Islamorada bonefishing is one thing every angler should experience in his life! Chances are if you are here, your investigating bonefish fishing in Islamorada. Islamorada is known as a valhalla of bonefishing of sorts – some of the biggest bonefish in the world have been caught here. While they are not easy to catch, they are lots of fun. Unlike the bahamas and some other areas, we don’t get the big mudding schools where you can catch them every cast. We get a lot of larger fish that push up on the flats, tail in lower water, and can be one of the spookiest fish you’ve ever encountered. Bonefish are unforgiving – the slightest mistake and you’ve blown your shot! To catch one sight fishing it takes a lot of teamwork between guide and angler. Put a fly rod in the equation and you’ve got yourself one of the most difficult achievements there is – an islamorada bonefish on fly. I work with some of the best islamorada bonefish guide boats that you’ll find in the Florida Keys. I don’t do much bonefishing myself, aside from occasional stake-up fishing when conditions are right. Charter wise you want to fish with somebody who specializes in this type of fishing and does it often. Many guides nowadays focus on the backcountry, gulf, tarpon, etc… There are not the number of bonefish in Islamorada that their was 20 years ago, so you need somebody who is out there at least a couple times every week keeping up with where to find the schools. A December islamorada bonefish trip can be productive, though it depends on the weather. If it is very cold, fishing may be tough, overall with the lower water temperatures you’ll want to focus more on mid-day when the water will be warmest. Let me assist you with your next islamorada bonefishing charter!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk