Captain
Brad Simonds

Member since May 2014 Key West, United States
Background
Capt. Brad has over 38 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 over 38 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
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Southpaw Fishing Charters

61 reviews
Key West
In demand!
trips from $800

Fishing Reports

Fall fishing heats up

October 23, 2019

Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Mackerel and Snapper are all biting well. Read Full Report →


Summertime Fishing

July 15, 2019

Trolling the Gulf Stream for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Billfish Read Full Report →


Winter time variety in Key West

January 04, 2019

Come charter fishing in Key West aboard SOUTHPAW. We use light tackle and live bait to produce great action. Read Full Report →


Offshore Dolphin Fishing

June 10, 2018

Plenty of action over the last week in the offshore waters of Key West. Most of the Dolphin have been found around floating weed and debris. Small flocks of birds have also lead us to the fish. Also a… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 61 reviews
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3\/4 day trip
3\/4 day trip
Eight hour trip with Captain Brad
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Stephen L.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Full Day - Worth It!

VERIFIED   October 21, 2019
Surprised my wife with a trip to KW From Tampa. Decided to book a full day trip for the two of us with Captain Brad and First-mate...
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Antonio M.
Yorktown, VA
 5.00
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3/4 of day trip

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Awesome experience.  Brad and his first mate Chip were on top of everything from the minute we got there until the trip...
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Kerrie G.
Toms River, NJ
 5.00
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Half day fishing trip with Captain Brad Simonds

VERIFIED   November 5, 2019
My husband and I along with our four children had an amazing time aboard the Southpaw . Thank you to Captain Brad for taking...
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Dave D.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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This is an excellent charter.

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
My son and I went out on this charter . The boat is excellent . The wide beam made it a bit more comfortable on the open sea,...
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Jacob R.
Savannah, GA
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
Well what can I say the captain did his job put us on fish and we caught fish. Talked to him earlier in the week before trip...
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