In 1976 the Florida Department of Transportation completed the project of replacing all of the bridges built by Henry Flagler (the railroad that went to sea). The Flagler bridges were begun in the early 1900’s and took many years to complete. Many of the Islamorada bridge fishing structures that were replaced have been turned into fishing piers. The best fishing bridges began just south of Bud n’ Mary’s Marina, at the south end of Upper Matecumbe Key, mm 79.8 and continue all the way to Key West. The bridges span the deep channels that run between the islands of the Key’s, separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Florida Bay. Many species of fish that swim in both bodies of water can be caught in these channels and around the structures of the bridge. Since there are no motorized vehicles allowed on the designated fishing bridges, it’s very safe and an ideal place to have fun and enjoy the true Keys’ atmosphere.
We recommend the following bridges for fishing.
Channel 2 Bridge at mile marker 73. The bridge has fishing platforms and parking on both sides of the bridge. Channel 5 bridge at mile marker 71.This Bridge has parking at the south end. Long Key Bridge at mile marker 65. We rate this bridge the best because of the amount of water and fish that pass under the bridge. There’s fishing platforms as well as parking on both ends of the bridge.
This is a very inexpensive way to enjoy fishing here in the keys, and remember we are open from 6:30 A.M. to 9 P.M.
June 14, 2022
Check out the latest Dock Walk here in June to see what’s been going on with fishing! Also make sure to check out our brand new lodging options for this year… the Lucky Lady II Trawler and the Swordfish Houseboat! You can find more info here, they are both available… Read More
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