Islamorada Fishing Trips

Florida Keys Fishing - Bamboo Charters

Bamboo Charters offers diverse fishing experiences in the Florida Keys, catering to a range of preferences. From family-friendly Snapper fishing in peaceful Florida Bay channels to adrenaline-pumping battles with 150 lb. Tarpon, the options are varied. The Everglades National Park, just a short ride away, provides a stunning backdrop for spectacular fishing, featuring species like Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tarpon, Snappers, and large sharks. The charter prides itself on specializing in Family Fun Fishing, with experienced captains guiding anglers of all ages to create memorable moments. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman targeting Snook, Redfish, and Sea Trout or seeking challenges in the Gulf with species like Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Cobia, Tripletail, and various sharks, Bamboo Charters promises an unforgettable Florida Keys fishing trip.

The excitement of flats fishing in Florida is centered around targeting three sought-after shallow water game fish: Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Sea Trout. The shallow flats in the Florida Keys are highlighted as offering some of the best opportunities to catch these fish throughout the year. The characteristics of each species are briefly mentioned, with Snook known for drag-screaming runs, Redfish for their bulldog-like fighting style, and Trout being plentiful.

The backcountry, defined as the waters of Florida Bay, is emphasized as a rich fishing ground that includes the Everglades National Park. The variety of fish available in this shallow water fishery is mentioned, including Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Sharks, Mangrove Snapper, and other hard-fighting species. Overall, the piece encourages anglers of all skill levels to embark on a Florida Keys adventure to experience the thrill of catching these iconic game fish.

Florida Keys shark fishing is an exhilarating and up-close experience. Anglers use light tackle ranging from 10 to 30-pound line class gear, depending on the size of the sharks they want to target. The fishing may involve sight fishing for sharks in knee-deep flats with clear water, encountering species like Bonnet heads, Lemons, and formidable 200-pound-plus Bulls. Drifting fresh caught ladyfish and jacks in deeper basins and channels is mentioned for catching larger sharks.

Emphasizing stand-up fishing without fighting chairs, the text highlights the intense nature of the experience where anglers face off against Bulls, Lemons, Blacktips, and Spinners. The use of big bait is recommended for targeting big sharks. The fishing is described as a toe-to-toe challenge, requiring anglers to bring their “big boy pants” for this adventure. The piece concludes by mentioning that after the shark fishing excitement, anglers can transition to a more relaxed pursuit, looking for snook, reds, and sea trout in the same backcountry waters.

Experience amazing shallow water fishing in the Florida Keys!

The Keys are famous for our amazing tarpon fishing!


Night fishing for Tarpon is very popular. Just when you get all relaxed on the boat, a Tarpon that can grow to over 200 lbs. will shatter the serenity and then it’s you versus an armor plated beast!
Night fishing for tarpon is a great way to end your day in the Keys.

Watch the sunset over the water and listen to your own music selections through our Bluetooth Stereo on board then BAAMMO you are hooked-up and in the fish fight of your life!
This is a combination type of charter where we leave the dock at 2:00 P.M. and rocket into the backcountry waters of the Everglades National Park. Here we will catch Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout and huge Sharks!
Then we will zip back to the deep water channels between the Keys and drift for big Tarpon from 6:00 P.M. or so until 8:00 P.M. You get the best of both worlds with this way all-in-one action packed trip with Bamboo Charters.

We use top quality spin and conventional gear in the 20 to 30 lb. class for tarpon fishing.

Experience a comprehensive “Family Fun Day” charter with Bamboo Charters in the Florida Keys, offering a variety of activities on the water. Bamboo Charters has been providing Bay Boat charters for families and groups of up to 6 people, even before Bay Boats became popular in the Keys. Captain Matt’s decision to acquire a Bay Boat was driven by the desire to offer a comfortable and affordable way for families to fish the shallow inshore waters of Islamorada.

The focus of the charter is on Family Fun Fishing, providing a goal-oriented experience for kids on board the three 25-foot Bay Boats. These boats offer plenty of comfortable seating, shade, and spacious casting decks for anglers. The captains are willing to teach casting, hooking, and fighting fish, ensuring an engaging experience. Activities include chumming up snappers, throwing for Sea Trout, and seeking other rod-bending action to keep everyone hooked up throughout the day.

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Florida Keys Sandbar Fun

The Islamorada sandbar is nothing less than spectacular. It is situated less than a mile offshore of the Florida Keys and is a beautiful 15 minute boat ride from our dock. Once we are anchored up in the warm turquoise waters of the Atlantic, you can have your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand and not a care in the world.