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Islamorada Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, Capt. Trentin Leary, Florida Backcountry Fishing, and Salty Morada Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Islamorada, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Islamorada.

The average price for a private 4 hour Islamorada fishing trip is $660, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,117 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Capt. Trentin Leary, Florida Backcountry Fishing, and Salty Morada Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Islamorada.

The most popular fish species you can target are Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, and Snook. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Islamorada fishing charters have a lot to be proud of. Known as the “Sportfishing Capital of the World,” the town has access to the greatest hits of Florida’s fishing grounds. Gin-clear flats, untouched backcountry, open ocean – whatever you’re after, you’ll find it here in spades, with a skilled captain to guide you.
 
Anglers of any skill level will enjoy Islamorada inshore charters. Sight cast for Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit on the flats or cast baits and flies for Snook and Redfish in the backcountry. All these fish are available year-round, although they’re best in spring and summer.
 
Feeling hungry? Hit the reefs to bottom fish for delicious Snappers, Groupers, Hogfish, and more. Even beginners can fill the cooler here, while experienced anglers test their muscles against Amberjack and Barracuda. And with such a mix of species, there’s no bad time to go!
 
Snook and Snapper are fun, but the real challenge waits offshore. Spend the whole day trolling over deep sea ledges and underwater humps for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. Again, there’s always something biting, whether it’s Sailfish and Wahoo in winter or Marlin and Swordfish in summer.
 
There are several tournaments held in the town each year. Events like the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament and Cheeca Lodge Tarpon Tournament offer serious competition, with a dozen family-friendly events held in between. There’s something for everyone, both on the water and off it. That’s what makes Islamorada the sportfishing capital of the world.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are included on all saltwater charters in Florida. Species like Grouper, Hogfish, and Permit can only be caught at certain times of the year, so talk to your captain for the most up to date info on closed seasons and limits.

Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25996 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

With temperatures averaging about 70 degrees, Winter hardly puts you off getting out on the water in Islamorada. Chase Redfish and Trout in the backcountry or head offshore for Sailfish and Wahoo.

February

February is usually dryer but cooler than January in Islamorada. Towards the end of the month, Tarpon start showing up in the channels. If the weather is too cold for them, head offshore for Sailfish. Both are rewarding.

March

Spring Break sees temperatures on the rise and occasional March winds in Islamorada. Sight fish the flats for big Bonefish, watch the Tarpon bite pick up, and catch big Permit on the reefs.

April

As the Sailfish and Kingfish bites drop, Wahoo and Blue Marlin fishing picks up. Bonefish is biting well on the flats and Tarpon is getting really hot. Test your skills in the Islamorada Spring Classic Tournament.

May

Late spring is a great time for fishing in Islamorada. Expect to see Mahi Mahi and Wahoo offshore, with possibilities for Blue and White Marlin. Big Tarpon are biting aggressively on the flats, along with Bonefish and Permit.

June

Warm days make a shady boat a plus. Make the most of the great reef fishing at this time of year: Snappers and Groupers are spawning, and so are big Permits. Catch Lemon Sharks in shallow waters inshore.

July

July offers excellent inshore fishing in Islamorada, with Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, and Snook biting well. Permit are still spawning around the reefs, while Marlin and Swordfish hunt offshore.

August

Permit are back on the flats, joining all your other shallow-water favorites. You can also catch treats like Hogfish and Yellowtail Snapper around the reefs, or try for big Mahi Mahi offshore.

September

The fall is the best time of year to fish the flats in Islamorada, and you'll see this in September. With fewer crowds, lots of Bonefish and Permit on the flats, and Snook in the mangroves, you're in for a treat.

October

Flats fishing gets better and better in October, while Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna, bite well offshore. As the waters cool, reef fishing also picks up, with lots of delicious Grouper and Snapper.

November

Cobia start to appear, sometimes in big schools. The mullet migration brings Sailfish close to the shore, along with the last of the Blackfin Tuna. This is also a great time for Trout and Redfish in the shallows.

December

The Florida Keys high season approaches, with plenty of folks coming down south to escape the cold. Get away from the crowds on land and head offshore for Wahoo. Sailfish, and King Mackerel.

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Fish with Salty Morada. He was highly experienced & gave us an amazing experience I will never forget.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Salty Morada. He was highly experienced & gave us an amazing experience I will never forget.
Angela  H.
Angela H. Rocky Mount, VA
Yes certainly, I understand that is was a little early for Tarpon fishing as they hadn't migrated from the Bahamas yet. So will be back in the summer to try again hopefully.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes certainly, I understand that is was a little early for Tarpon fishing as they hadn't migrated from the Bahamas yet. So will be back in the summer to try again hopefully.
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Miami, FL
Look up shore fishing areas and parking before you arrive. Lots to do between charters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up shore fishing areas and parking before you arrive. Lots to do between charters
Shane  T.
Shane T. Maryland Heights, MO
the experience was great, the targeted fish, sailfish, did not cooperate, but we caught a couple other fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
the experience was great, the targeted fish, sailfish, did not cooperate, but we caught a couple other fish.
Paul  M.
Paul M. Virginia, MN
Lots of options here - many boats with experienced Captains ready and able to take you out for a great day on the water. I'll be back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of options here - many boats with experienced Captains ready and able to take you out for a great day on the water. I'll be back!
Stuart  M.
Stuart M. Elgin, IL
Catch your dinner then go for something just for the fun of it! Might even be more dinner!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Catch your dinner then go for something just for the fun of it! Might even be more dinner!
Nicholas  M.
Nicholas M. United States
2nd year of fishing in Isamorada. 1st year heavy wind with 3 to 4 foot waves. Went out and did not catch much. 2nd time out. Perfect weather and perfect seas. Great day of fishing. So check the weather before you go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
2nd year of fishing in Isamorada. 1st year heavy wind with 3 to 4 foot waves. Went out and did not catch much. 2nd time out. Perfect weather and perfect seas. Great day of fishing. So check the weather before you go.
Charles  E.
Charles E. Gainesville, GA
Get lodging booked as soon as you can. It gets expensive during peek season!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get lodging booked as soon as you can. It gets expensive during peek season!
Todd  M.
Todd M. Cutler Bay, FL
Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Roger  D.
Roger D. Tampa, Florida
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
John  H.
John H. Key Largo, Florida
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
George  S.
George S. Quarryville, PA
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Scotty  W.
Scotty W. Shinrock, OH
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Dan  R.
Dan R. Woodway, WA
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Mick  K.
Mick K. Clifton Heights, PA
If fishing in July like we did, plan a morning half day trip. A full day trip will be extremely hot and fishing becomes more difficult as the day heats up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If fishing in July like we did, plan a morning half day trip. A full day trip will be extremely hot and fishing becomes more difficult as the day heats up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Tom  R.
Tom R. Lansdowne, VA
You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
Tammy  K.
Tammy K. McKinney, TX
Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
Bryan  S.
Bryan S. Highlands, Texas
Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
David  W.
David W. Boynton Beach, FL
Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.
Joe  P.
Joe P. Inverness, FL
Don’t forget your sunscreen before you go & always remember to be prepared for anything....it’s called “Fishing”
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t forget your sunscreen before you go & always remember to be prepared for anything....it’s called “Fishing”
Dawn  L.
Dawn L. Miami, FL

Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Excellent in every way possible. We had a great time. Such great helpful, friendly and fun people. I highly recommend this experience to all. Richard Alonso
Richard  A.
Richard A. Largo, FL
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Had a blast out in the water today. Captain Will Kept us going all day.
Austin  O.
Austin O. North Royalton, OH
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Great time Capt Troy and Rick were awesome to fish with would highly recommend
John  Z.
John Z. Dundalk, MD
Midnight Fly Charters-Fly & Spin|Day & Night
Midnight Fly Charters-Fly & Spin|Day & Night
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Mark! Fun trip for new or experienced fishermen. Very good trip for kids
Shane  T.
Shane T. Maryland Heights, MO
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Very good
4.0 / 5
(258 reviews)
Jason was great with our two young boys, patient and fun! We caught lots of fish and shared lots of laughs. Great communication leading up to the charter. Highly recommend for a family outing looking to enjoy a few hours on the water.
Mike  M.  M.
Mike M. M. Boynton Beach, FL
Salty Morada Charters
Salty Morada Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
The trip with Salty Morada was the best trip I have ever taken! He explained all the conditions of Mother Nature before we went & made sure we had the best experience possible. I highly recommend this charter! Definitely will be using him when we come back to the Keys.
Angela  H.
Angela H. Rocky Mount, VA
Billy B Charter Services
Billy B Charter Services
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Billy worked hard for us. He was very personable and helpful. He caught several trout and we got into several sharks. Our biggest was an 8’ nurse shark. We would highly recommend Billy B.
Douglas  M.
Douglas M. Howell, MI
Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide!
Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide!
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(46 reviews)
Great day on the water, Capt worked hard covered 50 miles caught a lot of fish but small. Biggest was a 3 lb trout. But the beauty and effort were great
William  R.
William R. Lackawaxen, PA
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Great guide. Takes Care of everyone on the boat the entire time. Caught mangrove snapper, shark, jack. Found a sting ray. Great day.
Tamara  J.
Tamara J. Miami, Florida
Hold Tight Charters
Hold Tight Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
My daughters and I had a great time, caught lots of fish, and Alex was super great to all of us! We were well taken care of throughout the trip and will be back! Thank you, Alex!
John  M.
John M. Palm City, FL
Coastal Dreams Fishing – 41 Express
Coastal Dreams Fishing – 41 Express
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Very good afternoon reef/bottom fishing trip. The Captain found the right fish for the kids (8 & 11) after one quick check and adjust. With really light tackle it made it more exciting. When back at the dock, the captain had a good recommendation for a restaurant to take our catch.
Traver  G.
Traver G. Crawfordville, FL
Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters
Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Brother in-law and I wanted a quick trip and this was perfect. Captain Ron worked his butt off for us and put us on fish the entire time. Highly recommended.
Brian  J.
Brian J. Albuquerque, NM
Salty Morada Charters
Salty Morada Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Very good
4.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Kevin was great, easy going and good knowledge of area. Great boat also.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Mobile, AL
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(258 reviews)
Jason is a great guide. Windy day but with his local knowledge he knew where we could get out of the wind a bit and put a few fish in the boat. He was super patient with our 10 y/o and 7 y/o (who had a million questions, and even a few suggestions for the Capt). Put the boys on the fish right away, and we had constant action throughout. Boys had a great time and can’t wait to go out with Capt Jason again!
Michael  O.
Michael O. Miami, Florida
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(21 reviews)
Hard working, polite guide that made our day great....highly recommend. Had us onto a couple tarpon when others were either not willing to try or were unsuccessful.
Mike  K.
Mike K. Hialeah, Florida
Salty Morada Charters
Salty Morada Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Kevin knows the fishing grounds keeps an eye on ever changing conditions, takes care of any issue as a true professional and finds the fish. Thanks for a great day!
Dave  B.
Dave B. Thiensville, WI
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Great captain, great boat, great day. Water was really rough so we had to limit the trip hit Captain Will did a great job putting us on some fish as fast and as safely as possible. I highly recommend this trip if you have kids in your party
Shane  T.
Shane T. Maryland Heights, MO
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Fished with Capt Tony and 1st mate Travis on March 21st. Sharks we’re on the bite and everyone aboard was able to land personal best fish… My 81 year old mother in law took the big fish prize with a nurse shark in the 8’ range that was probably over 200lbs. She didn’t think she could do it but with the right tackle and expert guidance she got the fish of a lifetime. Theresa also got her personal best shark as did I, so good times all around! Thanks guys.
Matt  B.
Matt B. Miami, Florida
Billy B Charter Services
Billy B Charter Services
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
We had a great day on the water with Billy. Day started windy and rainy and we almost called it off. Captain Billy gave us the option and we went for it. Morning was cold and wet but after a stop at Bass Pro for some warm weather gear and bait, we were off. By the end of the day we had a cooler full of dinner and the boys had hooked up two big lemon sharks. Great day and Captain Billy was patient, knowledgeable and had a great attitude. We will be back to fish with him again soon.
Josh  R.
Josh R. Fort Myers, FL
Fishin Mission Offshore Charters
Fishin Mission Offshore Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Had a great morning fishing with Captain Don! Mutton and yellowtail snappers provided lots of action and a nice dinner. Captain Don was a very knowledgeable fisherman who made sure we had a good experience. Look forward to fishing with him again soon.
Dave  P.
Dave P. Farmington, CT

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