Flats fishing is allot like backcountry fishing only a little bit more focused and diciplined and on a smaller boat. Fishign the same areas of shallow water with a specific species or technique of fishing in mind. Traditional flats fishing skiffs have the anglers on the bow of the boat and the fishing guide is on the back of the boat maneuvering his anglers into position using a long push pole. On a flats fishing charter, anglers are left to thier own capabilities and not much help from the fishing guide is offered outside of direction and distance to cast. Accuracy is very important when casting either spin fishing gear or fly fishing gear while flats fishing. A moments notice is all you get sometimes when your targeted fish comes into range. For a less challenging and possibly more rewarding experience on the flats, look into our Florida Keys backcountry fishing charters.
Our Florida Keys Flats fishing guides will take you to the fish and show you how to catch them using state of the art flats fishing boats, rods, reels, tackle and techniques. Spin fishing or fly fishing - your choice. Your fishing guides job is to quietly maneuver his angler into position to get a shot and cast to the fish. You make the cast, the fish eats and zing! the race is on. A true trophy of fishing is a fish caught fishing the flats of the Florida Keys.
Flats fishing boats only all for 2 persons or less per boat, not only due to the size of the flats boat but also the intensity of the fishing. Our flats fishing guides offer 4, 6, and 8 hour charters. We reccomend 6 hours or less being the best deal. Rates start at 450.00 for 4 hours.
All of your tackle, licenses and instruction will be included. This includes fly fishing gear, bait, flys, spin tackle, artificial lures, bottled waters and some ice to keep your drinks and lunch cool.
We reccomend that you wear light colors and airy sport long sleeve clothing like the AFTCO fish Ninja shirt, that will keep you cool on the hot summer days. A hat, good sunscreen (lotion not spray please)
We reccomend that anglers have some experience casting with light tackle spin fishing rods or moderate experience casting saltwater fly fishing rods to get the most out of a flats fishing charter. Those with less experience wanting to fish the flats we reccomend our Florida Keys backcountry fishing charters on board our bay boats.
To make a flats fishing reservation the best thing to do is call us directly We are always here standing by to help you put your Florida Keys fishing charter together. Tell us where in the Florida Kesy you are staying and what type of experience you might be looking for. We will offer you some suggestions and put you in touch with a professional fishing guide that we know will take great care of you or we will give you your money back.
Upper Keys - Islamorada / Key Largo Backcountry Fishing Charters
Join the Crew of Florida Keys Fun fishing, directed by Capt. Mark Johnson for Bonefishing, tarpon fishing and fly fishing on the flats of Islamorada and Everglades National park areas.
Lower Keys - Key West / Marquesas Keys Backcountry Fishing Charters
Fishing done right! Flats Fishing with the seasoned captains in the Florida Keys. Specializing in Tarpon fishing, bonefishing, and fly fishing year round.
Veteran Florida Keys flats fishing guide Capt. Chris Duncan. Specializing in Tarpon fishing, bonefishing and fly fishing year round.
Veteran Key West flats fishing guide Capt. Steven Lamp. Specializing in Tarpon fishing, bonefishing and fly fishing year round.