Islamorada Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Islamorada

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Islamorada, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Islamorada

The average price for a private 4 hour Islamorada fishing trip is US $655, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,101 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Islamorada that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Islamorada are:

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Many fishing charters in Islamorada provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Islamorada are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Islamorada?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Islamorada are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $411
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $546
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $643
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $913
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $850
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,000

Fishing in Islamorada

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Islamorada

Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Be sure to know what species are biting at particular times of the year if you have a specific target fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to know what species are biting at particular times of the year if you have a specific target fish
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Yes, lots of fish so long as the captain knows where to go and is mindful of what the customers need/want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, lots of fish so long as the captain knows where to go and is mindful of what the customers need/want.
Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters
Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters
Winds can turn certain bites on or off day to day. However, it’s not the sport fishing capital of the world for no reason. I doubt you’ll find a bad boat and crew in any marina fleet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Winds can turn certain bites on or off day to day. However, it’s not the sport fishing capital of the world for no reason. I doubt you’ll find a bad boat and crew in any marina fleet.
Drop Back Charters
Drop Back Charters
The inshore or flats is an awesome experience, smooth water and beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The inshore or flats is an awesome experience, smooth water and beautiful.
Hold Tight Charters
Hold Tight Charters
We missed the Wahoo by a couple of days, they will be short in trail of the kingfish we hooked up with today
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We missed the Wahoo by a couple of days, they will be short in trail of the kingfish we hooked up with today
Drop Back Charters
Drop Back Charters
Don’t call captains the day of a charter and expect them to have availability! Do your research on who is good to ensure a good time for your family. You may want to ideally catch a certain type of fish but listen to the Captain as they know best to get you fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t call captains the day of a charter and expect them to have availability! Do your research on who is good to ensure a good time for your family. You may want to ideally catch a certain type of fish but listen to the Captain as they know best to get you fish.
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Aside from the cold front coming through the day before and making for some choppy water, the fishing was great!!! Next to zero down time between fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Aside from the cold front coming through the day before and making for some choppy water, the fishing was great!!! Next to zero down time between fish.
Chelsea Charters – 48' Willis Craft
Chelsea Charters – 48' Willis Craft
Bring non-slip shoes/wet shoes, sunscreen, a hat, if you wear glasses get Eyewear retainers, aqua friendly pants/shirt, a windbreaker/rain jacket, a sandwich and drink.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring non-slip shoes/wet shoes, sunscreen, a hat, if you wear glasses get Eyewear retainers, aqua friendly pants/shirt, a windbreaker/rain jacket, a sandwich and drink.
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Reef fishing is in the Ocean side so the water can be choppy. Take Meclizine the night before if you are worried about getting sea sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reef fishing is in the Ocean side so the water can be choppy. Take Meclizine the night before if you are worried about getting sea sick.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Take the two hour backwater tour with Captain Jason Katsikas! Your guaranteed a great time and to catch lots of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the two hour backwater tour with Captain Jason Katsikas! Your guaranteed a great time and to catch lots of fish!
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
We come down October-November every year and fishing has not been a problem in the keys
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We come down October-November every year and fishing has not been a problem in the keys
Billy B Charter Services
Billy B Charter Services
Book the full day trip! We hit so many different places and caught a nice variety of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the full day trip! We hit so many different places and caught a nice variety of fish!
Hold Tight Charters
Hold Tight Charters
Lots of tarpon moving around the mangrove islands in October. A live shrimp, or a DOA shrimp is a great bait for the tarpon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of tarpon moving around the mangrove islands in October. A live shrimp, or a DOA shrimp is a great bait for the tarpon.
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters Lake Monticello, VA
Amazing time of the year to go fishing here in the Florida keys, Islamorada. Very quiet on the island as not many tourists are here. Weather is beautiful with little to no wind. Seas have started to cool down and the abundance of bait and fish is outstanding.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Amazing time of the year to go fishing here in the Florida keys, Islamorada. Very quiet on the island as not many tourists are here. Weather is beautiful with little to no wind. Seas have started to cool down and the abundance of bait and fish is outstanding.
6th Generation Charters
6th Generation Charters Key Largo, Florida
Reason its called the fishing capital of the world! What an amazing area full of life and different species. the fisherman's dream!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reason its called the fishing capital of the world! What an amazing area full of life and different species. the fisherman's dream!
6th Generation Charters
6th Generation Charters Key Largo, Florida
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!
95FiveFishing
95FiveFishing Estero, FL

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Islamorada?

Capt. Andy Janoski | Fly + Spin Poling Guide
Capt. Andy Janoski | Fly + Spin Poling Guide
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
CPT Andy is a really good guide. We fought poor weather conditions but Andy worked hard to put us on our preferred species. I highly recommend him.
David  A.
David A.
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(246 reviews)
Will knows the area and put us on the fish even in a tough fishing day. Highly recommend.
Jay  P.
Jay P.
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Captain Jon had us on fish from start to finish and even got a hook into a giant nurse shark!
Russell  S.
Russell S.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
I’m an inexperienced fisherman and capt Trent was very patient and helpful. Helped me catch a 20” mangrove snapper! Lots of fun.
Joe  H.
Joe H.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Booked a half day charter with Trent. Told him we wanted to catch dinner and target whatever was hitting. Trent delivered. We came home with a great catch and had action all morning, even when boats around us didn’t seem to be doing the same! Trent is top notch. He works very hard for the customer. Constantly working the lines so you always have one in the water. Highly recommend. We plan on coming back to book with Trent every year!
Deven  Y.
Deven Y.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
When you catch as many fish as we did with Trentin you get your Anglers card and… You get to Stamp it! Great time, I highly recommend!!
Thomas  M.  W.
Thomas M. W.
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(327 reviews)
Captain Jason was as advertised GREAT! He had my son hooked up on a 7 foot Lemon Shark in about 20 minutes. It was a special day for my family we had 3 generations on his boat he helped create memories that we will never forget. We will be back. Thank you very much the Scott's
KEVIN  S.
KEVIN S.
Makaira Fish Company – 24' Yellowfin
Makaira Fish Company – 24' Yellowfin
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Brian was great, so helpful and knew just where to take us. We did the morning 4 hour tour, next time we’ll try an 8 hour trip. Fish On!!
Lynn  C.
Lynn C.
Capt. Andy Janoski | Fly + Spin Poling Guide
Capt. Andy Janoski | Fly + Spin Poling Guide
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
It was a pleasure to fish with Captain Andy. He was very knowledgeable and his gear was top notch. He worked tirelessly to put me on the fish all day. It was a great time on the water with good company and I plan on going out with him again next time I’m in the Keys
Christopher  L.
Christopher L.
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Captain Jeff wouldn't give up on the fish that just weren't biting. But he found the spot they were and we caught a beautiful 6-8ft sailfish to save the day.
Kevin  W.
Kevin W.
Pirate For Hire Charters
Pirate For Hire Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(143 reviews)
Capt Ron did great job finding fish and many were caught. Some larger unknowns cut the line or just weren’t hooked well enough? Overall a good trip.
Richard  K.
Richard K.
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
Capt Sal did a great job making sure that my wife and I always had bait on our hooks. The fish were not large, but we kept on reeling them in! It was a very fun morning. Thanks Sal!
Jan  S.
Jan S.
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Over 10 species caught. Great conversation. Extremely helpful. Works great with families. Put us on some great fishing spots. And at the end caught a huge shark. Plus brought back enough to feed a army. Thanks Captain we will return.
Christopher  H.
Christopher H.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
10/10 would recommend to both beginners and experienced anglers. Cpt Trentin is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We did the 3 hour trip in the back country and caught mostly snapper mixed with a couple grouper. Had our snapper filleted at the dock and had a great dinner. Our small group had a great time and will definitely be back!
Michelle  S.
Michelle S.
Captain Sam Baker
Captain Sam Baker
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Sam was great on our trip. He made us feel welcome and we caught some Redfish and Mangrove Snapper during a cold front when the fishing was not easy.
William  H.
William H.
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(203 reviews)
We had a great time out. Caption Troy and Mate James worked hard to get us on the fish! They did just that. All smiles!
Aaron  S.
Aaron S.
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with capt Jon Paul. Conditions were not favorable but he adjusted and got us catching fish. He is knowledgeable, outgoing, easy going, and fun to fish with. His boat is clean, stable, newer and well equipped. We highly recommend and will go again.
Bradley  B.
Bradley B.
Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters
Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
If you're looking for someone that obviously knows the area, and want to catch plenty of fish look no further! These guys know their stuff and will put you on the fish!
Scott  E.
Scott E.
Chelsea Charters – 48' Willis Craft
Chelsea Charters – 48' Willis Craft
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Very good
4.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
We had a fantastic time with this crew and boat! Might be being selfish by not giving five stars because Zac was great and the captain really knew his stuff. Fish for what we desired was possible due to conditions and they explained that too us. The phoebe is spectacular especially with it being a gorgeous boat! Would highly recommend these guys if you get the opportunity! You will learn a lot of stuff and if you’re curious, just ask!!!
Hank  B.
Hank B.
SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters
SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(82 reviews)
Went out early and landed a great variety of fish. Wahoo, Snapper, Tuna all great for eating. The crew were great with our 3 kids, and everyone was able to reel in a fish on their own. Highly recommend going out with these guys.
Jared  L.
Jared L.

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