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Florida Keys Flats Fishing

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90800 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2420
+1 305-393-2587
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Great day’s fishing in the Florida Keys

What can we say but a big thank you to Barry Hoffman for taking us out on his fishing charter boat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rupert17
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windy &cool day in the glades

windy and cool, new years eve ? no worries --- completely dry ride and lot's of " music from the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
bobohook
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Statesboro, Georgia
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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 3 days ago 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

Thank bobohook
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flatsguide, Owner at Florida Keys Flats Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 8 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

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Reviewed 7 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

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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

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Reviewed 13 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 13 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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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our family spend two days fishing with Captain Barry .His experience, good nature, and professional knowledge made it a great time for everyone. We are already planning to return next year. By far one of the best guides I have ever used. Great job Barry!!!!!

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Captain Barry was extremely knowledgeable and very professional; we caught a ton of fish (a nice mixed bag) despite less than ideal water and weather conditions. He also took the time to point out amazing marine life and give us interesting facts about the area.

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Roberta S
13 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
9 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
22 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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