Deep South Fishing Charters

104080 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo FL, United States

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Boat Specs

Hells Bay 18 Waterman (Skiff) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

18 ft
2 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum

Jack Crevalle


Snapper (Mangrove)

Speckled Trout


Deep South Fishing Charters is a first class inshore fishing charter.  The company uses top of the line tackle as well as providing the most technical poling skiff available on the market: The Hells Bay Boatworks’ “18 Waterman”. Weighing only 620 lb, the boat can float in just three inches of water, making it the perfect vessel for the local flats and backwaters. With both a push poll and access to a trolling motor if needed, the boat is versatile and can be used for all sorts of fishing, traveling out to up to 20-30 ft water depth when targeting Tarpon, but staying in shallower areas for Redfish, Bonefish, Snook and more. With a live well on board, the boat is well equipped for a day on the water.

Deep South Charters specializes in light tackle fishing in areas such as Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys. A trip with them could range from poling the skinny water flats sight fishing and fly fishing for Reds and Snook to chasing the “Mighty Silver King” (Tarpon). They also run the maze of creeks and mangrove islands deep in the Everglades National Park, where you can not only catch some first class fish but also experience the rich and diverse nature the Everglades have to offer. If you’re interested in learning the ropes of fly fishing, Capt. Ryan is more than happy to help and tell you all about his well-practiced techniques - however, he also specializes in spinning tackle and conventional light tackle.

Both the avid angler and the novice fisherman eager to learn more about inshore fishing are welcome on board. The company is family friendly. All tackle, ice, water, fishing license, and safety equipment are provided: all you need to bring is drinks, lunch, and sunscreen!

This is a full service charter dedicated to ensuring the best day on the water with drag screaming action! Depending on where you are staying they can arrange pickup from your hotel or nearest marina: please inquire for detail

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, American Express.

About the Captain

Ryan Booth
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Member since November 2015
Capt. Ryan Booth has been fishing in South Florida since he could walk. After he scaled down his fishing activities slightly to go to school he threw himself back into fishing on graduation. Now fishing is his main priority, and he's constantly exploring the inshore waterways around Key Largo, always learning, finding new areas and tracking the fish down. He likes to use his experience to always try to get his clients a guaranteed catch as far as the conditions and the fish will allow. He has been guiding professionally for the last two and a half years - previously to that he liked taking people out for fundraisers and family days out, giving him the experience to now run charters full time.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 93%

Key Largo Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Capt. Ryan provided a memorable experience for my son and I. We caught tons of big fish and I have the small ones in the freezer ( I can’t believe I’m calling a 27” Bull Red small :) He provided everything we needed and sent us pictures to show off to my friends and family.

Chris Mcelroy • Fished Jul 30, 2016
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My wife and I totally enjoyed our time on the water.  Ryan
had the experience and patience that made for a great day.  We both caught some great redfish while spin fishing on light tackle

Bob And Lynn Boyd • Fished Feb 26, 2016
Ryan Booth (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 3, 2016

It was a great day on the water! The season is now! Thanks for coming out! Glad we could get on some fish! All of our redfish were over 30 inches! We are in the migration now for the redfish and the Silver King (tarpon) now that these tarpon have shown up fishing will fantastic here on out!

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Captain prompt, courteous and knew the waters we were fishing quite well.  No complaints - thoroughly enjoyable - would use Captain Ryan Booth again.

Steve Hoffenberg • Fished Jan 12, 2016
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  • 104080 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo
    FL 33037, United States