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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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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

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

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trip description for Florida Keys Skinny Water in Layton

Have you ever wanted to catch that once-in-a-lifetime fish as you stalk slowly across a grass flat, mangrove grove, or everglades backcountry? With Captain George aboard his technical poling skiff, you can do just that. Spend a half or full day exploring the beautiful flats around Key West as you chase down tarpon, permit, barracuda, sharks, snappers and more. This backcountry/flats charter is a popular choice for both longtime anglers and families because of its wide range of fishing opportunities. Hop on his 16' poling skiff to have the inshore waters at your fingertips, everything is accessible aboard this vessel. No water is too skinny, no secret spot ungettable. Your adventure will begin at the dock as Captain George explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable. Be sure to bring any beverages and your lunch you might enjoy, and Captain George will provide everything else. Read More

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trip description for Back Country Bonanza in Islamorada

Experience an unforgettable backcountry fishing trip with Captain Eric in the fishing paradise of Islamorada, FL. Our trips cater to all skill levels, perfect for families seeking a memorable experience. Depart from the renowned World Wide Sportsman (Bass Pro Shops) Bay Side Marina, where your fishing adventure begins in style. Parking is available on the World Wide Sportsman property, just ask the Dock Master for your Captain, and you'll be on your way to an incredible day on the water. With Captain Eric as your guide, leave your worries behind. Fishing licenses and equipment will be provided, ensuring you have everything you need for a successful day of backcountry fishing. Departure is at 7 AM, so please arrive 15 minutes beforehand ready for an exciting journey. Choose from flexible trip options of 4, 6, or 8 hours, tailoring the experience to your preferences and availability. Explore the stunning backcountry waters, renowned for their diverse fish species and natural beauty. Enjoy free cancellations up to 14 days before the trip, ensuring flexibility in case of unforeseen circumstances. In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, the charter captain may reschedule the trip to a later time, prioritizing your safety and comfort. Book your trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with thrilling catches, picturesque scenery, and cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Join Captain Eric for an unforgettable backcountry fishing trip in Islamorada, FL. Read More

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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

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Everything to Know About Booking a Key Largo barracuda fishing charter

What are the best barracuda fishing charters in Key Largo?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 barracuda trips in Key Largo, and the most popular trips in the area are Key Largo Adventure guided by Andrew, Epic Biscayne Bay Trip guided by Jason, and Key Largo Reef and Offshore guided by Jim.

Our guides in Key Largo are rated a 4.95 out of 5 based on 2718 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 Barracuda charter include Islamorada, Tavernier and Homestead.

Looking for kid friendly barracuda guides / fishing lessons in Key Largo? Check out our beginner and family friendly barracuda guides in Key Largo.

What types of barracuda fishing charters are common in Key Largo?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for barracuda in Key Largo as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

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

How much do Key Largo barracuda fishing charters cost?

for barracuda in Key Largo prices can range anywhere from about $595 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day trip for barracuda in Key Largo is $679. The average price for a full day trip for barracuda in Key Largo is $993.

What month is best for barracuda fishing in Key Largo?

The most popular season for barracuda fishing in Key Largo is spring, and most anglers book their trips 30 days in advance.

Do I need a Key Largo fishing license for barracuda and what are the bag limits for barracuda in Key Largo?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Key Largo 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 Key Largo.

What is barracuda fishing in Key Largo all about?

In Key Largo, barracuda are a thrilling game fish species sought after by anglers for their fierce strikes and impressive fighting abilities. These sleek and predatory fish can be found in both offshore and inshore waters around Key Largo, lurking near reefs, wrecks, channels, and mangrove shorelines. Barracuda are known for their razor-sharp teeth and lightning-fast strikes, making them exciting targets for anglers looking for an adrenaline-pumping fishing experience.

Anglers in Key Largo utilize various techniques to target barracuda, with casting and trolling being popular methods. When casting, anglers often use large, flashy lures such as spoons, plugs, or swimbaits to mimic the movement of baitfish and entice strikes from barracuda. Trolling with diving plugs or rigged baits at varying speeds can also be effective for covering a larger area and locating active barracuda. These techniques are particularly successful when targeting barracuda around reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures where they frequently patrol in search of prey.

Barracuda fishing in Key Largo can be productive year-round, with peak seasons typically occurring during the warmer months when water temperatures are higher and baitfish populations are abundant. However, barracuda can be caught at any time of year, and anglers often encounter them while targeting other species such as snapper, grouper, and kingfish. With their aggressive strikes and powerful runs, barracuda provide anglers in Key Largo with thrilling fishing experiences and memorable encounters in the diverse and vibrant waters of the Florida Keys.

What are the most popular months to fish for barracuda fishing in Key Largo?

In Key Largo, barracuda can be targeted by anglers throughout the year, as they are present in the area's waters year-round. However, certain times of the year may offer more favorable conditions for barracuda fishing due to factors such as water temperature, weather patterns, and baitfish activity. Generally, the warmer months, from late spring through early fall, are considered prime seasons for barracuda fishing in Key Largo. During this time, water temperatures rise, and baitfish populations increase, attracting barracuda to the area's reefs, wrecks, and channels in search of prey.

Spring and summer, particularly from March to September, are typically the most productive seasons for targeting barracuda in Key Largo. As water temperatures warm up, barracuda become more active and aggressive in their feeding behavior, making them more responsive to angler presentations. Anglers can expect to encounter barracuda in greater numbers during these months, especially around areas with abundant baitfish concentrations, where barracuda are known to hunt in schools.

While barracuda fishing in Key Largo can be productive year-round, fall and winter months may see a decrease in barracuda activity due to cooler water temperatures. However, barracuda can still be caught during these seasons, particularly on warmer days or during periods of stable weather. Anglers targeting barracuda during the cooler months may need to adjust their techniques and locations to account for changes in fish behavior and habitat preferences. Overall, barracuda fishing in Key Largo offers anglers opportunities to target these exciting game fish throughout the year, with peak seasons coinciding with warmer water temperatures and increased baitfish activity.

What techniques are popular for catching barracuda in Key Largo?

In Key Largo, anglers employ various effective techniques to target barracuda, capitalizing on their aggressive nature and predatory instincts. One popular technique for barracuda fishing is casting, which involves using large, flashy lures such as spoons, plugs, or swimbaits to mimic the movement of baitfish. Anglers often target barracuda near reefs, wrecks, channels, and mangrove shorelines, where these fish are known to lurk in wait for their next meal. By casting these lures into areas with active barracuda presence, anglers can trigger strikes and enjoy thrilling battles with these fierce game fish.

Trolling is another productive technique for barracuda fishing in Key Largo, allowing anglers to cover a larger area and locate active fish. Anglers typically use diving plugs or rigged baits trolled at varying speeds to entice strikes from barracuda. This technique is particularly effective when targeting barracuda along reef edges, drop-offs, and underwater structures where they are known to patrol in search of prey. By adjusting trolling speed and lure depth, anglers can increase their chances of hooking into barracuda and enjoy an exciting fishing experience.

Live bait fishing is also a successful method for targeting barracuda in Key Largo, particularly when targeting larger specimens. Anglers often use live baitfish such as pilchards, mullet, or ballyhoo to tempt barracuda into striking. These live baits can be deployed using various techniques, including drifting, slow trolling, or freelining, depending on the conditions and location of the fish. By presenting live baits in areas with active barracuda presence, anglers can attract strikes and enjoy memorable battles with these powerful and hard-fighting fish.

What other species are popular in Key Largo?

Apart from targeting barracuda, Key Largo offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to pursue, ensuring a thrilling and varied fishing experience. One popular species to catch in the area is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. Mahi-mahi are commonly found in offshore waters around Key Largo, particularly near floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures. Anglers can target mahi-mahi using trolling techniques with artificial lures or live baits such as ballyhoo or mullet. These colorful and acrobatic fish provide thrilling fights and are prized for their delicious taste, making them a favorite among anglers in Key Largo.

Another sought-after species in Key Largo is the sailfish, known for its impressive speed, agility, and acrobatic leaps. Sailfish can be found in offshore waters around Key Largo, particularly along current edges, temperature breaks, and underwater structures. Anglers often target sailfish using trolling techniques with artificial lures or live baits such as ballyhoo or mullet. Sight fishing for sailfish is also popular, with anglers looking for sailfish feeding near the surface or tailing in the water. Landing a sailfish is considered a prestigious achievement among anglers in Key Largo, and these majestic fish provide memorable fishing experiences.

Additionally, Key Largo offers opportunities to target a variety of reef and bottom-dwelling species, including snapper, grouper, and kingfish. Anglers can venture out to the nearby reefs and wrecks to bottom fish for species such as yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, and red grouper. Bottom fishing with live or cut bait, as well as vertical jigging, are effective techniques for targeting these reef species. Whether fishing offshore, inshore, or on the reef, Key Largo provides anglers with an abundance of opportunities to target a wide variety of fish species and enjoy memorable fishing adventures in the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time on a tough fishing day, would definitely book again when I am in the area. Andrew is great with the kids, and super patient with the beginners. He did everything he could to put us on fish. He also pointed out the abundance of wildlife, including sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, and a manatee. Everything we could hope for with my son's first saltwater fishing adventure.

    William S. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide. Worked hard to get us into the fish. Caught over 40 fish. Having snapper and trout for dinner!

    Unknown U. with Ron B. of Islamorada, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic trip! We had a wonderful time!

    Diane S. with Jon-Paul H. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Damn great time on the water with Ben. He was willing to quickly adjust to last minute changes (remember, when you are replying to messages from Captain Experiences they might not get to the guide you are using through them). Ben got us into multiple species of fish using various methods of angling. When our time was up, we had a few "keepers" that Ben filleted up for us. It was a perfect day on the water. Thanks for the great time Ben and, more importantly, thank you for your service to our country! DO NOT HESITATE to book a trip with Ben.

    Lapene M. with Ben T. of Tavernier, 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 the best experience with Andrew. He’s a born and raised in Key Largo local and he put us on a bunch of spots where fish were biting. He was so patient when we got tangled or lost our bait and was just in general super friendly and helpful. You can tell he spends his days on the water because there’s no place he’d rather be. And he also cleaned our fish with an amazing alacrity and gave us excellent recommendations on where we could have it cooked for us by highly acclaimed local chefs. It wasn’t just fishing, Andrew was the whole package.

    Erica B. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    What an awesome fishing guide! Omg. We caught so many fish. Cool boat, excellent ability to find the fish, great tips on local ways to get cooked for our dinner. Just had a ball!

    Renotta H. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    John Paul knew where the fish were and what they wanted to eat. We had a good day on the water with lots of spotted trout, some trevally, and a mangrove snapper. No snook or tarpon this early in the season (late Feb).

    Bernard C. with Jon-Paul H. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason, he is a true professional. He laid us on plentiful fish. I highly recommend his services and will use him again next year!

    Gary P. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Ron is the best!!! We had a great morning on the water. We felt so confident in his boating and fishing knowledge. Absolutely headed back again for another day out on his boat. Just a great guy and Master Captain!!!!

    Diane D. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason was excellent. Throughout the trip, he was knowledgable, kind and ensured that we had a great time. He knew all about the species we caught, shared anecdotes from his previous trips and stories from his 15 years of fishing in the keys. We would highly recommend Jason as a guide and we’ll be sure to go out again with him the next time we’re back in the keys

    David P. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

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