Islamorada is better known as the “Sportfishing Capital” in the world. Many other fishing spots in the world offer diverse fishing, but Islamorada ranks first among them. With the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Atlantic Ocean, fishing at Islamorada is like nowhere else on Earth. From offshore, Patch Reef, Gulf & Bay, Backcountry, Everglades to Flamingos and The Bridges, all the finest fishing destinations in the world lie here.

 

After being on the water for a long time, we cater to all different fishing needs at GoFishingInTheKeys. While most charters do not allow kids and cannot fulfill special need requests, we seek to make your fishing trip perfect for everyone. If you want to fish in the keys, we can plan a customized fishing package for you.

 

There are endless species in the keys. Some of our favorites include Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, Shark, Sailfish, Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Hogfish, and different species of Snapper. These are often available in Islamorada. Other reports may not be accurate in describing the fishing in Islamorada. GoFishingInTheKeys stays here and provides the most updated fishing reports in all different keys in Florida.

Fishing Reports

• Offshore

It was a fantastic week here in Islamorada and the Upper Florida Keys as well. We have great weather this week, and the most fantastic fishing starts with fantastic weather. The offshore bite is expected to be high and right on time along with the reef, welcoming a few early Mahi and plenty of blackfins Tunas on the wrecks. Despite this, the number and kinds of biting fish remain high, with a few wahoos. With lots of Bonita around Islamorada and a few sails appearing again, fishing in this season is lovely.

• Reef

The reef bite was high this week, followed by a great bite of yellowtail snappers and a good number 0f cero mackerel. There are some sails and kings in the area too. A few Cobia were found on the rays, so we are moving forward to picking this. It has, however, been almost impossible to see into the typically blue waters with the murkiness the area has had in the past few weeks. It seems like we are definitely on the high swing and moving forward to a great start as spring is approaching.

• Gulf and Bay

We spent a few lovely days with lighter winds which made the Gulf water excellent for fishing. We observed Cobia, Goliath Groupers, Sharks, and Spanish Mackerel while fishing around the wrecks and ledges. Also, the Trout and Snappers were seen around the Western park boundaries. A good number of Snappers have been reported in the area around the Island Moats across the bay.

• Flats, Backcountry, and Flamingos

Though it has been a roller coaster of weather conditions and wind gusts throughout Islamorada, the Flamingo area was highly productive, mostly when the water was low. A good number of redfish, snook, trout, and many other species have been a part of upswings. Captain Adrian observed some significant signs of fishing in the recent outing. He caught many Snook and Redfish along with everything else that calls the mangrove shorelines “home.” Captain Adrian and GameChanger Fishing Charter reported the same and got great catches across the board.

• Around the Bridges

If you manage to find Pilchards, a well full of them is available around the bridges and channels. It is better to fish around the tide changes if the current is not overly strong. Tarpon, Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, and many more can be included in these areas. 

 

Fishing reports provided by Captain Adrian for GoFishingInTheKeys.

 

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