Florida Sportsman member: Tomm As I was moving to another spot saw frigate birds working, plus tons of bait skipping the surface and trying to get away from predators. Trolled and picked up a nice lifter Mahi only about three miles off the beach.
That slim stretch of land halfway down the Keys is a stroke of geological genius for anglers. Only three miles to Islamorada’s south stands the reef, home of snapper and grouper. From there, the sea floor quickly drops off to the continental shelf.
If you want to have the fish catching features of a tournament machine and be able to cruise the islands in comfort, a boat with a double-stepped hull for performance that’s loaded with a long list of standard creature comforts might be the perfect blend.