Islamorada Fishing

Islamorada Fishing

Islamorada is known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Two of the most famous Islamorada residents and anglers were Zane Grey and Ted Williams. Even though Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West, he would drive his boat Pilar to fish the better waters around Islamorada. Harry Truman also visited and fished often. With close proximity to the back country flats, coral reefs, and Gulf Stream, there is no wonder why this is a favorite fishing destination for many famous fishermen.

Fishing offshore of Islamorada will produce great catches of Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Mahi-mahi (dolphinfish), and Wahoo much of the year. During the Spring and Summer many Blue Marlin are caught, and during the Fall and Winter the Sailfish are plentiful. Fishing the deep waters for daytime Swordfish originated in Islamorada.

Bottom fishing the many reefs and bridges around Islamorada with offer Amberjack (aka Reef Donkeys), Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, and many species of Snapper and Grouper. Fishing the shallow water flats in the back country can be exciting with catches of huge Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Permit, and Bonefish.

Islamorada Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 2 - 6 PM on Monday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Islamorada, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Sailfish - 13.96% Catch Rate

  2. Snook - 9.79% Catch Rate

  3. Red Drum - 7.87% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  4. Cobia - 6.9% Catch Rate

  5. Mahi-mahi - 6.1% Catch Rate

  6. King Mackerel - 5.3% Catch Rate
    King Mackerel

  7. Recommedations above based on 306 local reports and 35 species of fish for January in Islamorada.

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    Latest Islamorada Fishing Reports

    Terry’s Redfish
    1/24/2021 6:56:20 AM - Now That’s a Redfish! That thing can really fight! When we found this spot the Jacks were busting bait fish all around us. Every cast another 5-10 lb Jack would grab your D.O

    New Anglers Become Winners at “Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!” Keys University Oct. 23-25 2020
    1/23/2021 10:26:12 PM - More than 40 aspiring anglers came from Florida as well as other states to learn from the pros at the award winning “Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University October 23-25

    Jan. 12
    1/19/2021 2:16:06 PM - We had a fun morning half on the #reef catching #yellowtail #snapper and #king #mackerel #fearless #fearlessfishing #fishing #charter #islamorada #flkeys #conch27

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Top Islamorada Fishing Charters & Guides

Quit Yer Bitchin'
Depending on when you plan your trip to the Florida Keys we have some of the best offshore fishing in the world with Sailfish, Swordfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin are only a few of the Pelagic fish we have. The Florida Keys also has a Coral Reef that

Fearless Fishing Charters
Offshore fishing in Islamorada, Florida Keys at it's BEST! We are able to offer action-packed Offshore and Reef/Wreck trips for comparatively less than the big boats.

Captain Joe Petrucco
Sportfishing in Islamorada, Fl. The Fishing Capital Of The World! Center Console. Tavernier Creek Marina Fishing Guide

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Top Islamorada Bait & Tackle Stores

Tackle Center of Islamorada
We are the premier tackle center in the Florida Keys, located in the heart of Islamorada at mile marker 81.9 in front of the Lorelei Restaurant & Bar. Count on us for all your tackle and bait, from grunts to granders.

Key Largo Rods
Key Largo Rods. Your place for custom rods. ... Born and raised in Miami, Rick Berry is a second-generation rod builder who held his first rod as a toddler.

World Wide Sportsman
This is the largest Bait & Tackle store in the area with over 27,000 sq feet of space. Started in 1967, the store expanded to its new location in 1997. It is now owned by Bass Pro Shops and is located at MM 81.5.

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Top Islamorada Marinas

Bud N' Mary's
Bud N' Mary's is home to over 40 of the finest Florida Keys Fishing offshore captains and backcountry guides to be found anywhere in the world. Many grew up right here in Islamorada, some were even Fishing Key West when they were youngsters!

Robbie's of Islamorada
Whether your passion leads you kayaking the mangrove creeks and streams of the Bay; hand feeding the majestic silver king from the dock; battling deep sea fish a la Ernest Hemingway; captaining your own boat around the islands; island hopping with a

Whale Harbor Marina
The crisp air of the sea along with sun-kissed blue skies and perfect sailing weather; it’s the ideal fishing trip, and what you’ll find at Whale Harbor Marina, the home of the best fishing charters Islamorada has to offer. Our Gulf Stream location p

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