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Address: 11833 Overseas Hwy, Capt Hooks Marina, Marathon, FL 33050-3040
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+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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Three boys on the water. Great day of fishing

Brought my 10 and 9 year old boys for a fantastic day of fishing. TJ was terrific with the boys. We got on the fish ok at the first stop, but our second location was incredible... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Todd S
Pound Ridge, New York, United States
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Pound Ridge, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought my 10 and 9 year old boys for a fantastic day of fishing. TJ was terrific with the boys. We got on the fish ok at the first stop, but our second location was incredible. We all caught our limit and the boat and captain were terrific.

1 Thank Todd S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent day of fishing with Capt. TJ. Dropped us on the fish and kept us busy all morning. We will definitely go fishing with him again.

Thank Jerry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got off the water with Captain Tj and let me tell you it was the best fishing trip I've ever been on. Cpn TJ was very professional and easy to deal with and setting up the trip and staying informed. He was prompt at the dock, and his boat was pristinely kept. He was very flexible to fishing... More 

Thank Brian R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain T.J. Is the best! He is awesome with explaining the techniques to use to catch those fish. His boat is super clean and very organized. We had a wonderful time today catching yellowtail and will be eating well tonight! Can't wait to go again.

Thank Jennifer L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time ever doing any sort of fishing in the ocean. Captain TJ was a great teacher. His boat is meticulously clean and very comfortable. It was a bit windy when we went out, and he was very accommodating in keeping us comfortable with the waves. But the best part: I couldn't believe how incredible the fishing... More 

Thank RachelW7512
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE went fishing out of Capt. Hooks Marina and were fishing just 25 minutes after leaving the dock. The Atlantic was somewhat rough but TJ's boat is wide and has comfort pads around the gunnels so your knees don't get beat up. But the big attraction is Capt. TJ himself. He is so very knowledgeable and is able to adjust... More 

Thank FNegaard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We normally stay in Marathon but drove down from Key Biscayne to go out with TJ. Another great afternoon. Great guy, great fishing. My daughter was killing it. All the yellow fin snapper we could catch. We would highly recommend going out with Captain TJ. We cannot wait to go out again next year.

Thank Tucker1010
Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We took advice from a friend who had hired Captain TJ while in Marathon. He could not have been more accomodating. He explained what the fishing and seas would be like and what to expect before going out. There was no guarantee we would catch fish but we were more than pleased with the results. He was very patient and... More 

Thank twoharborsbarb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Fishing with Captain TJ was a highlight of our vacation in the Keys. We were looking to get a fun, casual fishing experience with hopes of catching enough fish for some dinners. TJ gave us a couple options for fishing based on the weather that day and he made sure that wherever we went we were constantly reeling the fish... More 

Thank Kailey Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Fishing with Capt. TJ was a great experience. He was helpful and patient with our three kids. The seas were a bit rough, so we even tried a second location. We caught several fish in both spots. He was more than willing to work with us so that the trip was successful. We will certainly use him again.

Thank Kelly S

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