Just off the Keys barrier reef system lies the Atlantic Ocean and the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Just a few miles offshore of Key Largo, Islamorada and Marathon, the stream reaches depths of 600 feet. Travel a little further offshore and the depths approach 2,000 feet. These warm Islamorada offshore waters produce some of the finest offshore fishing in the world. This is why Islamorada is known as "The Sport Fishing Capital of the World". You can expect catches of Mahi-Mahi, the acrobatic Sailfish, Swordfish and Marlin or the high speed thrills that are delivered by rocket-like Wahoo and Kingfish. This is Islamorada offshore fishing at it's finest. Fishing methods include trolling, but mostly it's live bait light tackle fishing.
Just offshore of Key Largo , Islamorada and Marathon and often smack in the middle of the Gulf Stream lie numerous sea mounds or humps These humps are rich with bait and game fish. These humps are scattered all along the coast. You have the Key Largo hump to the North, situated some 12 miles offshore of Key largo. The Islamorada hump just 15 miles offshore, and the Marathon humps just to the South and some 27 miles offshore Marathon. The list of game fish caught on the hump includes Dolphin, Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, huge Amberjack, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, White Marlin and big sharks, chiefly Makos and Great Whites. Deep dropping on the bottom, and you might catch Snowy Grouper, Queen Snapper and a variety of other bottom dwellers.
Let Captain Chris Venezia introduce you to some great Islamorada offshore fishing.
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