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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $750
    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!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $750
    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!
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $850
    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! Start times able to change!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Brett G.
Anna, TX
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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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Charles S.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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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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Joe R.
Fredericksburg, VA
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Great trip

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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John S.
Unionville, CT
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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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Mark V. D.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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:
  • US $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip PM (6 hours)
  • US $850 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
  • 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
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Ryan Booth
Key Largo, Florida, United States
29 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
33 Customer reviews
Response time 8 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 Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

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
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Raymarine
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Kick plastic initiative ask captain for more
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory
Snook and redfish

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 3.5% charge will apply.

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