The boat has motored in to a shallow depth, the outboard has been raised, Captain Phil Thompson, a 15-year veteran of Florida Keys flats fishing, has deftly guided the shallow skiff close enough and the moment is just right for you to cast in the direction of that prize Tarpon, feeding just a couple dozen feet off the bow and that’s exactly what you dreamt of for your next exciting Florida Keys guided charter fishing vacation. What happens next is entirely up to you, but you can be thankful you put your trust in Captain Phil to get you to this exact spot.
Charters with Captain Phil can concentrate on fly fishing or light tackle fishing for Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Shark and other species that come into the shallow water to feed and can be either half day or full day trips. Your charter fees cover all your fishing gear and tackle, but do not cover food an beverages, so you are strongly urged to pack enough to keep you from being distracted from the business at hand – the prize fish.
The boat on which you will fish the Key West flats, a Mako 186, is a shallow draft outboard skiff with a tower at the stern on which the captain will stand while poling into the flats. Captain Phil’s elevated position at the stern will enable him to tell you where the fish are located. This arrangement can provide for some very exciting fishing, since you will be casting at fish that you can actually see before casting.
So, make your next Florida Keys charter fishing holiday a flats one with Captain Phil Thompson and be ready for several hours of fighting prize Tarpon or Bonefish, followed by several days of good eating.
Group size - 2 persons.
Price Range and Season Dates –
All seasons Half day $400Full day $600