Choosing your captain is the most important decision you will make for a successful trip. Captain Larry Sydnor should be your Florida Keys fishing guide because the difference between a premier, professional, top Keys guide and the average guide is tremendous!

As a verified Captain, Capt. Larry maintains all required credentials, licenses, permits, and $1,000,000 commercial marine insurance to be entrusted with your safety and charter needs. Capt. Larry is a resident pro-staff guide out of the nationally-acclaimed World Wide Sportsman/Bass Pro Shop in Islamorada and is a USCG Master Captain, a respected member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators, the Florida Guides Association and the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association.

Capt. Larry has the physicality necessary for outstanding control of his skiff. He also has an extremely large repertoire of spots to fish – which is essential when weather or fish behavior becomes unpredictable. He’ll provide you with the very latest in top-quality high-tech equipment: boats, rods, reels, lures, and flies (he ties all of his own) – all of it!

He knows everything about fishing, from knots, hooks & flies to placing the boat just right for your cast. Don’t worry whether it is smarter to spend your day chasing Tarpon, Bonefish or Permit, or whether other backcountry species present a better opportunity – he’s got it all figured out! Whether it’s spinning, jigging or fly fishing, he’ll help you out with it no matter your skill level.

24-Hr advance notice required for fly fishing and he’ll want to know which hand you RETRIEVE with. You will be supplied with all essentials including expert assistance and encouragement to bring out your best. There’s no minimum age for children, the captain will provide you with all the PFDs required.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Departure times are flexible. You'll start your trip in inshore waters before you move further inland into backcountry waters. You can target a lot of gorgeous species like Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrouts, Permits, and others. The charter will supply you with all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Departure times are flexible. Especially attractive for backcountry trips to allow the proper travel time to find the right tides with fish ready to eat. The captain will supply you with all the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    The departure time is flexible. This trip is ideal for the busy angler. You can go sightfishing for Bonefish or go after Tarpon in the morning. You will be supplied with all necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    If you don't have a lot of free time, this trip will slot some excellent fishing in your busy schedule. You can go after a variety of local species like the Bonefish, Redfish, Permit, Snook, and others. You will be provided with all required equipment.
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About the Captain

Larry Sydnor
Islamorada, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
I am a student of the great angling masters and highly educated on the fisheries in my location. I maintain all required credentials, licenses, permits and $1,000,000 commercial marine insurance to be entrusted with your safety and charter needs. I am an extremely popular inshore fishing guide because my power and expertise on the skiff's poling platform provides safe and unparalleled fishing adventures. Each trip is customized for adults and delighting youngsters for parental smiles, or serious angling as I am extremely competitive and have won many awards as both angler and guide from tournaments in the Florida Keys. I am USCG Master Captain, a respected member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators, the Florida Guides Association and the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association. I am a fly fishing specialist and do my best by EVERY angler to ensure a fun, fulfilling experience fishing the beautiful upper Florida Keys.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Chittum Skiffs (Flats boat) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Another tournament win
Another tournament win
September 18, 2021
Yes, Capt. Larry Sydnor guided Islamorada's own Betsy Bullard when she came through at last weekend's Herman Lucerne 7-species fishing tournament taking home three awards that takes place entirely within Everglades National Park boundaries catching and releasing 6 species to take TOP FEMALE GUIDED, GENERAL DIVISION WINNER, and LARGEST SNAPPER @ 19.5"!! Only the snook eluded us - all were under the required 28", twice missing it by under a HALF INCH (FULL MOON?)

Customer Reviews

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93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Buddy T.
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First time flyfishing with a guide

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 9, 2021
Last minute weekend trip to the Keys with my family.  My 15yo son has dreamt of trying his hand at sight casting on the flats...
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3/4 Day Trip with Capt Larry

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 19, 2021
Had a great trip with Captain Larry last week.  We both nailed a backcountry slam with several nice snook, redfish and a...
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Half day AM trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 31, 2021
We booked with short notice and Capt. Larry was able to get us in. Communication was very easy. Although we didn’t catch...
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3/4 day trip with Capt Larry

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 31, 2021
Had an awesome day fishing! Capt Larry put us on the fish. Highly recommend fishing with him.
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Deer Park, TX
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Fishing with Larry

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 13, 2021
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FAQs about Capt. Larry Sydnor

Capt. Larry Sydnor offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Larry Sydnor, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (Contains bottled water)

Trips booked with Capt. Larry Sydnor include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Highest quality gear)
  • Live Bait (Captain nets during trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water. Anglers bring specialty drinks)
  • Fishing License (You are included in Captains license)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Only with 24-hr advance notice)

Capt. Larry Sydnor offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Larry Sydnor offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Advance notice required)

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Larry Sydnor include:
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon