AND WHAT TO FISH FOR
- average 20 to 40 lbs. spawn on our deep wrecks and
rockpiles in April, May, and June. Unlike the rest of the year,
they are very eager to take a live blue crab or properly placed
crab pattern from the flyfishing enthusiasts. All permit are
released but replica mounts are available and are surely the
way to go.
more sharks are seen during the month of March than the rest
of the year combined. Most being hammerheads in the 6 to 9 ft.
range, but we are always ready the mako or tiger.
condition - every year
or two Islamorada experiences a condition of which the Gulfstream
comes very close to shore accompanied with a stiff northeast
wind it forces all pelagic fish to swim one to 6 ft. bellow
the surface. Species included could be sailfish, blue marlin
, cobia, dolphin, and shark. Although this occurrence is not
predictable it offers some of the most exciting hands on fishing
Bait and Switch - Professional
crews all over the world are using the bait and switch technique
in bill fishing. The Gotcha practices this method of teasing
a sailfish within 10 ft of the boat and having an angler present
the bait. WHAT A BITE!
Sailfish - Are
what everyone comes to Islamorada for in hopes of catching.
With their amazing acrobatics and blazing speed these gamesters
are targeted with 12 and 20 lb. spinning gear (In other words
your average bass tackle) All sailfish are released with fiberglass
Dolphin - (Mahi-Mahi)
School size fish from 4 to 15 lb. Are sought after for their
ravenous attitude well as their mild delicious flavor. When
dolphin reach maturity, which is 16 lbs to well over 50 lbs
they travel in groups of 2 to 10 fish and are the perfect sight
Tuna - Although
unpredictable, Islamorada has some excellent blackfin tuna fishing
on our underwater sea mounds (humps) Tied tail to tail with
any other species, the tuna will always prevail.
grouper - Mutton
snapper, yellowtail snapper and black grouper are our most sought
after reef and wreck species. With the propoer conditions this
can be an action packed day.
Wahoo - Known
as the fastest gamefish in the Gulfstream, these speed demons
are caught on live bait and spin tackle during the winter and
high speed trolling with artificial lures during the summer.
Their initial run will remind you why they are called WAHOO!
Are caught on
sea mounts and wrecks up to 100 lbs. After a day of dealing
with these bruisers your sleeves are sure to be too short.