Captain
Armando Alejo, M.S.

Member since May 2017 Key Largo, United States
Background
Captain Armando's dad took him fishing at about the age of 6. It didn't take long for him to explore this hobby as he took any available free time to go fish. On his 17th birthday, he and his brother DJ, also a charter captain took to the Flamingo Everglades not having a clue what to expect. It was on this trip that Armando caught his first Redfish, and simply never looked back. In his teenage years, Armando idolized the "Spanish Fly" Jose Wejebe and aspired to be just like him. Armando has achieved humble success in the industry, the highlights include entry and wins into local and national tournaments and a TV commercial for his sponsor at the time, Evinrude engines. At close to 200 FIVE star reviews, Armando takes pride in showing his clients what he knows about fishing the Flamingo Everglades for the past three decades. Quite simply, there isn't a Captain in the area that has the experience Armando has- jump aboard and be pampered by world class customer service! A2 Fishing Charters
Techniques
Captain Armando likes inshore fishing on light tackle.

Hey, I'm Captain Armando Alejo, M.S.

Key Largo, United States
Background
Captain Armando's dad took him fishing at about the age of 6. It didn't take long for him to explore this hobby as he took any available free time to go fish. On his 17th birthday, he and his brother DJ, also a charter captain took to the Flamingo Everglades not having a clue what to expect. It was on this trip that Armando caught his first Redfish, and simply never looked back. In his teenage years, Armando idolized the "Spanish Fly" Jose Wejebe and aspired to be just like him. Armando has achieved humble success in the industry, the highlights include entry and wins into local and national tournaments and a TV commercial for his sponsor at the time, Evinrude engines. At close to 200 FIVE star reviews, Armando takes pride in showing his clients what he knows about fishing the Flamingo Everglades for the past three decades. Quite simply, there isn't a Captain in the area that has the experience Armando has- jump aboard and be pampered by world class customer service! A2 Fishing Charters
Techniques
Captain Armando likes inshore fishing on light tackle.
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
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Key Largo
Trips from US $300

Fishing Reports

Let us get you aboard this year, 2024!
Let us get you aboard this year, 2024!
Jan 3, 2024 Key Largo
Greetings A2 Fishing Charters, new and former customers! We've closed another great season here at A2 Fishing Charters, and we are now blessed to be on the water for another great season, our 9th! Our weather has chilled, and we are now enjoying our BEST weather of the year- a great time to be outside. On most days, our afternoons are in the upper 70's, with our morning rides in the upper 60's, just beautiful and pleasant. The fishing has bordered on epic, on many days! Over the past few weeks, we've boated quite a few slot Snook, upper slot Redfish and hundreds of speckled trout. Quick limits of speckled trout have been the norm with mostly all of my groups catching their bag limit of those over our abundant grass flats in the Everglades (3 per person). On a recent trip, Ms. Bethany (a new customer to me), and her family came aboard and requested a slot Snook, almost immediately- no pressure on me at all :). We set out from Flamingo on this trip and started our day targeting speckled trout, at their request. We fought hard for them, and boated our limit and about an hour... We then set our sites on her Snook request and did so by making a good solid run east to a spot that usually gets us at least a shot at a Snook. Upon arriving, I noticed that the tide wasn't quite right, yet! So I chose to troll the area near the spot for me to gauge where the bite would be! In a matter of moments, we all started getting bites! First Ms. Bethany's son, then her nephew and then her! Wouldn't you know it, I rebaited Ms. Bethany and committed a big error, I put her rod on the deck! Within minutes and in the turmoil of everyone catching, Ms. Bethany's bait got hit, her rod fell to the lower deck and the drag went off... I acrobatically caught the butt of the rod, only to notice the fish had hooked itself on the circle hook I'd rigged. It was one of those moments when WHERE EVERYTHING WENT RIGHT! I caught wind of Ms. Bethany and heard her praying for father whom had passed away recently, she was asking him to help her land this fish! And she sure did! What a great catch she made. I shared a great moment with my new customer, received a hug from her in celebration and we proceeded to photograph her catch. Take a look at our reviews if you need any convincing, and book with me today to expreience the best customer service in our area. Capt Armando of A2 Fishing Charters.
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Good action, all day!
Good action, all day!
Dec 21, 2023 Key Largo
Greetings A2 fans. Cancellations are inevitable, particularly in these economic circumstances. On the days leading to this trip, I had two cancellations- both totally out of my control! That said, I was still able to fish with my new customer, and now friend Zach. Check out his review on my page, for the days results. We ran out of Key Largo, and headed toward one of the worlds best fisheries! The Flamingo Everglades. On our first stop, we focused on catching Sheepshead, but pulled over a dozen mangrove snapper instead. Zach and I jumped on plane, headed west and made another stop for Snook, but again we caught a different species- Trout. Boating our limit of Speckled trout didn't take long, so we chilled our six for the trip and continued our trip toward Everglades National Park. Not totally satisfied with our speckled trout bite, we worked a spot that had huge numbers of trout on a previous trip- we boated another 30+ trout before we took a mid day break for lunch. Having our quantity fix, we made an adjustment to quality! We made a good run North and stopped in for some Redfish. After working the area thoroughly, we finally picked some small Snook, and a bonus black drum. With about 30 minutes left on the trip, I made one final run to try for a nicer Redfish! At about the time we had to go, Zach made his best cast of the day, hooked and fought the Redfish pictured above! I enjoyed seeing Zach go to work with this fish, one of our best of the day. All in all, we caught plenty of fish on this trip and closed the trip with a nice Redfish to boot! Capt Armando of A2 Fishing Charters.
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Redfish and Salsa Music :)
Redfish and Salsa Music :)
Dec 7, 2023 Key Largo
Greetings A2 New and Return Customers, Catching up on some of my fishing reports, as it has been a very busy December. I recently had Ms. Melina and her husband Kevin aboard, again. We sat at the dock for about 30 minutes on this day and waited to see some passing storms bring quite a bit of rain through the area, but once the rain flowed through- we went right to work! Within a short distance from the dock and with about 45 minutes left of the rising tide, we hit our first stop. To my, and everyone's surprise, we began sinking corks almost immediately! Melina, Kevin and I each boated Redfish almost immediately all of which were released safely to fight another day. After getting a good Redfish fix, I did a solid run east to find Kevin a requested Snook. After making several stops, and diligently casting for a good Snook, we were not very successful so I decided to switch species to Sheepshead. We made another solid run East, and made one stop for the elusive Sheep! It was almost immediately, that we boated 5 or more good Sheeps! Again, all of which Ms. Melina and Kevin threw back to fight another day. After a brief attempt at Speckled Trout, we were weren't seeing the action we wanted so I made one last ditch effort at our Snook. I ran to one of my tried and trough Snook spots, and worked hard at it with many varieties of baits. Live shrimp, soft plastics, and the like. With about five minutes left on the charter, Melina then Kevin both boated some nice Snook- relieved was an understatement, we made it happen!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 167 reviews
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Excellent
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Stephanie A.
New York, NY
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Best day with Captain Armando!

VERIFIED   4-Hr.Military/ First Responders(AM) on July 24, 2021
Four of us went for a 1/2 day (4 hr) fishing trip with Captain Armando and had the best day! He gave clear instructions on...
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3/4 day trip with Captain Armando Alejo

On a budget trip on May 2, 2021
I had such a great time fishing with Captain Armando 2 years ago, I booked a return trip last year (2020). Well, we all know...
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Jennifer S.
Miami, FL
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Hard Working Captain, Nice Boat, Steady Volume of Fish

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 21, 2021
We had a great time fishing. Captain Armando’s boat and equipment allowed us to do things that you can’t do on other charters....
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Brian H.
Margate, FL
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3/4 day fishing with Captain Armando.

VERIFIED   On a budget trip on December 30, 2022
I have fished with lots of different captains in many different locations and Capt. Armando is definitely one of the best....
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Great day in the Everglades

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on January 15, 2023
It was a very cold day but Captain Armando still put us on a lot of fish! Had a blast catching sheepshead until we filled our...
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