Captain
Brad Simonds

Member since May 2014 Key West, United States
Background
Capt. Brad has 40 years of charter fishing and tournament sportfishing experience. Apart from running a charter business, he's also spent 9 years as a member of the Sanctuary Advisory Council to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary representing the charter boat industry. He welcomes anglers of all skill levels on board – he can help you from teaching basics to a first-timer to providing assistance to a seasoned sea wolf.
Techniques
Capt. Brad specializes in light tackle fishing, though he's very skilled in all techniques required to catch a variety of species

Hey, I'm Captain Brad Simonds

Key West, United States
Background
Capt. Brad has 40 years of charter fishing and tournament sportfishing experience. Apart from running a charter business, he's also spent 9 years as a member of the Sanctuary Advisory Council to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary representing the charter boat industry. He welcomes anglers of all skill levels on board – he can help you from teaching basics to a first-timer to providing assistance to a seasoned sea wolf.
Techniques
Capt. Brad specializes in light tackle fishing, though he's very skilled in all techniques required to catch a variety of species

My Charter Listing

Southpaw Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(150 reviews)
Key West
 2 bookings in the past week.
trips from $850

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 150 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (209)
3\/4 trip
3\/4 trip
3\/4 trip
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Angler Rating
133
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jacob R.
Savannah, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 24, 2022
Captain warned us of the slow bite at this time and still got us on. 2nd time with Capt. Brad this guy knows what’s he’s...
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David D.
Bentonville, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Trip with Captain Brad and 1st Mate Mick

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 29, 2022
We had an excellent experience.  Captain Brad worked hard on finding the Mahi and never skimped on driving all over the place...
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Malcolm B.
Secaucus, New Jersey
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing half day with Brad

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 6, 2022
My son and I are complete novices, yet with the skillful skippering from Brad and expert guidance from Basha we managed to...
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Mark F.
Key West, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Day Trip on the Southpaw

VERIFIED   Dawn to Dusk on April 17, 2022
Wife and I had a Great trip with Captain Brad and First Mate Mick.  First half of day spent kite fishing, targeting Sailfish,...
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William W.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 16, 2022
Captain Brad and his first mate worked very hard to put us on fish. We did good but not great. We caught fish, just not a lot....
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