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Flats Fishing - 17' Maverick

100% (1) 1 - 2 People 4 - 8 Hours From $700

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$900.00
$800.00
$700.00
1 Person
$900.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Head out with Captain Alex for an action-packed day of fly fishing in the Florida Everglades! The grass-ridden Everglades have great year-round fishing and are home to many of the prized fish that Florida is known for. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Alex will take you on a scenic trip to the inshore flats around the Flamingo Marina at the tip of the Everglades, where you'll be fly fishing for sought-after fish including...

About Your Trip

Head out with Captain Alex for an action-packed day of fly fishing in the Florida Everglades! The grass-ridden Everglades have great year-round fishing and are home to many of the prized fish that Florida is known for.

On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Alex will take you on a scenic trip to the inshore flats around the Flamingo Marina at the tip of the Everglades, where you'll be fly fishing for sought-after fish including
Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon.

Part of what makes fly fishing for these species so exciting is the challenge of getting such elusive fish to bite. Accurate casts are almost always required, and the windy conditions of the Florida Keys only add to the challenge. While Captain Alex is happy to give you helpful instruction to accommodate your skill level, this trip is recommended for experienced fly fishers who go out on the water more than a few times a year. Captain Alex has a listing for this same trip with traditional rods and tackle that we recommend for those who aren't quite expert casters, and we guarantee it's just as much fun!

For those experienced anglers who feel comfortable enough with their fly casting, Captain Alex outlines the skills you should have down with in his "About Your Guide" section. He also requests that anglers do some research on the aspects of fly fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit prior to this trip. Captain Alex is highly skilled and even the most experienced anglers will benefit from his instruction. It may take a bit of practice, but as Alex will tell you there's nothing more rewarding than landing one of these fish!

You'll be aboard a 17' Maverick HPX-V with capacity for 2 anglers. Powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine, this maneuverable boat will have no problem letting you creep up and sight-cast on some fish even in hard-to-reach waters. It comes equipped with GPS, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Alex will even clean any keepers you catch to take home for a tasty meal.

Captain Alex will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard with Captain Alex and get ready to show off your skills!
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 14 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

Captain Alex

Independent Guide
Captain Alex specializes in fly fishing for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook and Sharks in the beautiful and rich flats of the Florida Keys. Fly fishing is his favorite way of fishing, and he will give you the necessary instruction and coaching to accomplish your goals according to your level of expertise. He also offers fly casting instruction. Although, you should employ plenty of time practicing before your charter or hire a casting instructor to...

About Your Guide

Captain Alex

Independent Guide
Captain Alex specializes in fly fishing for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook and Sharks in the beautiful and rich flats of the Florida Keys. Fly fishing is his favorite way of fishing, and he will give you the necessary instruction and coaching to accomplish your goals according to your level of expertise. He also offers fly casting instruction. Although, you should employ plenty of time practicing before your charter or hire a casting instructor to make it count while you're on the water! Let’s face it, The fish in the Keys are challenging, big and spooky. Not to mention everything that possibly can go wrong usually does if you're not prepare. Whoever told you the opposite is not being honest. Captain Alex can guarantee you shots at fish, but you'll still need to bring your “A game” in order to be successful. Execution is everything so practice, practice, practice – before your charter.

Late Winter and Spring are his favorite times of the year, as the annual migration of Tarpon takes off, and the fish start moving to the backcountry, passes, inlets and ocean side areas of the Keys. Even though Spring is when you will find the major concentrations of fish, you can find Tarpon and fish for them all year long at different locations. Captain Alex says that Tarpon fishing on the fly is very addicting. "Once you see a school of Tarpon swimming over clear bottom or a fish 'laid up' floating motionless right beneath the surface, you'll know what I'm talking about. Then, you make a cast, that fish starts tracking the fly, cracks his mouth open, sucks the fly-in, takes off jumping, cartwheeling, and ripping 150 yards off your reel. That will be it, you will be hooked for life."

Captain Alex requests that you be a competent caster. "If you have never picked up a 10wt, 11wt or 12wt please do not show up to the dock trying to learn while the fish are swimming. Even if you do it 'a few times a year' it won’t be enough. Chances are that you will be wasting precious time and money. Please take plenty of time to learn how to cast months or at least weeks in advance before your trip. You should be able to double haul, develop line speed and have casting accuracy. Having a good backhand cast will also improve your chances of success. Average wind in the keys is 10 to 15 knots, with days having 15 to 20 knots winds or more being common. Since the fishing is almost always better during windy conditions, you will need to learn how to handle the wind. There are many books out there that address the aspects of fly casting and fly fishing for Tarpon. You can also find tons of info on the internet about the subject. I encourage you to document yourself as much as you can before your trip. Any money you spend with a reputable casting instructor is also money well spent. The same applies for the other 'glamourous' flats species (Permit and Bonefish) which are equally--if not more--challenging and demanding."
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Start Location

Flamingo Marina, 1 Flamingo Lodge Hwy, Homestead, FL 33034, USA

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Maverick HPX-V
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury
Total Horsepower
115

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Maverick HPX-V
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury
Total Horsepower
115
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
GPS, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 14 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing

Everything Else to Know

Food and drinks. Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle included.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

5.0
based on 1 review

Donavin

Verified Review

July 1

Had a great trip with Alex. Put me on several fish and I caught my first snook coming in at 33 inches long!! Very knowledgeable guy and is really passionate about what he does.

Donavin

Verified Review

July 1

Had a great trip with Alex. Put me on several fish and I caught my first snook coming in at 33 inches long!! Very knowledgeable guy and is really passionate about what he does.
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Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
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