Between the two bodies of water, the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico lies the island of the Florida Keys and Key West. Protecting those islands from storm surge is a complex arrangement of barrier islands called the backcountry. Around those barrier islands the shallow areas we call the flats. Enjoy a day of flats fishing and you will see fishing from a different light or be amazed that you can just see what you are fishing for....
Fishing The Flats
Here is Key West we fish for what we call the "Big Three" Bone fish, Tarpon and permit also called the "Key West Flats Fishing Grand Slam". Shallow water is the key. The flats are shallow and the species we fish for love the shallows. Sight fishing is the game. The guide spots the fish tells you where to cast and you make it happen. A very hands on sport fishing and can lend itself to a more experienced angler that is pretty comfortable with a spin fishing rod.
Always calm, clear and fun. Flats fishing is NOT a volume thing. Its a quality of experience thing. Do not book a true flats fishing experience if at the end of your day the numbers of fish count.
Using live bait, fly fishing or artificial spinning tackle its all good for fishing the flats of Key West and our fishing guides are specialists at all of it. We supply the gear or you can bring your own.
About Our Flats Fishing Adventures
Generally reserved for 1 or 2 anglers our flats fishing charters we offer 4, 6 and 8 hour trips on board our flats fishing skiffs or our technical bay boats. Neither of which have bathrooms or shade. If balance is an issue for you we suggest our technical bay boats for fishing the flats. If you are a single angler there is nothing more incredible than a traditional flats fishing skiff to take you to the shallows in search of your bucket list item.
Give us a call and book ahead. Flats fishing charters are a personal thing that require us to match you with your guide pretty carefully. We take great pride in making sure the guide we chose for you is compatible. Check out our booking policies.
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