Flats fishing is allot like backcountry fishing only more focused and disciplined and on a smaller boat. Fishing the same areas of shallow water with a specific species or technique of fishing in mind. Traditional flats fishing skiffs have the anglers on the bow of the boat and the fishing guide is on the back of the boat maneuvering his anglers into position using a long push pole. Sight fishing is the name of the game.
On a Florida Keys flats fishing charter, anglers are left to their own capabilities and not much help from the fishing guide when the time comes to make the connection. The fishing guide can only the direction and distance to cast. Accuracy is very important when casting either spin fishing gear or fly fishing gear while flats fishing. A moments notice is all you get sometimes when your targeted fish comes into range.
For a less challenging and possibly more rewarding experience on the flats, look into our Florida Keys backcountry fishing charters. Here you will find a less disciplined approach fishing for the same species with up to four persons and much more help from your Florida Keys Fishing Guide.
Our Florida Keys Flats fishing guides will take you to the fish and show you how to catch them using state of the art flats fishing boats, rods, reels, tackle and techniques. Spin fishing or fly fishing - your choice. Your fishing guides job is to quietly maneuver his angler into position to get a shot and cast to the fish. You make the cast, the fish eats and zing! the race is on. A true trophy of fishing is a fish caught fishing the flats of the Florida Keys.
Flats fishing boats only allow for 2 persons or less per boat, not only due to the size of the flats fishing boats but also due to the intensity of the fishing and infrequent shots.
Our flats fishing guides offer 4, 6, and 8 hour charters. We recommend 6 hours or less being the best deal. Rates start at 450.00 for 4 hours.
All of your tackle, licenses and instruction will be included. This includes fly fishing gear, bait, fly's, spin tackle, artificial lures, bottled waters and some ice to keep your drinks and lunch cool.
We recommend that you wear light colors and airy sport long sleeve clothing like the AFTCO fish Ninja shirt, that will keep you cool on the hot summer days. A hat, good sunscreen (lotion not spray please)
We recommend that flats fishing anglers have some experience casting with light tackle spin fishing rods or moderate experience casting saltwater fly fishing rods to get the most out of a flats fishing charter. Those with less experience wanting to fish the flats we recommend our Florida Keys backcountry fishing charters on board our bay boats.
To make a flats fishing reservation the best thing to do is call us directly We are always here standing by to help you put your Florida Keys fishing charter together. Tell us where in the Florida Keys you are staying and what type of experience you might be looking for. We will offer you some suggestions and put you in touch with a professional fishing guide that we know will take great care of you or we will give you your money back.
Key West / Marquesas Keys
Flats Fishing Charters and Guides
Key West is an extremely popular destination for flats fishing. Expanding out to the Marquesas Keys and access to all the flats of the Lower Florida Keys, Gulf and Atlantic side with a simple 15 minute run. With all the major hotel chains, incredible night life and places to eat and explore Key West might be one of the most popular spots for a fishing vacation to fish the flats of the Florida Keys.
Fishing done right! flats fishing charters with a seasoned fishing guide in the Florida Keys and Key West on board some of the nicest boats in the Florida Keys. Specializing in Tarpon fishing, bonefishing, and fly fishing year round.
Veteran Key West flats fishing guide Capt. Steven Lamp. Specializing in Tarpon fishing, bonefishing and fly fishing year round. Traditional technical flats fishing skiff and state of the art bay boat. Spin fishing and fly fishing all fishing gear provided.
Flats fishing charters of Key West. Professional fishing guides that offer sight fishing on the flats of Key West. Your opportunity to find out the who's who in flats fishing Key West. Give us a call.
Upper Keys - Islamorada / Key Largo
Flats Fishing Charters And Guides
Join the Crew of Florida Keys Fun fishing, directed by Capt. Mark Johnson for Bonefishing, tarpon fishing and fly fishing on the flats of Islamorada and Everglades National park areas.
Other Florida Keys Fishing Resources
A collection of flats fishing professionals that are ready to take you to the shallows and get the shots at the grand slam.
The bonefishing guides of the Florida Keys are technical fishing guides. Fly fishing or spin fishing bonefishing is the target among other species. See our list of bonefishing guides.