Islamorada Fishing in the Florida Keys Aboard the Redfish with Captain Merv Finch

Islamorada fishing is among the best anywhere, and offshore charters in the Florida Keys provide the thrill of a lifetime. I, Captain Merv Finch of the Redfish, offer deepsea fishing at its best on the fertile waters of the Keys, on the comfortable fishing rigged 44' sportfisherman Redfish. Islamorada, the Sportfishing capital of the world, offers a tremendous variety of deep sea and reef fishing options all year, and our Florida Keys fishing charters target species such as as dolphin (mahi-mahi), sailfish, grouper, snapper, swordfish, wahoo, tuna, cobia, marlin and amberjacks. (Click to view my fishing catches)

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The techniques I use to target such fish include: drifting; slow, medium, and fast trolling; anchoring over certain hot spots and deploying live and dead bait, while chumming the water to lure your trophy catch to bite one of our lines. When on anchor we cover all the water column. We also fly kites for sailfish, larger kingfish and tuna. Another popular technique is deep dropping, both with conventional and electric reels.

Depending on the time you were looking to book a trip aboard the Redfish, we use live bait, rigged natural bait and artificial lures.

The boat is rigged with top-of-the-line Penn fishing tackle that is meticulously maintained for reliable performance.

The Redfish is equipped with the latest safety and fish-finding gear, and offers a comfortable air-conditioned salon, which allows you to escape the sun and give you somewhere to cool off, if need be.

We welcome families and anglers regardless of their fishing expertise. The Redfish enjoys taking family charters; there is nothing like spending a day on the water with your loved ones. We are located at the Bud n' Mary's Marina in Islamorada at mile marker 79.8 (oceanside) in the Florida Keys. We offer full days, 3/4 days, half days, and other fishing charter packages. Please be sure to ask what's biting when you decide to pay a visit.

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