Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Best Flats Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Islamorada: 87 fishing charters available

Dauntless Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(280 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $600

Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters II

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(18 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $550

Capt. Larry Sydnor

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(42 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700

Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(191 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $450

Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Islamorada
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Off The Hook – Islamorada

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $600

Billy B Charter Services

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Islamorada
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Captain Rich Hastings

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $500

Flats Fishing in Islamorada

Between the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the stunning Everglades, Islamorada is at one of the great fishing crossroads of the world. Islamorada flats fishing charters live up to the hype of the “sportfishing capital of the world.” Battle it out with Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish for the flats “Grand Slam,” and you’re in for a trip to remember. 

What to Expect

You might think sight casting in the shallows would be easy. Often compared to hunting in the water, flats fishing is much harder than it seems. You need patience and skill to entice your prized target. 
 
These fishing grounds are a must for fishing enthusiasts, with non-stop light tackle action. You’ll need to be as quiet as a mouse to creep up on your spooky target. Sight cast into the water with a range of live bait or on the fly, and you’re in for great rewards.
 
You’ll feel the rush run through your veins as the rod doubles over at the bite of a monster fish. Huge Permit and Tarpon speak for themselves, while rapid Bonefish will give you the best pound-for-pound fishing around. 
 
Islamorada flats fishing charters cater to anglers of all levels. The calm waters mean there’s no need to worry about sea sickness. These productive waters are full of some less picky fish, allowing you to land your first catch. Target Ladyfish, Trout, Barracuda, and even Sharks, and you’ll be hooked forever. 
 
Flats boats are purpose-built for these waters. These light vessels with a shallow draft will stay afloat in even the skinniest spots. Your captain will steer you with a power pole to creep up on your prey, and you’ll have the edge over the fish if there’s a forward casting platform aboard.

How to Prepare

The Floridian sun can be harsh, so keep yourself protected. Wear long sleeves and a hat, and bring some shades and sunscreen along. Your captain may provide water, but you should bring your own drinks and snacks to make the most of the day, too. 
 
Fly anglers will love the fishing opportunities here, but you should check with the captain if you need to bring your own gear. 
 
Everything else you need is taken care of. Settle in for a thrilling adventure aboard an Islamorada flats fishing charter, and experience some of the best fishing in the world!
Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25,065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flats Fishing in Islamorada

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
Take a guide, you can't get to the places without knowledge of these waters. Be smart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a guide, you can't get to the places without knowledge of these waters. Be smart
David  B.
David B. United States
Do your homework. Don't settle for the cheaper price. Those boats are cheap for a reason. Found that out the hard way back in February this year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework. Don't settle for the cheaper price. Those boats are cheap for a reason. Found that out the hard way back in February this year.
Terry  M.
Terry M. Fort Lauderdale, FL
This was my first time fishing so I don’t know - but I had a great time and we caught lots of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time fishing so I don’t know - but I had a great time and we caught lots of fish
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. San Juan
Wear long sleeves in a breathable shirt and polarized sunglasses for those that haven't been out on the water. The sun will get you and it reflects of the water pretty heavily.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear long sleeves in a breathable shirt and polarized sunglasses for those that haven't been out on the water. The sun will get you and it reflects of the water pretty heavily.
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call Captain Tony with Singing Reels. That way you won't wonder if you are taking a chance or not. He is the best!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Tony with Singing Reels. That way you won't wonder if you are taking a chance or not. He is the best!
Kelly  R.
Kelly R. Wilmington, Delaware
Bring plenty of sunscreen and water!! Have a good time, and trust your crew!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring plenty of sunscreen and water!! Have a good time, and trust your crew!
Dustene  C.
Dustene C. Miami, Florida
Enjoy yourself. Let the Captain know in advance what you want to do and follow his advice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy yourself. Let the Captain know in advance what you want to do and follow his advice.
David  C.
David C. Miami Beach, Florida
Call Captain Mark at Dauntless Charters and dress appropriately. The Florida sun can be brutal. Sunscreen, UV clothing, and head covering is a must.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Mark at Dauntless Charters and dress appropriately. The Florida sun can be brutal. Sunscreen, UV clothing, and head covering is a must.
Jennifer  L.
Jennifer L. Orlando, Florida

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