Imagine casting a live shrimp toward a tree stump at the edge of a mangrove island. Egrets and White Pelicans watch the action from the trees above. Slowly retrieving your bait, suddenly you feel a solid thump; you reel down and set the hook!
Your rod doubles over from the pressure, and then an enormous Snook shakes its head out of the water violently in an attempt to rid itself of the hook.
In a froth of white water, the 42-inch Snook lands back in the water and then rips off 50 yards of line against a tight drag. It runs adjacent to the shoreline, looking for the nearest root or oyster clump to wrap your line around.
You apply maximum pressure and are able to turn your trophy. Several head-thrashing jumps later, your guide nets the Monster Snook for a few pictures and releases her to fight another day. Your guide says, “Nice fish, let’s do it again?”
If your group needs more than one boat, we can arrange charters for as many boats as you need. Or, if you would like to arrange a split charter with more fishing enthusiasts, feel free to view open split charter opportunities here.
Whether you want to hand-feed a massive tarpon, seek some thrills with our water sports, or stock up on handcrafted souvenirs at our fun, local shops, we’ve got something for everyone at Robbie’s.
Gorge fresh, delicious seafood and sip one of our signature cocktails, local draft beer, or our famous loaded Trailer Trash Bloody Mary on the waterfront deck and enjoy the show of the tarpon feeding frenzy!
As a must-visit destination in the Florida Keys, our site shares what to do and where to eat at Robbie’s Marina of Islamorada to help you plan your stop and create memorable moments with your family and friends. Remember, it’s not a trip to the Keys without a visit to Robbie’s!