Nicknamed the Sportfishing Capital of the World, Islamorada lives up to that name on a daily basis with many IGFA world records taken here. With a convenient location 70 miles south of Miami International airport and 80 miles north of Key West, it is ideally situated.

Hotels on the island range from privately owned small resorts to 5 star hotels with every guest service available to spoil you after an exciting day on the water.

Ease of traveling here and comfortable year round temperatures make Islamorada your perfect fishing destination. Average annual temperature is 80 degrees and average water is 78 degrees Average temperature in January is 75 degrees and average temperature in August is 88 degrees.

The Gotcha is docked at world famous Holiday Isle Resort and Marina in Islamorada. Guided hunting trips are also available on private ranch land in Central Florida for wild hog, Osceola Turkey, whitetail deer and alligator. Along with air boat rides and swampbuggy tours.

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Captain Mel Walker is docked at world famous Holiday Isle in Islamorada, Florida Keys.

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