Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Best Flats Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Islamorada: 92 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(133 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(28 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(49 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(17 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(221 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(176 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $597

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 28,748 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flats Fishing in Islamorada

If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Practice your double haul and be prepared for wind and low hanging branches
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Practice your double haul and be prepared for wind and low hanging branches
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Definitely go for the Islamorada hump, and fish with Easy does it Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go for the Islamorada hump, and fish with Easy does it Islamorada
Easy Does It Islamorada
Easy Does It Islamorada
Listen to your Capt recommendation. I said the trip was appropriate for children because the Capt was excellent. The weather and sea this day would not have been.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your Capt recommendation. I said the trip was appropriate for children because the Capt was excellent. The weather and sea this day would not have been.
Easy Does It Islamorada
Easy Does It Islamorada
Stay in the north side and backcountry, as the wind is rough on the open ocean side.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in the north side and backcountry, as the wind is rough on the open ocean side.
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Get a guide with some personality and shows he really cares. Josh is your guy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide with some personality and shows he really cares. Josh is your guy.
Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada
Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada
Research the type of fishing you are interested in then look for a Captain to match your interests.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research the type of fishing you are interested in then look for a Captain to match your interests.
Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada
Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada
The weather is a little unpredictable in April, but anytime you can go out on the water and fish is great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is a little unpredictable in April, but anytime you can go out on the water and fish is great.
J&F eXcursions - 26
J&F eXcursions - 26
Really check out the guides before you commit. We've had some losers. It's kind of hard to do long distance; we are from Montana. On our trip, late April 2024, it was a cooler than normal spring evidently. Luckily, the water temp worked out. April is an awesome month to come out. The weather is great, the water is warm, fishing is like no other.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Really check out the guides before you commit. We've had some losers. It's kind of hard to do long distance; we are from Montana. On our trip, late April 2024, it was a cooler than normal spring evidently. Luckily, the water temp worked out. April is an awesome month to come out. The weather is great, the water is warm, fishing is like no other.
Off The Hook – Islamorada
Off The Hook – Islamorada
Find a captain that cares. Be careful of booking thru resorts. We’ve had bad experiences.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a captain that cares. Be careful of booking thru resorts. We’ve had bad experiences.
Two Trolls Sport Fishing
Two Trolls Sport Fishing
Check wind reports and move your trip to the best weather if possible.We would not been able to fish the day we booked due to high winds and Dave agreed the next day seemed a better choice .He moved our charter to the next day and we we able to make it through 6 hours of rocking .Was one of my most productive days on the water.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Check wind reports and move your trip to the best weather if possible.We would not been able to fish the day we booked due to high winds and Dave agreed the next day seemed a better choice .He moved our charter to the next day and we we able to make it through 6 hours of rocking .Was one of my most productive days on the water.
Paradise Fishing With Big Dave
Paradise Fishing With Big Dave
Book with Singing Reels! The crew provided exceptional instruction and service, and were so personable and fun. Captain Tony emailed me the same day we booked, kept in touch and called to make sure all our questions were answered so we knew what to expect!The recommendations of where to take our catch to have it prepared, and to have some shipped home were great, and we enjoyed our catch at an Oceanside restaurant. We will book again with Tony and his crew! Best Florida fishing experience ever!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Singing Reels! The crew provided exceptional instruction and service, and were so personable and fun. Captain Tony emailed me the same day we booked, kept in touch and called to make sure all our questions were answered so we knew what to expect!The recommendations of where to take our catch to have it prepared, and to have some shipped home were great, and we enjoyed our catch at an Oceanside restaurant. We will book again with Tony and his crew! Best Florida fishing experience ever!
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
As long as you listen to your guide you’re going to have a great time and catch a lot of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As long as you listen to your guide you’re going to have a great time and catch a lot of fish
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
If you're a first time fisher or even experienced, definitely consider going out. Definitely not bobber in the water fishing. Alot of casting and reeling. Would recommend 3/4 so you have plenty of time to be out there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're a first time fisher or even experienced, definitely consider going out. Definitely not bobber in the water fishing. Alot of casting and reeling. Would recommend 3/4 so you have plenty of time to be out there.
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Book this trip if you want to experience the thrill of the big tug! The caption was great with my 2 sons and kept them wore out tugging big fish in all day! Highly recommended!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book this trip if you want to experience the thrill of the big tug! The caption was great with my 2 sons and kept them wore out tugging big fish in all day! Highly recommended!
Fishin Mission Offshore Charters
Fishin Mission Offshore Charters
The 2 hour trip was great if you are short on time and want to get in the highlights. It goes by fast when you are having fun, so we did wish we booked the 4 hour once we were out there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The 2 hour trip was great if you are short on time and want to get in the highlights. It goes by fast when you are having fun, so we did wish we booked the 4 hour once we were out there.
Prime Time Charters Pathfinder
Prime Time Charters Pathfinder
Check reviews. Let the captain know your expectations and your skill level.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check reviews. Let the captain know your expectations and your skill level.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Take some seasick pills. lol. Catptain Troy and mate, James are wonderful people and fun to fish with. Enjoy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take some seasick pills. lol. Catptain Troy and mate, James are wonderful people and fun to fish with. Enjoy!
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Absolutely! Captain is a first rate gentleman and great with kids. We had 2 younger teenagers who’s fishing experience was limited and after 6 hours with him were comfortable with their tackle and were catching fish Great trip for kids with the ability to cast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely! Captain is a first rate gentleman and great with kids. We had 2 younger teenagers who’s fishing experience was limited and after 6 hours with him were comfortable with their tackle and were catching fish Great trip for kids with the ability to cast
Billy B Charter Services
Billy B Charter Services
Try for different varieties of fish, having a knowledge guide as we did improves your success.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try for different varieties of fish, having a knowledge guide as we did improves your success.
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters

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