Welcome to "Wide Open Sportfishing"and the Florida Keys. We are located in Islamorada, the heart of the Florida Keys. Islamorada "Village Of Islands" can truly be called the “Sportfishing Capital of the World”.
Wide Open Sportfishing utilizes a 43’ Viking Sport Fisher and a 17' Key West flats boat, both located in Islamorada, FL. Both Wide Open boats are equipped with all the latest electronics, tackle and safety gear available. Our first-class, custom-built, 43-foot Viking is fully air conditioned, and offers a stable and smooth ride in spacious accommodations, perfect for your Islamorada Fishing Adventure.
At the crack of dawn your boat and crew will be ready with everything necessary for an unforgettable day of fishing in the “Sportfishing Capital of World”.
Islamorada, known as the "Sportfishing Capital Of The World", has seen many world records, using both spin and fly tackle, set in the surrounding waters of the "Florida Keys". The waters surrounding Islamorada are truly unique - a convergence of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay. No other place on earth provides the opportunity to catch nearly every fish that swims in our hemisphere.
You can rest assured that a very memorable day awaits you when you book a charter with "Wide Open Sportfishing".
So whether your after snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, wahoo or that sailfish of a lifetime. Come fish with "Wide Open Sportfishing" for a day to remember!
"Wide Open Sportfishing" offers flats fishing charters to the nearby ocean and bayside flats as well as the vast waters of the Everglades National Park. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned angler, flats fishing is a fun and sometimes challenging way to pursue the multitude of fish that populate the waters here in the Keys. The list of fish that you can battle is long.
The "Big Three", Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit are found less than a 3 minute boat ride from our docks here in Islamorada.
Further back into Florida Bay the fishery changes and Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout come into the picture. There are two overlooked and underrated fish that we find through out the surrounding waters, Barracuda and several species of Shark. Fishing techniques will vary from fly fishing to spin and artificial to live baiting.
Fly fishing, spin, or plug tackle enthusiasts can enjoy some of the most exciting “skinny” water fishing trips in the wide world of angling.
The confluence of the Everglades, Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean provide the perfect habitat for Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Redfish and Trout on the seemingly endless flats that are only minutes away from the dock.
The acrobatic antics of a possible world record “Silver King,” the screaming drags that signal the sizzling runs of Bonefish and the nearly nonstop action of Trout and Ladyfish are just some of the excitements you can expect!
All levels of anglers will know that they’ve truly found the Valhalla of fly and light tackle fishing. Many guides also fish the Gulf of Mexico at certain times of year for cobia, mackerel, goliath groupers, permit, triple tail, and other species.
"Wide Open Sportfishing" offers, Full Day (8 hours), 3/4 Day (6 hours) and 1/2 Day (4 hours) charters. Captain Marty Williams and his crew are ready to get you strapped in and ready to go. All gear and safety equipment provided. All Licenses aquired. Food can also be catered to your desire. Please contact us to arrange your "catch of a lifetime".
We promise, once you visit Islamorada for a fishing charter, you’ll find yourself saying… “I wish I was still in Islamorada fishing with the best!”
We hope you enjoy our website, for more information about fishing with "Wide Open Sportfishing" please call us at 1-305-978-3916 or e-mail us.