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Address: 81576 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3701
Phone Number:
+1 305-240-9998
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Capt. Brett Hagood is an Islamorada native and 2nd generation fisherman...

Capt. Brett Hagood is an Islamorada native and 2nd generation fisherman with a passion for the water. He specializes in family friendly, light tackle fishing charters and eco-excursions in the near shore waters of our beautiful islands as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Everglades National Park.

Comfort is key, as you’ll ride in a 24’ Shearwater bayboat complete with a t-top for that much needed shade! Whether you’re a salty seasoned veteran or a true novice looking for that first fish, Capt. Brett’s patient, insightful instruction will ensure your day on the water is a memorable one.

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Fishing Trip with Captain Brett

Go fishing with Captain Brett. You won't be disappointed! We fished 3 different areas -- around mangroves in the Everglades, the flats and then in one of the channels. We caught a... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Cindy R
Largo, Florida
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Largo, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Go fishing with Captain Brett. You won't be disappointed! We fished 3 different areas -- around mangroves in the Everglades, the flats and then in one of the channels. We caught a great variety of fish. Grouper, lady fish, snappers, yellow fin, blue fins, grunts, catfish. We've done some fishing before but are pretty much beginners. He gave us some... More 

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CaptBrettHagood, Owner at True Island Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you, Cindy! It was a pleasure fishing with you and Jon, and I hope to see you both on your next trip - Fins Up!! More 

Laguna Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Captain Brett was great with my boys. Not only did he teach them about fishing in the back country, he shared is "honey hole"! We caught a variety of fish, such as shark and a 350 lb Goliath grouper! The grouper was so big it came up from the bottom and ate the shark we had on the line. Experience... More 

Thank love2travelprivate
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Captain Brett Hagood was incredible. He picked us up at the pier of the hotel where we were staying. It was a private charter with just my boyfriend and myself. Neither of us had ever gone fishing before and he took us to a place where I caught my first fish within minutes. We caught several fish and at the... More 

Thank joeyJT
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

For three years in a row, we (4 of us) have being coming down to Islamorada and always spend several days fishing with Captain Brett. Knock on wood, we have not had a miss yet. Tons of fish, including as many as you can eat, beautiful scenery and great laughs. He takes us to different locations throughout the day, so... More 

Thank CocoCadd
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

We booked a fishing trip with Brett through Cheeca Lodge. What a great decision! We are not fishermen, but Brett was patient and we lost track of how many fish we caught. We even got to take some of our fish to Lazy Days for dinner. This was a memorable trip and we would absolutely call him again!!

Thank susanelizabethg
Edinburgh, Indiana
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Brett perfectly executed a two hour fishing adventure for my husband and me, neither of which are avid fishermen. He chose a spot that provided an exhilarating ride, then lots of action with catch and release. He was patient in coaching on casting skills, and very personable. We will recommend him to everyone who's interested, and call him first when... More 

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Cap. Brett is the total package! He took my wife and I out for both of our first times fishing on salt water and we had a blast. Despite inclement weather (20 mph winds and some muddy water) he put us on fish almost right away and kept us on them all day. We caught monster Jacks, delicious snappers, and... More 

Thank John D
Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

What a fantastic way to spend the day. Capt. Brett was the best. All you have to bring is lunch and drinks. He knows exactly where to go to find fish. And will help you do anything you need to be successful. He will also fillet the fish so you can take it for dinner. There are seats on the... More 

Thank Marcycolangelo5135
cheshire UK
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

I booked a backwater fishing trip for my wife and myself - she had never held a rod before ! Captain Brett is simply amazing, friendly, knowledgeable and very easy to be with. And to add to that, we had the most incredible flat calm weather . On the way to the fishing grounds we spotted dolphins (several) , Rays... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We told Captain Brett we did not want to go Fishing, we wanted to go Catching - and he delivered!!! Great boat, great captain, great fishing, great day in the gulf stream. We'll never know the big ones that got away, but we did reel in two Sharks along with mackerels and other keepers. Highly recommend Captain Brett Hagood and... More 

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