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Florida Keys Flats Fishing

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90800 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2420
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Excellent Guide Service!

My day with Cpt. Hoffman was excellent. I got casting lessons, was put on fish all day, and caught... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cory G
Great Flats Fun

Barry, Thanks for treating me and my family to a great flats fishing experience in marginal... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
jhepf
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Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you ready to fish the gin clear flats of Islamorada, Key Largo and the Everglades in the Florida Keys? Come on down! I'm an amicable and patient guide who will work hard to make your day on the water a success. I have lived and fished in the Keys for over 30 years and have been guiding fisherman just like you on the flats of the Florida Keys for over 20 of those years. Whether you choose to fish for tailing bonefish and redfish or giant tarpon, I assure you an enjoyable, interesting and exciting day in the Florida Keys. Though I primarily sight fish for these gamefish, we can fish for easier targets as well if your skills are not as high as your expectations. For the novice fisherman, I'll provide friendly fly fishing or light spinning tackle instruction. For the accomplished angler I can help to fine tune your casting skills. Expert? Our game fish should provide quite the thrill and challenge you're looking for.
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90800 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2420
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My day with Cpt. Hoffman was excellent. I got casting lessons, was put on fish all day, and caught plenty of them. He knows his job well and it is apparent as soon as you step on the boat. Will definitely look forward to booking...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Barry, Thanks for treating me and my family to a great flats fishing experience in marginal weather. My wife and teenage daughter enjoyed fishing and worries about motion sickness were unwarranted even though it was a windy day. My son, who has special needs, enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

What can we say but a big thank you to Barry Hoffman for taking us out on his fishing charter boat for a half days fishing . My wife, who normally would never voluntarily step onto a boat due to sea nausea , so enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

windy and cool, new years eve ? no worries --- completely dry ride and lot's of " music from the reels" . most of all, captian's rapport was easy and positive for a great vibe on the water. the fish must have felt it as...More

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flatsguide, Owner at Florida Keys Flats Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank You for your upbeat review on a very trying day.. A cold front passage thru the Keys is typically not the best day to be on the water, but your daughters smile with each catch as she beat down dad on the fish count,...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Spent 2 days with Captain Hoffman fishing, the first on the Everglades side, the second on the ocean side. Both my 14 year old son and I caught fish (he does always better than I do) , including hooking 3 tarpon which are tough to...More

Thank GM20142014
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Barry showed us a great day out on the water despite it being touch and go weather right after Irma tore through. He was very patient with us as we learned to saltwater fly fish and willing to gives tips as we asked. We explored...More

Thank Bonnie G
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

My son and I caught 57 fish this past Wednesday with Capt. Barry, consisting of mostly sea trouts and jacks. It was the most prolific 6 hours of fishing we ever experienced, and the trouts were of decent 1- 5 pound range. We also tried...More

Thank WoofeeTing
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

After a 10 year hiatus from fly fishing in the Keys, I re-connected with Captain Barry and he remains the hardest working, most patient guide I've had the pleasure of fishing with. He knows the fishery and he does everything he can to fulfill his...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My son and I went flats fishing with Captain Barry. He was very patient with two casting novices. He is very knowledgeable and has a pleasant demeanor. We also spent part of the time fun fishing for sea trout and ladyfish. This was much easier....More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Barry is an excellent guide and made the most of a very windy day. He took us to multiple spots and we were able to catch a variety of spotted sea trout, ladyfish and Jack. My 13 son thoroughly enjoyed the day. He has a...More

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Roberta S
14 March 2017|
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Response from flatsguide | Property representative |
I'm very sorry, i can take a maximum of 4 anglers.. best regards, Barry
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Michelle T
10 January 2017|
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It would take me about 40 minutes by boat to come pick you up. So it reduce your time on the water by 1 hr and 20 minutes. By car it would take about 25 minutes for you to meet me at my marina.
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lucymoosey
23 September 2016|
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Response from flatsguide | Property representative |
Hello Regina. Glad to help. Please send an email to the one on my website. I may be able to give a slight discount if you are not fishing, but we will have to be in the larger boat. The coast guard has limits on the... More
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