Matecumbe Sportfishing - Keys Style

ANGLER HOUSE MARINA 80500 Ove…
Islamorada FL, United States

Matecumbe Sportfishing Light Tackle - Keys Style offers a selection of trips exploring the stunning Everglades National Park and fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish and many many more. Take a trip through one of the most beautiful and unique environments in the country and catch some amazing fish - what more could you want?

The 17 ft Back Country Ghost you will be using is the perfect tool for the job - a famously solid and well-built vessel with a nice shallow draft, so even the skinniest waters won’t be safe. She comes with an anchoring system, live bait tank, state-of-the-art Lowrance GPS and fishfinder, and top-of-the-line rods and reels for a choice of light tackle or fly fishing.

Captain Mark Byrnes is a Florida native who has been fishing the Keys for the last 50 years. He is an expert in light tackle, fly, and sight fishing and knows every nook and cranny of the winding waters you’ll be fishing - there’s no better guide to take you round the Everglades that Capt. Mark!

Matecumbe Sportfishing’s trips come with licenses, bait, and free cleaning and filleting for anything you take home.

Matecumbe Sportfishing Light Tackle - Keys Style offers a selection of trips exploring the stunning Everglades National Park and fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish and many many more. Take a trip through one of the


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  • US$ 650 private charter
  • US$ 550 private charter
  • Early EVE TO SUNSET TARPON TRIPS
    4 hour trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    US$ 500 private charter
  • US$ 450 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

Back Country (BC) Ghost (Flats boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha VMAX SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats, channels, FL Bay/Everglades National Park
Nearshore Fishing
Always within sight of the Islands.
Flats Fishing
Sight fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish & Permit
Backcountry Fishing
Everglades National Park
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning gear from 8-30 lb test
Spinning
All sizes of Shimano spinning gear
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
9 wt, 10 wt & 12 wt
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Bonefish
 
Permit

 
Redfish
 
Shark (Blacktip)

 
Shark (Bull)
 
Shark (Lemon)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Spotted Seatrout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Lowrance Chartplotter
Life Jackets
USCG approved
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide ST
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Lowrance Chartplotter
Life Jackets
USCG approved
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
$25 extra chg to buy live mullet if available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
we prefer catch & release but it's ok to keep a few
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
All fishing licenses included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Very patient w kids & beginners
 
You Keep Catch
We prefer releasing but it's ok to keep a few fish.
 
Catch and Release Allowed
We definitely prefer catch & release
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Charter Operator

Matecumbe Sportfishing/Light Tackle Keys Style
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
Capt. Mark Byrnes is a Florida native fishing guide, born in Miami in 1953. He started fishing in the Keys when he was 6 yrs old,. As soon as he was old enough to drive (but unable to afford a decent boat) he was spending weekends fishing day and night on the old rickety wooden catwalks attached to the old Keys bridges. He was usually tasked with bringing home snapper and grouper for his family to eat. For his own enjoyment he discovered the thrill of jumping tarpon and of seeing these monsters explode out of the water. In the 70's and 80's his passion was Offshore Fishing in small center console boats...However, he always liked to explore the Keys flats and backcountry of Florida Bay and the Everglades every chance he got in his flats skiff. Slowly but surely he became hooked on the shallow water inshore scene and has fished inshore/flats/backcountry exclusively for more than 20 years now. Capt Mark expertly navigates the Islands, banks, creeks & channels in Everglades National Park.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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C-Mark worked as hard as he could to make our Mark . Weather was not our friend and we did catch fish. The weather change to the better, so we went on with his guidance to catch more fish later that week in the Keys,,six tarpon to boat side Such a thrill for my wife and grandson,,,,,,,,,Thank You Mark
Bill an Connor

Fished June 12, 2017
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Being on the water with Mark is like an extension of our family.  His expertise in knowing the hot spots and producing results along with his excellent personality makes for just an awesome trip every time out.  Highly recommend!!

Fished May 13, 2017
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My half day fishing in cold water for Tarpon was saved by at of the ninth inning switch to a bottom bait. The 80 lbs fish hit while Mark was handing me the rod.
What a thrill.

Fished April 24, 2017
Matecumbe Sportfishing/Light Tackle Keys Style (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 4, 2017

Glad you enjoyed catching that tarpon Pete. Many memorable jumps close to the boat. I love to scratch off “bucket list” fish especially for an easy going 80 year old salt like you! 80 for 80! hope to see you next time you sail down this way. Mark.

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