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Reef Fishing in the Florida Keys

Reef Fishing

Bamboo Charters is docked in Islamorada Florida, the heart of the Sport Fishing Capitol of the World!  In as little as 10 minutes our boats can be anchored over some fantastic fishing.  The reef structure varies greatly and we will at times be fishing over areas in no more than 10 feet and then the next site might be 100 feet in depth. 

Reef Fishing Islamaorada

Once the chum has drifted behind the boat in the current, it can be anyone's guess what you will catch from cast to cast. Several species of snapper, mackerel, shark and grouper call the reef home and are a common catch.  At other times you may catch porgies, hogfish, tripletail or cobia along with the before mention fish.  When sailfish season comes around it is not uncommon to have shots at these great fish.

What goes on the reef stays on the reef. 

   Not really. If you choose to keep one of the many tasty fish on your trip to the reef, you are more than welcome to keep it.  We will clean and package your catch and even make you reservations at one of the many great eateries here in the Islamorada area.  So what does go on, on the reef? 


As far as fishing techniques go we will use spin, conventional and even fly gear to catch fish. A wide variety of artificial lures and jigs work well, of course there is a great selection of live bait that we will use too.  There isn't a lot of trolling done on the reef that we do, but we will troll small lures and tube lures for barracuda, tunas, mackerel and at times mahi mahi will crash the party. 

Reef Fishing Islamorada

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