As the holidays approach us and we begin to make plans some of us think about winter and snow and the traditional things, while others plan vacations to get away from those things. The holiday break is a very busy time for charter fishing and guides here in Islamorada. We do a lot of fishing with families and beginners during this time as well as seasoned anglers. It is not uncommon to see me with a Mom, Dad, and a couple of kids with rods bent and smiles on their faces. I enjoy greatly fishing with these families and teaching and helping these kids to learn something new. I even sometimes offer a 2 hour charter for the younger children to dip their toe in the fishing pool. Typical catches for these types of charters this time of year is Snappers, jack, and small barracuda and sharks or sea trout. We tend to focus on catching fish rather than the size and species. I've found that it is better to keep them busy and laughing and smiling than chasing the big fish. If you are or aren't a fisherman or woman and are going to be in the area I highly recommend giving it a try. I think you will be surprised by the fun you will have.
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