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

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Key West
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Customer Reviews

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Capt Brad hooked us some tuna even on a calm day!
Thank you Capt Brad! Our Prayers are with you!
Key west sail fish
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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
93%
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Half Day with tons of action

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 31, 2021
Have taken many charters and this was one of the very best.  The Southpaw is probably the best designed fishing boat I have...
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Denis W.
Bradenton, FL
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2 days with Captain Brad and first mate Mick

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 16, 2021
Our first day was a bit bumpy because of the wind. But Capt Brad took us out to the reef and put us on some nice Snapper, Mackerel...
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Michael A.
Kensington, MD
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Six Hour trip with Capt Brad Simonds

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 29, 2020
Overall an awesome trip. Wind was blowing and the seas were less than serene but Capt Brad and Mick got us into three sailfish...
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Daryl J.
Lakeview, MI
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4 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 4, 2021
We had a great 4 hr morning trip with Captain Brad and Mick. Caught a lot of fish including yellowtail snapper, mackerel, barracuda,...
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David F.
United States
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3/4 Day trip with Captain Brad and Mick.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 16, 2021
Captain Brad and Mick are all business and first rate! They worked their tails off to get us on the fish and keep us there....
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