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Florida Keys Inshore Fishing Charter With Captain Nate

Center Console
16 ft
2 Guests

About This Fishing Charter

Enjoy inshore fishing trip in Florida Keys with a skilled local captain for as low as $84 per hour (minimum 4 hours). All fishing trips are custom, based on client preferences. All fishing licenses, tackle, bait, rods and reels are provided. Personal gear may be brought as well. A cooler with ice and plenty of fresh drinking water will be provided.

Rates:

• 1/2 Day (4 hours): $350
• 3/4 Day (6 hours): $450
• Full Day (8 hours): $550

What You Can Expect:

Get up close and personal with the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys and all of its fishy denizens! Our trip begins on Summerland Key and continues out into the wild backcountry of this amazing area. Whether you’re after bones, tarpon, permit, reds or other quarry, our Captain can make it happen.

Our Inshore Quarry

Tarpon

Possibly the most sought after fish in the FL Keys, these monsters can exceed 200 pounds. Commonly known as the “Silver King”- aggressive feeding, long powerful runs, incredible endurance and amazing acrobatics certainly support the name. Large migratory species show themselves in the Keys around Feburary and last well into September, with peak months being April through July. Small “native” tarpon ranging from 5 to 30 lbs can be caught year round and are exceptional August through November. Sight fishing large fish in only a couple feet of water can be a fly fisherman’s dream. Night fishing is often the best chance at catching one of these beasts, especially during the warmest months. Eating a large range of baits from small baitfish to crustaceans, Tarpon are a prime fly fishing target.

Permit

Finicky is the best word to describe a permit. Considered by many to be the Mt. Everest of fly fishing, permit are an incredibly hard fighting species. Long runs, quick turns, and a big tall body that loves to go deep and turn broadside, fighting a permit takes a great deal of finesse and patience. Fishing for permit requires very accurate casting and a lot of patience. Although finicky on fly, they usually will eat a live crustacean quite aggressively. Unlike many other species of the flats, permit are very hardy and can handle the cold winter and hot summer quite well. Caught year round, with prime months being March through October. Permit have a tendency to move around quite a bit, allowing different methods to fish them throughout the different times of year.

Bonefish

With mirror like scales reflecting their surroundings, bonefish have an amazing ability to simply disappear right in front of your eyes- dubbing this species the “Grey Ghost”. Commonly referred to as the 7th fastest fish in the world, and the fastest of the shallow water gamefish, bonefish provide long, jaw dropping, drag screaming runs. Light tackle rods able to hold good amounts of line aboard shallow draft boats is the preferred method for stalking bonefish. Throwing a fly at a nice bone feeding in only inches of water is a unique, heart stopping experience. Although caught year round, cold days during winter months can make these fish a bit finicky. Prime bonefish starts in April, with prime months being August through October, with some of the largest fish caught in November-December.

Barracuda, Jack and Shark

Often over-looked by many fishermen, these predators of the flats can be incredibly fun to catch. Generally large in size, these aggressive feeders can be incredibly fun to catch and usually the best time for the younger generation of fishermen. These are most often the prime targeted species during the winter months, as large barracuda love to sun themselves in the shallow water flats during the cold months.

Redfish and Snook

Although not as common in the Lower Keys as elsewhere in south Florida, certain times of year large schools of these species will inhabit our shallow waters. Aggressive and hard fighting, these fish can be an absolute blast. Leaving the middle Keys and making the short blast north into FL bay can be a unique experience, fishing some of the outer island not commonly fished out of areas of the upper Keys and South Florida.

Snapper

Another often overlooked species, snapper are a very hard fighting fish pound for pound. This is the species of choice for someone who wants to take something home for dinner. With reliably constant action, they also make great fun for younger anglers.

What To Expect Onboard:

Our inshore fishing boat is a 16ft Hewes Bonefisher Flats Boat that comfortably takes up to two (2) anglers.

Boat Specification

• Make: Hewes Bonefisher
• Type: Flats Boat
• Length: 16ft
• Capacity: 2 Anglers

Details

  • Type: Center Console
  • Capacity: 2 People
  • Make Model: Hewes Bonefisher
  • Rental Minimum: 4 hours
  • Length: 16 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 2 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Cancellation Policy

All reservations require a $100 deposit to guarantee your days on the water. Any weather or unforeseen circumstances inhibiting the ability to fish will result in a 100% refund.

All customer cancellations require at least 48 hours advance notice.

What To Bring

Anything else you want to eat or drink. Hat, sunscreen and protective clothing are highly recommended. Since the majority of flats fishing is sight fishing, a good pair of polarized sunglasses are a must bring. Rain gear is also a great idea for those times when weather pops up.

A Note on Gratuities

Gratuities are of course at your discretion, but a good rule of thumb is 10-20%. Gratuity is based on enjoyment of the day, quality of fishing, and effort from the guide.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Fishing gear
  • Trailerable
  • Bait
  • Outboard Engine
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • GPS

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Meet Captain Nate

Captain Nate

Member Since Nov 2014

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