FLATS FISHING - key largo / Islamorada, Florida Keys Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Trout, Snook Islamorada, Florida Keys
Our specialist flats fishing guide based at islamorada in the beautiful Florida keys
Captain Randy started his fishing life around North Carolina and the bass tournaments along with cutting his teeth on the notorious outer banks area in the Atlantic, after Randy’s chance trip down to the keys and the amazing and super hard fighting fish he encountered he knew he would never go back north again that was over 15 years ago and now captain Randy is one of the most sort after guides in the area. If he’s not fishing he’s scouting and that wealth of knowledge shines through to provide his customers with fish of a lifetime,
Fishing on his 18’ hells bay professional flats boat with upfront casting deck is perfect for two Angler’s while ones fishing the front one can fish the back or have a ice cold drink from the cooler whilst You rest my arm from the hard fighting fish.
As a Florida resident, our fishing guide knows these waters well. He is comfortable guiding conventional and fly anglers alike. The tackle used to target these fish is unique and there is a full complement of perfectly setup rods and reels from companies including G Loomis, Tibor and RIO.
The best time to do battle with one of these mighty fish is during their annual migration from April through July. It is possible to catch Tarpon other times of the year, but the migration is the best time for dedicated Tarpon fishing.Fighting a Tarpon is an amazing experience. Watching line fly off your reel as the fish jumps its way across the water is a sight no one can forget. While I am primarily fly fishing during the day for these amazing fish, I do offer bait fishing trips in the evening as well. Live mullet or blue crabs are a favourite food for these giants!
Permit might be the hardest of the flats fish to catch they have exceptionally good eye sight. We target these fish on the shallow flats and every aspect of this experience is visual. The sight of their large black tails waving in the air as the feed on the flats will make even the most seasoned anglers a little weak in the knees. Be prepared with a 10 weight fly rod or a stiff spinning rod rigged with a crab to entice one of these beautiful fish to eat. Although plentiful, the best times to target Permit are in during the early Spring, Summer and Fall.
The Bonefish in the Florida Keys are world famous for their size and Islamorada and Key Largo have some of the largest Bonefish in the Keys. Our Bonefish average seven to eight pounds and can be very tricky to catch. Even though our Bonefish are large, that doesn’t make them any easier to see. Their grey and silver coloration camouflages them on the turtle grass flats as they hunt for crabs and shrimp to eat. Standing high on my polling platform, I can spot these fish and help you prepare to make a cast with either a fly or spinning rod.
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