Scannin Shallow Guide Service

Scannin Shallow Guide Service specializes in light tackle and fly fishing charters in the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park. Captain Jerry Perez has been fishing since his childhood and is well versed in a variety of techniques. No matter your level of experience, he’s ready to put you on some of the most exciting fish on the flats of South Florida!

Step aboard a 17’ Hell’s Bay skiff powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine. This craft was built for navigating skinny water, giving you access to some of the most secluded fishing grounds. On board you will find top of the line equipment, including Penn spinning rods and fly fishing gear by Nautilus and G. Loomis.

You can join Capt. Jerry in the summer when all of Florida’s most iconic fish are biting. These flats and backwaters are home to Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, and much more.

Fly fishing for giant Tarpon is Capt. Jerry’s passion, and he’s ready to teach this art to anglers of any skill level. You can join him in the Keys or the Everglades for a chance to hone this technique step-by-step and land your first Tarpon on fly!

If spinning is more your speed, Capt. Jerry can also help you sight fish the flats. This method makes for a spectacular show, whether casting live shrimp to tailing Bonefish or casting crabs at cruising Permit.

Scannin Shallow Guide Service provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. Capt. Jerry is mobile and can take you fishing anywhere in the Florida Keys and Islamorada. He will call you ahead of time to discuss where you would like to meet, or to fill you in on where the bite is best.

Please note that some species are strictly catch and release. If you would like to take home any fish that are legal to keep, Capt. Jerry will gladly clean and fillet them for you.

Book your next trip and come land the fish of a lifetime on the flats of South Florida!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 23 - Dec 30
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    In summer, the fishing is hot and there's no shortage of opportunity. Come target Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish to land your own Grand Slam! Redfish will be feeding on mullet schools on the flats and channel edges, and Snook will be staging on the beaches of the gulf to spawn. The days are long and hot but well worth it for a Grand Slam!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon (Glades)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Whether you are an avid fly fisherman looking to get your next dose of Tarpon on fly or a beginner ready to catch your first, this trip is for you! Fishing with me will allow you to learn this great game along the way while being taught step by step the "rules of engagement." Tarpon migrate through the Everglades as early as March. I highly recommend that you book 2-3 days for these trips to catch this great fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon (Keys)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Need your dose of Tarpon on fly? Wanting to catch your first Tarpon on fly? Need a guide who's willing to go through the learning curve with you? Fishing with me will allow you to learn this great game along the way while being taught step by step the "rules of engagement." Tarpon migrate through our waters by the masses and being here in the Keys during that time is special. Highly recommend that you book 2-3 days for these trips to catch this great fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Sep 30
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    In summer it's hot, hot, hot, as is the fishing! There are plenty of options during this time of year. Big Tarpon are still around, and Bonefishing will be great all through late summer and early fall. Redfish will be feeding on mullet schools on the flats and channel edges while Snook will be staging on the beaches of the gulf to spawn. Of course, it's Grand Slam season: this is the time to catch Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit in one day.
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About the Captain

Jerry Perez
Quail Heights, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2017
I started fishing at a young age with my dad and my brother, any chance I got to fish. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do. Growing up, I idolized a lot of captains and guides and it was a dream of mine to have my own guide service to show people what fishing and spending time on the water is really about!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hell's Bay Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
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2 full days trip with Capt Jerry
2 full days trip with Capt Jerry
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jesper P.
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 5.00
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2 full days trip with Capt Jerry

Full Day Trip - Tarpon (Glades) on May 2, 2018
Capt jerry is a great guide. First off all nice that he call after your booking just to insure everything is all right, and...
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Saif R.
Key Largo, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 15, 2018
Jerry is a true professional - someone I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience....
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Brad W.
Saint Clair Shores, MI
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Tarpon (Glades) on March 17, 2018
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 27, 2018
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