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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 163 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Second Trip with Southpaw and Even Better!
3\/4 day trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Charles M.
Pompano Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great morning with Capt.Brad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 15, 2023
We had a great morning out on the Southpaw. Capt. Brad and mate Sean worked hard to put us on the fish and we put 12 in the...
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Kris K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Second Trip with Southpaw and Even Better!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 14, 2023
Southpaw killed it again! Got us on sailfish, mackerel, mutton snapper, and Yellowtail. Mate was great and Captain as usual...
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Orlando L.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day with Captain Brad and James

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 20, 2023
Great people, very experience and very nice. We had a good time. I’ll definitely use them again on our next trip to Key West
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John M.
Brighton, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Capt. Brad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 31, 2022
The boat was immaculate! Ryan, the first mate, worked tirelessly getting rods set and helping us reel in our catches. Captain...
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Clint F.
Key West, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 22, 2023
Great day with Captain Brad and Sean aboard the southpaw! Everyone caught fish and Capt Brad truly catered to our needs with...
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