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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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 →

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4.80
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Reeling in dinner!!
Catch of the day!
Fantastic day of fishing on the Southpaw!
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Keith P.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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Great day with Captain Brad on Southpaw Charter

VERIFIED   November 16, 2018
We had a November cold front move through just ahead of our scheduled 3/4 day trip and it was predicted to be blowing pretty...
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Chris G.
Valrico, FL
 5.00
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Full Day Charter

VERIFIED   NEW  March 25, 2019
If your an experienced angler and want the best the fleet offers, South Paw is the only choice If you book this captain,...
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Alan F.
Sarasota, FL
 5.00
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Great day

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
What a GREAT day fishing!!!  Such a good time and i cant say enough about the Capt. and his mate.  We were put on...
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Chris V.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Full Day with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   November 17, 2018
We had a great trip! Captain Brad’s experience is immediately obvious, he knows the spots to keep lines tight. ...
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Joseph S.
Crystal Lake, IL
 5.00
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Full Day on Southpaw

VERIFIED   November 10, 2018
Couldn’t ask for a better boat or crew to be with in Key West.  Boat was perfect for 6 people and crew is more than...
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