Islamorada Reef Fishing Charters

Best Reef Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Top Reef Fishing Charters in Islamorada

Reef Fishing in Islamorada

Spanning six islands in the middle of the Atlantic and the Gulf, Islamorada is ripe for fishing. Home to probably more professional fishing boats than anywhere else in the world, local Islamorada reef fishing charters will take you to the most productive spots in search of prized fish. Hit up the stunning, tropical reefs that span for miles and get your fish on!

What to Expect

The productive waters of the Florida Keys are famed all over the world, and Islamorada is no exception. As well as its wealth of inshore fishing grounds, the natural and artificial reefs provide exciting fishing year round. 
 
These spots are excellent feeding grounds for a range of bottom-dwelling fish that love the warm water. You can expect to bottom fish and jig to catch their attention and land something tasty to take back to shore. 
 
You’ll be fishing within minutes. While most Islamorada reef fishing charters offer trips of four, six, or eight hours on the water, some captains will take you out for two hours. These family-friendly trips are great for beginners and children to test the waters!
 
Closer to shore, you’ll go after some smaller-sized fish like Pompano or baby Snappers. Let your captain know that you’re a beginner and you could land your first catch here before heading further out. Go out to Pickles Reef and some of the wrecks that have become artificial reefs in their own right, and you’ll find a range of bigger fish. 
 
Monster Yellowtail, Mutton, and Vermillion Snapper rub shoulders with Black, Red, and Gag Groupers to compete for the prized catch. These delicious creatures will make for a well-deserved treat at the end of the day, which your captain will clean and fillet. 
 
You won’t only be hunting for food. Avid anglers will relish the chance to do battle with Amberjacks bigger than 100 pounds, along with Barracudas, Goliath Groupers, and many more. 

How to Prepare

Islamorada reef fishing charters come with all the necessary fishing gear aboard. You may find a livewell full of bait, or you can pick some up on your way out. Most captains will provide bottled water for you to stay hydrated, but bring your own drinks and snacks to stay refreshed.
 
Some captains may want you to let them know what kind of fishing you’d like to do. Get in touch and say that it’s reef fishing you’re after, and get ready for a fun-filled day out! 
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Reviews of Fishing in Reef Fishing in Islamorada

Fishing Day with Doc & Georgie
Dawn L. fished with Kekoa Charters on July 10, 2020
Don’t forget your sunscreen before you go & always remember to be prepared for anything....it’s called “Fishing”
Morning back country trip with Capt Morgan
David B. fished with Florida Backcountry Fishing on June 15, 2020
Take a guide, you can't get to the places without knowledge of these waters. Be smart
Fishing with George
Mary B. fished with Kekoa Charters on December 19, 2019
Find a good experienced captain like we did. It makes all the difference
Half day trip in the back country with Clyde
Terry M. fished with Florida Backcountry Fishing on November 7, 2019
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.
Half day with captain Clyde Morgan
Jessica S. fished with Florida Backcountry Fishing on July 27, 2019
This was my first time fishing so I don’t know - but I had a great time and we caught lots of fish
4 Hours
Kenneth W. fished with Dauntless Fishing Charters on July 25, 2019
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.
Full day with Captain Charles
Susan S. fished with Tekéze Charters on July 17, 2019
Beautiful, but hot. Bring lots of drinks and sunscreen.
Amazing trip and guide!
Rey Q. fished with Katz Charters on July 10, 2019
Take in the experience and feel the energy of the place.

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