Islamorada Shark Fishing
Have you ever watched the famous Discovery Channel show called Shark Week? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the ultimate predator up close and personal? Let’s go Florida Keys Shark fishing!!!
Here in Islamorada, the Sports Fishing Capital of the World, we can offer a large variety of 1st class fishing. Our Islamorada Shark Fishing trips are home to sharks of all shapes and sizes, that can be found right here in Islamorada just minutes from the dock. What kind of sharks do we have here? Bonnet Head, Nurse, Lemon, Black tip, Bull, Spinner, Hammerhead and an occasional Tiger which is the true trophy giant of our shallow water world. Can you imagine a 10 footer sliding up to the front of the boat in less than 4 feet of water? It is a hair raising experience, trust me!!
Here in Florida Keys, we have warm water temperatures for most of the year, which allows us to fish year round for Sharks. The only exception would be a wicked cold front in the winter when the water temps can drop well below 70 degrees.
Florida Keys Shark fishing may be one of the most rewarding fishing charters available with a catch ratio much greater than some of our other famous sport fish species. Sharks are capable of putting any angler to task as these fish are big, mean, powerful, unpredictable and most of all EXCITING!!
How can you fish for sharks? Realistically, any way you want!! The shallow waters of Islamorada and the Florida Keys let’s us target them with live or dead bait, artificial lures, and flies. Would you believe Sharks eat flies? Check out our Islamorada Shark Fly tournament in March 2010.
In addition to being the most feared and dangerous predator in the ocean, Sharks are really a spectacular game fish and a wonderful creature serving their purpose in the food chain. Catch and release is the only way we Shark fish.
The most fearsome animal in the Florida Keys fishing arena has to be the SHARK!! Inshore, Offshore, Flats, Backcountry, and Gulf of Mexico fishing areas all have SHARKS. There are many types of sharks found here in the Florida Keys. Leaving from La Siesta Marina, in the heart of Islamorada, this can give you access to some close to home SHARKIN!! Did you know you can catch a six foot Lemon or Bull Shark in water less than 18′ deep in the Islamorada Backcountry?
Are you a Florida Keys Saltwater Fly Fishing junkie? Have you ever held a 13 wt., one piece Biscayne Fly Rod in your hand and suddenly feel under powered? While Fly Fishing in Islamorada, the chance for a giant sea creature like a Hammerhead Shark of over 10 feet long visiting your chum slick is possible, especially in the spring time. Last year, during the 2nd Annual Islamorada Shark Fly Tournament, Capt. Steve Friedman and his angler Greg, caught and released 17 different sharks in two days of fishing. All Tournament Sharks must be over 4 feet long, caught on 20lb. class tippet, and abide by all IGFA rules. There were 74 Sharks total caught on fly in last years tournament. Does that sound like fun to you??
Light Tackle Fishing in the Florida Keys would not be complete without SHARKS. You can sight fish for SHARKS on any of our shallow flats. You can drift and chum for SHARKS in the Gulf of Mexico or other lakes in the Backcountry and catch them on bait. You can even tease them with topwater plugs…careful getting the plug back!!
Fishing in the Florida Keys also includes evening time. Don’t like the heat, got a busy day, want to see a Florida Keys Sunset, Shark Fishing is something fun in the keys to do all year long here in Islamorada.
Here at Florida Keys Fun Fishing, we provide many charter options for those who enjoy family fishing in the Florida Keys. Kids of all ages love SHARKS and so do we. Imagine the smile on your child’s face as he holds his very own SHARK for a picture. Show and Tell will never be the same.
Have any questions about what trip would be best for you? Contact us directly at 305-393-8670 to discuss your fishing trip needs and we’ll help you select the best trip for you and your family! You can also email us using the form on our Contact Us page.