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trip description for Islamorada Flats and Backcountry in Islamorada

Get out there and join Captain GW on this picture-perfect fishing charter in Islamorada, FL! He's a long-time guide with a star-studded record of putting clients on new personal bests. Whether you're an old-timer or a first-timer, you'll have a blast out there while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Florida Keys. On this charter, you'll chase Keys classics on the fly or spin, including Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish! These species are challenging to catch, but they're world-famous for a reason, and you'll have the fight of your life when one's on the line. You'll be on the water on a 17' Hells Bay Marquesa skiff that's ideal for flats fishing in the shallows. Sightcast right to tailing Permit from the casting deck up front, or cast off the side for passing Tarpon. Whatever you choose to target, you'll have Captain GW's expertise and guidance to back you up. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

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Islamorada Flats And Backcountry

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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

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Islamorada Angling Excursion

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trip description for Big Shark Trip in Islamorada

Explore the immaculate flats and beautiful backcountry with Captain Mark to chase Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Shark, Snapper, and Permit down in the Florida Keys! These trips start at a beacon of the sportfishing world, the World Widesportsman in Islamorada (You'll know what I mean when you meet up with Captain Mark if you don't already). From the Dock behind World Wide, you will hop aboard Captain Mark's 17' Mako skiff that comes ready with all the fishing gear you will need, a cooler with some ice, and waters for you as well. Depending on weather conditions, time of the year, and your preferences of course, Captain Mark will take you either up and down the strings of keys to explore the abounding flats for Permit, Bonefish, Jacks, and Tarpon (when they're in the area), or back into the everglades to explore the seemingly endless maze of mangroves and backwater flats for Redfish, Trout, Baby Tarpon, and Sharks. Both are awesome options and Captain Mark will be there, either way, to lend his knowledge of tides, share his secret spots, and show you his favorite techniques for each species! Captain Mark is a pleasure to fish with and looks forward to taking you out on your next Florida Key's inshore adventure! Read More

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trip description for Upper Keys Inshore Classic in Islamorada

Join Captain Josh on the beautiful inshore waters of the Upper Keys On this trip, you'll be searching for classic Florida sportfish including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Bonefish, and more. These fish are a thrill to catch, and provide a great challenge for anglers of every level. The trip can accommodate just two guests, so you'll have Captain Josh's full attention while you work your bait. He's an expert angler, and has a ton of helpful tips to improve your presentation and increase your chances of hooking a personal best! Captain Josh's 17’ Maverick bay boat will allow you to easily navigate the skinny water here in the Keys. Once on board, you will be drift fishing and light-tackle fishing using live bait. The 70-HP Yamaha engine will get you where you need to go! She also has a wireless trolling motor to move quietly and efficiently in shallow water. Captain Josh has great local knowledge when it comes to the best hot spots and holes, so get ready for some terrific fishing. On this adventure, all you need to bring is some appropriate clothing, sun protection, food, and drinks. Captain Josh will provide everything else including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Everything you catch on this adventure will be released to protect the delicate balance of the estuary. This trip should be incredible! Read More

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Upper Keys Inshore Classic

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trip description for Back Country & Flats Fishing in Islamorada

Have you ever wanted to catch that once-in-a-lifetime fish, capture that awe-inspiring sunset, or enjoy an unforgettable day with your family on the water? With Captain Billy B, you can. Your adventure will begin at the dock as Billy 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. This backcountry/flats charter is a popular choice for both longtime anglers and families because of its wide range of fishing opportunities. Islamorada's shoreline closely neighbors Florida Bay and Everglades National Park. This area, known as the backcountry, has shallow water with small islands throughout to make for some of the world’s most sought-after fishing experiences. You can catch an array of fish species like a shark in the channel, redfish in the moats, or if you’re stealthy, a permit on the flats. On this charter, you could try your hand at fishing with rod and reel or fly fishing, all while using various baits. Backcountry and flats fishing has an assortment of fish to be caught and will make you understand why Islamorada is the Fishing Capital of the World. There is no doubt you’ll enjoy this charter and the boat ride through the glades where we may catch sight of unique birds, manatees, or dolphins. Possible Species: Snook, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Spotted Sea Trout, Bonefish, Permit, Sharks, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Redfish, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and others Read More

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Back Country & Flats Fishing

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trip description for Islamorada Fishing Adventure in Islamorada

Embark on an unparalleled flats and inshore fishing experience with Captain Ken in the picturesque waters of Islamorada, FL. Captain Ken, at the helm of his meticulously maintained 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, invites you to explore the rich and diverse marine life of the Florida Keys on an unforgettable journey. Islamorada Fishing Trips offers a unique opportunity to target a variety of prized species, including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Permit, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Bonefish, and the elusive Permit. With Captain Ken's extensive knowledge of the local waters, you'll navigate the intricate flats and inshore habitats, providing optimal conditions for an exciting and rewarding fishing expedition. Flats fishing in Islamorada is renowned for its challenging yet rewarding nature, and Captain Ken's expertise ensures a memorable adventure for anglers of all skill levels. The 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, equipped with cutting-edge technology, enhances your chances of a successful catch while offering a comfortable and stable platform for your fishing pursuits. Florida Keys Fishing Trips are synonymous with world-class angling, and Captain Ken's dedication to providing a top-tier experience sets his excursions apart. Whether you're angling for the acrobatic Tarpon or the stealthy Bonefish, Captain Ken's commitment to excellence guarantees an immersive and educational journey into the heart of these vibrant fishing grounds. Book your flats and inshore fishing trip with Captain Ken today and discover the thrill of fishing in the pristine waters of Islamorada, FL. Experience the allure of the Florida Keys while pursuing some of the most coveted species in the region. It's an adventure in angling you won't soon forget. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Key Largo bonefish fishing charter

What are the best bonefish fishing charters in Key Largo?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 29 bonefish trips in Key Largo, and the most popular trips in the area are Key Largo Adventure guided by Andrew, Key Largo Mix-It-Up guided by Josh, and Key largo Fly Fishing the Flats guided by Josh.

Our guides in Key Largo are rated a 4.96 out of 5 based on 2697 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 Bonefish charter include Islamorada, Homestead and Tavernier.

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

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

Inshore fishing is the most popular for bonefish in Key Largo as well as flats fishing and nearshore fishing.

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

How much do Key Largo bonefish fishing charters cost?

for bonefish in Key Largo prices can range anywhere from about $600 to $1,100, but the average price for a half day trip for bonefish in Key Largo is $688. The average price for a full day trip for bonefish in Key Largo is $923.

What month is best for bonefish fishing in Key Largo?

The most popular season for bonefish 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 bonefish and what are the bag limits for bonefish 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 bonefish fishing in Key Largo all about?

Bonefish, the "grey ghost" of the flats, are prized targets for anglers visiting Key Largo, Florida. These sleek and elusive fish are known for their speed, stealth, and challenging fights. Key Largo offers prime habitat for bonefish, with its extensive network of shallow flats, grassy areas, and tidal channels providing ample opportunities for anglers to encounter these elusive creatures. Whether wading the flats or poling a skiff, anglers can immerse themselves in the thrill of bonefishing against the backdrop of Key Largo's stunning coastal scenery.

One of the most effective techniques for targeting bonefish in Key Largo is sight fishing. Anglers carefully scan the shallow waters for signs of bonefish tails, which protrude above the surface as the fish feed on the bottom. Once spotted, anglers quietly approach the fish and present them with a well-placed cast using lightweight fly fishing equipment or spinning gear. Precision and stealth are essential when sight fishing for bonefish, as these wary fish are easily spooked by sudden movements or loud noises.

In addition to sight fishing, anglers can also target bonefish by blind casting to likely holding areas such as sandy flats, grass beds, and mangrove edges. Using small shrimp or crab imitation flies or lures, anglers can cover a larger area and entice bonefish into striking. Bonefish are known for their keen sense of smell and excellent eyesight, so anglers must present their baits or lures with natural movements to elicit a response. With their challenging fights and impressive speed, bonefish provide anglers in Key Largo with an exhilarating fishing experience and the chance to reel in one of the most prized catches of the flats.

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

In Key Largo, Florida, bonefish seasons fluctuate throughout the year due to various environmental factors. Generally, the prime season for targeting bonefish in Key Largo spans from late winter to early spring. During this time, bonefish become more active as water temperatures rise and daylight hours increase. As a result, they move into shallower waters, including flats, channels, and grass beds, making them more accessible to anglers.

Throughout the spring months, bonefish fishing remains productive in Key Largo. These sleek and elusive fish continue to feed aggressively in the warm waters, providing anglers with ample opportunities for exciting catches. Anglers often use sight-fishing techniques, scanning the shallow flats for signs of bonefish tails protruding above the surface as the fish feed on the bottom. Precision casting and stealth are crucial during this time, as bonefish can be easily spooked by sudden movements or loud noises.

As summer approaches, bonefish seasons in Key Largo begin to transition. Rising temperatures may prompt bonefish to migrate to deeper waters or seek refuge in cooler areas. While some bonefish may still be present in the area, their numbers may diminish compared to the peak season. Despite the seasonal changes, Key Largo remains a premier destination for bonefish enthusiasts, offering year-round opportunities to target these prized game fish in its picturesque coastal waters.

What techniques are popular for catching bonefish in Key Largo?

Bonefish fishing in Key Largo, Florida, requires anglers to employ specialized techniques tailored to the habits and preferences of these elusive fish. One effective method is sight fishing, a thrilling approach where anglers scan the shallow flats for signs of bonefish tails protruding above the surface as the fish feed on the bottom. Once spotted, anglers quietly approach the fish and present them with a well-placed cast using lightweight fly fishing equipment or spinning gear. Precision and stealth are essential when sight fishing for bonefish, as these wary fish are easily spooked by sudden movements or loud noises.

Another successful technique for bonefish fishing in Key Largo is using small shrimp or crab imitation flies or lures and blind casting to likely holding areas such as sandy flats, grass beds, and mangrove edges. Anglers cover a larger area and entice bonefish into striking by presenting their baits or lures with natural movements. Given bonefish's keen sense of smell and excellent eyesight, anglers must use lightweight tackle and finesse to avoid spooking the fish while providing a realistic presentation.

Furthermore, anglers often utilize the "strip and pause" technique when retrieving their fly or lure, mimicking the natural movement of prey and enticing bonefish to strike. This method involves stripping the line to impart movement to the fly or lure and then pausing briefly to allow the bonefish to locate and strike the bait. With their lightning-fast reflexes and impressive speed, bonefish provide anglers in Key Largo with an exhilarating fishing experience and the chance to reel in one of the most prized catches of the flats.

What other species are popular in Key Largo?

In addition to targeting bonefish, anglers visiting Key Largo, Florida, have the opportunity to pursue a diverse range of other species in its rich coastal waters. One popular catch among anglers is the tarpon, known for its impressive size, acrobatic leaps, and powerful runs. Tarpon can be found inhabiting the area's channels, flats, and nearshore reefs, particularly during the warmer months. Anglers often target tarpon using live bait such as mullet or crabs, as well as artificial lures like swimbaits and topwater plugs. With their thrilling fights and breathtaking displays of athleticism, tarpon provide anglers in Key Largo with an unforgettable fishing experience.

Another sought-after species in Key Largo is the permit, prized for its challenging fights and elusive nature. Permit can be found cruising the shallow flats and channels, where they feed on crustaceans and small baitfish. Anglers often target permit using sight-fishing techniques, scanning the clear waters for signs of feeding fish and presenting them with small crab or shrimp imitation flies. With their keen eyesight and selective feeding habits, permit can be difficult to catch, making them a prized catch among fly fishermen and light tackle enthusiasts in Key Largo.

For those seeking offshore adventure, Key Largo also offers opportunities to target pelagic species such as mahi-mahi, kingfish, and sailfish. Anglers can venture offshore in search of these fast-moving predators, trolling lures or rigged baits behind their boats to entice strikes. With its proximity to the Gulf Stream and abundant offshore reefs, Key Largo provides anglers with a wealth of opportunities to target a variety of prized catches throughout the year, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing experience for anglers of all skill levels.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Great guy, great trip

    Doug K. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

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

    Diane S. with Jon-Paul H. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great fishing trip with Josh . We got lots of fish - Redfish, Shark, and Jack Crevalle. Josh was a joy to be with and he taught us a few technics. Jack & Tami Green Rockwall, TX

    Jack G. with Joshua B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great work Captain Phil. Had a good time on the boat and caught fish all through the 8 hour day. Even when the bite slowed down captain phil ran all over to get back on the bite. We had our trout limit within the first hour of the fishing. He showed me allot of tips for casting under mangroves. Looking forward to another trip soon.

    Shaun T. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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

    David H. with Gw D. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron is a true pro and so nice. My family had a great fishing trip. 10 out of 10🙂

    Mark L. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

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

    Brian K. with Nick D. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Wonderful trip. Wonderful captain. First rate. Gentle but firm with a rookie- just what I wanted. Just what I needed. He would have stayed out longer but my arms, they were jello. Also, incredibly informative about the different fisheries, the environment, the current challenges facing the keys - a joy to watch cast a fly, tie knots and an all-around nice guy - thanks Capt. GW for a first-rate introduction to fly-fishing in the keys. Kind regards, Pete L. (Yarmouth, Maine).

    Peter L. with Gw D. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This was our second time fishing with this guide and we will definitely be back. Great time out on the water with these guys.

    Tony S. with Mike P. of Islamorada, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip today. Weather turned out perfectly. Capt. Phil did a great job getting us into the mangroves for some beautiful snapper. A bonus is having our fresh snapper for lunch cooked to perfection in Robbie’s restaurant. Capt Phil recommended the Thai style for the snapper. Extra Primo Good. All in all a wonderful trip. Highly recommended.

    Edward T. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mark run a great guide business. Boat was awesome and, his gear worked flawlessly. All day we were laughing and catching fish. He showed us a great time on our Christmas adventure. Thanks again from the Minnesota Cady bunch Captain Mark. You made memories non of us will soon forget.

    Timothy D. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    5 stars Captain Zach was fantastic !!! He was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He was just an all around good guy. We highly recommend him and when we come back we will definitely be booking another trip with him. Thank you again Captain Zach !!!!!

    Frank G. with Zach J. of Islamorada, Florida

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