Deep South Fishing Charters

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
      FREE Cancelation 60 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    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 - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 60 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    A longer 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!

About the Captain

Ryan Booth
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
23 reports
ID & License verified
27 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Bonefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Permit

Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snook

Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Tripletail
Tuna (Blackfin)

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 60 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Experience
My girlfriend even had a great time!
Fun trip in the Everglades
Fun trip in the Everglades
+10
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23
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Charles S.
St. Petersburg, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 day with capt. Ryan booth

VERIFIED   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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John S.
Unionville, CT
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 3, 2019
Had a great time with Cpt Ryan. Appreciated his knowledge of the area…birds, fish and overall water ecosystem. He is...
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United States
 5.00
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Half day with Capt. Ryan Booth

September 10, 2018
Had a great day. Got on the water early morning and after about 2 hours caught 3 species of inshore game fish. Snook, Redfish,...
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Mark V. D.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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1/2 day trip with Captain Ryan Booth

VERIFIED   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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Mark N.
Miami, Florida
 4.33
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Double reds,Fishing 05/26/2017

VERIFIED   May 25, 2017
Captain Ryan took us out early am for a shot at a giant tarpon in the middle Keys area.  I had one good shot , tarpon...
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Fishing Reports

Snook fishing the glades!

June 01, 2019

Been a solid start to summer out in Flamingo Natiobal park! This time if tear recommend full day trips do we can naje the long run go cooler water areas to datcg fish! Strong bite of redfish, trout and… Read Full Report →


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