There are many fishing guides in the Florida Keys and Key West that have made flats fishing a passion. This is all that they do. Masters of the tides and the species that live within.
Flats Fishing is done from a flats boat. once to an area where your guide deems to be fishy, he will then step up on his poling platform and start to maneuver you (his anglers) into position using a very long push pole. If all goes well you will get a shot to cast to the fish. This takes much patience and does not allways pan out, so making the most of every opportunity is critical to a days success.
As a 15 year veteran flats fishing guide I would say that this is not a beer drinking fishing trip. To be successful you need to have your game on and paying attention at all times that the fishing guide is quietly poling you to your query. If a more relaxeed flats fishing experience is desired, please look into backountry fishing or go flats fishing on a bay boat.
Fly Fishing on the flats is a spectacular way to challenge ones self on fly fishing. All of our flats fishing guides here offer fly fishing as well as light tackle "spin" fishing. Please check out our info page on fly fishing to learn more about what you need to know before you come fly fishing in the Florida Keys and Key West.
Once you have called us to book a flats fishing trip with one of our professional fishing guides we will send you a confirmation that has his name and personal phone number on it along with the date you have booked the trip for and payment information. You will be instructed to contact him at least the night before to arrange a meeting place and particulars about your day. Check out our punch list of items to bring and ask your fishing guide. Also review our booking and cancellation policies and proceedures.
When people talk about flats fishing in the Florida Keys, manyh times imediatly they think "bonefishing". Thats not exaclty all of it. Bonefish are a species of fish that put us on the shallow water flats fishing map of the world, but there are many other species as well that can be caught almost year round when you go out on one of our flats fishing trips Such as ; tarpon, permit, snook, redfish, trout, sharks, barracudas, jack crevalles, cobia and mutton snappers. Yes, thats a big laundry list and aside from bonefish, they all are available year round thorughout the Florida Keys and Key West flats.
The draw to flats fishing I beleive is the hunting effect it has. I have never hunted wild turkey but many of my anglers have and they equate flats fishing to that. Patience, quiet, stealthy and still are good descriptions of how to sneak up on a fish. Sometimes we find flats fish to be at thier most vulnerable when they are up on the flats in "tailing" waters and they are weary as hell. Sneaking up on tailing fish is a true art and can only be done by a professional to get the casting shot of a lifetime.
If she likes to fish, yes. If she likes to read a book while you and the guide stalk fish, yes. If she gets bored easy then no. Hope that helps.
For as little as $450.00 you can get a good taste of flats fishing here in the Florida Keys and Key West with a 4 hour trip. This rate is based on two persons. We also offer 6 hr trips for $550.00 and 8 hour trips for $700.00
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