Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Where there are crevices to lay eggs on, holes and corners to hide from predators, or ample prey for ambush, marine life thrives. This makes Islamorada wrecks among the go-to spots for avid anglers, recreational or sport alike, in their offshore fishing adventures. Retired charter boats and shrimp boats, steel freighter ships, and remains of cars are scattered across the island chain. Most are named after the nearest reef or light buoy, while others are merely identified for the depth where they are nestled. Swarms of Islamorada charter fishing boaters gather above these wrecks as they’re known to house lots of Florida’s most prized fishes such as the snapper, goliath grouper, and mahi mahi.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Backcountry fishing in Islamorada during the day can be unbearable due to the intense summer heat. It’s no surprise, then, that some anglers choose to schedule fishing during the night. The benefits are obvious: no sunburns, no sticky sunscreens, no hats, and no sunglasses amid the more relaxing nighttime air. Another reason you should try night fishing is that fish species that remain aloof during the day become more aggressive at night, giving you a better chance of scoring a good catch. Coral reefs that run parallel with the Florida Keys shore are teeming with all kinds of fish, and this is usually where anglers go night fishing for yellowtails and other prized species. The more daring individuals go about five miles offshore to enter the Florida Keys deep sea fishing zone.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Islamorada received the title “sportfishing capital of the world” for a reason. Fishing enthusiasts from all over the world, from newbies to veterans and casual to hardcore anglers, are attracted to this place throughout the year. A firsthand experience in these aquatic parts will let you see why this is so. The Florida Sportsman points out how the position of the strip of land is simply a “geological genius” for anglers. Its position also gave it two sides, with the reef only three miles south of the island and the sea floor dropping drastically – creating a massive diversity of catches. As such, it has something to offer for any angler.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A couple of weeks in June, billfish became common catch in the Upper Keys and Islamorada. Keynoter Publishing reported several fishing enthusiasts releasing billfish, including a 250-pound blue marlin, an 80-pound white marlin, and a sailfish. Among the most notable is a swordfish, weighing a staggering 434.5 pounds. It should be mentioned, however, that the summer season doesn’t only bring in billfish catches. Many anglers actually agree that, lately, they just never know what’s going to bite when fishing in Islamorada. Nonetheless, the unpredictability only added to the fun of the “sportfishing capital of the world”.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
If there’s ever a place made for competitive fishing, it’s the Florida Keys where many of the world’s best sport fishing species can be found. Be warned: fishing for deep sea fish is not for the faint of heart as these aquatic creatures will certainly put up a fight before they go down for the count and end up on a dinner plate. If you’re going on a planned Islamorada charter fishing trip this summer for a competitive fishing experience with your best pals, you should know what the deep Florida waters have in store for you.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Fishing trips are more than just an excuse for testosterone-loaded bonding time with the guys. It’s all about catching the fish you can consider as trophies for an afternoon well-spent with your buddies. When you’re fishing in Florida waters, there’s no shortage of fish you can find at different depths. If you want to catch trout, tarpon, bonefish and redfish, you’d be more suited to going into the shallows for an ideal Islamorada backcountry fishing experience. If you want to get a little more competitive for some large groupers and snappers, then deeper waters is where you want to be.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Chartered Fishing – Where better to fish than in the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World”? Local Islamorada fishing charters like Islamorada Fishing Source offer a wide range of fishing options to suit all types of fishers – even beginners who are looking for a thrilling experience. You can try to catch mackerel with some light tackle, or you can try your luck with the big boys like swordfishes and tarpon. You and your family can enjoy a nice and relaxing experience on board while exchanging stories with the captain. Just the view alone is magnificent enough, but the experience of baiting and catching your own meal is always a welcome reward.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Fishing is simply one of the best past times. It allows you to relax, have fun, and bring home a tasty and fresh fish for dinner. Some people say that fishing is a hit-or-miss experience, but with these tips, every fishing trip will be a sure hit. The General Rule: The best time to fish is during dawn and dusk. You can start fishing at Islamorada for an hour or so after the sun rises, and an hour after the sun sets. These are the times that the fish usually feeds, so it is ideal.