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Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing Trips With Captain Pete In Islamorada, Florida

Center Console
17 ft
2 Guests

About This Fishing Charter

Come out for a memorable fly fishing or light tackle fishing trip in Islamorada and the Florida Keys with an expert guide . Rates as low as $113 per hour (minimum of 4 hours). The captain will provide rods and reels from Sage, Echo, St. Croix, Temple Fork Outfitters, Tibor Reels, Shimano and Daiwa as well as all terminal tackle (flies, leaders, etc.). If you are planning on bringing your own gear please let us know as some gear choices may be inappropriate.

Rates:

• Full Day Trip (8 hours) – $650
• Half Day Trip (4 hours) – $450

*Rates based on 1 or 2 anglers. Maximum number of anglers is 2.

Deposit:

• $100

Type Of Experiences:

• Islamorada Fly Fishing
• Florida Keys Flats Fishing
• Backcountry Fishing
• Florida Keys “Fun Fishing”
• Fly Casting Instruction

What You Can Expect:

Islamorada and the Florida Keys are simply a paradise for fisherman. Anything with fins that is worth catching is found here. The bonefish, permit and tarpon fishing is world class, with the very real possibility of casting to record sized fish on any given day. While bonefish, permit and tarpon are synonymous with Islamorada and the Florida Keys, the fishing opportunities don’t end there. Fishing for redfish and snook in the Islamorada backcountry and Everglades National Park often goes unmentioned but it’s an absolutely fantastic fishery!

Islamorada Fly Fishing

Islamorada and the Florida Keys are simply a paradise for fly fisherman.

The bonefish, permit and tarpon fishing is world class, with the very real possibility of casting to record sized fish on any given day. While bonefish, permit and tarpon are synonymous with Islamorada and the Florida Keys, the fly fishing opportunities don‘t end there.

Fly fishing for redfish and snook in the backcountry of Florida Bay often goes unmentioned but it’s a fantastic fishery that is only found in Islamorada and the Upper Keys. Islamorada benefits enormously from the fact that it borders Everglades National Park. A fishy wilderness of 1.5 million acres, the backcountry of Everglades National Park and Florida Bay is a fly fisherman’s dream.

Every species you can think of can be found in the “park” away from the sights and sounds of civilization. Islamorada simply offers fly anglers of all abilities the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Florida Keys Flats Fishing

The clear, shallow water flats of Islamorada and the Florida Keys could have been custom made for “sight fishing”.

The term “flats” generally refers to the shallow areas of the oceanside and nearby bayside waters. Sight fishing involves stalking the flats in my skiff, hunting for bonefish, permit and tarpon. Casts are made to individual fish so casting accuracy is needed. This game is all about “quality not quantity”.

Sight fishing is demanding but by far the most rewarding way to fish. For the uninitiated you’ll realize this when you spot a 100lb tarpon, cast to it, watch him inhale your offering and then go airborne! You will never be the same! The challenge of sight fishing only makes the catch that more memorable and the satisfaction level on par with nothing else. You will never forget these fish. I guarantee it.

Backcountry Fishing

Two miles into Florida Bay from Islamorada lies the boundary to Everglades National Park. The term “backcountry” generally refers to any fishing done on the bay side and within the limits of Everglades National Park.

This 1.5 million acre expanse of wilderness is home to an incredible variety of bird and marine life. To fish in the “park” is to take a step back in time. It is a special thing to have the opportunity to fish in a place miles away from any signs of civilization. It is a land of water, sky and mangroves.

This spectacular backdrop also plays host to some incredible fishing as well. Just about every species that swims in these waters can be found “out back”. Bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish, snook, sea trout, jack crevalle, ladyfish, snapper, sharks and Spanish mackerel can all be found in the park.

The style of fishing here varies here as well. It can range from poling in inches of water searching for tailing redfish, to working mangrove shorelines for snook, to casting to laid up tarpon or drifting deeper grass flats for sea trout. The fishing opportunities are simply endless.

Florida Keys “Fun Fishing”

Looking to just get out on the water and bend a rod? Looking for a stress free day on the water with your wife or child? If you simply want to have a good time fishing while experiencing some of the natural beauty the Keys have to offer, then a “fun fishing” trip maybe just for you.

Fly Casting Instruction

If you are new to fly fishing or simply want to improve your fly casting skills we can easily customize your day on the water to include some fly casting instruction.

Knowing how to double haul and having the ability to cast a fly accurately with minimal false casts are necessary skills when sight casting to bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish and snook.

I have been fly fishing for over thirty years and taught fly fishing for the Orvis Company. I can help you learn the skills that will put you on the path to fly fishing success!

What To Expect Onboard:

I run a 17′ Maverick Mirage HPX-V powered by a 90hp Yamaha. It will comfortably accommodate two anglers and is the boat of choice for most flats guides. Since it’s introduction, the 17 HPX-V has been the measuring stick for every technical poling skiff. Deadly quiet, precise on the pole and with an open water running capability that never ceases to amaze, this skiff is the choice of guides who demand the most complete tool for the toughest and most technically challenging poling situations.

I provide rods and reels from Sage, Echo, St. Croix, Temple Fork Outfitters, Tibor Reels, Shimano and Daiwa as well as all terminal tackle (flies, leaders, etc.). If you are planning on bringing your own gear please let me know as some gear choices may be inappropriate.

Details

  • Type: Center Console
  • Capacity: 2 People
  • Make Model: Maverick Mirage
  • Rental Minimum: 4 hours
  • Length: 17 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Charter Information

Charters typically launch at Plantation Yacht Harbor located at Founder’s Park, Islamorada, mile marker 87 bayside.  Departure times are generally 0700-0800 but may be earlier, particularly during tarpon season.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are refundable if cancellation notice is made verbally or by email at least one month (30 days) prior to the reserved date(s). Customers cancelling within two weeks (14 days) of a scheduled trip(s) will result in the customer being charged the full amount of the charter(s).

Weather cancellations are solely at the captain’s discretion. Cancellations due to unsafe weather conditions will be rescheduled or refunded.

Specs

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

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Capt. Pete

Member Since Dec 2015

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