FUNYET Charters - 18’ KnotYet

FUNYET Charters takes you exploring the flats of the Lower Keys. You will get the chance to chase Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Sharks, Mangrove Snapper, and some Redfish on both sides of the island. There are numerous flats scattered around the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico waters and you will have a knowledgeable captain by your side to help you out.

Capt. John has been in the business for over 30 years but has fished his whole life, spending summers around the flats and backcountry waters in the area. Plus, he’s a seasoned diver and has two degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology. He will help both novice and experience anglers have a good time on the water.

You will be fishing from an 18’ Action Craft flats boat powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine. Up to two adult anglers can come along and there is enough space for one child in addition. The boat carries the required safety gear and the captain will also provide a cooler. You’re welcome to bring a medium size cooler of your own for foods and drinks.

The captain can pick you up at various locations in the area. Please note that most trips are catch and release, but occasionally the captain may make an exception and take you fishing for food on artificial lures. Most of the time, however, you’ll be fishing with medium size spinning tackle or light tackle. You will find Penn gear onboard and the fishing license is included in the trip price. You should bring a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, food and drinks, water to stay hydrated, as well as a towel.

These trips are a perfect option for anglers with some experience but can also work well for novice anglers. You’ll have the captain’s full attention and a good chance to improve your fishing skills. This is a promise of a fun day with no choppy seas to worry about. Book your spot on time and get your fishing buddy.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    up to 2 persons
    This full day trip will give you a lot of time to explore the waterways of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Fish the flats on both sides of the Keys, chasing Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. The view from the pooling platform will give you an edge of the fish, but don't be tricked – they bite fiercely. The captain will supply the fishing gear and the license. Bring food, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, a towel, and water to stay hydrated. Most trips are catch and release.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    up to 2 persons
    This trip will give you more time to explore the flats in the Gulf and the ocean waters. Join Capt. John and come chase Permit, Bonefish, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Tarpon. This package works for both experienced and novice anglers. All the gear is supplied onboard, but you should bring food and drinks, a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. Most trips are catch and release. You will fish mostly using light or medium size spinning tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    Spend the morning chasing the fish around the Lower Keys flats. You can get Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and more. The captain will supply all the fishing gear and the license. Bring food, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. This is a good intro to flats fishing – no choppy seas and feisty fish in abundance. Plus, there are numerous flats to explore around here. You will use mostly light or medium size spinning tackle. Most trips are catch and release.
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About the Captain

John Sahagian
Little Torch Key, Florida, United States
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Response time 5 hours
Member since February 2016
Captain John has been fishing his whole life. He loves taking people fishing and giving them a memorable day on the water. Not only does he have decades of fishing experience, but he also holds two degrees – one in underwater technology and the other in sport diving education from the Florida Institute of Technology. Capt. John has been a diver for years and in 1988 he founded FUNYET Charters. Ever since, he’s been taking numerous customers around the Keys helping them explore different fishing styles – from backcountry waters to reefs and wrecks offshore. He caters to anglers of all levels of expertise.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Jack Crevalle

Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Lemon)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Little Torch Key to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:

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Kevin D.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

4 hour trip

VERIFIED   May 16, 2018
Great guy, just was not ready for a charter. Saw some neat stuff, just never panned out on any fish.
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