AN OCEAN ADVENTURE
Here in Islamorada, the only living coral reef in North America provides a unique and exciting Florida Keys fishing experience. Reef fishing on your Florida Keys vacation is a great way for any angler to be exposed to multiple species and lots of action. On an Islamorada fishing charter, you might be able to catch three or four species of snapper (yellow tail, mangrove, or mutton), two or three species of grouper (gag, black, or red), Spanish mackerel, cero mackerel, hogfish, barracuda, sharks, king fish, and several other species.
While reef fishing, we may anchor, troll, or drift over coral reefs, shipwrecks, or rubble piles. While anchored, we jig live baits over these habitats and put dead or live baits on the bottom. Part of the excitement is not knowing what type or size fish is going to be lured to your bait. Your Florida Keys vacation will be replete when you spend time fishing the Florida Keys.
Great For Kids
Reef fishing aboard a charter boat is a wonderful way to introduce kids and novices to the sport because we can start by targeting smaller, easier to catch species which provide constant action and also allow us to work on technique. If the wind is up and the sea is choppy, we can stay on the near shore patch reefs to find great Florida Keys fishing action for kids.
Great for the Serious Angler
On the other hand on your Islamorada fishing trip, for the experienced angler, we can target some bigger grouper or amberjack, which require quick reflexes and good technique to keep the fish out of the underwater structures, which they will instantly head to after grabbing the bait. Join us on a charter boat on your Florida vacation for an unforgettable experience.
Variety of Reef Action
Our fishing sights will be determined by weather and sea conditions. Near shore patch reefs and wrecks are as close as 2 miles from the dock in 10 – 15 feet of water, while our tract of barrier reef and deeper wrecks may require a 4 – 10 mile ride and vary in depth from 30 – 200 feet.
Either way, there are few places in the world that offer this variety of fish and reefs within such a small area. Fishing in Islamorada, Florida Keys is unforgettable.
Dinner Plans Anyone?
Although we encourage catch and release fishing, reef fishing is the best way to catch and keep some delicious eating fish for your lunch or dinner. It’s a fun and memorable experience for a kid, or anyone, to catch their own meal. We’ll filet and bag your fish, and your resort or any restaurant in Islamorada will cook your catch.
For your Islamorada fishing experience, we will depart out of Angler House Marina, located in Islamorada, Florida Keys.