Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Best Flats Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Islamorada: 94 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(129 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $450
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4.8 / 5
(51 reviews)
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trips from $600
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4.9 / 5
(78 reviews)
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5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(23 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(201 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $450

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 26,574 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flats Fishing in Islamorada

Get sea sick patches from the doctor just in case (put them on the night before) and trust the crew they do this every day and don’t want you to be left empty-handed. You have to take what the ocean gives you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get sea sick patches from the doctor just in case (put them on the night before) and trust the crew they do this every day and don’t want you to be left empty-handed. You have to take what the ocean gives you.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Locust Grove, GA
Good fly casting is key. Be able to double haul well. Plenty of fish there but they are highly pressured. You will see lots fish. Whether or not you connect with them might be a different story.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good fly casting is key. Be able to double haul well. Plenty of fish there but they are highly pressured. You will see lots fish. Whether or not you connect with them might be a different story.
Alan  P.
Alan P. Trumbull, CT
Cannot lose. Your choice of backcountry, reefs & wrecks, or deep sea. And, of course, Islamorada is the Sportfishing Capitol of the World.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cannot lose. Your choice of backcountry, reefs & wrecks, or deep sea. And, of course, Islamorada is the Sportfishing Capitol of the World.
Mark  Y.
Mark Y. Jacksonville, Florida
Make sure you know the seasons of what fish you really want to catch. The sailfish are January-April, and mahi/tuna are June-September. So I missed both but the yellowtail snapper is what we caught and they were delicious.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know the seasons of what fish you really want to catch. The sailfish are January-April, and mahi/tuna are June-September. So I missed both but the yellowtail snapper is what we caught and they were delicious.
Hilarion  B.
Hilarion B.
Come down and enjoy fishing for a wide variety of fish in all different body’s of water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come down and enjoy fishing for a wide variety of fish in all different body’s of water.
Glen  H.
Glen H. Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Don’t have huge expectations. Relax and listen to the captain. They are experts and will put you on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t have huge expectations. Relax and listen to the captain. They are experts and will put you on fish.
Jason  M.
Jason M. Yardley, PA
Just do it, if you have the dates available. Mahi is still slow if you can wait until May it's better. Snapper is good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just do it, if you have the dates available. Mahi is still slow if you can wait until May it's better. Snapper is good.
David  W.
David W. League City, TX
Have an idea of what fish you want to target and share this with your captain ahead of time. He can help you determine which boat and duration of the trip that best suits your needs.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Have an idea of what fish you want to target and share this with your captain ahead of time. He can help you determine which boat and duration of the trip that best suits your needs.
Stephen  P.
Stephen P. East Bend, NC
Fantastic location with plenty of fish to be had. Whether you’re fishing on the reef or trolling for trophies this is the spot to be!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fantastic location with plenty of fish to be had. Whether you’re fishing on the reef or trolling for trophies this is the spot to be!
Eric  H.
Eric H. Conway, South Carolina
If you are a first-timer with charter fishing or a particular boat. Communicate with the captain before hand so you know what kind of space is available on the boat. Take just what you need for the charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are a first-timer with charter fishing or a particular boat. Communicate with the captain before hand so you know what kind of space is available on the boat. Take just what you need for the charter.
Larry  K.
Larry K. Omaha, NE
This was a fantastic first time experience. Large comfortable boat made the windy day we went out work well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a fantastic first time experience. Large comfortable boat made the windy day we went out work well.
David  S.
David S. Hubertus, WI
Enjoy the whole experience not every trip starts the way you think, the weather and tides effect the fish. Enjoy the surrounding, bring some drinks and snack. The captain is working hard for you just be patient he wants to catch fish too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the whole experience not every trip starts the way you think, the weather and tides effect the fish. Enjoy the surrounding, bring some drinks and snack. The captain is working hard for you just be patient he wants to catch fish too.
Lyles  B.
Lyles B. Mountain Brook, AL
If the wind isn’t too bad get out there and you can catch all kinds of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the wind isn’t too bad get out there and you can catch all kinds of fish
Wayne  S.
Wayne S. Duluth, MN
Definitely book this fishing charter. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book this fishing charter. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Anthony  F.
Anthony F. Tinley Park, IL
Forget shore fishing. Access is limited and a boat or kayak is needed to effectively fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Forget shore fishing. Access is limited and a boat or kayak is needed to effectively fish.
Jeff  S.
Jeff S. Whitehouse Station, NJ
Absolutely. This was my first trip to Islamorada and I am already planning the next.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. This was my first trip to Islamorada and I am already planning the next.
Jeff  S.
Jeff S. Miami, FL
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

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