Know About Booking an Islamorada red snapper fishing charter

What are the best red snapper fishing charters in Islamorada?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 red snapper trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Ocean Thrills with Captain Don guided by Don, Islamorada Reef and Wrecks guided by Frank, and Islamorada Fishing Adventure guided by Ken.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 4.92 out of 5 based on 2555 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 Red Snapper charter include Key Largo and Marathon.

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

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

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

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

How much do Islamorada red snapper fishing charters cost?

for red snapper in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $720 to $1,740, but the average price for a half day trip for red snapper in Islamorada is $960. The average price for a full day trip for red snapper in Islamorada is $1,344.

What month is best for red snapper fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for red snapper fishing in Islamorada is spring, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

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

In Islamorada, red snapper are a highly prized species among anglers for their delicious flavor and challenging fights, making them a popular target for both recreational and commercial fishing. These vibrant red fish inhabit the offshore waters, reefs, and wrecks surrounding the Florida Keys, including the waters near Islamorada. Red snapper are known for their strong, sudden runs and aggressive feeding behavior, providing anglers with thrilling battles and rewarding catches.

Red snapper fishing in Islamorada typically occurs year-round, with peak seasons often aligning with federal regulations and guidelines 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, population management objectives, and conservation efforts. Anglers in Islamorada must stay informed about the latest regulations to ensure compliance with the designated seasons for red snapper fishing.

To target red snapper in Islamorada, anglers often employ a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing near offshore reefs, wrecks, and other structure-rich areas where these fish congregate. Anglers typically use heavy tackle setups and natural baits such as live or cut baitfish, squid, or shrimp to entice strikes from red snapper. Patience, skill, and persistence are essential when targeting red snapper, as these fish can be cautious feeders and may require strategic presentations to elicit a strike. By employing effective fishing techniques and adhering to regulations, anglers in Islamorada can enjoy successful fishing trips and the opportunity to reel in prized red snapper throughout the year.

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

In Isla Morada, the seasons for targeting red snapper typically align with federal regulations set by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. These regulations dictate specific dates for recreational fishing seasons based on factors such as stock assessments, population management objectives, and conservation efforts. Anglers in Isla Morada must stay informed about the latest regulations to ensure compliance with the designated seasons for red snapper fishing.

The red snapper fishing seasons in Isla Morada usually occur during certain times of the year when the populations are most abundant and fisheries management allows for sustainable harvesting. These seasons may vary from year to year, depending on the health of the fish stocks and any changes in management strategies implemented by regulatory authorities. Typically, the seasons coincide with periods when red snapper are actively feeding and congregating around offshore reefs, wrecks, and other structure-rich areas.

During the designated seasons for red snapper fishing in Isla Morada, anglers have the opportunity to target these prized fish using various techniques, including bottom fishing, jigging, and trolling. Anglers typically use heavy tackle setups and natural baits such as live or cut baitfish, squid, or shrimp to entice strikes from red snapper. By adhering to regulations and practicing responsible fishing practices, anglers can enjoy successful fishing trips and contribute to the conservation of red snapper populations in Isla Morada.

What techniques are popular for catching red snapper in Islamorada?

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

Another productive technique for targeting red snapper in Isla Morada is vertical jigging. Anglers use heavy jigs or bucktail jigs tipped with bait to mimic the movement of small prey fish, enticing strikes from red 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 red snapper around reefs, wrecks, or other structure-rich areas where these fish are known to congregate.

Additionally, anglers in Isla Morada may employ trolling techniques to target red snapper, particularly when targeting fish in deeper or more remote locations. Trolling allows anglers to cover a wide area and search for schools of red snapper, using artificial lures or natural baits to entice strikes. By adjusting trolling speeds and depths, anglers can effectively target red snapper at different levels of the water column, increasing their chances of success. With their delicious flesh and challenging fights, red snapper offer anglers in Isla Morada rewarding opportunities for successful fishing trips throughout the year.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, anglers have a wealth of options beyond red snapper when it comes to fishing for a diverse range of species in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys. One popular target species is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. Mahi-mahi are prized for their vibrant colors, acrobatic jumps, and delicious flesh. They inhabit offshore waters and are often found near floating debris, weed lines, and current edges. Anglers target mahi-mahi using trolling, casting, or live bait techniques, enjoying thrilling battles and rewarding catches.

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

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Don, Thank you so much for the amazing fishing experience! From the beginning to the end it was wonderful!!! Thank you for letting us switch out your reel to a lefty and then teaching me how to use it!!!!! Thank you for your patience with me on an open face reel! I wouldn’t have caught the Lane Snapper without you beside me! You gave me the boost to get it done! I can’t believe the huge fish that Eric caught! You even taught us and guided us how to fish for bait! We tried to absorb all of you amazing knowledge! Your Captain guidance and interaction was unlike no other fishing extravaganza we have been on! “If you want to catch fish and be with a experienced fisherman , then go with Captain Don!” Listen and Learn! He is the BEST! Thank you so much from, The Zinn’s

    Agnes H. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a blast. Super nice guy

    Gregg F. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Don is a great captain! Very knowledgeable and friendly. We left with plenty of fish when it seemed like the rest of the marina had little luck. Would definitely book with captain don again

    Alyssa L. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Don was great! Family had a wonderful time! Highly recommend.

    Mark S. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our trip with Don was awesome. We limited out on huge Yellowtail snapper and caught a huge Black Grouper, also sharks and other fish. Can't wait to go with him again.

    Richard J. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The day was perfect we fished the reef and caught approximately 24 fish 22 yellow tail and two trigger. Captain Frank and First mate Carson were very accommodating. Carson was unbelievable very deligent! Highly recommend this boat and team!

    Tim F. with Frank D. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Don’t was top notch all around. I took my 14-year old son offshore and even though we booked a full day, my son got sick and Captain Don was extremely accommodating and understanding. We took us back and was able to book the 2nd half the next afternoon. He showed true professionalism and patience with my son (14 year olds ask a billion questions yet think they know everything). I would highly recommend him!!

    Travis M. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain for a rough seas trip! Captain Don was very accommodating when the seas were 3-5’ waves and we were debating whether or not we would go! We ended up leaving a little later to see if the winds called down. He navigated us professionally through some pretty rough seas and we fished in 3 different spots. 2 of us were pretty sick and he was very kind and compassionate….the show must go on though he fished with the other 2 people in our group and we caught lots of yummy fish! We took his suggestion and went to Lazy Days where they cooked it all up! Highly recommend this boat!

    Steve H. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip The captain was awesome and very accommodating. We will definitely return.

    Paul C. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Trip, we caught some good fish had some good stories and laughs. Would highly recommend a trip with Capt Don!

    Nathan P. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

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