Flat Out Sportfishing

Discover Florida flats fishing with a local pro aboard “Flat Out Sportfishing”! Head out with Captain Diego Cordova, an expert at navigating the productive shallow waters in the Florida Keys backcountry. Whether you’re fly fishing or spinning there’s no more exciting place to test your sight fishing skills than here!

Your ride for the day is a powerful 24’ Crevalle bay boat that can accommodate up to 4 anglers comfortably. Her wireless trolling motor is essential for sneaking up on those easily spooked shallow dwelling fish. If your targets prefer live bait it’ll stay fresh in the live well, or you can choose from Capt. Diego’s selection of lures.

Explore depths of up to 20’ in search of Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Bluefish, Snapper, and Cobia, before heading into extremely shallow waters. Here in the flats, the depth is only about 2’ and you’ll find there’s plenty of Bonefish, Permit, small Sharks, and Tarpon to cast for!

All of the gear you need for a productive day spinning and fly fishing is provided. You’re also free to bring your own gear, just consult with Capt. Diego beforehand. He’ll also provide all of your licenses, bait, and a cooler with ice and bottled water. Any other refreshment you’d like to have you’re free to bring along.

Let Capt. Diego know if you’re staying at a local hotel or resort and he can arrange pick-up. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience epic sight-fishing with Flat Out Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Spend a productive morning in the shallows on this 4-hour fishing adventure! You'll explore depths ranging from 2' to 20' in search of famous inshore species like Bonefish, Permit, Snapper, and Pompano. Sight-fishing is the name of the game here and fly fishing and spinning gear are provided. There's also bottled water on board but feel free to bring any other refreshments you'd like and store them in the cooler.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    Prefer to head out in the afternoon? Then the 4-hour PM trip is the ideal choice for you! You'll sight cast in the productive Florida Keys shallows with spinning and fly fishing gear provided by Capt. Diego. Hook the likes of Permit, Bonefish, Pompano, Snapper, and Bluefish in various depths. There's bottled water on board but you're free to bring any mother refreshments you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    Nothing quite like a full day of fishing in the Florida Keys shallows! 8-hours gives you enough to explore the varying depths in the backcountry and flats while you go after Permit, Pompano, Cobia, and a variety of Snapper. Of course, there's also the opportunity to hook the mighty Tarpon during its season. Capt. Diego provides all of your spinning and fly fishing gear, as well as bottled water and ice. You're free to bring along any other refreshments you'd like to keep you going.
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About the Captain

Diego Cordova
Marathon, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since March 2019
I come from a long line of commercial fishermen from the North coast of Cuba. I started commercial fishing as a young man as a crew member on board my father's commercial fishing vessel in 1978. I acquired my first commercial fishing vessel in 1982 and I've been a self-employed fisherman ever since. Having been in these waters since 1978 and gaining the knowledge required, I began my flats fishing charter business in 1988 and have fished the shallow waters from Long Key all the way to the Marquesas islands west of Key West and Florida Bay. Fishing is in my blood and I wanted to carry the traditions of my ancestors and be able to pass on this knowledge and conservation ethics to the coming generations in our family and with all of the clients that I meet.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Crevalle (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Fishing with Diego
Fishing with Diego
Full Day with Captian Diego
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Angler Rating
12
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Melanie D.
Rosston, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day tarpon trip with Capt Diego

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Tarpon on June 17, 2021
We had the best time! The Capt and his boat are awesome! We left out of Bahia Honda State Park and went straight out to the...
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Paul B.
Winder, Georgia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best Charter Ever!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2021
Captain Diego is the BEST! Professional and fun! If you want to enjoy yourself with a great captain and a great person, fish...
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Neil V.
Ashwaubenon, WI
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 4, 2022
Was amazing to see so many sharks. We caught fish everywhere we went and Captain is very professional and great to spend the...
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Charles H.
Powhatan, Virginia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Diego

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 11, 2022
Charles H. recommends Flat Out Sportfishing
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Danny D.
Mobile, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 8, 2021
We had a great time. Very friendly. Very experienced captain and knew the local waters well.  Highly recommended Captain Diego.
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FAQs about Flat Out Sportfishing

Flat Out Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Flat Out Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Flat Out Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn rods and reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water, ice )
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Flat Out Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Flat Out Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Flat Out Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon