Captain
Robert Horachek

Member since May 2015 Big Pine Key, United States
Background
I have over 20 years of experience fishing in the Florida Keys. I fished a lot offshore with my dad, uncle, and cousin for most of my life. I decided to start fishing inshore for the visual experience of sight fishing the flats for spooky fish. The adrenaline rush is there kinda like seeing a 12-point buck walking into bow range or hitting a grand slam home to put your baseball team ahead to win the game.
Techniques
My passion is flats fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. But I like to after Redfish and Snook wherever I can find them. I have passion for saltwater fly fishing because I feel like it's very challenging and it's more competitive. The Adrenaline rush is there kinda like seeing a 12 point buck walking into bow range or hitting a grand slam home home to put your baseball team ahead to win the game. There is excitement and frustration but the competitiveness is what drives me.

Hey, I'm Captain Robert Horachek

Big Pine Key, United States
Background
I have over 20 years of experience fishing in the Florida Keys. I fished a lot offshore with my dad, uncle, and cousin for most of my life. I decided to start fishing inshore for the visual experience of sight fishing the flats for spooky fish. The adrenaline rush is there kinda like seeing a 12-point buck walking into bow range or hitting a grand slam home to put your baseball team ahead to win the game.
Techniques
My passion is flats fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. But I like to after Redfish and Snook wherever I can find them. I have passion for saltwater fly fishing because I feel like it's very challenging and it's more competitive. The Adrenaline rush is there kinda like seeing a 12 point buck walking into bow range or hitting a grand slam home home to put your baseball team ahead to win the game. There is excitement and frustration but the competitiveness is what drives me.
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Fishing Reports

Late Season Tarpon Fishing

July 05, 2019

Lately, there has been good Tarpon fishing here in the Lower Keys area. The Key for capitalizing is getting out real early in the morning (best) or late in the afternoon due to water temps heating up in the… Read Full Report →


Permit Fever!!!

January 16, 2019

In the month of January, I start thinking about what’s ahead in February and March. That is going after Permit on the flats with ethier a fly rod or with a live crab. I’m talking about Permit Fever!!! In… Read Full Report →


Wintertime Backcountry fishing report

December 28, 2018

In the Lower Keys area, Wintertime Backcountry fishing brings in a lot of action for anyone that wants to go out and have a good time and take home fish to eat. Mangrove Snapper is a popular target and… Read Full Report →


SLAM!!! Fall fishing report continued

October 27, 2018

So the title of this fishing report is about what occurred to me yesterday while I was out on the water fishing with my buddy Eric. A well deserved day off is what I needed as we had beautiful… Read Full Report →


Fall Bonefishing

October 24, 2018

Bonefish here in the FL Keys continues on pretty strong. Had a couple of trips this week and I’m getting plenty of shots at Bonefish. Along with Bonefish, Permit fishing looks like it’s starting to get good. My clients… Read Full Report →


Marathon Bonefish Tournament

September 16, 2018

This Report is about my wife "Teresa" winning first place in the women's division in the Marathon International Bonefish Tournament here in the Florida Keys. The Tournament took place a week ago along with some beautiful weather and good… Read Full Report →


Good Bonefishing

February 27, 2018

From a recent trip with some good weather and tides, I went out on solo session and went 3 for 4 on Bonefish with numerous shots at Permit. Read Full Report →


Spring has arrived!

February 20, 2018

Water Temperatures are up from a pretty cold winter that we had here in the Florida Keys and the big topic in this report is that Permit are up on the flats feeding really well. One of the photos… Read Full Report →


Winter time Backcountry Bite

January 03, 2018

Fishing in the channels and Backcountry basins typically brings good fishing this time of year with Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snappers, Jacks, Spanish Mackerel and other mixed bag species. This is a great way to get out and bend the… Read Full Report →


Spotted Seatrout here in the Lower Keys

October 30, 2016

Fall is in the air down here in the Lower Florida Keys and fishing in the backcountry is kicking off to a great start fishing for Seatrout. Along with Seatrout there has been a lot of Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper,… Read Full Report →


Bonefish in the Fall

September 19, 2016

Bonefish has been on fire here in the Lower Keys. Lately I 've had some good days out on the water averaging 2 to 4 fish per trip. But all I can say is that I have been seeing… Read Full Report →


Good Bonefishing yesterday

June 29, 2016

Had three people on the boat for an afternoon trip. Got into a school of at least 100 Bonefish. We ended catching 2 out of the school. Here is a photo of a solid 6 lb Bonefish. Read Full Report →


Bonefishing has been on

May 04, 2016

The Bonefishing has been great lately with multiple shots at schools of fish on the flats. Along with that are big Tarpon on the flats and occasional shot at a permit. Read Full Report →


Late Season Tarpon Fishing

June 20, 2015

June is that time of year when the Tarpon migration starts moving on but there are still Tarpon still around. Best times to fish tarpon are in the mornings this time of year. On my last charter, we landed… Read Full Report →

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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A great day!!
Half day trip in the Keys
Half day trip in the Keys
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100%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Andrew C.
Ormond Beach, FL
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A great day!!

VERIFIED   NEW  November 11, 2019
This was our first experience on the flats in the Keys. Capt. Robert was patient, informative and most of all fun! Hooked up...
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David P.
San Juan
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Half day trip in the Keys

VERIFIED   September 29, 2019
Great trip. Capt Robert is very helpful, knowledgeable, and fun to fish with. Put us on fish all day. Caught 2 redfish, 2 jack...
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Matthew G.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 6, 2019
Great experience.  Captain Mike put us on lots of fish.  Couldn’t get the bone or tarpon to bite but we were...
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Jonathan L.
Syracuse, New York
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6 Hour Back country trip.

VERIFIED   April 11, 2019
We had a great day out with Capt Robert. Captain was extremely knowledgeable of the flats. He was very technical and was able...
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John H.
Orlando, FL
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Great day of fishing and catching

VERIFIED   February 11, 2019
Captain Robert is very knowledgeable about the fishing grounds and the targeted species. We had great action all day and highly...
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