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Island Lure Charters

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Address: 11833 Overseas Hwy mm53, Capt Hooks Marina, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone Number: +1 305-393-9383
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Island Lure Charters is all about fishing and fun. Fishing the reef and...

Island Lure Charters is all about fishing and fun. Fishing the reef and wrecks to offshore and bay we catch snapper, grouper, mackerel, mahi, tuna, and much more. The Island Lure is a clean and comfortable boat that is owned and operated by Capt TJ and will cater to meet the needs and desires of each and every fishing trip. From the experienced angler to novice I will do all I can to provide a fun,safe and productive day on the water. Specializing in family fishing trips everybody is welcomed on the Island Lure.

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Sharks, Sharks and more Sharks

I went Fishing with TJ Jan. 13 for Sharks. I caught 9 in less than 2 hours. 8 Lemons and 1 Blacktip, what an Awesome day. The BEST Captain in the Florida Keys.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Terry S
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went Fishing with TJ Jan. 13 for Sharks. I caught 9 in less than 2 hours. 8 Lemons and 1 Blacktip, what an Awesome day. The BEST Captain in the Florida Keys.

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Thank Terry S
Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went Shark fishing with Captain TJ and we had a ball !! I'm a captain on the Wicked Tuna boat Kristiana and when I'm chasing big Bluefin I don't have time to play with sharks. TJ made it lots of fun and it was non stop action until we quit. Advil was needed when I got in for my shoulder.

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Thank Gregory C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our fishing trip was a success even though the wind was horrible. Capt. TJ is so helpful and motivated to make us catch fish. The first day we tried close to shore and in some protected waters. We didn't catch many fish but give TJ an A+ for effort. The second day we were able to travel out into the... More 

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Thank FNegaard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time and caught tons of fish! TJ was fantastic and very helpful for me because I haven't been fishing before. Highly recommended! Thanks!!

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Thank Cameron G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

My fiance and two friends spent a long time looking into the most reliable, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced charters in marathon and came across Island Lure Charters. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our choice!! We are all avid boaters and knew right away that captain Tj really knew his stuff. He was highly knowledgeable of all of the... More 

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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We booked a whole day and a half day with Captain TJ. Well experienced captain who knows where the fish are. He tells it like it is, he knows what you can catch and when. Very friendly, nice size boat. Whether you want deep fishing or wreck/reef Captain TJ can get you the fish.

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Thank ZKY22
North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My daughters and I had a fantastic time fishing with Captain TJ and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Captain TJ's boat was immaculate and he was extremely patient working with all girls who were fishing at sea for the first time. He made sure we caught fish with his well-stocked bait supply and he even went to... More 

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Thank civicslady
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a great day with TJ. My 8 year old son and myself did a 4 hour charter while in Marathon/Duck Key. He did a great job of keeping my son engaged by targeting some smaller species (snapper) before moving out a little further to hook into some larger and stronger fish for me to battle - it wore... More 

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1 Thank Rick C
New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went on our first fishing trip with Island Lure Charters. I would only go fishing with TJ when we go back to Marathon. He made the trip fantastic. He was very patient with us helping us catch Sharks and Barracuda. Very professional and extremely safe. Boat had a restroom. I cannot say enough good things about... More 

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Thank JohnMathis
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fished on July 16. Was very hot with little breeze, very clear water, could make out the bottom at 75 feet. Not ideal for fishing but we still caught quite a few yellowtails including one that went 24 inches and fed five. Have fished with Capt TJ several times over the years and have always had fun and caught fish.

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