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.
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7/16/2012 6:24:45 PM -
This 409 Hump is a large seamount that rises within 409 feet of the surface. It is a good place for bottom fish/deep drop, drifting/live baiting, trolling, and vertical jigg
7/3/2013 4:46:13 PM -
Cowpens Cut is a cut that connects Key Largo to Islamorada.
John Sawyer Bank
2/4/2016 1:50:53 AM -
John Sawyer Bank
Grassy Key Bank
12/2/2016 10:05:18 AM - Grassy Key Bank
Key Largo Hump
11/8/2017 8:50:41 PM -
Key Largo Hump
12/2/2016 10:00:34 AM -
12/30/2016 2:19:26 AM -
Good deep water ledge.
2/16/2017 2:16:26 PM -
408 Hump is inshore of the 409
SS Benwood Wreck
12/30/2012 1:33:45 AM -
The Norwegian merchant freighter Benwood (360'x51') . The Benwood came to rest stern-to on a sandy slope in approximately 25 feet (7.6 m) to 45 feet (14 m) of water
2/24/2016 12:46:22 PM -
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There is a 19.12% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 2012 Mahi-mahi counted.
There is a 10.28% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 1082 Yellowtail Snapper counted.
There is a 7.65% catch rate for Blackfin Tuna, based on 805 Blackfin Tuna counted.
There is a 6.01% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 633 Gray Snapper counted.
There is a 4.21% catch rate for Round Scad, based on 443 Round Scad counted.
There is a 3.48% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 366 Scaled Sardine counted.
There is a 3.1% catch rate for King Mackerel, based on 326 King Mackerel counted.
There is a 2.68% catch rate for Ballyhoo, based on 282 Ballyhoo counted.
There is a 2.37% catch rate for Little Tunny, based on 249 Little Tunny counted.
There is a 2.19% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 231 Blue Runner counted.
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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9/18/2022 8:29:00 AM - Caught some #tuna today on the #fearless #fearlessfishing #conch27 #islamoradafishing
9/12/2022 3:52:00 PM - Tuna and Mahi today!!
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9/8/2022 4:21:00 PM - Caught some #blackfin #tuna and #mahi today on the #fearless #fearlessfishing #conch27 #islamoradfishing
9/7/2022 4:22:00 PM - Tuna and Mahi
Late August ‘Dock Walk’ Fishing Report 2022
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8/31/2022 1:32:00 PM - #sushi #tuna #fearless #conch27
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Florida Keys Inshore Fishing Report
8/26/2022 2:16:35 PM - Now that the tarpon season is coming to a close we change our focus and look to other species of fish. The Florida Everglades is the targeted area for many captains as the wa
8/21/2022 3:29:00 PM - #mahi and #tuna #fearless #fearlessfishing
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