Florida Keys Fishing Charters
Over Under Adventures offers Florida Fishing Packages out of both Islamorada, the Sportfishing Capital of the World and Key West. Join us for the Florida Keys Fishing adventure of a lifetime! Whether you are looking for a complete Florida Keys Fishing Vacation, or just a single day or half day charter, give us a call to schedule your next Islamorada Fishing Trip. In both Islamorada and Key West, we specialize in light tackle live-bait fishing. We offer both offshore/reef fishing trips as well as backcountry fishing trips here in the Florida Keys. We chase Tarpon, Tuna, Sailfish, Grouper, and Snapper with both our Backcountry Fishing boat and Center Console Fishing Charter Boats.
We have many other fishing tirp options here in Islamorada and Key West. Please call us to discuss your preferred mix of Backcountry, Offshore, and Reef fishing when you visit the Florida Keys.
Light Tackle Fishing Charters are a specialty of ours in the Florida Keys. If you need a boat capable of getting you to the fishing ground quickly, with plenty of live bait for your trip, then you should consider OU for your next Islamorada Fishing Trip. Ou boats are all specifically setup for live bait fishing Florida Keys Style. Light tackle, spinning and convential setups are used, and we are also able to pursue all species of big game and back country fish on fly.
Over Under Adventures currently is the largest charter boat operator on the East Coast with Charter Fishing Boats operating in North Carolina, New Jersey, Ocean City, MD, the Bahamas, Key West Charters and here in Islamorada, Florida Keys. We use quality Penn Fishing Tackle on all our Islamorada Fishing Charters, and all our Charter Boats for that matter.
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This spring be sure to join us in North Carolina as when we begin our Cape Hatteras Fishing Charters for Tuna, Marlin, Dolphin and Wahoo!
Types of Fishing
Fishing the wrecks & reef of the Florida Keys is an exciting & rewarding fishing experience.
Scattered all over the Florida Keys you’ll find hundreds of wrecks…some in shallow water and some in deep water with the largest concentration off of Key West out to the Dry Tortugas. Some of these wrecks were sunk on purpose while others found their fate in storms. The deeper wrecks are fished from 100′-250′ and tend to hold the larger, loner fish. The shallower wrecks hold large amounts of schooling fish. All of them are worth visiting for the fishing and adventure offering a mixed bag of fish such as Amber Jacks, Groupers, Cobia, Snappers, Permit, Barracudas, Sharks, Kingfish, Goliath Groupers, Groupers and More.
The only living coral reefs in the continental US are located right here in the Florida Keys. These reefs stretch from Miami all the way past the Dry Tortugas holding vast amounts of different species of fish. Reef Fishing in the Keys presents all sorts of action as it is not uncommon to catch 20 different species of fish in one day! You can fish shallow on patch reefs in 15-35 feet of water or head to 80-130 feet for some mid-size reefs. For the venturesome explore depths up to 700 feet using electric reels for deep dropping. When fishing the reefs you’ll find bottom fish such as Groupers & Snappers along wtih some Pelagic species like Kingfish, Mackerel, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Dolphin and more.
The Over Under fishing guides are well versed on different fishing techniques to give you the best fishing adventure possible. With many years of experience they will work with you to teach you the tricks of the trade. Different methods of fishing are used such as bottom fishing, drift baiting, kite fishing, trolling and live baiting.
Generally these types of trips are four, six & eight hours long depending on you. We keep these charters limited to four people or less to ensure a comfortable trip for all. You will find our Light Tackle Center Consoles perfect for this type of fishing experience.
A playground for big & little kids!!!Here’s a fun fishing trip catered to the whole family. In a stress-free environment there’s only one goal…to have fun with an added bonus of catching fish. Here’s a great chance for anglers who are just starting out to fish the waters of the Florida Keys. A perfect introduction to the sportfishing world and the kids will have a ball with hours of entertainment…even without a TV!! Patch Reef Fishing is great for the kids and adults alike. On the inshore reefs, you can typically catch grouper, mangrove snapers, yellowtail snappers, muttons, mackeral, and even some cobia and permit!. \ There’s lots of amazing marine life such as Stingrays, Sharks, Spotted eagle rays, Turtles and Dolphins. We can create an ideal adventure for you and your family. Just let us know exactly what you would like to do and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Snorkeling, beachcombing & sunsetting can all be part of the plan. If the weather is good we can even venture offshore to show you some real reef fishing. We can even cater your day with breakfast & lunch! Whatever it takes!
Islamorada Sailfish Charters
We are currently having one of the best sailfish bites in many years here in Islamorada!
Islamorada Sailfishing normally runs November through April with the peak varying each year. Some years are better than others but you’ll find that sailfishing in the Florida Keys is world class fishing every year. The sailfish often start pouring through on the backside of cold fronts starting as early as October. When the condidtions are right, it is possible to catch 15 or more Sailfish in one outing. Of course, there are days when you can’t find a single one, but that’s fishing. Plan your trip in the winter months of December and january for your best shot at catching the most Florida Keys Sailfish!
Sailfishing from Key Largo to Marathon is our zone and in that zone one will find many productive spots in which sailfish will feed. The bait we get to choose from can vary from goggle eyes, cigar minnows and ballyhoo’s.
Now depending on what the conditions are will determine on the Captains’ course of action. The fish could be pushed up in the shallow water 15ft to 35ft, showering bait and swimming in the sand. This is great fun as all we do is cast to fish all day, no riggers.
Contact us at 1-866-682-8862 to book your next sailfish charter today!
Fishing the Dry Tortugas, Florida Keys is an exciting & rewarding fishing experience
The Dry Tortugas and Marquesas
Leaving from either Key West or Islamorada, you’ll board our Dry Tortugas Charter Boat, THAT’S RIGHT for a multi-day fishing excursion to the Marquesas Keys and waters surrounding the Dry Tortugas, that you’ll not soon forget. THAT’S RIGHT has the added bonus of being able to accomodate more than six anglers. All Tortugas Fishing Packages include meals, fishing expenses, bait, tackle, and a great time. Over Under Adventures specializes in packaged fishing trips and has operations in the Bahamas, Florida Keys, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Maryland.
ver Under Adventures offers two to four day live-aboard Dry Tortugas Fishing Charters.
Sample Rates (Two and Three Nights)
4 People $5500 – $7500
5 People $5750 – $7750
6 People $6000 – $8000
Call 866 682-8862 for your custom quoted package
The Tortugas is a botttom fisherman’s paradise! Huge Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Red, Black, and Gag Grouper all are abundant. The King Mackeral bite can be absolutely sick at times and if sailfish is your cup of tea, the Tortugas is another great place to catch them. Again, the Tortugas has been well protected and the fish life on the Tortugas Reefs shows it. Limit catches are the norm on Florida Keys Charters to the Dry Tortugas, so bring your coolers!
Florida Keys Fishing – Offshore Gulfstream Charters – Islmorada, FLOffshore of Islamorada you will find the deep sea fishing grounds where we hunt for Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfiish, Sharks and more! There’s nothing like experiencing the dance of the sailfish or seeing the splendid colors of dolphin in the water. The run to the Gulfstream is only 10-15 miles here in the Florida Keys! Typically, April through November is the best time to head offshore in search of Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Billfish. During the winter months we tend to hang on the reef, fishing for Sailfish and Bottom Fishing here in the Florida Keys. The humps offshore of Islmorada are loaded with bait and typically the Blackfin Tuna and Amberjack are thick. The Dolphin fishing is some of the best in the world, and not many people realize we have excellent Wahoo Fishing as well. All this within 10-20 miles of our Florida Keys Shorline.
Typical Florida Keys Charters
Specialty Florida Keys Charters
Key West Tarpon Fishing & Islamorada Tarpon Fishing
Florida Keys Fishing for Tarpon is about as good as it gets. Where else can you catch Tarpon up to 100 pounds within 20 feet of shore! Fishing the bridges near Islamorada at night is a great way to score a nice Tarpon. Live Bait is the key to successful tarpon fishing here in the Keys. If fly fishing is your game, then you will want to head into the back country and stalk the Tarpon just off the flats in 2-4 feet of water. There is nothing more exciting than watching a hungry tarpon turn on your and engulf it! All this in 3′ of water. It’s about as spectacular as it gets. Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Permit and plenty more await you here on the lighter side of Florida Keys Fishing!
Key West Tarpon Fishing might be one of the most exciting fishing opportunities you can ever experience. Our Key West Fishing Guides will put you on the fish, with either Fly or Conventional tackle. At OU we use a combination of Key West Light TAckle Boats and Backcountry Boats.