Reef Fishing & Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys
This trip offers an incredible variety of species. The reefs and wrecks off Islamorada alone provide a great opportunity for anyone. Typically, you would be fishing for multiple species at one time, which makes this trip especially exciting.
There are many common fish found in these areas. There are types of Snapper such as Yellowtail, Mutton & Mangrove. You can also find Jacks including the Greater Amberjack. Several species of Grouper including Red, Black, Gag, & Goliath Grouper are commonly found on reefs and wrecks. In addition, you can find Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Sailfish. For those adventurers seeking a fishing trip that really bites, multiple species of sharks are also available at these locations.
Reef Fishing off Islamorada
When reef fishing, we will typically anchor up in 30-100 feet of water and establish a chum slick. This chum slick literally rings the dinner bell for multiple species of fish looking for a free meal.
Yellowtail Snapper rise up into the middle of the water column and are typically found in schools of hundreds or sometimes even thousands of fish. They are caught by free lining or drifting pieces of cut bait through the chum slick slowly sinking towards bottom.
Mutton and Mangrove Snapper, as well as all species of Grouper, are living on or very near the bottom. They are targeted using live, dead, or larger cut bait with a leaded rig and a long fluorocarbon leader.
Wreck Fishing off Islamorada
Wreck fishing is where you find large Snapper and Grouper, as well as several species of Jack. The largest being the Greater Amberjack occasionally reaching the 100 pound range.
Lurking in the waters surrounding these deep wrecks are large Goliath Grouper, along with several species of large sharks.
This is a very exciting type of fishing, as it has the ability to be very visual with a great variety of game fish and table fare!
“Captain Kiki’s every step throughout the day led us directly to where we wanted to be by the end of the day. We left feeling like we were looked after from a safety stand point, that he read and adjusted to our abilities and needs as the day unfolded, he was well equipped to adjust to what the fish required and didn’t hold back on trying other tactics to keep the action at the best it could be under the conditions we were dealt that day! We look forward to future opportunities to share a day on the water together!”