Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Best Flats Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Islamorada: 79 fishing charters available
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4.7 / 5
(141 reviews)
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trips from $600
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4.9 / 5
(312 reviews)
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trips from $650
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5.0 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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Islamorada
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4.9 / 5
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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
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What anglers said about Flats Fishing in Islamorada

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.
Brian  J.
Brian J.
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.
NATHAN  S.
NATHAN S.
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!
Elvira  U.
Elvira U.
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
Autumn  K.
Autumn K.
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!
Ashley  A.
Ashley A.
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.
Peter  V.
Peter V.
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.
Bocas  M.
Bocas M. 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.
Phill  B.
Phill B. 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!
Dan  G.
Dan G. 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!
Randall  S.
Randall S. Estero, FL
Come to the Keys at the right time of the year- spring /early summer or fall- winter time, July - August the water gets to 90 degrees and above- not conducive to great fishing. But it’s still beautiful down here no matter the season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come to the Keys at the right time of the year- spring /early summer or fall- winter time, July - August the water gets to 90 degrees and above- not conducive to great fishing. But it’s still beautiful down here no matter the season.
Peter  M.
Peter M. Cape Saint Claire, MD
I am not very knowledgeable of fishing seasons, but we liked being able to launch from John Pennecamp State Park and fish in some beautiful areas. Weather was perfect. Clear, sunny skies. Hot, but otherwise a great day fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I am not very knowledgeable of fishing seasons, but we liked being able to launch from John Pennecamp State Park and fish in some beautiful areas. Weather was perfect. Clear, sunny skies. Hot, but otherwise a great day fishing.
Sierra  W.
Sierra W. Southern Shores, NC
Observe and take in the unique beauty of the area. We caught good fish, but also saw porpoise, sharks, stingrays, crocodiles, osprey, pelicans, shorebirds and an eagle. Awesome experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Observe and take in the unique beauty of the area. We caught good fish, but also saw porpoise, sharks, stingrays, crocodiles, osprey, pelicans, shorebirds and an eagle. Awesome experience.
Richard  L.
Richard L. Cape Coral, FL
Find the right charter for you and bring lots of water... Target Tuna, grouper, snapper and Mahi.. Lots of fun..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find the right charter for you and bring lots of water... Target Tuna, grouper, snapper and Mahi.. Lots of fun..
Paul  F.
Paul F. Rogers, AR
Enjoy the overall experience and remember it's Fishing not Catching. Getting a hot bite is not guaranteed but a bonus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the overall experience and remember it's Fishing not Catching. Getting a hot bite is not guaranteed but a bonus.
Craig  T.
Craig T. United States
Our charter with captain Trentin out of Bud n Mary’s marina was outstanding. Put us on great fish and was a pleasure to be with. Highly recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our charter with captain Trentin out of Bud n Mary’s marina was outstanding. Put us on great fish and was a pleasure to be with. Highly recommend.
Sean  M.
Sean M. Waxhaw, NC
It’s a beautiful place! Be flexible! Captain Joey was awesome!! You won’t go wrong with choosing him!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a beautiful place! Be flexible! Captain Joey was awesome!! You won’t go wrong with choosing him!
Andy  D.
Andy D. Holly Springs, GA
Be patient, listen to your captain, the fish are big but the ocean is much bigger, not easy to always find fish that are always on the move! What worked yesterday might not work today, so don’t over expect!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient, listen to your captain, the fish are big but the ocean is much bigger, not easy to always find fish that are always on the move! What worked yesterday might not work today, so don’t over expect!
Levi  F.
Levi F.
Research, google, and try more than one charter. Call the Captain and others. Be ready for rough seas. If you’re prone to seasickness, come prepared. But also be ready to have some fish to freeze.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Research, google, and try more than one charter. Call the Captain and others. Be ready for rough seas. If you’re prone to seasickness, come prepared. But also be ready to have some fish to freeze.
Richard  M.
Richard M.
If you are first ocean fishing go for yellow tail. If you want a great adventure fish for Mahi. If you want big fish go wreck fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are first ocean fishing go for yellow tail. If you want a great adventure fish for Mahi. If you want big fish go wreck fishing.
Dan  W.
Dan W. Hazelwood, MO

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