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Fishing Report
Reports from those that know - the local guides.

Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations
Recreational size minimums, bag limits, and closed seasons.

Record Catches State and World Records for Key West's many fish.

Tournaments
Annual calendar of fishing events.

Paint & Release
A collection of original fish illustrations.

Fishing Seasons
When are they biting? Our guide to what's hot.

Fishing Licenses
Regulations you should know and how to get a license.

Key West Fly Fishing

"Flats Fishing Guide Available for Hire"

Key West Tarpon Fishing
Fly fishing, Key West style, for Tarpon with local flats guide.

Fly fishing in Key West has contributed to the modern development of the sport.

In the past, anglers on fly would be found exclusively on the flats. And today, that is still mostly true. But the limits of the sport are being stretched, as some anglers toss flies to huge tarpon and even marlin.

Equipment has followed suit. Fly reels and rods are now being manufactured en masse for fish weighing over 100 pounds. And fly shops on the island offer huge streamers the size of birds. These are switched in place of a trolled, hook less bait in front of a billfish.

Most fly fishing in the Keys is still done in the pursuit of "the big three", the Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. The IGFA will happily award anyone who catches all three in one day a certificate of achievement known as a "Key West Grand Slam".

There was a time not too long ago that the permit, the most difficult fish to catch on the flats, was considered to be unfoolable to flies. But a local Keys flats legend came up with a crab pattern that acted more like the real thing. Before that, fly tyers were focused on the look over the action and had no luck.

Flats Fishing Guide Available for Hire:

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)

For availability, please e-mail us or call 305-304-0337

Flats fishing for tarpon in Key West
The grand-daddy of the flats, Tarpon are one of the BIGGEST reasons to fish in Key West.
Bonefish caught fly fishing in Key West
Key West bonefish caught on fly.
Flats fishing for permit in Key West
The ultimate challenge in salt water fly fishing is this fish, the Permit. No wonder these guys are psyched.
For availability with Capt. Erik, please e-mail us or call 305-304-0337

 

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Suggested Reading
"Outstanding...if you fish Florida, a must-have"
Florida fishing guide book
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.

"A Fishing Paradise"

 


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