Thursday, June 30, 2022
Flats Fishing

Flats Fishing

When seeking to catch redfish, bonefish, or snook, flats fishing is the way to go. Fishing on the shallow flats of Florida provides the perfect chance to reel in some of these unique species. Ideally, flats also provide the best areas for fly fishing.
Backcountry Fishing

Backcountry Fishing

While the term backcountry fishing often encompasses any fishing with a backcountry guide, including flats fishing, true backcountry fishing is venturing north of the Florida Keys, into these often inaccessible and untouched lands.
Florida Bay Fishing

Florida Bay Fishing

The Florida Bay is called the “waterspout capital of the world” and offers nearly 1,000 square miles of exploration: the basins, grass lined mud banks, mangroves, and mangrove islands serve as a habitat for some fantastic marine and wildlife.
Key Largo Fishing

Key Largo Fishing

Key Largo is known to be the diving capital of the world, but it should be noted that it is just as famous for being the ideal sport-fishing destination. Located off the southern coast of mainland Florida, the island of Key Largo is a prime location sought out by anglers.
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Florida Bay Fishing
Key Largo Fishing
  • Snook

    Snook Fishing

    Snook, "The Linesider"

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    Snook may be the perfect Florida gamefish. It is a tremendous fighter, requires skill to land and is one of the best eating fish you'll ever taste. Primarily inshore fish, found in the flats and backcoutry of Key Largo and Florida Bay. Most snook, often referred to as linesiders, spawn from April to October in the offshore waters near passes and inlets. Snook Fishing in Everglades National Park is some of the most exciting fishing you will ever do. Flamingo and Florida Bay are hot spots as well for flats fishing.

  • Redfish

    Redfish Fishing

    Redfish, "Big Red"

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    Redfish are one of the top recreational saltwater gamefish in the flats and backcountry. Small live baitfish, just about any jig, gold and silver spoons, and even topwater plugs are potential meals if they are presented correctly. Of these, the topwater plug is an interesting bait to use when fishing the flats because the fish must come to the surface and rollover to get its mouth in position to strike the bait. Redfish can be caught in the backcountry of Florida bay or in the flats of Miami or Florida bay. 

  • Trout

    Trout Fishing

    Trout, "The Comeback Kid"

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    Spotted Sea trout spawn from spring through the summer in the estuaries along both coasts. A live shrimp or bait fish bait rigged to a line with a popping cork is the number one method for trout fishing. Jigs tipped with a small piece of shrimp and gold spoons are very effective artificial baits. Weedless varieties are desirable when you fish in the sea grass. Florida trout fishing can be fun for all anglers in Florida bay.

  • Tarpon

    Tarpon Fishing

    Tarpon, "The Silver King"

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    Growing to lengths of more than eight feet and weighing more than 280 pounds, it is easy to see why the tarpon is one of the most sought after Florida gamefish in the world. Tarpon can be caught in Islamorada during the tarpon run near bridges and passes. Tarpon fishing in Islamorada during the months of April thru June can be some of the best tarpon fishing in the world.

  • Snapper

    Red Snapper Fishing

    Red Snapper, "The Grove Lurker"

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    The Red Snapper is a tricky fish to land. Being primarily a 'nibbler', a soft touch is needed when trying to catch them. Favorite baits include squid, whole medium-sized fish and small strips of fish such as amberjack. In some situations the larger fish are caught on heavy jigs (artificial lures), often tipped with a strip of bait or by freelining baits at the proper upper level. Mangrove snapper can be caught just off the mangroves in deep holes in Florida bay or key Largo.

  • Shark

    Blacktip Shark Fishing

    Blacktip Shark, "The Flats Stalker"

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    The Blacktip shark can be found in both inshore and offshore waters of Miami and the Florida Keys. Nicked name the flats stalker they can also be found in shallow water flats. Shark fishing charters can produce some of the largest sharks in Florida waters. The black tip can be fished in the florida keys as well as Miami and Florida bay.

Captain's Blog

  • Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report
    Islamorada Florida, the fishing Capitol of the world. Islamorada an island in the chain of the Florida Keys that sits about 1 hour and 45 minutes south of Miami Florida  and boasts some of the best fishing in the world, including some fantastic Tarpon fishing. Tarpon fishing...
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