Islamorada Reef Fishing Charters

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

3/4 day with Captain Mark
John S. fished with Dauntless Fishing Charters on January 6, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Love fishing in south Florida in the winter.
December fishing trip
Darryl W. fished with Dee Cee on December 24, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready for an exciting time with seasoned professional captains and crew.
December fishing trip
Frank C. fished with Katz Charters on December 14, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Do a shorter trip first. Then move up to half or full day.
Great Day with Great Captain
Ron M. fished with Katz Charters on December 6, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We recommend that you book with Captain Jason of Katz Charters.
Fishing Day with Doc & Georgie
Dawn L. fished with Kekoa Charters on July 10, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.

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