Bandit Outdoors

Join Miami native, Captain Matt Pourbaix of Bandit Outdoors for a memorable custom-designed fishing vacation! This charter specializes in sight fishing Biscayne Bay, Florida Keys, Everglades National Park, and beyond in search of the best fishing opportunities and beautiful fish.

Snook, Redfish, Permit, as well as the majestic Tarpon and Bonefish, are all in the cards when you go fishing with Capt. Matt. If you’re looking to hone your fly fishing and light tackle skills, then this charter is the right choice for you.

Freshwater excursions for Asian Carp, Largemouth Bass, Peacock Bass, and other native and exotic species in the urban canals of South Florida are also on offer. Capt. Matt also gives fly casting instruction and lessons – these trips are educational and ideal for beginners or young anglers.

Your vessel will be a 16’ Dolphin Super Skiff with a 50 HP Evinrude engine. This classic flats boat can accommodate up to 2 anglers, and is quick and maneuverable on the skinniest of flats, while also handling chop comfortably. Everything you need for a successful day on the water will wait for you on the boat and Capt. Matt will be there to help with everything else.

All of the necessary safety equipment, licenses, and tackle is provided as well as fly rods and spinners. If you prefer, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. On full day trips, you’ll have light lunch on board, and drinks are provided on every excursion. If you have any food restrictions, please let your guide know in advance.

Kids are welcome to join on your fishing trip, as long as they’re at least 10 years old, so that they can fully enjoy the experience.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    This full day excursion gives you more time on the water to practice your skill and target more fish. Everglades National Park, Biscayne Bay, or the Florida Keys will be your fishing grounds, and you'll be chasing Redfish, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Sharks, and Barracuda on fly and light tackle gear. You'll have light lunch and drinks on board, as well as all safety equipment, tackle, and licenses.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Spend 6 hours exploring Miami's unique urban canal system and target Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, Asian Carp, Cichlids and more on the fly, light tackle, or live bait. Light lunch and drinks are provided, as well as all safety equipment, tackle, and licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Explore the excellent fishing of Biscayne Bay or the northern Florida Keys on this morning trip. Head out and target Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Barracuda, and Sharks for 4 hours. These trips are customizable and can be scheduled around tides, as well as your schedule. All safety gear, tackle, and licenses are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    If you prefer fishing in the afternoon and don't mind the heat, this afternoon trip is for you. You'll be casting your line either in Biscayne Bay or around the Keys in pursuit of Snook, Bonefish, Barracuda, Permit, Tarpon, and even Sharks. Capt. Matt will tailor the trip to your preferences and provide all the gear and licenses you need.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip–Fly Fishing Instruction
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    This 3-hour fly casting course takes place under live circumstances on the boat, while fishing. With your guide, you will go over everything from basic to advanced techniques depending on your skill level. Casting, line management, fly selection, spotting, and feeding fish will all be covered in a real-world environment. Fly rods and tackle are provided, as well as all safety gear and licenses.
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About the Captain

Matt Pourbaix
Stock Island, Florida, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2019
I am a native of Miami and I grew up fishing the waters around South Florida and the Keys. Since I was strapped to the flybridge of my family's 31' Bertram, I have been on the water targeting everything from Permit to Sailfish. I'm a fourth-generation South Floridian and I spend my time split between Miami and Belize. I have years of experience safely guiding clients to finding fish and providing in-depth knowledge and history of local areas. I also teach new and intermediate anglers everything from basic to advanced fly fishing techniques and practices. I have guided trips in Florida, Cuba, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, Belize, and other fishing destinations all over the world.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Peacock) Bass (Peacock)
Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Dolphin Super (Skiff) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 50HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Half day
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80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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James Y.
PT PLEAS BCH, NJ
 5.00
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All day trip

VERIFIED   February 21, 2020
Captain Matt was veryKnowledgeable about the area and didn’t mind driving far I would recommend this to anybody
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John H.
San Juan
 5.00
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John as nd Kathy

VERIFIED   February 20, 2020
Had a great time Matt was an excellent captain very knowledgable and personable
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Henry M.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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Fly Fishing Instructional

VERIFIED   January 3, 2020
Matt was a great guide and teacher…helped me pick up the basics of fly fishing in a flash- cannot recommend him enough....
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Robb S.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 21, 2020
Captain Matt is a great guide! He’ll put you on the fish and will be as excited as his client. He’s a pleasure to fish...
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Peter H.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 21, 2020
Good time with a knowledgeable captain.
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