Deep South Fishing Charters – Keys

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’ 2017 Professional. 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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    8 hours of inshore flats or mangrove fishing for Snook,Redfish,Tarpon,Bonefish,Permit, black drum, Snapper and trout! We recommend a full day charter to allow enough time to explore what the Everglades and the Florida Keys have to offer! Multi-day discounts available: inquire for more details! The departure time may vary - check with the captain!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    6 hours of inshore flats or mangrove fishing for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Black Drum, Snapper, and Trout! Multi-day discounts available: inquire for more details! The departure time may vary - check with the captain!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (copy)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $650
    6 hours of inshore flats or mangrove fishing for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Black Drum, Snapper, and Trout! Multi-day discounts available: inquire for more details! The departure time may vary - check with the captain!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    A half day trip fishing the inshore flats or mangroves for local species including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snapper and trout! We provide all tackle, ice, water, fishing license, and safety equipment. All you need to bring is drinks, lunch, and sunscreen! We are a full service charter dedicated to ensuring the best day on the water with drag screaming action! The departure time may vary - check with the captain!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (copy)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    A half day trip fishing the inshore flats or mangroves for local species including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snapper and trout! We provide all tackle, ice, water, fishing license, and safety equipment. All you need to bring is drinks, lunch, and sunscreen! We are a full service charter dedicated to ensuring the best day on the water with drag screaming action! The departure time may vary - check with the captain!
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About the Captain

Ryan Booth
Key Largo, Florida, United States
27 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
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.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Hells Bay 17.8 professional (Skiff) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Cooler days bring hotter fishing!
Cooler days bring hotter fishing!
October 29, 2021
Every day fishing has been solid! Redfish and snook are fired up! Sight fishing as been very fun watching fish eat in shallow water on artificial. Bait fishing has been phenomenal too! Fishing flamingo either form Everglades National park or islamorada. Contact me to get out on the water!

Customer Reviews

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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Great Guide!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore on October 14, 2019
Had a great day with Ryan.  Flats boat is top notch.  Ryan is an entertaining individual who we enjoyed visiting with during...
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3/4 day with capt. Ryan booth

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore on May 13, 2019
Great day out on the water. First cast and it was fish on. Then after a few pointers Ryan got me on my first salt water fish...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore on October 27, 2019
You know it was a great trip when you start off by losing the car keys and still end up having a great time. The Captain’s...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore on May 3, 2019
Had a great time with Cpt Ryan. Appreciated his knowledge of the area…birds, fish and overall water ecosystem. He is as enthusiatic...
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1/2 day trip with Captain Ryan Booth

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore on December 30, 2016
The 1/2 Day trip turned into a 3/4 day trip because captain Ryan was determined to catch fish on a less than perfect fishing...
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FAQs about Deep South Fishing Charters – Keys

Deep South Fishing Charters – Keys offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip - Inshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip - Inshore (copy) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (copy) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip - Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Deep South Fishing Charters – Keys, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Raymarine)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Deep South Fishing Charters – Keys include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Kick plastic initiative ask captain for more)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Deep South Fishing Charters – Keys offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (may-sept)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Deep South Fishing Charters – Keys offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Deep South Fishing Charters – Keys include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bonefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Blackfin)