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Islamorada Reef Fishing

Islamorada Reef Fishing

Fishermen all over the world flock to Islamorada to experience the one of a kind reef / offshore and backcountry / flat fishing that the Florida Keys has to offer. This is the only place in the U.S. that you can fish coral reefs from 3 feet to over 100 feet in depth. Sport Fishing Islamorada was designed to provide you with the most current and best information on all that Islamorada has to offer. Our mission, whether you choose reef or flats, is to provide you with the opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime... and get the photos and videos to prove it!

Hello from Capt. Kevin Brown. My main goal is to put you on fish and to show you the best experience I possibly can while you are here in Islamorada, on vacation. Whether it be Offshore Fishing or Backcountry Fishing, if it swims we can put you on it. The Gold Reserve, my offshore boat is a 41 ft. custom built sportfisherman charter boat. This boat was built here in Florida and built specifically for what we do, offshore charter fishing. She has a very big cockpit so there is plenty of room for multiple anglers to fight fish at the same time. She also has a very nice spacious air conditioned cabin to relax in and she is one of the nicest, cleanest, and well maintained boats (both inside and out) here in Islamorada. Our offshore charter boat is outfitted with only the best, top of the line tackle, and the best knowledgeable and experienced crew money can buy. After all, Islamorada is known as "The Live Bait and Sportfishing Capitol of the World".

We have three live wells on board the Gold Reserve, giving us the capability to hold hundreds of various baits in addition to YOUR Catch. This gives us an advantage over the other offshore charter boats as we can not only Catch YOU a lot of fish, we will be able to fish for many different species of fish in one day.

Our crew is professional, courteous, and very passionate about fishing and we put 110% into every charter. Our primary goals are simple and important:

  • To create great memories for YOU,

  • To make sure that YOU have fun, and

  • To have YOU “load-up” the fish box with your catch.

The waters offshore of Islamorada offer the opportunity to catch sailfish, king mackerel, tuna, dolphin (a.k.a. mahi-mahi or dorado), wahoo, grouper, snapper, amberjack, swordfish, marlin, cobia, sharks and my other species of fish. We offer full day offshore charters, 3/4 day offshore charters and 1/2 day offshore charters. We also also offer Split Charters, and evening sunset shark and tarpon charters which ALL make for a great family trip. We also offer Backcountry Charters

Additional Info

  • Capitan Name Captain Kevin Brown
  • Office Address 84001 Overseas Highway
  • Office City Islamorada
  • Office State FL
  • Office ZIP 33036
  • Office Phone (305) 394-0792
  • Marina Post Card Inn at Holiday Isles Marina

Step Aboard

Our custom, 41’ charter boat, the Gold Reserve, was built specifically to find and catch fish in the Florida keys offshore waters. She is spacious and meticulously maintained, featuring air conditioning, plenty of room for multiple anglers, top-of-the-line fishing equipment and gear, She has twin turbo-charged diesel engines, full sized tower, two running stations and is fully equipped with two sets of electronics. She has three live bait wells capable of holding a thousand or more live baits of various types. Remember you are fishing in Islamorada "Live Bait Capital of the World" and this will make the difference between catching fish or not and how many different kinds of fishing you can do in one day.

A Few Words from the Captain

Hello, my name is Kevin Brown. After years of fishing in the Atlantic Ocean and from California through Mexico, I went to the Florida Keys to learn from the best. My first 2 years in Islamorada I worked as a mate. I was hard-working and competent on the water, which enabled me to pick and choose which captains I wanted to work with and learn from.

After working with some of the best captains, I founded Gold Reserve Charters in 1991. I have been running 200-350 charters per year ever since. Having caught every species of fish that swims down here thousands of times, you can trust that I have the experience and knowledge to provide you with a successful, safe and unforgettable fishing charter experience.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
I take a personal approach to every fishing trip, paying close attention
to my clients’ wishes and needs. I hope to see you soon.

 

Best Wishes, Captain Kevin Brown
Phone: 305-394-0792 | Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Additional Info

  • Capitan Name Captain Kevin Brown
  • Office Address 84001 Overseas Highway
  • Office City Islamorada
  • Office State FL
  • Office ZIP 33036
  • Office Phone (305) 394-0792
  • Marina Post Card Inn at Holiday Isles Marina

The DOG HOUSE is located in beautiful downtown Islamorada at the historic Whale Harbor Marina in the Florida Keys. We are proud to be a part of the charter fishing fleet in an area known for superb fishing for many species. We offer an offshore trip to the warm waters of the gulfstream to target dolphin (mahi-mahi), wahoo, tuna and sailfish, or, if you prefer, we can make a four mile trip to the reef to go after yellowtail and mutton snapper, a variety of grouper, cobia, hogfish, king and cero mackerel. For those of you interested in tangling with a swordfish, we would be happy to arrange a custom evening charter.

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My Name is Captain Steven Leopold and I would like to welcome you aboard the Yabba Dabba Doo. I have been a full-time charterboat Captain here in the Florida Keys for the past 21 years. Being a South Florida native, I have been fishing ever since I could hold a fishing rod. As a charterboat Captain, I enjoy the great fishing experiences and have the pleasure of spending my days with people from around the world who have fun fishing aboard the Yabba Dabba Doo. I remember back as a kid walking down "charter boat row" and thinking how much fun this could be! And here I am enjoying watching and teaching anglers of all ages the thrills of fishing in the Beautiful Florida Keys. "Let's Go Fishing!"

Additional Info

  • Capitan Name Captain Steve Leopold
  • Office Address P.O. Box 1137
  • Office City Islamorada
  • Office State FL
  • Office ZIP 33036
  • Office Phone (305) 393-9955
  • Marina Post Card Inn at Holiday Isles Marina

Captain Steve has been fishing the Florida Keys since July of 1984, Steve got his captains license In January 1997, and has worked aboard numerous charter boats and party boats in the Florida Key's as a Captain and Mate. He wants to make sure you enjoy the fishing adventure of your lifetime, catch Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Snapper and Grouper. These are just a few of the fish waiting to be part of your catch while visiting in the Fabulous Florida Key's in Islamorada.  The Honey Do vessel is a 2001 28' Hydra Sport with twin 2008, 250 hp Four Stroke Suzuki outboard engines! "I will get you to the fish FAST and get the JOB done". I look forward to Hooking you up.

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  • Capitan Name Captain Steve Stone
  • Office Address Mile Marker 84.5 Overseas Highway
  • Office City Islamorada
  • Office State FL
  • Office ZIP 33036
  • Office Phone (305) 393-1580
  • Marina Pelican Cove Resort and Marina

The charter boat Gotcha is 45 ft long and a beamy 16 ft. wide. Located in Islamorada, the sportfishing capital of the world. Gotcha offers the utmost in stability and comfort. Equipped with a tuna tower and full electronics, Gotcha is powered by twin Detroit diesels. Come fishing with Capt. Mel Walker, he'll show you where to catch permit, shark, explain and show your the best tailing conditions, take to right to the dolphin (or Mahi-Mahi), snapper, grouper, wahoo and amberjack. To be sure you have the time of your life, you just need to call Capt Mel and spend a little time on Gotcha!

Additional Info

  • Capitan Name Captain Mel Walker
  • Office Address 84001 Overseas Highway
  • Office City Islamorada
  • Office State FL
  • Office ZIP 33036
  • Office Phone (305) 664-4517
  • Marina Post Card Inn at Holiday Isles Marina

We fish for a wide variety of fish 12 months a year here in the Florida Keys. During the winter months (November thru March) we fish for Sailfish, King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail, Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia. In the spring and summer (April thru Sept.) We fish for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Permit, Marlin, and Amberjack. From the Experienced Anglers to Just Beginners or Families with Children we can do it ALL. Just bring your food and drinks and we will do the rest.

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