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, Im 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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Fishing Reports

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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Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Full Day on Southpaw
Awesome experience! Capt. Brad put us on the fish!
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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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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Steve A.
Erving, Massachusetts
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain Brad Simonds

VERIFIED   April 3, 2018
4/3/18 - Treated myself to a birthday gift with a 3/4 day trip with Brad - outstanding day. I am a New Englander used to striper...
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David C.
Key West, Florida
 5.00
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Three days with captain Brad and Matt

VERIFIED   March 8, 2018
A group of us fished 3 days on the Southpaw with captain Brad Simonds and his mate Matt. We are all experienced fisherman but...
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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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