Islamorada, Florida is home to some of the best fishing opportunities on the planet. With abundant waterways, warm tropical weather year-round, and strong ocean currents, our area is teeming with saltwater species. The Village of Islamorada features a variety of marinas, charter boats, and bait shops to give area residents and our annual visitors the ability to fish to their hearts’ content.
Many of our area residents and tourist to Islamorada prefer to fish the quiet backcountry waters and saltwater flats. There, they can find a variety of fish species, including redfish, tarpons, speckled trout, and jacks. Sight-fishing in the clear water gives anglers an opportunity to have a fishing experience of a lifetime. Travelers from around the world flock to Islamorada and its marinas for offshore charter fishing, heading out to the open ocean to take on large tunas, sailfish, and pelagics like dolphins, cobia, and king mackerels. Reef-fishing opportunities await with the charter fleet in Islamorada and the surrounding Florida Keys, too. Groupers and snapper species are commonly caught in our area waters. The charter captains in Islamorada know our area intimately and can get anyone hooked on the sport of fishing!
If you have your own boat, the Islamorada Florida marinas give you a place to store it when not in use. Fuel, snacks, and bait are available at the marinas here and the Florida Keys marinas. People who don’t have a boat can even rent one for the day or for the week at many marinas in our region. Of course, our area bait shops feature live bait such as shrimps and cigar minnows as well as a wide selection of frozen bait items. Pick up some snacks and ice for your day on the water, and enjoy everything the Village of Islamorada and our tropical conditions has to offer.