The historic marinas in Islamorada have seen the concept of saltwater fly fishing and backcountry sport fishing emerge and grow right on their doorsteps. Pay a visit to any boat and tackle shop and you will walk in the footsteps of pioneering Florida Keys
fishing guides such as Ted Williams, Cecil Keith and Jimmy Albright. You will soon want to take a backcountry fishing charter in the Everglades and see yourselves in the shoes of these legendary anglers, who were among the first to explore these waters in search of Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish.
Experienced or novice anglers won’t be able to resist hiring a charter to find out why Islamorada is synonymous with Florida flats fishing. iOutdoor guides will help you perfect your cast as you sight fish for a whole variety of species. If you haven’t felt just how hard a little Bonefish can fight, it should be added to your bucket list.
Hand feed Tarpon from the dock is common throughout the Florida Keys and experiencing the great Islamorada Tarpon fishing the Florida Keys is a must-attend event. The waters surrounding Florida Keys and Islamorada are effectively a ‘Tarpon Freeway.’ Experiencing the migration routes of the Silver King is a must-see event of itself.
But there’s more to Islamorada than backcountry and flats fishing. The Gulf Stream runs just 10 to 20 miles from the coast, making deep sea fishing accessible even for smaller boats. Warm water pelagics such as Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and even Marlin can be caught within easy reach of the coastline, making Islamorada one of the few places in the world where you can catch a Bonefish, Permit, and Sailfish all in one day. Record Snappers, Groupers, and Swordfish can be caught further down the water column. Islamorada is one of the most diverse destinations we fish, without a doubt a “Sports Fishing Capital of the World.”
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO ISLAMORADA FISHING…
The Florida Keys, you can’t find a more unique fishing experience in the world. This 125-mile long group of islands makes even the most experienced anglers chatter with anticipation and loss sleep at night. There’s nothing like the drive to the southern end of the Keys in Key West.
There are over 40 bridges, 1700 islands, hundreds of miles of coastline–not to mention endless options for private or chartered fishing adventures.
Simply put, this is a anglers paradise. Where else can you wrestle a blackfin tuna above a centuries-old shipwreck in the morning and enjoy margaritas on a secluded beach while observing wild turtles nesting at night?
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