Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Islamorada Flats Fishing Charters

Best Flats Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Islamorada: 90 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(121 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from US $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(222 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(19 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(324 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from US $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from US $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(176 reviews)
Islamorada
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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 28,528 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flats Fishing in Islamorada

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
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
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
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
Seasoned anglers or first timers, this is a great opportunity to build lasting memories with family or friends on a boat with a crew that is top notch. Friendly, helpful, kind, I just can’t say enough nice things about these guys. I highly recommend anyone trying this, it was an absolute blast, my kids have been talking about since we got off the boat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seasoned anglers or first timers, this is a great opportunity to build lasting memories with family or friends on a boat with a crew that is top notch. Friendly, helpful, kind, I just can’t say enough nice things about these guys. I highly recommend anyone trying this, it was an absolute blast, my kids have been talking about since we got off the boat!
Drop Back Charters
Drop Back Charters
Trust the captain on what kind of fish to target. If you try to pick one species you might spend a whole day and not catch much. Be flexible
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust the captain on what kind of fish to target. If you try to pick one species you might spend a whole day and not catch much. Be flexible
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Our trip was much closer to the harbor than we thought. We had expected to go out a ways, but stayed within a few minutes of the harbor. Not that it’s bad to fish there, and we were successful, just not what we had pictured. Still great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our trip was much closer to the harbor than we thought. We had expected to go out a ways, but stayed within a few minutes of the harbor. Not that it’s bad to fish there, and we were successful, just not what we had pictured. Still great!
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Weather was beautiful & water gorgeous. We enjoyed the smooth boat ride out to our spot in the Everglades National Park. Fished in several spots & got fish at them all.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was beautiful & water gorgeous. We enjoyed the smooth boat ride out to our spot in the Everglades National Park. Fished in several spots & got fish at them all.
Pirate For Hire Charters
Pirate For Hire Charters
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

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