Florida Keys Flats Fishing: Marathon, Florida

Flats Fishing Boat

Poling a flats fishing boat

 The Florida Keys has hundreds of miles of shallow water flats that are filled with all kinds of marine life.  These shallow flats and estuaries support the entire oceans food chain.  In these areas you can find plankton, turtle grass, shrimp, crabs, and many other crustaceans.  Because of this other larger gamefish like Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Sharks will come onto these flats in search of their next meal. Flats fishing for as challenging as it might be is extremely rewarding.

Species Targeted: Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Barracuda, and Sharks

Tackle Used: Light Tackle Spinning Rods 10-20 lb. braided line, Fly Fishing 8-12 wt.

Most of the time flats fishing in the Florida Keys takes place in water less than 3 feet deep.  Because of this inshore backcountry guides use technical flats skiffs to access these areas.  Over the years these boats have become very advanced and use ultra lightweight materials so they are able to sneak up on gamefish.  This is why it’s critical to only have 1-3 total people aboard while fishing on the flats.

Fishing Info:

Our technical flats boat can accommodate 1-3 total people onboard.  Meanwhile, our Bay Boat can accommodate 1-4 customers.

Booking Marathon Fishing Charters:

We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour flats fishing charters out of the middle Florida Keys area of Marathon.  For more information about pricing please visit our Booking and Reservation page.