Florida Keys Flats Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Flats Fishing Charters

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Best Flats Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Flats Fishing in Florida Keys

Hop aboard a Florida Keys flats fishing charter and try your hand at a Florida Keys Inshore Grand Slam. The shallow waters are crystal clear, making them perfect for fly fishing and sight casting. They’re also a breeding ground for more than a few bucket-list fish. You don’t want to miss out!

The summer months are your best bet for hooking a Grand Slam. Catch Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit all in a day's work and you’ll earn yourself some serious bragging rights. In the winter months, head out in search of Barracuda, Sharks, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and even Snook. Alternatively, Jack Crevalle make for great year-round targets.

Just like the fish, there are a variety of trips to opt for in the Florida Keys flats. You won’t have to travel far, so even a half day trip can put you on some good action. If you’re hoping to hook the elusive three fish that make up the Grand Slam, a full day on the water significantly boosts your chances for success.

The Keys span over 120 miles and there are plenty of flats to fish across the islands. If you’re fishing the Upper Keys, check out the waters between Key Largo and Islamorada. For the Middle Keys, Marathon makes for a good starting point. Lastly, in the Lower Keys, Key West offers world-class fishing that’s hard to beat.

Florida Keys
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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What anglers said about Flats Fishing in Florida Keys

Awesome first time fishing! My daughters first time out and still talking about it and telling everyone back home!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Awesome first time fishing! My daughters first time out and still talking about it and telling everyone back home!
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
Four hours is enough for kids or anyone new to deep sea fishing. Otherwise, if you can afford it, 6+ hours will get you much better options and more fish on the boat. Also, later June seems to be better than ealrier
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Four hours is enough for kids or anyone new to deep sea fishing. Otherwise, if you can afford it, 6+ hours will get you much better options and more fish on the boat. Also, later June seems to be better than ealrier
Cowboy Cowgirl-Cold AC – Cowgirl since 1965
Cowboy Cowgirl-Cold AC – Cowgirl since 1965
The weather was the biggest deterrent factor in making this a great fishing trip. We had a great outcome in spite of the inclement weather conditions thanks to the skills and abilities of Captain Tony and his crew. The Singing Reel vessel was ideal to keep us dry and comfortable with its spacious and air conditioning cabin.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The weather was the biggest deterrent factor in making this a great fishing trip. We had a great outcome in spite of the inclement weather conditions thanks to the skills and abilities of Captain Tony and his crew. The Singing Reel vessel was ideal to keep us dry and comfortable with its spacious and air conditioning cabin.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Anthony is great with kids, very gracious and kind. had a great time! Would absolutely recommend for families and kids
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Anthony is great with kids, very gracious and kind. had a great time! Would absolutely recommend for families and kids
Maritime Co. – Sea Rebel
Maritime Co. – Sea Rebel
Hire a well rated charter n follow Captains instructions. They will work hard to put you on fish. Grill it at your rental or have restaurant cook your catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a well rated charter n follow Captains instructions. They will work hard to put you on fish. Grill it at your rental or have restaurant cook your catch
Jersey Key
Jersey Key "Whitewater"
Do not eat before the trip. Wear sunblock, sunglasses, and long sleeve fishing shirts. Bring towels to lay on in case a passenger feels sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do not eat before the trip. Wear sunblock, sunglasses, and long sleeve fishing shirts. Bring towels to lay on in case a passenger feels sick.
Capt. Conch Charters - Stella Blue
Capt. Conch Charters - Stella Blue
Do your homework and pick a boat with experience crew and nice boat there’s a lot of choices out there
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework and pick a boat with experience crew and nice boat there’s a lot of choices out there
My Ohana Sport Fishing
My Ohana Sport Fishing
Communicate with your guide about what you're looking for and remember that the fish are the ones who decide where to be and what to eat. Have fun. Roll with the seasons and schools. Stay hydrated and wear a hat and long sleeve fishing shirt. The sun is the most dangerous thing on a fishing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with your guide about what you're looking for and remember that the fish are the ones who decide where to be and what to eat. Have fun. Roll with the seasons and schools. Stay hydrated and wear a hat and long sleeve fishing shirt. The sun is the most dangerous thing on a fishing trip.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Fantastic experience. And this was only my second time fishing. Highly recommend
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fantastic experience. And this was only my second time fishing. Highly recommend
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
First timers should book with Joel. He and Johnny are very knowledgeable, explained everything, and made sure everyone caught a fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers should book with Joel. He and Johnny are very knowledgeable, explained everything, and made sure everyone caught a fish.
Conch Too Charters LLC
Conch Too Charters LLC
This crew is exceptionally friendly and answered all of our questions about the fish we caught, about our location on the water, what bait they use-everything we were interested in, they could answer!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This crew is exceptionally friendly and answered all of our questions about the fish we caught, about our location on the water, what bait they use-everything we were interested in, they could answer!
Southpaw Fishing Charters
Southpaw Fishing Charters
My recommendations for someone being a first time fisherman to Islamorada remember, you are in one of the best bodies of water for fishing. Your captain has been on that water way more than most, and he will do his best to put you on Fish the equipment that we used and the knowledge that we had with us in the boat on our captain he did a great job putting us on Fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My recommendations for someone being a first time fisherman to Islamorada remember, you are in one of the best bodies of water for fishing. Your captain has been on that water way more than most, and he will do his best to put you on Fish the equipment that we used and the knowledge that we had with us in the boat on our captain he did a great job putting us on Fish
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
I recommend going with Gettin Tight Fishing charters and Capt. Todd. Very knowledgeable, hard worker, and smart fisherman.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend going with Gettin Tight Fishing charters and Capt. Todd. Very knowledgeable, hard worker, and smart fisherman.
Gettin' Tight Charters
Gettin' Tight Charters
It all depends on the water, call captain ahead of time. To make sure the timing is good for the type of fish your after
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It all depends on the water, call captain ahead of time. To make sure the timing is good for the type of fish your after
Key West Sea Fishing
Key West Sea Fishing
Book early because May is a great month to fish in FL. Also, early morning trips are cooler in May. Wear hats, sunscreen, wear long sleeve SPF shirts. And remember, you don’t always catch fish, or as many fish, or as big a fish as you’d like. The ocean is a big place and fishing is unpredictable. Most fishing guides will work very hard to put you on fish - that’s how they make their living.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book early because May is a great month to fish in FL. Also, early morning trips are cooler in May. Wear hats, sunscreen, wear long sleeve SPF shirts. And remember, you don’t always catch fish, or as many fish, or as big a fish as you’d like. The ocean is a big place and fishing is unpredictable. Most fishing guides will work very hard to put you on fish - that’s how they make their living.
Two Trolls Sport Fishing
Two Trolls Sport Fishing
Use Second Nature Charters. They help learn and will hard to put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Second Nature Charters. They help learn and will hard to put you on fish!
Second Nature Charters
Second Nature Charters
Water is provided. But if you want snacks or drinks besides water, bring your own. Also, go to the restroom before you leave.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is provided. But if you want snacks or drinks besides water, bring your own. Also, go to the restroom before you leave.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Sunscreen, light weight long-sleeve shirt and water!!!! Be patient and just have fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, light weight long-sleeve shirt and water!!!! Be patient and just have fun
Hooked Up Charters
Hooked Up Charters
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Listen to the recommendations of the captain. They know which fish are active.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the recommendations of the captain. They know which fish are active.
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen

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