What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Islamorada, Florida for the first time?

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Victor Sorondo
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Рыбачил с Singing Reel Charters Июнь 12, 2024
The weather was the biggest deterrent factor in making this a great fishing trip. We had a great outcome in spite of the inclement weather conditions thanks to the skills and abilities of Captain Tony and his crew. The Singing Reel vessel was ideal to keep us dry and comfortable with its spacious and air conditioning cabin.

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Nate Parr
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Рыбачил с Snap Em Up Fishing Май 31, 2024
My recommendations for someone being a first time fisherman to Islamorada remember, you are in one of the best bodies of water for fishing. Your captain has been on that water way more than most, and he will do his best to put you on Fish the equipment that we used and the knowledge that we had with us in the boat on our captain he did a great job putting us on Fish

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Sam Allen
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Рыбачил с Two Trolls Sport Fishing Май 29, 2024
Book early because May is a great month to fish in FL. Also, early morning trips are cooler in May. Wear hats, sunscreen, wear long sleeve SPF shirts. And remember, you don’t always catch fish, or as many fish, or as big a fish as you’d like. The ocean is a big place and fishing is unpredictable. Most fishing guides will work very hard to put you on fish - that’s how they make their living.

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Chad Boeckmann
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Рыбачил с Singing Reel Charters Май 24, 2024
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.

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Eric Lazar
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Рыбачил с Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters Январь 3, 2024
Pay close attention to the boat description.....unlike fishing charters overseas, Mexico, Thailand, Bahamas, Costa Rica, etc, where you will get full meals served on board, do not expect ANY food, snacks, drinks to be provided. Nearly all of the Florida boats clearly state to bring your own food and drinks--pay heed, otherwise you'll be SOL. Of the three boats I chartered this week, all were relatively well equipped with a variety of equipment, tackle and bait--but make sure to ask that they have the variety to switch things up depending on what's hitting. I like to bring my own rods and reels, and while the selection I brought was well suited, in some cases nearly identical to what they had, there seems to be some resistance about guests using their own....can't quite figure that out. Additionally, if you are a novice fisherman, all of the boats were eager to hook the fish and let you reel in----for someone with more experience, it's a bit insulting and degrading. Thus if you are experienced, be sure to tell the Captain and mate to back off the lines, however, if you are a novice, their willingness to help will be well received. All three boats were willing to move spots (21', 25' and 45'), but historically, I have found that the smaller boats will do it more often----giving you a better shot of finding fish vs lingering too long in dead spots. The larger the boat the more comfortable for travel as well as room to fish. All of my trips were solo, so regardless I had plenty of room, but you'll feel a bit more beat-up on the smaller boats if the waters are choppy. My general rule of thumb for any charter where I might be going with friends is if boat capacity is 6, only go with two, if capacity is 8, only three and if capacity is 10 then the max is four fisherman.

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Gary Fujinami
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Рыбачил с Off The Hook – Islamorada Апрель 21, 2024
Really check out the guides before you commit. We've had some losers. It's kind of hard to do long distance; we are from Montana. On our trip, late April 2024, it was a cooler than normal spring evidently. Luckily, the water temp worked out. April is an awesome month to come out. The weather is great, the water is warm, fishing is like no other.

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Craig Monson
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Рыбачил с Paradise Fishing With Big Dave Апрель 17, 2024
Check wind reports and move your trip to the best weather if possible.We would not been able to fish the day we booked due to high winds and Dave agreed the next day seemed a better choice .He moved our charter to the next day and we we able to make it through 6 hours of rocking .Was one of my most productive days on the water.

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Evelyn Rolloff
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Рыбачил с Singing Reel Charters Апрель 15, 2024
Book with Singing Reels! The crew provided exceptional instruction and service, and were so personable and fun. Captain Tony emailed me the same day we booked, kept in touch and called to make sure all our questions were answered so we knew what to expect!The recommendations of where to take our catch to have it prepared, and to have some shipped home were great, and we enjoyed our catch at an Oceanside restaurant. We will book again with Tony and his crew! Best Florida fishing experience ever!

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Brett Boyle
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Рыбачил с Reel Attack Charters Апрель 7, 2024
If you're a first time fisher or even experienced, definitely consider going out. Definitely not bobber in the water fishing. Alot of casting and reeling. Would recommend 3/4 so you have plenty of time to be out there.

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Anthonia Schmidt
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Рыбачил с Billy B Charter Services Апрель 2, 2024
Absolutely! Captain is a first rate gentleman and great with kids. We had 2 younger teenagers who’s fishing experience was limited and after 6 hours with him were comfortable with their tackle and were catching fish Great trip for kids with the ability to cast

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Jarad Schuller
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Рыбачил с Drop Back Charters Март 27, 2024
Seasoned anglers or first timers, this is a great opportunity to build lasting memories with family or friends on a boat with a crew that is top notch. Friendly, helpful, kind, I just can’t say enough nice things about these guys. I highly recommend anyone trying this, it was an absolute blast, my kids have been talking about since we got off the boat!

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Loren Cantrell
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Рыбачил с Golden Glare Fly Charters LLC Март 17, 2024
Practice casting in the wind BEFORE your trip... upwind, downwind, and cross-wind. Fish can come from any direction. You hear a lot about 60 ft - 80 ft casts in the saltwater. I've been on several saltwater trips and in my experience, those shots are more rare... more often than not, it seems distances are much shorter, then the problem becomes loading a fast action fly rod at short distances. So, practice your 30 ft - 45 ft game in the wind, also. Accuracy is critical. You have to be able to put the fly within a hula hoop, if not pie plate, much of the time, even with the wind blowing. Also practice a side arm or underhand cast to slip a fly underneath overhanging mangroves. Having a good double haul is helpful in the wind or when you need the extra distance.

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Jeremy Sueltenfuss
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Рыбачил с Singing Reel Charters Март 13, 2024
Our trip was much closer to the harbor than we thought. We had expected to go out a ways, but stayed within a few minutes of the harbor. Not that it’s bad to fish there, and we were successful, just not what we had pictured. Still great!

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Eric Lazar
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Рыбачил с Go Time Charters (Formerly 95FiveFishing) Январь 2, 2024
No reflection upon any Captain or boat I've been on so far on this trip to Islamorada, but January is not the ideal season. There are still plenty of fish to be had, in one day I caught five dinners, but my arms aren't hurting to the extent that I'd say I can't go out for more tomorrow. In the last 4 days, I've had two charters, both exceptional experiences and anticipate my last two trips will be equally satisfying. However, knowing what I do, and if I could have booked my Florida trip for the spring or summer, I'd be inclined to do that in the future. If all you can do is a December or January trip, I doubt you will be disappointed, but if fishing is your primary purpose, it may be best to wait until the season is in full swing.

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Melissa Crowell
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Рыбачил с Reel Attack Charters Декабрь 27, 2023
Don’t call captains the day of a charter and expect them to have availability! Do your research on who is good to ensure a good time for your family. You may want to ideally catch a certain type of fish but listen to the Captain as they know best to get you fish.

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NATHAN STANLEY
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Рыбачил с Coral Sea Fishing Charters Ноябрь 20, 2023
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.

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ALAN MORGAN
Marion, VA
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Рыбачил с Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters Сентябрь 12, 2023
I can't speak for all of September, but for our experience, the true game fish bite wasn’t on for either of our charters. Even our boat Captains said it was a slow time for them. I can only assume that is why.

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Robert Burgess
LaGrange, GA
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Рыбачил с Miss O Sport Fishing Август 8, 2023
I felt a little deprived, Captain Nolan bailed at the last minute, and sent a younger captain who really didn’t live up to my expectations in his place, he even said he like catering to richer folks, which when he said that I felt used, cause we didn’t target anything I has asked for. Just put us on a few mangrove snapper. Plus a two hour boat ride. When I talked to the new captain I even expressed what I had in mind , but they did what they wanted.

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Randall Sonderhouse
Estero, FL
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Рыбачил с Go Time Charters (Formerly 95FiveFishing) Август 9, 2023
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!

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Peter Mandelblatt
Cape Saint Claire, MD
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Рыбачил с Reel Attack Charters Август 4, 2023
Come to the Keys at the right time of the year- spring /early summer or fall- winter time, July - August the water gets to 90 degrees and above- not conducive to great fishing. But it’s still beautiful down here no matter the season.

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Levi Facemyer
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Рыбачил с Snap Em Up Fishing Июнь 25, 2023
Be patient, listen to your captain, the fish are big but the ocean is much bigger, not easy to always find fish that are always on the move! What worked yesterday might not work today, so don’t over expect!

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Richard McKuhen
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Рыбачил с SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters Июнь 20, 2023
Research, google, and try more than one charter. Call the Captain and others. Be ready for rough seas. If you’re prone to seasickness, come prepared. But also be ready to have some fish to freeze.

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Phillip Smith
Covington, KY
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Рыбачил с Singing Reel Charters Февраль 21, 2023
First, you should decide what type of fishing you want to do. There are lots of options from shore, bridges, bay, channels, near shore and deep sea. For example, I caught a 6' long 60lbs sailfish on my 60th birthday and we were only a couple of miles off shore. On that same 1/2 day trip, my group caught 21 redfish in about 20 minutes about 15 miles off shore. Mrs. Macs cooked them up for our dinner that evening! On a recent trip my group of 4 guys caught 10 nurse sharks that were from 175lbs up to 325lbs in a channel only 100' off shore.

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Steven Martin
Miami, FL
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Рыбачил с Fishin Mission Offshore Charters Апрель 16, 2019
I would suggest to plan for multiple days in order that you can cancel due to weather. Local fisherman of leisure will not go out if there are any whitecaps. Whitecaps generally equate to 5' seas in my experience, and fishing can be miserable. There should be some standard in which the fisherman has ability to cancel without being damaged. Captains need to make money, so leaving decision in his hands is not objective decision.

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Tony Wilcoxson
Vidor, TX
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Рыбачил с Singing Reel Charters Июнь 6, 2023
Remember it is fishing and not "catching". No guarantees in the open water. Take your time and find the right guide service. Singing Reel with Captain Tony had great reviews and was recommended by Fishingbooker. They were a great choice.

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Bradley Alexander
United States
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Рыбачил с Best Day Ever Charters Май 25, 2023
Be ready to see amazing waters and beautiful fish. Best Day Ever Charters gave me an experience that was unmatched from any I have ever had. The weather was beautiful the water was clear and the fishing was amazing.

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Joe Mitchell
Locust Grove, GA
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Рыбачил с Singing Reel Charters Май 29, 2023
Get sea sick patches from the doctor just in case (put them on the night before) and trust the crew they do this every day and don’t want you to be left empty-handed. You have to take what the ocean gives you.

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Hilarion Bibicoff
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Рыбачил с Singing Reel Charters Май 16, 2023
Make sure you know the seasons of what fish you really want to catch. The sailfish are January-April, and mahi/tuna are June-September. So I missed both but the yellowtail snapper is what we caught and they were delicious.

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Michael Hindley
Parsippany, New Jersey
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Рыбачил с Hooligan Sportfishing Май 10, 2023
The fishing is great, research your captains a bit, but it’s hard to go wrong because the fishing is generally good all year, just research when it’s best to go for the fish you want to target. I would call a few captains to get that intel, not totally clear with some on the reports online.

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Larry Koubsky
Omaha, NE
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Рыбачил с Liquid Gold Fishing Charters Апрель 6, 2023
If you are a first-timer with charter fishing or a particular boat. Communicate with the captain before hand so you know what kind of space is available on the boat. Take just what you need for the charter.