Fishing in the Florida Keys falls into two main categories. There is the shallow water, flats style fishing in the Gulf of Mexico where giant tarpon, bone fish, permit, red fish, snook and other species are fished, invariably using light tackle amidst the vast turtle grass flats and deeper interconnecting channels and bridges.
Out in the deeper water found off the Atlantic coast, you will have the opportunity, obviously depending on season, of fishing for sailfish, swordfish, blue marlin, tuna, dorado, amberjacks and many other popular species that frequent the reefs, banks and indigo blue water of the Gulf Stream. There is also a magnificent shark fishery here. Visiting anglers are all but guaranteed of hooking into a hundred-pound shark, again on light and sporting tackle. Sharks caught include lemon, nurse, black tip, bull or even a tiger or hammerheads, not to mention enormous, tackle busting stingrays.
Dave Plummer hosts just two anglers each week and guests fish from his well-equipped boat in comfort. Non-fishing accompanying spouses can be accommodated free of charge. Your base is close to Islamorada in a spacious two-bedroom house. Accommodation is from Saturday to Saturday and you get five 8-hour days fishing (split into two 4-hour sessions). There is an optional rest day or you can pay for an extra day fishing in the resort. Transfers to and from Miami International Airport are included. Islamorada in the Florida Keys is just over an hour’s drive from Miami Airport.
Your trip includes
Private taxi transfers from Miami Airport
7 nights’ self-catering/room only accommodation
5 days fishing (2x4 hour sessions per day)
All tackle and bait
Great fishing and expert advice
Flights from the UK are not included.
Maximum two anglers.
Booking now for autumn 2024 - spring 2024 fully booked
Please ensure your passport is valid for your trip. If you are visiting the USA your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. You don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. You should assume that your passport validity is 10 years from the date of issue.
Visa - ESTA You must have a valid ESTA visa waiver application confirmed online at least 72 hours prior to travel. It is valid for 2 years. ONLY USE THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE via the following link:
Application charge is $21, payable by credit card. With effect from 1 April 2016, all travellers entering USA under the Visa Waiver Programme will need to hold a passport with an integrated chip. Please note if you have ever been arrested, cautioned or convicted you may not be eligible to travel under the Visa Waiver Program. Check with the US Embassy.
Check the following Government website for rules for travelling to the USA.
Fishing Licence Buy your fishing licence from Bass Pro a huge tackle shop that has the widest choice of tackle and clothing at great value prices. Bar and restaurant on-site too.
We strongly advise that you take out adequate comprehensive holiday insurance to cover you for the duration of your trip as soon as you book your holiday.