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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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Description: 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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Friendly and Fair Captain of the Keys!

Captain TJ is obviously very knowledgeable of the seas around Marathon and how to fish them. He imparts his knowledge while happily hooking up your bait and getting you set up. He... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Captain TJ is obviously very knowledgeable of the seas around Marathon and how to fish them. He imparts his knowledge while happily hooking up your bait and getting you set up. He is very friendly and personable. As others have stated, he is fair and a straight-shooter. On our trip, the wind was up and he recommended that his 26... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My family has had the pleasure of fishing with Capt. TJ on several occasions over the past several years and have never been disappointed. This year we had two trips booked and unfortunately Capt. TJ ran into some transmission problems. He was very prompt in notifying us the need to cancel one of the trips. Capt. TJ made a personal... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ladies looking to go fishing. See Captain TJ. He is on the fish! Back at the dock, our fish count was higher than some men that day. We were just under our limit. Yellowtail and Mango Snappers were biting on our half day charter. A small shark tried hard to grab one of my fish as I was reeling it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went out for a half day trip with TJ, and everything far exceeded our expectations! TJ is professional, courteous, and patient. I loved how meticulous he was, and how clean his boat is!! We had our three children along (ages 13, 11 and 5) and we all had a blast and learned a lot! He helped as much or... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I set up an afternoon of fishing for my husband and me with TJ because he was so highly rated on Trip Advisor. As a result, my expectations were extremely high. TJ not only met my expectations, he exceeded them. I caught my first fish with my first cast. We finished up with enough for a dinner for four deliciously... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

TJ took my husband, 2 teenage boys and our friend and his son out on a marginal weather day. Despite the less than iseal fishing conditions, TJ delivered a great day of fishing. He was patient, helpful and terrific with the boys. His boat was CLEAN and well stocked with bait and rods etc. and, he even cleaned the fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

TJ took my family of four out for a 1/2 day charter (two young girls 5 & 9) and my wife. After 1 hr out on the water and on the fish (he had a nice spot picked out and we were on the fish) two in our family had enough (water was a little choppy), TJ was more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My family and I had a great afternoon of fishing with Captain TJ. We were catching several yellowtail as soon as we got to the first spot. He did a great job with our kids - pointing out the different types of fish we were seeing and catching. He also gave us a great tip for dinner. We would recommend... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Reef fishing with kids was nonstop catching of yellowtail. Caught 25+. Wish I booked full day. 12 year old daughter told me this was highlight of week which included snorkeling and jet skis. Couldn't agree more. Thanks Capt TJ.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My son and I have been fishing with Captain TJ on two different occasions, both with another father and his son, in 2012 and 2015. Both times we were treated to great fishing and enjoyed many fish dinners as a result of Capt. TJ's skill in getting us to the fish. In January 2015 we ventured into the Gulf and... More 

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