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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    There's no fish more famous in the Florida shallows than Tarpon! You'll spend 4 early morning hours fishing around the bridge Silver King. Use spinning gear provided by Capt. Diego or try to catch one on a fly – the ultimate challenge for the inshore angler! Your gear, as well as bottled water, is all on board. Feel free to bring along any other snacks and refreshments.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Head out in the late afternoon for your shot at hooking the famous Silver King – Tarpon! Explore the areas around the bridge, where this monster fish likes to congregate. Use spinning or fly fishing gear provided by Capt. Diego or bring your own, just let him know in advance. There's bottled water on board but you're free to bring any other drinks and snacks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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.
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About the Captain

Diego Cordova
Marathon, Florida, United States
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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) Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

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

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 28, 2020
Great experience. Captain did everything we were able to have a good fishing experience. Highly recommended!
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