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Islamorada, a "Village of Islands," is an incorporated village in Monroe County, Florida, United States. It is located on the islands of Tea Table Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Windley Key and Plantation Key in the Florida Keys. The village was incorporated on November 4, 1997. Prior to this date, Islamorada was only considered to be on the island of Upper Matecumbe Key. Islamorada is know for its fishing vacations because of the easy access to the Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. From Bonefish to Sailfish Islamorada is a top location for a fishing vacation and a top destination for Angler's around the world.

Islamorada Fishing Vacation Flats Slam – Bonefish-Tarpon-Permit

Bonefish (“Grey Ghost”) - Known for very fast and very long first runs, this is probably the species most synonymous with Islamorada flats fishing. There is a reason why Bonefish are called "gray ghost of the flats" and are a real light tackle challenge. Here in the Islamorada, bonefish generally average in the 6 to 8 pound range with fish of 10 to 12 or larger not uncommon. Islamorada Bonefish are usually fished in water less than two feet deep, and sometimes are seen so shallow that their tails and dorsal fins show as they root out food from the bottom. Islamorada Bonefish prefer water temperatures over 72 degrees, but can sometimes be found in slightly cooler conditions.

Tarpon (“Silver King”) - These incredible fish offer the ultimate in a shallow water big game fish. During the spring migrations, Islamorada Tarpon can average from 80 to over 150 pounds. They can be found rolling and feeding in deep backcountry finger channels, in shallow grassy basins or along the edges of bars and flats in 4 to 6 feet of water. . The big fish are here in good to excellent numbers from March through July and small tarpon 8-20 pounds are here year-round, disappearing during cold fronts in winter.

Permit - The permit is a very strong and hard fighting fish, averaging 8 to 16 pounds. Fish in the 20 to 35 pound range are common with fish to near 50 pounds showing fairly often. Islamorada Permit seem to tolerate slightly cooler and slightly warmer conditions than the bonefish, and are also in Islamorada all year with February thru November probably being most productive on the flats. Permit are usually found in waters less than 3 to 4 feet deep except when they are spawning on wreck and will also float in channels or off flat edges in calm situations.

Islamorada is one of the few places on Earth where it is possible to catch a sailfish in the offshore blue water and pursue bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and redfish in just inches of water in the Florida Bay, all in the same day.

When you think of an Islamorada Fishing and family vacation, what thoughts come to mind? Looking for family togetherness plus time to relax and leave the hassles of everyday life behind? If fun as a family is your goal with time for adult relaxation, seek out a kid's friendly Islamorada fishing vacation spot with attractions that appeal to both adults and children. An all-inclusive Islamorada resort is one of the best ways to bypass family vacation pitfalls for your Islamorada Fishing Vacations. Such family-oriented resorts are designed to provide fun and excitement for children as well as time for adult pursuits.