Capt. Anthony Whitford eats, sleeps, and breathes fishing. It is his sole purpose in life to produce the best catch possible. Where most charter boat captains want to go fishing; Capt. Anthony HAS to go fishing. He is super soft spoken, laid back, and easy going; until its go time on the fish! His pure dedication to produce the best experience possible for you and your group is bar none. Capt. Anthony wanted to be a charter captain since he was 16, and is making that dream come true everyday in Islamorada Florida keys! Trust us in saying this, you will not have a bad experience with Capt. Anthony!! Islamorada has some of the best fishing available from snappers and groupers of the reefs and wrecks, to mahi-mahi, tunas, wahoo, and swordfish offshore. Capt. Anthony is super knowledgeable of the surrounding waters so he will offer his best advice on what to do to make the best catch on your Islamorada fishing trip. He loves to make his customers feel involved on the trip. So don't be scared to get your hands dirty with him. He isn't the type of captain that likes to do a "hook and pass". You will be involved from the time the boat leaves the dock at the World Wide Sportsman, till the boat backs in the slip. During the trip, you will be assisting him with catching live bait, to pitching baits at fish like sailfish or mahi-mahi, to helping put out a trolling spread. He will also be teaching you WHY we are fishing the way we are. There is no such thing as a stupid questions. So the next time you're thinking of coming down to the beautiful Florida Keys, come check out Captain Anthony on the All Lit Up! You wont regret it!!!
The bottom line is we love to catch fish! We are not happy with just getting by, and just good enough. We are not "clock watchers" and we are simply more concerned with you becoming a repeat customer than we are with you only fishing with us for the day. We build our business around repeats and referrals, and our hard work and dedication will undoubtedly reflect on our level of success! We refuse to go for "boat rides", and will stop at nothing to ensure you get what you pay for. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WILL HAVE FUN and do everything in our power to ensure you have a truly memorable day on the water!
Since we are in the "Sportfishing Captital of the World", you can expect to have a great time while going fishing! Species vary season by season, so depending on what time of year you are coming, will depend on what we catch. Take a look at the types of trips we offer, and then give us a shout and let us know what you would like to target. We are always here to answer any questions that you may have, and are happy to do so!
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Welcome back everyone, as we have had an exciting week here on the "All Lit Up"! The fishing this week has been great on the humps with some really nice catches of Blackfin Tuna! The Pilchard fishing has been awesome, and we have been able to catch enough of these guys to get the Tunas right up behind the boat! Some really nice fish this week too, up to 25 pounds, and are true tackle busters to say the least.
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