Southpaw Fishing Charters
One of our top picks in Key West. Capt. Brad Simonds owns and operates Southpaw Fishing Charters, a 43’ custom-built Torres Sportfisher, constructed in 2002 by Claude Torres, a distinguished boat builder. The boat is powered by a 700HP Lugger diesel engine, and comes outfitted with a comprehensive package of navigational and marine electronics, which includes a GPS/Chart plotter, multiple fish finders and depth sounders, several VHF radios and a radar by Northstar and Simrad.
The vessels’ two-tiered livewell system enables the crew to maintain large quantities of live bait throughout the trip. Inside the cabin, there’s a comfy seating area surrounding a dinette and a spacious cushioned bench. One of Southpaw’s more prominent features is its Tuna tower, which the crew utilizes for a variety of fishing techniques all throughout the year, and which they feel gives them the edge over many of their competitors that don’t have a tower on board.
Born and raised in Massachusets, Capt. Brad first started working as a Captain over 30 years ago, running a 55’ Holton out of Key Largo, and spending the spring months on the Yucatan Peninsula. After being at the helm of several private and corporate-owned charters, Brad decided to go independent and started the Southpaw Fishing Charters in 2002.
The Southpaw crew specializes in light tackle live bait fishing, trolling, kite fishing, bottom and wreck fishing for a variety of pelagics and resident game fish inhabiting the area, including Billfish, Tuna, Dorado, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper and many others. Custom fishing charters can also be organized upon request, such as bluewater fly fishing, live bait kite fishing, tournament sportfishing, night Snapper or Swordfish trips, as well as fishing excursions to the Tortugas and other long range trips.
Capt. Brad Simonds owns and operates Southpaw Fishing Charters, a 43’ custom-built Torres Sportfisher, constructed in 2002 by Claude Torres, a distinguished boat builder. The boat is powered by a 700HP Lugger diesel engine, and comes outfitted
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Torres (Convertible) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 700HP Lugger engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.
15% 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.
About the Captain
Member since May 2014
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Went fishing on June 12, 2017
My husband and I went fishing today with Captain Brad and Shaun were great. We caught more than 20 Dolphin fish. We kept 14 that Captain Brad cleaned for us. They were always moving and changing bait to make sure we were catching what we wanted. Overall a great experience!
Fished June 2017Fished June 12, 2017Cesar Argueta recommends Southpaw Fishing Charters
Went fishing on May 4, 2017
Not too many Dolphin around but Brad and Matt worked hard to get us 3 nice ones. Awesome boat!
Fished May 2017Fished May 4, 2017John Lorenz recommends Southpaw Fishing Charters
Went fishing on December 30, 2016
Despite 25 knot winds, captain agreed to try to find protected waters. We are glad he did! He made our vacation. We caught numerous snapper varieties, a dozen blue tail that we released, and two large tuna. But the thrill of a lifetime was hooking a 150lb Goliath grouper. Took pictures of the aquarium worthy beast to prove it.
We have booked charters in Nassau Bahamas, and five times on Lake Michigan for fresh water salmon. Fishing the Southpaw was the largest number of catches by far.
Fished December 2016Fished December 30, 2016Jennifer Szczesniak recommends Southpaw Fishing Charters
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