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Address: 11833 Overseas Hwy, Capt Hooks Marina, Marathon, FL 33050-3040
Phone Number: +1 305-393-9383

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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Awesome family fishing day

We are not a fishing family but my 9 year old son really wanted to fish while we were in the Keys. TJ took us out on a windy morning and spent four hours teaching my son and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not a fishing family but my 9 year old son really wanted to fish while we were in the Keys. TJ took us out on a windy morning and spent four hours teaching my son and daughter how to fish and helped and encouraged them the entire time. My son ended up catching over 25 fish and my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently chartered with Captain TJ of Island Lure Charters. A picture tells a thousand stories. Fantastic day on the water. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced Captain, and willing to share and teach techniques for catching the various species found in the keys. Totally recommend Captain TJ 110% for catching fish in the Marathon Florida area. I will definitely be fishing with... More 

Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We had an amazing time fishing with TJ. We had a 15 year old, a 3 year old, and a 1 year old on the boat with us and he was so great with the kids. He was patient when the toddlers got fussy, lost interest, or were sea sick. He included them on every fish we caught and such... More 

Thank mallorysmith03
Dunmore, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This was our first fishing charter for our family. From scheduling to explaining the trip to following up on our reservation, Capt. TJ was nothing but professional, courteous, and friendly! He gave us our options for fishing along with the pros and cons of each option. We chose to go snapper fishing because we wanted to eventually eat what we... More 

Thank jsirots
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My son and I went on a fishing charter with Capt TJ of Island Lure Charters out of Marathon in the FL Keys. This was our second trip with Capt TJ. Both were 5 star experiences. Capt TJ is an experienced FL Keys Guide. He put us on fish quickly and we caught a lot. He made our day so... More 

Thank ozzgt
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Went to the Keys for the first time and after hearing about the wonderful fishing especially around Marathon, decided to book a fishing charter. Emailed Captain TJ and he responded the same day and called me on the phone the following day. He also confirmed our trip plan one day prior to make sure everyone was on the same page.... More 

Thank pulmcc
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a super pro TG is. I am impressed by his professional attitude guiding me and my family on a magnificent fishing experience. He took us to the right spots and we got nice catches every time. It you are thinking about a fishing trip TG is your man. I would him next as well. As a bonus we... More 

Thank JoakimMor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Not knowing who to fish with in Marathon we were fortunate enough to fish with TJ today. His ambition to get you on fish is second to none. If you want to catch quality fish, this is your guy. We deep dropped for black fin tuna and had a great time. If the dolphin were around I know he would... More 

Thank Joel K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

My family of 6 went out shark fishing with Captain TJ. First, when I called to book he was quick to respond and gave me great detail of what to expect since we had never gone shark fishing. Second, Captain TJ's boat is extremely clean and well maintained and had plenty of seating for our family. Third, he was extremely... More 

Thank Carrie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Went on 1/2 day trip with Captain TJ. He is a fantastic guide. We targeted yellowtail snapper. The 4 of us caught our limit (40 keepers) in about 2.5 hours. I highly recommend him. Very easy going & professional. Reasonably priced. We will definitely book him again!

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