Phlats Guide Services

Phlats Guide Services invites you to enjoy a memorable day on the waterways of West Palm Beach, Florida. The charter is owned and operated by Captain Craig Korczynski who has guided guests since 2002 in Palm Beach County for salt and freshwater species.

Capt. Craig has immense knowledge and experience on the water and he likes to share it with others, leading them to their next trophy catch. He can take you fishing and lead you to your trophy Snook and Tarpon, Redfish, and other inshore species such as Trout, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, and lots more.

If freshwater fishing is your thing, the lakes and rivers of Palm Beach County offer great Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass fishing opportunities. These fish have excellent game qualities, with Largemouth Bass being so exciting to catch, that there are a number of tournaments dedicated to it.

Fishing is done aboard a 24’ Travis Bay boat originally built in 2003 with a capacity for four anglers. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, the boat gets you from A to B quickly and safely. Using the onboard GPS, you will navigate these abundant waters and with the help of a fishfinder, you’ll easily locate productive fishing spots.

The vessel features a wireless trolling motor, a livewell, an icebox for the catch, and all the safety features including child and adult-sized life jackets. Capt. Craig carries fly fishing equipment as well as top-of-the-line rods and reels, made by Daiwa. He provides tackle, bait, fishing licenses, and drinks on board.

Phlats Guide Services offers 4, 6, and 8-hour inshore saltwater and freshwater trips to the Indian River and Loxahatchee River. So, if you fancy catching fish with a pro guide and learning from the best, this it the place for you!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Saltwater
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    Maximize your time in Eastern Florida, by really getting to know the inshore waterways and their range of fish species. With the captain's infinite wisdom, you'll know everything about Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Blacktip Shark, Black Drum. Expect to catch a number of these strong creatures and even take home a tasty treat at the end of the day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Saltwater
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    During this 6-hour trip, you'll have plenty of time to target a range of exceptional inshore species. From leaping Tarpon to tailing Redfish, with Seatrout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Snapper, you'll see it all. Prepare for an exhilarating time aboard as you try to reel in one of these tough fighters.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Freshwater
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    You have the choice of heading to the Indian and Loxahatchee Rivers, or to the local lakes on this goliath freshwater trip. Target the nationwide favorite, the Largemouth Bass, and his cousin, the Peacock Bass for a thrilling day on the water, along with the chance to bag yourself a treat at the end of the day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Freshwater
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    On this 6 hour long freshwater trip, fish the local rivers or lakes in the Palm Beach area. Target the exciting and tasty Largemouth and Peacock Bass who will leave you wanting more at the end of the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Saltwater (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    From Stuart to Boynton Beach, experience the magnificent inshore fishing that Eastern Florida has to offer. You're in for a treat as you go after some excellent game fish, such as the tough-fighting Snook, and the no-less tough, but infinitely more impressive, Tarpon, among more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Saltwater (Night)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    From 7 to 11 pm, you'll get the chance to utilize the dock lights and bridges to target exciting inshore species. The Silver King, Tarpon, will dazzle majestically in the light, while Snook will also prove to be a tricky customer to reel in.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Saltwater (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    The inshore waterways of Eastern Florida are famed for their incredible range of shallow saltwater species. This trip can take you fishing the coastal waters from Stuart to Boynton Beach, and you can go after exciting game fish like Snook and Tarpon, as well as the beautiful Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Freshwater (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Head out early and make the most of your morning on the freshwater rivers or lakes. Spend 4 hours targetting the tough-fighting and delicious-tasting Largemouth and Peacock Basses. These will relish the early bite, so be prepared to spring into action right away
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Freshwater (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Target the afternoon bite on local rivers and lakes. You'll go after the exciting Largemouth Bass, a nationwide favorite, and the glamorous Peacock Bass, who's also likely to put up a strong fight at the end of your line.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Peacock)
Black Drum
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Travis (Bay boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Craig Korczynski
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Member since July 2017
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Captain Craig's love affair with fishing began at age 5 with his dad who fished tournaments all over Florida. Craig traveled with him, learning as he grew up. He's been running charters since 2002, and loves teaching others about the local area – be that about the local history or the species they'll target. Preserving the natural environment is a key part of the job for Capt. Craig, and he hopes to teach others to ensure that there's plenty of fish for the next generation.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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James Bisacca
Fort Worth, TX
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
Absolutely awesome fishing trip. Big fish on light tackle! Had 3 trips in 3 days and Phlats was hands down the best. Will book...
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Robert Leutbecher
Orlando, Florida
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Three quarter day fishing trip with Phlats Guide Services.

VERIFIED   August 19, 2017
A Friend and I booked a Snook trip with Captain Craig on 8-19. As soon as I met Captain Craig, I know we were going to have...
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Jeff Hutton
Lake Mary, Florida
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Fishing with Craig

VERIFIED   December 10, 2017
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