Chartered Fishing Trips in Florida | Gulf Fishing, Swordfishing & More
Offshore fishing in the Florida Keys is some of the best in the world! We target Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Swordfish, Tuna and all sorts of Pelagic fish that roam in our waters! There are many different techniques that are used to catch these fish, but rest assured, it is action packed!
The Florida Keys has one of the largest living coral reefs in the world! Within all the beauty that the reef attains, one thing for sure is that it is loaded with fish! While fishing with one of our guides, we will target fish such as Yellowtail Snapper, Grey (Mangrove) Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Mackerel, Sailfish, and Grouper. Actually, you can catch nearly every type of Pelagic game fish in this same area during certain times of the year! This is what makes Reef fishing so exciting! You can actually catch so many different types of fish in one day, and be able to see them actually swimming right up behind the boat. It is an extremely visual experience, while at the same time exhausting from having to reel in all the fish you can handle. Although, with all the excitement you will never realize how exhausting it can be, because you won't have time to even think about being tired! There are several techniques used while fishing on the reef. One technique is chumming with ground up fish, oats, and sand. While deploying the chum, we also will use a mixture of live baits to get the fish real excited. Once the chum is in the water, look out! It is an absolutely amazing sight to see the ocean come alive! It is definitely something you won't ever forget! So hold on, and let one of our charter guides take you on the adventure of a lifetime!
Wreck fishing in the keys is a unique type of fishing that anglers from all over the world come to experience. We have so many different wrecks in the Keys that the hardest part becomes deciding which one's that we want to fish on any given day! This type of fishing is one that you will generally find the larger fish. The fish that have grown out of their adolescence and are no longer in need of their school. They are large and fast, and are plenty capable of catching their own meal. Also, they are more than happy to give you a run for your money on rod and reel! Although, the solitary fish aren't the only ones that like the wrecks, there are several different types of fish that live around these massive structures that will gladly come up to the surface for a free meal. In this type of fishing, we will fish the bottom, or will "live-chum" the fish to the surface. Usually we will have lines on the bottom to target the big Grouper and Mutton Snapper, while leaving out flat lines and kites to pick up King Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish or Barracuda. All at the same time we are tossing handfuls of live baits overboard bringing up the Amberjacks, Jack Crevalle, Blackfin Tunas, and Bonita from below. Once they are at the surface, we will bait up the lines with the same live bait, and off to the races we go! It is a technique that is rarely used, but offers up some of the most exciting fishing to be found anywhere in the world. This is a truly addictive method of fishing!
What can you say about Tarpon fishing in this little piece of the world we call paradise other than "WOW"! The Florida Keys offers some of the best tarpon fishing in the World! This type of fishing will truly wear an angler out! When the fish migrate into the warm waters of the Keys, they come in a hurry and they are big! It is a common site to see fish over 100 lbs. swimming and rolling right around your boat. And don't worry, because most of these fish are not alone! They are surrounded by a school of big fish as well! This is where our guides come in! Our captains will put you on the fish, and do whatever it takes to ensure that you get your trophy! Tarpon fishing is truly the sport for all sportsmen, and is something that every angler should experience at least once in his or her lifetime. So, come on down to the beautiful Florida Keys and let our guides show you the fishing excitement you have always dreamed of!
Swordfishing in the Florida Keys is absolutely amazing! Battling these true warriors of the open ocean is something that you will never forget! They are absolutely the perfect gamefish, and even the smaller ones can take an experienced angler for the ride of their life! This is full contact fishing! These fish can take you deep or stay on top, and the second you get cocky, they will show you why the are nicknamed the "Prince of Darkness". They will Sound on you so fast that you will pray to get line back on the reel! It is an amazing sight to see!
We are very lucky here in Islamorada to have this fantastic fishery, as we are actually a nursery for these magnificent animals, and they are here all year long! Although, we generally don't fish for these guys during the winter due to a little choppier weather, but when the winds stop it is possible if the timing is right!! So come on down, and check out what Islamorada Swordfishing has to offer! It is absolutely Amazing!
What can you say about fishing in the Gulf of Mexico! It is an absolutely spectacular place to fish, and is very unique to the Florida Keys, especially the middle and upper keys because of the lack of fishing pressure. It is truly a site to see Groupers up to 500lbs and Cobias swimming all around the boat! Kingfish as big as they come and Permit mixed right in there with them. Using all of the techniques that make offshore fishing so exciting! We catch huge Kingfish, Cobias, and Sharks off the kite, and the rest casting and drifting baits back on Anchor. We chum pretty heavy while fishing here too, as we are chunking and using block chum to draw the fish near. You can see the huge red blobs on the depth sounder as the monster Goliath Groupers start to gather under the boat! It is one of the most action packed and exciting trips you can do! In a day you can expect to catch Goliath Groupers, King Fish, Cobias, Sharks, Snappers, Groupers, and Permit. Some of these come in and out with the season, but from December through May you can count on the majority of these fish!
Family, couples’, or solo vacations that start with guided charter fishing trips in Florida end with unforgettable memories you will want to revisit for years to come. Take just one day out of sailing, snorkeling, and sightseeing to try your hand at a single one of the many types of fishing available on and around Islamorada. Or spend each and every day on a new and different Islamorada fishing adventure. You will be amazed at just how many different prolific fishing sites can be found near a single vacation destination and you will take home a wider variety of massive, fresh fish than you ever imagined.
For example, when you book a day of the deep sea fishing Florida Keys visitors seem to favor, your guide will take you far away from shore to waters that are at least 30 meters deep at the shallowest point. This is the sort of heart-throbbing, pulse-racing big game fishing that makes your palms sweat even if you are just watching at home on your television. You will use top-of-the line equipment to wrangle tuna, marlin, swordfish, and even sharks.
Alternatively, spend a day testing out the Florida Keys flats fishing that many vacationers overlook. Whether searching for permit and tarp or bonefishing Florida Keys visitors will get to experience a type of Islamorada fishing adventure completely unlike the type that takes place in the beautiful, bright blue-green offshore waters that surround the islands. You and your guide will take a smaller boat along the rivers that crisscross through Islamorada, seeking the telltale sign of bonefish “tailing,” or swimming with their tails out of the water and their noses pressed to the sandy bottom, looking for food.
Whatever type of fishing you choose, your guide is going to prove an invaluable resource. Your guide knows where the fish are biting in every season and sort of weather. They will bring you to waters teeming with the species of fish you seek, provide you with the most effective bait, and teach you the techniques best suited to landing a big catch. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you are sure to get the experience you want with charter fishing trips in Florida.