Key West Flats Fishing
"Fish With a Talented Guide"
|What you come to the Key West for - a great
day on the water. This is a world-class flats fishing.
Want to have the best fishing in Key West?
Then reserve a Key West flats fishing charter. Your guide will lead
you on a hunt after the great shallow-water gamefish - Bonefish, Permit,
Experienced flats anglers know - when you see a fish's fin rise out of
the calm, glass-like water, it's heart-pounding excitement.
What is flats fishing like?
Your fishing guide, using a push-pole, expertly maneuvers the boat silently
across the shallows - with you on the bow (that's the front of the boat)
looking for a fish to "sight cast" towards.
Ideally, you'll spot the fish 40 feet away, in the crystal clear water
feeding. When the moment is right, make your best cast and hope to hook
into a Key West bonefish, permit, tarpon, or other champion gamefish.
If your cast is successful, moments later, you'll feel a slight tug and
then an explosion of water as the fish surges across the shallow flat.
The reel in your hand screams as fishing line is quickly unwound from
the spool. Congratulations...you are now enjoying the rewards of Key West's
world-class flats fishing.
Searching for and sighting fish to cast at is what the sport of flats
fishing is all about.
Why does Key West have such good "flats" fishing?
Fortunately for Key West visitors, The Florida Keys
are surrounded by shallow water: one or two feet deep. And, due to the
barrier reef, the nearshore water is often calm as glass.
The bottom of these shallow and clear "flats" are mostly covered
in a carpet of seagrass, known as Turtle Grass. This seagrass is an important
link in the eco-system of the shallows. And it is in this environment
that the most challenging fish come to forage. Bonefish, permit, tarpon,
barracuda, and sharks are commonly found in the shallows.
The most important piece of equipment that you will use is your fishing
guide. Have the right one, and you are going to enjoy a day of fishing,
learn a few tips, and get your money's worth. Pick the wrong guide and
wish you were driving the boat instead.
Key West Flats Fishing Guide Available for
Captain Erik -
- Sightcast for bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, and
other flats gamefish
- 10 years experience fishing Key West with 100's of days on the water
- 17' Maverick flats skiff - great for shallow water
- 2 angler capacity
- Convenient marina located directly on the island of Key West.
- Fly fishing and/or spin fishing available
- $400 (4-hours), $525 (6-hours), $650(8-hours)
us or call 305-304-0337
The grand-daddy of the flats, Tarpon are one of the BIGGEST reasons
to fish in Key West.
Key West bonefish caught on fly.
The ultimate challenge in salt water fly fishing is this fish,
the Permit. No wonder these guys are psyched.
availability with Capt. Erik, please e-mail
us or call 305-304-0337
you fish Florida, a must-have"
Sport Fish of Florida
by Vic Dunaway
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Keys Fishing Fact
| The Florida
Keys are located in the most biologically diverse area of the Atlantic
Ocean. Due to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean sandwiching
the islands, while the warm Gulf Stream current meanders close by,
the ocean surrounding the Keys contains more species of fish than
anywhere else in the Atlantic.