Fishing blogs about fishing in Florida will typically include information about fishing for Bass, Crappie, Stripers, Chain Pickerel, Alligator Gar, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Flier Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Spotted Sunfish, Warmouth, White Bass and others in FL. You should find information and ideas for fishing at lakes like Blue Cypress Lake, Crescent Lake, Crooked Lake, Deerpoint Lake, East Lake Tohopekaliga, Jim Woodruff Reservoir, Lake Apopka, Lake Conlin, Lake Eustis, Lake George, Lake Griffin, Lake Harris, Lake Harney, Lake Hatchineha, Lake Istokpoga, Lake Jessup, Lake Kissimmee, Lake Marian, Lake Miccosukee, Lake Monroe, Lake Newnan, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Talquin, Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Wier, Lake Weohyakapka, Lochloosa Lake, Orange Lake, St. John’s River, Tsala Apopka Lake. and other great fishing lakes in Florida.
Islamorada is world-renowned for flats, fly, backcountry, Everglades and all Florida Keys fishing. The best way to see the Florida Keys is on an Islamorada fishing charter. Whether we’re offshore fishing in the open water or poling through the peaceful Islamorada backcountry, you’ll likely enjoy the scenery as much as the fishing experience.
From family-oriented “catch fish” trips to technical, educated Islamorada fly fishing charters for bonefish, we have the skill and patience to accommodate everyone. Our professional, polite and friendly fishing guides have what it takes to provide an unforgettable day on the water.
Our boats are equipped with fresh brined ballyhoo, live bait, and tall towers, which may it easier to spot a Mahi near the surface. Mahi Mahi is actually the Hawaiian name for this fish translating from the Polynesian word for strong. The Spanish name for this fish is Dorado meaning golden. In English, the common name used is Dolphin fish, but we often refer to this fish as Mahi in order to avoid confusion with the Dolphin which is a mammal and not a fish. Often customers inquiring about a charter ask, “just how far do you have to go to catch a Mahi?” and honestly it all depends on the weather conditions and the fish. Sometimes the Mahi can be 8-10 miles out, and other days it might take 30+ miles to find them. They are always on the move so every day is different.
When our Captains are heading offshore, they look for floating debris, a nice weed line full of sargassum, or birds working in the area. Floating debris or a large weed line will hold small bait fish that Mahi love to eat. Once they come up to the debris or weed line, if fish are not visible, the Captain usually trolls two naked ballyhoo anywhere from 5-8 knots. Just because fish aren’t visible at first, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. But if the Captain doesn’t see fish or get a bite within the first few minutes, it’s often best to move on.
Did you know that the Indian River Lagoon is the Most diverse estuary in North America, with over 700 species of fish. The Indian River Lagoon actually groups together three lagoons. There are dozens of smaller rivers and streams that flow into the Lagoon and due to varying salt levels and the fact that the northern section of the lagoon is located in a temperate climatic zone while the southern section is subtropical, this allows for the highest biodiversity of ANY lagoon ecosystem.
This prime fishing area is centrally located in Florida so even if you’re not necessarily on the coast, it’s a short drive to your very own fishing adventure. Approximately an hour is all that stands in your way of an amazing experience. That’s right, the beautiful Indian River Lagoon is about an hour or less drive from top destinations in central Florida including Orlando and Walt Disney World and is minutes away from the Kennedy Space Center. Vacationing to central Florida? It is a must to come fish the Indian River Lagoon, for the best saltwater experience of your life. Starting from Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County, Florida, the Indian River Lagoon stretches 156 miles, moving through areas like Vero Beach, Sebastian and Melbourne. Visiting the Indian River Lagoon is an experience that will last a lifetime.