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Fishing in Key Largo

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Epic Biscayne Bay Trip

100% (5)
18 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Layton

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Layton

Layton Fishing Adventure

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27 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Homestead

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Homestead

1-2 Day Everglades National Park Flamingo Fishing Trip

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1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Classic Trip

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

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic Islamorada Inshore

100% (7)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Homestead

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Homestead

Full Day Everglades National Park Fishing Trip

100% (1)
21 ft 1 - 4 People $$

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Fishing in Homestead
Fishing in Homestead
Fishing in Homestead
trip description for Full day Everglades national park fishing trip in Homestead

If you're looking for an exciting flats fishing adventure near Miami, Florida, a trip with Captain Joey is the perfect choice! Captain Joey is a local fishing guide with years of experience on the waters around Miami, and everglades, national Park he knows both the spots and the techniques to hook a variety of champion sportfish, including Snook, Permit, Cobia, and more! These fish are a blast to fight, but it definitely takes some skill. This trip is meant for anglers with at least some fishing experience, and ideally some sight-casting experience as well. Getting that lure right in front of a cruising Cobia or Permit is no mean feat, but Joey will make sure to offer plenty of tips and guidance. In addition to the fishing, Captain Joey's flats fishing trips are a great way to explore the beautiful waters and mangrove forests near Miami. You'll have the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including birds, dolphins, and even manatees! Book a flats fishing trip with Captain Joey and experience the thrill of catching Snook, Permit, and Cobia in the beautiful waters near Miami, Florida. It's a fishing adventure you won't soon forget! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Homestead

Full Day Everglades National Park Fishing Trip

100% (1)
21 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Epic Islamorada Inshore in Islamorada

Head out for a half, 3/4 or full day Epic Fishing trip in the beautiful Florida Keys fishing for Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and much more! Captain Ron is an Islamorada Veteran with over 42 years of Experience chartering fishing trips in the Keys. Per his expert opinion, he recommends half-day 4-hour trips for novice anglers and families with kids. The 6-hour trip is more involved and gives you and your group more time to try different spots, and catch a variety of fish species that the Keys has to offer. And for those fishermen looking to catch everything, that one big fish, or try for the Backcountry slam, Captain Ron recommends the 8-hour full-day trip! No matter which trip you choose, Captain Ron will supply the fishing gear, and you should bring snack, drinks, a cap, sunblock, sunglasses and a camera. Come along and Enjoy!! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic Islamorada Inshore

100% (7)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Islamorada Classic Trip in Islamorada

Fishing the Florida Keys is every fisherman's dream! Whether it's stalking the flats for sportfishing like Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit, or exploring the backcountry up in the Everglades chasing down Redfish, Snook, and Snapper, sublime nature, and prolific trophy fish are literally everywhere down in the Florida Keys! Be one of the first to book a trip on this brand new 2021 Pathfinder 2500 Hybrid state-of-the-art fishing machine. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha outboard. As authorized guides with the United States Park Service, we can explore the beauty of the Everglades National Park as we fish for a variety of species including Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Seatrout, Snapper, Tripletail and Sharks. The upper keys patch reefs, islands, and flats provide additional territory to explore and fish. All modern tackle and your fishing license are included, so just bring what you want to eat and drink. So head out with Captain Shawn who knows how to do it all! You'll meet up with him at Chris' Bait and Tackle, in Tavernier, which provides easy access and quick commutes to both the flats and the Everglades. Aboard his 25' Pathfinder you can decide what you'd like to fish for on that day. **Note** If you choose to go back into the Everglades National Park you will need to purchase a daily park pass which is only 15$ a person and can be purchased the morning of the charter on your smartphone. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Classic Trip

100% (1)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Homestead
Fishing in Homestead
Fishing in Homestead
trip description for 1-2 Day Everglades National park flamingo fishing trip in Homestead

We offer half day, five hour fishing trips inside Everglades National Park flamingo . This trip includes rods reels bait, water, and licenses to Fish the park. We will be fishing with a mix of live bait and cut bait inside the park, looking for different species of fish, like snook, tarpon, redfish, spotted sea trout, black drum, cobia, snapper, goliath grouper. Everglades National Park is my favorite place to fish. You never know what you’re gonna get but you’ll definitely walk away with an experience. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Homestead

1-2 Day Everglades National Park Flamingo Fishing Trip

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1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Layton
Fishing in Layton
Fishing in Layton
trip description for Layton Fishing Adventure in Layton

Hop on board with Captain George to explore the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys! Captain George launches his boat from Layton Key, just south of Robbies Marina. The nearshore waters in this area are a great spot to catch some of the sought-after gamefish that Florida is known for—without going too far from the dock. Venture a little farther out into the offshore waters, and you might be rewarded with some prized big game fish. On any trip with Captain George, you can expect to target a selection of fish including Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Sailfish, and Yellowtail Snapper. You'll be using a variety of techniques such as live bait, artificial lures, bottom fishing and trolling. Just let Captain George know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method to get one on your line! You'll be fishing aboard 27' Blackfin that was designed to attack these nearshore and offshore waters with a vengeance! This do-it-all vessel comes with all the necessities including GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, Outriggers, and an Ice Box to store your catches. George will provide all the rods, reels, and licenses, to cooler space, ice, and waters, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, weather appropriate gear, and a camera to document your catch! Whether you'd like to sit back and wait for the reel to start screaming, or if you want a rod in your hand the whole time, Captain George is there to make sure you catch a pile of fish and have the best possible time doing it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Layton

Layton Fishing Adventure

NEW
27 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Epic Biscayne Bay Trip in Key Largo

A charter with Captain Jason is super flexible, allowing you to chase your favorite species or cross another fish off your bucket list! If you want to go offshore into the Gulf or fish Biscayne Bay, there are tons of options available—all for a reasonable price! On the bottom, there are multiple species of Snapper, Grouper, and Shark. In the middle depths, there are Jacks, Runners, Permit, Barracuda, and tons of other exciting sportfish. On this charter, you can mix it up, switching techniques depending on which species you're interested in catching. Captain Jason will provide the gear, bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure, snacks and drinks! Get out there and get hooked! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Epic Biscayne Bay Trip

100% (5)
18 ft 1 - 3 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Key Largo goliath grouper fishing charter

What are the best goliath grouper fishing charters in Key Largo?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 6 goliath grouper trip in Key Largo: Epic Biscayne Bay Trip guided by Jason.

Our guides in Key Largo are rated a 4.93 out of 5 based on 2528 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 Goliath Grouper charter include Islamorada, Homestead and Layton.

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

What types of goliath grouper fishing charters are common in Key Largo?

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

The most common fishing techniques in Key Largo are live bait fishing, topwater fishing, and sight casting but drift fishing and cut bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Key Largo goliath grouper fishing charters cost?

for goliath grouper in Key Largo prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $1,300, but the average price for a half day trip for goliath grouper in Key Largo is $700. The average price for a full day trip for goliath grouper in Key Largo is $1,028.

What month is best for goliath grouper fishing in Key Largo?

The most popular season for goliath grouper fishing in Key Largo is spring, and most anglers book their trips 23 days in advance.

Do I need a Key Largo fishing license for goliath grouper and what are the bag limits for goliath grouper 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 goliath grouper fishing in Key Largo all about?

In Key Largo, Florida, the presence of goliath grouper adds another dimension to the area's rich marine diversity. Goliath grouper, known for their massive size and formidable presence, inhabit the coastal waters around Key Largo, often frequenting reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. These majestic fish can grow to astonishing sizes, with adults often exceeding 500 pounds in weight. Their imposing appearance and gentle demeanor make them a fascinating sight for divers and anglers alike.

While goliath grouper fishing is strictly regulated in Florida waters and harvesting these fish is prohibited, encountering them in their natural habitat remains a highlight for many visitors to Key Largo. Snorkelers and divers often have the opportunity to observe goliath grouper up close, as these curious creatures may approach to investigate their surroundings. Their large size and distinctive markings make them easy to identify, adding excitement and wonder to underwater explorations in Key Largo's crystal-clear waters.

Beyond their ecological significance, goliath grouper play a crucial role in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems. As apex predators, they help regulate the populations of smaller fish species and contribute to the overall balance of reef ecosystems. Protecting these iconic fish ensures the preservation of Key Largo's vibrant underwater world for future generations to enjoy. Whether encountered while diving, snorkeling, or fishing, goliath grouper are an integral part of the unique marine environment that makes Key Largo a premier destination for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.

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

In Key Largo, Florida, goliath grouper can be found inhabiting the coastal waters year-round, but their behavior and presence may vary depending on seasonal factors. While goliath grouper do not migrate like some other species, their activity levels may fluctuate in response to changes in water temperature, baitfish abundance, and other environmental factors. As such, there isn't a distinct "season" for goliath grouper in Key Largo as they can be encountered at any time of the year.

However, anglers and divers often report increased sightings of goliath grouper during the warmer months, particularly in late spring and summer. Warmer water temperatures during this time may encourage goliath grouper to become more active and venture into shallower waters, where they may be more easily observed by snorkelers and divers. Additionally, increased baitfish activity during the summer months may attract goliath grouper to feeding areas near reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures.

While goliath grouper can be encountered throughout the year in Key Largo, sightings may be less frequent during the cooler months when water temperatures drop. During this time, goliath grouper may seek out deeper waters or sheltered areas to maintain their preferred temperature range. Despite seasonal fluctuations, encountering a goliath grouper in Key Largo's coastal waters is always a memorable experience, offering a glimpse into the diverse and vibrant underwater world of the Florida Keys.

What techniques are popular for catching goliath grouper in Key Largo?

Fishing for goliath grouper in Key Largo, Florida, requires specialized techniques due to the size and strength of these impressive fish. However, it's important to note that goliath grouper are strictly protected in Florida waters, and harvesting or attempting to catch them is prohibited. Instead, anglers can target goliath grouper for catch-and-release fishing, allowing them to experience the thrill of hooking into one of these massive fish while ensuring their conservation.

One popular technique for catching goliath grouper in Key Largo is bottom fishing near structure-rich areas such as reefs, wrecks, and rock piles. Anglers typically use heavy-duty tackle and large baits such as whole fish or large chunks of cut bait to entice goliath grouper into biting. These baits are dropped to the bottom and allowed to sit near the structure, where goliath grouper are known to congregate. Once a bite is detected, anglers must apply steady pressure and carefully fight the fish to the surface to avoid it retreating back into the structure.

Another effective technique for targeting goliath grouper in Key Largo is using live baitfish rigged on heavy-duty tackle. Anglers may use large live baitfish such as mullet or blue runners, rigged with circle hooks and strong leaders to prevent break-offs. Live bait is presented near the bottom around reefs, wrecks, or other underwater structures where goliath grouper are known to inhabit. Patience and persistence are key when fishing for goliath grouper, as these fish can be incredibly powerful and require skillful angling to land. Overall, practicing catch-and-release fishing ensures the continued conservation of goliath grouper populations while allowing anglers to enjoy the challenge of hooking into one of these magnificent creatures in Key Largo's pristine waters.

What other species are popular in Key Largo?

While goliath grouper may be off-limits for harvesting in Key Largo, anglers have a plethora of other species to target in the area's diverse coastal waters. One popular catch among anglers is the snook, known for its aggressive strikes and impressive fighting ability. Snook can be found inhabiting the mangrove-lined creeks, flats, and tidal channels of Key Largo, particularly during the warmer months. Anglers often target snook using live bait such as pilchards or shrimp, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics or topwater plugs. With their stealthy behavior and keen sense of smell, snook provide anglers with a challenging and rewarding inshore fishing experience.

Another sought-after species in Key Largo is the tarpon, prized for its acrobatic leaps and thrilling fights. Tarpon can be found patrolling the area's channels, flats, and nearshore reefs, particularly during the summer months when they migrate along the coast. Anglers target tarpon using a variety of techniques including live bait fishing with mullet or crabs, as well as fly fishing with large streamer flies. With their impressive size and powerful runs, tarpon offer anglers in Key Largo an exhilarating offshore fishing experience.

For those seeking offshore adventure, Key Largo 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 diverse range of fishing opportunities and the chance to reel in 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

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Super knowledgable, great with kids, put us on fish immediately. Never stopped working. Will be back!

    Jack P. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Andrew was great. Worked very hard to make sure everyone in our party had a good time and caught fish. Would highly recommend him

    Bruce B. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome Captin! If you have kids Captin Andrew is your man! He is the best we had a great time.!

    Kevin R. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Andrew is a great captain and person. He’s the best!

    Philip B. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Our family had a great and memorable afternoon with Captain Andrew! He was so patient and kind with our 7 & 8 year. He put us on a ton of fish and even convinced us to to let him clean some to take to a local restaurant for a fresh fish dinner which was awesome. You can tell he really loves what he does and his genuine enthusiasm to get you on some fish was awesome. Would highly recommend a trip with Captain Andrew!

    Kirk B. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Andrew was fantastic! Knows his stuff for sure! Caught everything from Jack Crevalle to snook to a 5' bull shark! Will definitely be headed out with him again!

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

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome time. Captain Andrew worked to put us on the fish, we limited out. Great experience.

    Craig N. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing

    Irwin M. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had the best time! Andrew was a great guide, very hard working. We caught lots of fish! Awesome trip!

    Christy E. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason was amazing! Very knowledgeable and funny. Makes your trip feel like you’re with a friend and for sure worth it!

    Lilly M. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our day out with Captain Jeremy was great! He was able to handle our 13 yr old twins 🤪 and all their shenanigans while managing to get them putting fish in the boat that made amazing fish tacos! 🎣🙌🫶

    Kaycie L. with Jeremy M. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Drew was awesome. We booked a 4 hrs trip and he put us right on fish. He was very personable and knowledgeable. Would definitely book with him again.

    James M. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Excellent/knowledgeable captain.. caught a lot of fish!

    Daniel O. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast. Drew was an amazing Captain. He told us stories about Key Largo and was super helpful. It was so much fun! Can’t wait to do it again.😊

    Lisa M. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

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