Islamorada Fishing Calendar and What’s In Season

Islamorada Fishing Calendar and What’s In Season 2018-05-09T14:27:18+00:00

The offshore waters here hold hundreds of different species of fish. The two most popular fish I target are Dolphin (spring, summer) and sailfish (fall, winter); both are so popular and bountiful that they are referred to as dolphin season and sailfish season. However, there are many other types of fish we target and many we catch as a by-catch when targeting something else. Below is a list of commonly caught fish and the optimal times to target them.

Species

Winter

Spring

Summer

Fall

Dolphin
B
B
B
Sailfish
B
B
Snapper
B
B
B
B
Grouper
B
B
King Fish
B
B
Tuna
B
B
B
B
Cobia
B
B
Amberjack
B
B
Wahoo
B
B
Permit
B
B
Shark
B
B
African Pompano
B
B
Deep Drop
(Grouper, Tilefish, Etc.)
B
B