For US bonefisherman there is a certain mystic that surrounds Islamorada in the Florida Keys. I haven’t fished it. I haven’t fished Florida at all, actually. Part of me doesn’t feel ready and part of me is drawn to places where the catching is more likely. I want to get there though. I need to, really. I just haven’t made it happen yet.
The Florida Sportsman ran an interesting article about the changing nature of Islamorada. Worth a read.
The notion of “educated” fish has crept into the vernacular, as some species, most notably bonefish and tarpon, have grown over the years more difficult to fool with flies and lures. And yet Islamorada remains one of the world’s top destinations to catch 10-pound-plus bonefish. And the spring tarpon run offers unique access to oceanside as well as backcountry fish.