Islamorada Offshore Fishing Charter Trips
Islamorada Offshore fishing, also called deep sea fishing, in the Florida Keys is absolutely spectacular! The many different types of game fish that are available offshore makes for an experience that can only be found in the Florida Keys! Whether you want an offshore fishing charter to target Dolphin also known as Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Sailfish, Amberjack, Marlin or Swordfish, Catchalottafish Charters has you covered!
Techniques to catch these fish
Catchalottafish Offshore Fishing Charters uses several different techniques to target these fish. We don’t like to spend all day trolling like many other charter boats, so we hunt the fish down and get our catch! This is one of the many HUGE advantages of a fast center console fishing boat. When it comes to offshore charter fishing, these types of boats can cover much more ground than the larger, slower boats. It makes all the difference in the world, especially on those slow days. Just to be clear, there are times that trolling is very effective and we will always use the best method for catching fish to ensure the best catch and the best experience for our customers!
The “run-and-gun” technique
The “Run-and-Gun” method is primarily used for catching Dolphin and is not only the best, but it yields the biggest fish. The best offshore fishing charters use the “Run-and-Gun” technique. When fishing in the keys with this type of fishing, you stand a really great chance at catching a monster.
While executing this method of fishing, we cover the offshore waters looking for birds, weed lines, floating debris, and baitfish busting up the surface. Once we find this type of activity, it is only a matter of time before you are sight casting to the fish of your dreams. You will need to eat a big breakfast before coming aboard, because you are going to need all of the energy you can get!
The kite fishing method
Another technique that professional offshore fishing charters use while fishing offshore is kite fishing. This type of fishing is phenomenally exciting as well! We deploy either one or two fishing kites from the bow, stern, or both then release lines out from clips that leave live baits right on the surface. The bite is absolutely amazing, as you often actually see it happen right before your eyes! It is amazing to see.
The Fish of DEEP-SEA Fishing
The name mahi–mahi comes from the Hawaiian language and means “very strong”. This species is also referred to as “Dolphin” which is short for Dolphinfish, but this can be misleading because they are not actually related to the mammal species named Dolphins. Mahi Mahi are usually between 15 & 30 pounds.
Mahi-Mahi or Dolphin are game fish for sport fishing in Islamorada & around the Florida Keys. These incredible fish are caught offshore while deep-sea fishing.
The Blackfin Tuna grows to a maximum of around 45 pounds and 3 1/2 feet long. Blackfin are often found with Skipjack Tuna over reefs, around wrecks, and in the Gulf of Mexico as well as offshore.
Tuna Fish are game fish for sport fishing in Islamorada & around the Florida Keys. Tuna are most often caught offshore while deep-sea fishing.
Wahoo are one of the fastest pelagic fish swimming up to 60 miles an hour. The largest caught in Florida was 139 pounds, but they can go upwards of 180 pounds. Florida Keys fishing for Wahoo is one of the big draws to the keys.
Wahoo is a game fish for sport fishing in Islamorada & around the Florida Keys. They are caught offshore while deep-sea fishing.
Kingfish (King Mackerel)
King Mackerel measure around 19-35 inches in length. They have been caught over 70 inches and nearly 100 pounds. The Florida record is 90 pounds. They are a highly sought-after game fish in the Florida Keys.
Kingfish or King Mackerel are game fish for sport fishing in Islamorada & around the Florida Keys. These two amazing fish are typically caught while wreck & reef fishing.
The Sailfish record in the Atlantic Ocean is 124 inches and around 128 pounds. The Florida record is 126 pounds. Fish around the Florida Keys usually are between 65-90 inches in length.
Sailfish are game fish for sport fishing in Islamorada & around the Florida Keys. Sailfish can be caught offshore while deep-sea fishing.
Amberjack – Greater & Lesser
Greater Amberjacks usually weigh less than 50 pounds but the Florida record is 142 pounds. If you hook into one over 100 pounds, expect a hell of a fight. Lesser Amberjacks are usually not much over 10 pounds. Amberjacks can be found reef & wreck fishing as well.
Amberjack are game fish for sport fishing in Islamorada & around the Florida Keys. These are caught offshore while wreck fishing & reef fishing.
Marlin – Blue & White
The Blue Marlin is a pelagic billfish that can reach 14 feet long and be more than 1,400 pounds. Florida’s record is 1046 pounds.
White Marlin are typically 80 to 170 pounds with an average length of 8 feet. The Florida record is 161 pounds.
Blue and White Marlin are game fish for sport fishing in Islamorada & around the Florida Keys. They are caught offshore while deep-sea fishing.
Swordfish are found in the 1,000 to 1,500 foot depths in the Gulf Stream for some true deep-sea fishing. Swordfishing is a year round sport in the Florida Keys. The World Record is 1,182 pounds. As a Florida fishing charter, we take Sword fishing serious.