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trip description for Key Largo Mix-It-Up in Key Largo

Explore the shallow flats and backcountry waters of the Upper Florida Keys with Captain Josh! Captain Josh will help you catch a variety of fish, including Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Snapper, and Trout. For these inshore and back country trips, Captain Josh welcomes you aboard his 18' Gordon Waterman. The boat is powered by a 90hp Yamaha has a capacity of 4 passengers (3 anglers and Captain. Josh). Also equipped with a 24V Minn Kota trolling motor, Power Pole for quick anchoring, a 24’ push pole for easy maneuvering, a casting platform for improved views, and the ability to float in only 6-inches of water - this truly is the perfect boat for you to enjoy a day exploring all the skinny water and crowded mangroves the Florida flats and backcountry waters have to offer. Not to mention, his boat is fully equipped with all electronics and safety gear, and all charters are provided with top of the line rods and reels from Shimano and Florida Fishing. Since his charters are fully equipped with rods, reels, bait, coolers, and ice, all you'll will need to bring any food and beverages that you'd like to have during the day, as well as sun protection (long sleeves, hat, non-spray sunscreen). Captain Josh will take care of the rest! Read More

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Key Largo Mix-It-Up

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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

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Islamorada Fly Fishing The Flats

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trip description for Everglades Action in Key Largo

Head out with Captain Armando for an epic inshore adventure in the beautiful Florida Keys! Captain Armando has over 20 years experiences running trips in Key Largo for the past 6 years guiding with proven results, just check out his plethora of awesome reviews below! He invites you to join him aboard his 23' Pathfinder equipped with 250 HP Yamaha, Trolling Motor, Live Bait Wells, and all the latest safety equipment. On your trip you will explore the beautiful and remote fishery that is the Everglades! Socked with Snook, Redfish, Trout, Local Tarpon, and even the occasional Bonefish! Captain Armando all about catering his trips around what you want to do! So let him know what species your looking to chase and he will work his tail off to make sure you have the best shots at your target quarry and all around the best possible time out on the water. Everything is included when you head out with Captain Armando from rods, reels, tackle, bait, water, ice and even fishing licenses. The only thing you need to bring along are your favorite snacks and drinks, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Otherwise get ready for an awesome Florida Keys fishing experience, that you won't soon forget! Read More

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trip description for Patch Reef Fishing in Key Largo

Climb aboard with Captain Pat if you're looking to wet your feet with this introduction to sportfishing down in the beautiful Florida Keys! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Pat’s 24 Blazer Bay, a bay boat that is equipped with a 300 HP engine. She is also outfitted with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box. On this quick hour adventure, you’ll be targeting the Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon that call these Florida Key's waters home. Captain Pat will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and licenses. He will also clean and fillet your day’s catch free of charge! You may bring food and beverages of your choice. Don’t forget sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Take this amazing opportunity to hit the water and experience an action-packed day with Captain Pat! Read More

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trip description for Sunset Shark & Tarpon Thrills in Key Largo

Head out with Captain Dustin for an exciting evening going after Sharks and Tarpons under a beautiful Florida Key sunset! The inshores and nearshores around Key Largo are some of the best spots around to catch some of the prized Tarpon that Florida is known for. There's no lack of Sharks in these waters either! On this 4-hour trip, Captain Dustin will take you to the inshore flats and nearshore waters of Key Largo where you can expect to target the hard-fighting "Silver King" and a selection of Sharks including Blacktip, Lemon and Nurse Sharks. You'll be drift fishing with heavy tackle, using a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Let Captain Dustin know what you want to target and he'll get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! You'll be fishing aboard a luxurious 38’ Outer Banks sportfisher with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by twin 500 HP Cummins engines, she'll get you where the fish are biting in a hurry! This do-it-all vessel comes with all the necessities including GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, Outriggers, a Flybridge, and an Ice Box to store your catches. It also boasts comfortable amenities such as Air Conditioning, a Multimedia System, a bathroom and even a bed. You are welcome to take home any keepers, and Captain Dustin will clean them for you at the dock. Everything will be provided by the crew from 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! Captain Dustin and Crew will take care of everything else if you'd like. 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 Dustin is there to make sure you catch a pile of fish whatever way suits you best! Read More

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Sunset Shark & Tarpon Thrills

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trip description for Key Largo Fishing Adventure in Key Largo

Embark on a captivating flats and inshore fishing expedition with Captain Ken in the picturesque waters of Key Largo, Florida. A seasoned guide with a wealth of experience, Captain Ken operates his 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, ensuring a nimble and comfortable journey through the pristine coastal habitats. Key Largo Fishing Trips invites anglers of all levels to partake in a memorable adventure, targeting an array of coveted species such as Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Permit, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Bonefish, and Permit. With Captain Ken's intimate knowledge of the local waters and the intricacies of flats fishing in Key Largo, each trip promises an authentic and rewarding experience. Explore the renowned Florida Keys Fishing Trips as you cast your line into the crystal-clear shallows, surrounded by the vibrant marine life that inhabits these coastal ecosystems. Captain Ken's commitment to sustainable and responsible fishing practices ensures that you not only enjoy the thrill of the catch but also contribute to the preservation of these precious environments. Flats fishing Key Largo with Captain Ken is an opportunity to connect with nature, as you navigate the serene waters in pursuit of elusive game fish. Whether you're an avid angler seeking the challenge of landing a Permit or a novice looking to experience the excitement of inshore fishing, Captain Ken's expertise and his Maverick flats boat offer an unparalleled fishing adventure. Book your flats and inshore fishing trip with Captain Ken today, and immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and abundance of Key Largo, FL. Discover the thrill of angling in one of the most iconic fishing destinations in the world with a guide who is dedicated to providing an exceptional and sustainable fishing experience. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Key Largo tarpon fishing charter

What are the best tarpon fishing charters in Key Largo?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 49 tarpon trips in Key Largo, and the most popular trips in the area are Key Largo Adventure guided by Andrew, Key Largo Backcountry guided by Andrew, and Key Largo Silver Kings guided by Andrew.

Our guides in Key Largo are rated a 4.97 out of 5 based on 2529 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 Tarpon charter include Islamorada, Homestead and Layton.

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

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

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for tarpon in Key Largo as well as inshore fishing, 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 drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do Key Largo tarpon fishing charters cost?

for tarpon in Key Largo prices can range anywhere from an affordable $450 to $2,200, but the average price for a half day trip for tarpon in Key Largo is $713. The average price for a full day trip for tarpon in Key Largo is $940.

What month is best for tarpon fishing in Key Largo?

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

Tarpon fishing in Key Largo, Florida, offers anglers an exciting and unforgettable experience in the heart of the Florida Keys. Known as the "Silver Kings" for their impressive size and acrobatic leaps, tarpon are a prized game fish that lure anglers from around the world to the pristine waters of Key Largo. With its extensive network of flats, channels, and mangrove-lined shorelines, Key Largo provides an ideal habitat for tarpon throughout the year, making it a premier destination for anglers seeking to test their skills against these mighty ocean predators.

One of the most popular methods for tarpon fishing in Key Largo is sight-fishing in the shallow flats and backcountry waters. Anglers pole or drift quietly along the flats, scanning the clear, turquoise waters for the telltale signs of rolling or tailing tarpon. Once spotted, anglers cast live bait, such as mullet or pilchards, or artificial lures in front of the fish, enticing them to strike. This method requires patience, keen observation, and precise casting skills, but can result in thrilling hookups with trophy-sized tarpon against the picturesque backdrop of Key Largo's tropical scenery.

In addition to sight-fishing, anglers in Key Largo can also target tarpon along the bridges and channels that connect the island to the mainland. During the annual tarpon migration, which typically occurs from late spring to early fall, tarpon congregate in large numbers around these structures, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these hard-fighting fish. Anglers use a variety of techniques, including live bait drifting, bottom fishing, and jigging, to entice tarpon into striking. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, Key Largo offers endless possibilities for anglers to pursue tarpon and experience the thrill of big-game fishing in one of Florida's most iconic fishing destinations.

What are the most popular months to fish for tarpon in Key Largo, FL?

Tarpon fishing seasons in Key Largo, Florida, are dictated by the annual migration patterns of these majestic game fish. The peak tarpon fishing season typically occurs from late spring to early fall, coinciding with the warmer months when tarpon migrate along the Florida coastline in search of spawning grounds and abundant prey. During this time, tarpon can be found in abundance throughout the waters surrounding Key Largo, offering anglers ample opportunities to target these prized fish.

In the spring months, which span from March to June, tarpon begin their northward migration along the Florida coast, passing through Key Largo's pristine waters. Anglers can expect to encounter large schools of tarpon as they move along the flats, channels, and nearshore reefs, providing exciting opportunities for sight-fishing and hooking into these hard-fighting fish. As the water temperatures continue to rise, tarpon become more active and aggressive, making them more receptive to various fishing techniques.

During the fall months, from September to November, Key Largo experiences another surge in tarpon activity as the fish begin their southward migration back towards their wintering grounds. This period, known as the "fall run," offers anglers a second chance to target tarpon as they pass through Key Largo's waters in large numbers. With cooler temperatures and calmer seas, fall provides ideal conditions for tarpon fishing, making it a favorite time of year for anglers seeking to experience the thrill of battling these iconic game fish amidst the stunning backdrop of Key Largo's tropical scenery.

What techniques are popular for catching tarpon in Key Largo, FL?

Tarpon fishing in Key Largo, Florida, offers anglers a variety of effective techniques to target these majestic game fish. One popular method is sight-fishing in the shallow flats and backcountry waters that surround the island. Anglers pole or drift quietly along the flats, scanning the clear, turquoise waters for the distinctive dorsal fins or rolling behavior of tarpon. Once spotted, anglers cast live bait, such as mullet or pilchards, or artificial lures in front of the fish, enticing them to strike. This method requires patience, keen observation, and precise casting skills, but can result in thrilling hookups with trophy-sized tarpon against the picturesque backdrop of Key Largo's tropical scenery.

Another productive technique for tarpon fishing in Key Largo is using live bait drifting or bottom fishing. Anglers deploy live baitfish, such as mullet, pinfish, or blue crabs, suspended beneath a float or free-lined along the bottom in areas where tarpon are known to congregate. This method allows anglers to cover a larger area and present bait in the strike zone of tarpon as they move along channels, bridges, or nearshore reefs. Anglers can also use cut bait, such as chunks of mullet or ladyfish, to entice tarpon into striking, particularly during the annual tarpon migration when these fish are feeding voraciously.

Additionally, anglers in Key Largo can target tarpon using artificial lures, such as plugs, spoons, or soft plastics. Casting lures around structure, along channel edges, or in tidal currents can be effective for enticing tarpon to strike, particularly when they are actively feeding or aggressively chasing baitfish. Anglers can experiment with different lure presentations, retrieves, and colors to determine what triggers a reaction from tarpon in the waters surrounding Key Largo. Whether sight-fishing, using live bait, or casting lures, Key Largo offers anglers a range of effective techniques to hook into trophy-sized tarpon and experience the thrill of big-game fishing in one of Florida's most iconic fishing destinations.

What other species are popular in Key Largo, FL?

In addition to targeting tarpon, Key Largo, Florida, offers anglers a diverse range of other species to pursue in its pristine waters. One popular option is bonefish, prized for their speed, agility, and challenging nature. Bonefish inhabit the shallow flats and sandy bottoms of Key Largo's backcountry, where anglers can sight-fish for these elusive game fish using light tackle and delicate presentations. Known as the "gray ghost" for their elusive behavior and silver coloring, bonefish provide anglers with thrilling opportunities to test their skills against these prized flats species.

Another sought-after species in Key Largo is permit, known for their brute strength and challenging fights. Permit frequent the flats, channels, and nearshore reefs of Key Largo, where they feed on crustaceans and small baitfish. Anglers can target permit using a variety of techniques, including sight-fishing with live bait or artificial lures, as well as bottom fishing with crabs or shrimp. Hooking into a permit provides anglers with an exhilarating battle as these powerful fish make blistering runs and stubbornly resist being brought to the boat.

Additionally, Key Largo offers opportunities to catch a variety of other species, including snook, redfish, tarpon, snapper, grouper, and mahi-mahi, among others. Whether fishing inshore, offshore, or along the shoreline, anglers can explore the diverse marine ecosystem that thrives in the waters off Key Largo. With its warm climate, clear waters, and abundant fish populations, Key Largo provides anglers with endless opportunities for thrilling fishing adventures and memorable catches.

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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