Captain GW Guide Service in Islamorada, Florida

Guided by Gw De Pauw

Flats Inshore

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
28 Years of Experience
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Having been born in South Florida, I was raised around the water. I began fishing the waters I guide in at age 6 with my father and started guiding fishing charters at the age of 20. I have a deep passion for sharing the experiences I’ve grown to love. Everyone is welcome, from novices and children to experienced anglers. My main goal is to ensure a relaxed, comfortable, and memorable day on the water. Join me, and let's have a great day fishing!

Captain GW Guide Service Trips

Damn Good

Get out there and join Captain GW on this picture-perfect fishing charter in Islamorada, FL! He's a long-time guide with a star-studded record of putting clients on new personal bests. Whether you're an old-timer or a first-timer, you'll have a blast out there while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Florida Keys. On this charter, you'll chase Keys classics on the fly or spin, including Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish! These species are challenging to catch, but they're world-famous for a reason, and you'll have the fight of your life when one's on the line. You'll be on the water on a 17' Hells Bay Marquesa skiff that's ideal for flats fishing in the shallows. Sightcast right to tailing Permit from the casting deck up front, or cast off the side for passing Tarpon. Whatever you choose to target, you'll have Captain GW's expertise and guidance to back you up. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tavernier

Islamorada Flats And Backcountry

100% (6)
17 ft 1 - 2 People From $300 / person

Recent Reviews of Captain GW Guide Service


Verified Review Fishing

Wonderful trip. Wonderful captain. First rate. Gentle but firm with a rookie- just what I wanted. Just what I needed. He would have stayed out longer but my arms, they were jello. Also, incredibly informative about the different fisheries, the environment, the current challenges facing the keys - a joy to watch cast a fly, tie knots and an all-around nice guy - thanks Capt. GW for a first-rate introduction to fly-fishing in the keys. Kind regards, Pete L. (Yarmouth, Maine).


Verified Review Fishing

Captain GW was an awesome guide! As an angler I have a higher standard, however fishing with my 12 year old daughter, I was hoping that we’d get someone who was patient, knowledgeable and an all around good guy as well. Some guides are kinda too salty, but GW was great! Him and my daughter really hit it off, and he definitely put us on the fish, even with a hard wind. His boat kept us dry and rode really well despite the conditions. You can tell that he really loves what he does and enjoys the “total experience” of fishing these beautiful waters. We saw manatees, dolphin, all kinds of birds including flamingos! It was an awesome experience caught snook and redfish and had lots of action. Great guy, great boat, great experience.


Verified Review Fishing

GW was nice guide and enjoyed fishing with him. He was very knowledgeable about the snook and redfish habits, as a result we caught some fish…Thank You

Laura W.


GW is a great capt, very knowledgeable, fun and we even caught fish!

John E.


Beautiful sunny day and **hidden content** Pauw put us on several fish. Had a great morning and highly recommend.


Verified Review Fishing

Awesome full Keys experience. Seatrout, Snook, Sun, Rain it had it all. Saw dolphins, sharks, stingrays, and lots of birds. GW was great to talk to and taught us alot about the area. Will recommend to friends.


Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon


Artificial Lure Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore

Start Location

PKCCC Inc., Jasmine Street, Tavernier, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Florida Bay, Florida Keys, Everglades National Park, Key Largo

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