The offshore waters here hold hundreds of different species of fish. The two most popular fish we 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.
Catch ’em Close
A real plus when you charter out of Islamorada is that fishing for many species starts just 3 miles out. This means that if you are short on time, a partial day trip can produce plenty of fishing action.
What Works Best for Catching Fish
We use live bait when targeting most species because it has shown itself to be superior to dead bait or artificial lures. Fishing techniques we employ include trolling, kite fishing, anchoring, jigging, and deep dropping. Different fish require different approaches to be most successful.
Anyone Can Give it a Try!
We welcome families, fishing novices, and experienced anglers on the TAN MAN. Our experienced first mate will provide for your safety and comfort throughout the trip, and will assist you with all aspects of the fishing trip.